University Biosciences Managers Association (UBMA) Conference 2021
Dates: 22nd – 23rd April 2021

To join us, please email Tony Dickson ( to receive the MS Teams invites for both days.

Conference Schedule:

Thurs 22 April 09.30-12.30

9.30-10.50 Tony Dickson (UCLAN) – Welcome leading into the association’s AGM

Break of 10 minutes

11.00-11.30 Lynn McIntyre (Harper Adams) – Using digital whiteboards for virtual microbiology lab activities

Break of 5 minutes

11.35 Networking session discussing:

What part of your professional response to the pandemic has made you proud?  And what lessons did you learn?

(If time allows) What will lab teaching and research look like in your institution in the autumn term?

12.10-12.30 Supplier presentation

Fri 23 April 12.00- 15.00

12.00 Tony Dickson (UCLAN) – Introduction

12.15 Kevin Oxley (Hull) – Covid Labs Setup


13.15-14.00 Arthur Nicholas (Manchester) – Career Overview

14.00-14:15 Supplier presentations


14.30-14:45 Arthur Nicholas – closing remarks

14:45 onwards: networking