School of Business and Management

UN PRME Student Conference

Conference: 1 March 2019

Venue and Time: tbc, 12-2pm

Deadline for submissions: 22 February 2019

The School of Business of Management, Queen Mary University of London hosted 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 took place on 27 April 2018.  This year the same conference will be held but on 1 March 2019 

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 University.

The presentations will be judged by a panel of academics in a half-day student conference on the PRME Development Goals on March 1st.

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 PRME conference on June 25th. 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 guidelines

  • The presentation must not exceed 15 minutes
  • A powerpoint presentation is recommended but not required
  • The presentation may be individual or in small groups of up to three
  • Students should also provide a document with the following details: student name, qmul email, programme, and a presentation title.


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

To apply, send the title of the presentation and the full names of the presenter(s) to with the title ‘SBM PRME Competition’ before the deadline February 22nd 2019.