School of Business and Management

UN PRME Student Conference

Conference: 27 April 2018

Venue and time: Bancroft 1.01.1 at 10am

Deadline for submissions: 23 April 2018

The School of Business of Management, Queen Mary University of London has recently announced it will be hosting the 5th Conference of the UK and Ireland United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) on 25th-27th June 2018.

In conjunction with the PRME conference, a student conference on the PRME and Sustainable Development Goals will take place on 27 April 2018.

The Concept

This conference is an is an opportunity for students at Queen Mary’s School of Business and Management to demonstrate their understanding of the PRME and the Sustainable Development Goals and present their ideas to a wider audience. 

Students at Queen Mary’s School of Business and Management are regularly engaged with issues related to business ethics, sustainable development and social justice. This conference allows students to consider in greater detail the connection between business and sustainable development, and disseminate their ideas to a broader audience.

Students are invited to create short presentations of 10-15 minutes related to the PRME Sustainable Development Goals. The presentation must be based on the student’s own work, but students are welcome to use ideas from papers already submitted for any module from the SBM. Topics may include, but are not limited to: business ethics, CSR, business and inequality, socially and environmentally responsible business practice, business and human rights, business and good jobs, business and urban planning, or business and the environment. For more ideas, please see:  


The conference

The conference is open to undergraduate and master’s level students at Queen Mary’s School of Business and Management.

The presentations will be judged by a panel of academics in a half-day student conference on the PRME Development Goals on 27 April 2018.

The winner of the competition will receive a £100 prize, and there are 5 runner up prizes of £25 each. Winners and runners up will present a summary of their presentations at the UK and Ireland PRME conference in June. All participants will be awarded a certificate. This is a great chance to present in a more relaxed setting and further improve your presentation skills, which are highly valued by employers. 


Requirements and guideline

  • The presentation must not exceed 15 minutes
  • A powerpoint presentation is recommended but not required
  • Students should also provide a document with the following details: student name, QMUL email, programme, module the paper was originally submitted for, presentation title, an abstract of no more than 300 words and a bibliography. 


Evaluating criteria

Understanding and insight of the relationship between business and the UN PRME Sustainable Development Goals

Relevance, structure and coherence of arguments during the presentation

For support in designing and making the presentations, the Academic Writing tutor, Kyla Sankey, will be providing support sessions on Monday April 23rd. Please contact for more information.

To apply, send the abstract to with the title “SBM PRME Competition” before the deadline 23 April 2018.