National Physical Laboratory

NPL Reception Postgraduate Institute Conference 2018

PGI Annual Conference on 23 October 2018 at the University of Strathclyde
with Conference Dinner
followed by
Industry Workshop and Networking Sessions on 24 October 2018

PGI Conference

The Postgraduate Institute for measurement science (PGI) conference brings together experts and practitioners in the field. Now in its third year, the PGI celebrates the success of its unique strategic partnership with the Universities of Surrey and Strathclyde. Hosted this year at the University of Strathclyde's Technology and Innovation Centre, students of the PGI will be among those presenting the latest advances in measurement science.

This conference will be of interest to students, supervisors as well as academic and industry members whose operations and research rely on measurements. Covering themes of:

  • Risk and Uncertainty
  • Policy and Practice
  • Communication and Influence


The conference on Day 1 will include keynote speeches from academics (TBC), as well as student-led poster sessions and oral presentations (each 12+3 minutes long) from a range of research disciplines. The talks will be attended by many NPL scientists, senior university representatives and interested industry parties, in addition to fellow postgraduate students. All of these groups together will provide an excellent opportunity for networking and establishing new research links.

Conference dinner – more details to follow.

On Day 2 there will be a focus on industry, with talks from industry leaders and a careers exposition in the afternoon – more details to follow.

Conference programme

The conference programme will be available soon.


This conference is primarily aimed at postgraduate students and for industry networking, but registration is open to all. Registration for PGI members and all other attendees will be available here soon.

Early registration deadline: 3 August 2018

Final deadline: 7 September 2018


We have rooms available at the Premier Inn George Square at a discounted rate of £79 per room (1–2 people) per night, provided on a first-come first-served basis. The booking link for this and other accommodation will be available shortly.

General bookings for hotels are available here

The booking deadline for all allocations is 10 September 2018. If the hotels have availability and there is demand, the general booking site will remain available until 8 October 2018.

Abstract submission

Attendees should submit an abstract for talks and posters using this form, to be emailed to: by 7 September 2018.

Contact information

PGI Conference 2018 Organising Committee:

Postgraduate Institute


Equality and Diversity Monitoring survey

Please complete the PGI Equality and Diversity Monitoring survey. It is optional, confidential and should take less than five minutes. This will be of great value to the PGI.

Click here to start


Please note that the information will not be divulged to third parties, or used without your permission