"The Programme offers students a comprehensive range of training courses, 1-2-1 support and skills development opportunities and is co-ordinated by the Postgraduate Training Team, based in the International and Postgraduate Student Centre.
The Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme aims to support Postgraduate Research Students in developing a range of professional skills to successfully complete their research and increase their employability."
Frazer, P. (n.d.). Writing a conference paper [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/PostgraduateCentre/PostgraduateResearcherDevelopmentProgramme/FileStore/Filetoupload,379614,en.pdfThis postgraduate student writer's guide provides strategic advice and practical exercises. It covers the process from conference proposals to write-ups, and includes suggestions for further reading.
A published paper has an abstract as a way for fellow researchers and students to quickly glance at whether the paper is useful for them. But an abstract is a very short, concise report of the research paper. A lay summary can expand on that and take the important information such as results and make them more prominent.