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Student research symposiums and conferences have been organized by universities around the world in order to provide opportunities of improving skills and experiences to novice researchers. Similarly, in Erciyes University, Turkey, an annual student research conference for novice researchers had been initiated in September 2011. The conference included discussion sessions as well as oral presentations. During the conference a welcoming atmosphere were created to increase quality of the discussions and the presentations. The results showed that the participants were content about the symposium. They stated that the conference helped them improving their presentation skills in several ways.