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Academia Week

Week commencing 21st October 2013

We have some great events lined up for budding academics during Getting into Academia Week. This is a unique opportunity for you to pick up some valuable advice on making applications and network with colleagues across UCL and make some useful contacts.

The events we have lined up for you are as follows.


Finding & Funding a PhD’ (Humanities)
Monday 21st October: 1-2pm. Held in: Archaeology, G6

This talk will be delivered by Dr. Claire Warwick from the UCL Department of Information Studies.

Book now: Log in to you My Careers Service account to book a place at this event.


Finding & Funding a PhD (Life Sciences)
Monday 21st October: 1-2pm. Bedford Way, G04

This talk will be delivered by Dr Donna Brown, Director of Studies and Public Outreach Manager, MRC National Institute for Medical Research.

Book now: Log in to you My Careers Service account to book a place at this event.



Finding & Funding a PhD (Physical Sciences)
Monday 21st October: 1-2pm. Bentham, B01


This workshop will be delivered by Professor Robert Thorne from the UCL Department of Physics & Astronomy.

Book now: Log in to you My Careers Service account to book a place at this event.

Please note: The seminars above are parallel sessions so please choose the session that is most suited to your subject interest. They will look at a range of important issues when considering a PhD, the various types of research degrees, the potential benefits of undertaking one, funding, overseas opportunities and how to select a PhD that is right for your future career.


The Role of Graduate Schools and Doctoral Training Centres
Tuesday 22nd October: 1-2pm. Roberts G08

Graduate Schools (sometimes known as Doctoral Schools) and Doctoral Training Centres play a key role in the life of a PhD student, providing an entry point, assistance and training beyond that given by the research supervisor.  This session is aimed at explaining how these departments can help you through your PhD.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr. David Bogle Professor of Chemical Engineering and Head of UCL Graduate School.
  • Professor Gary Lye Professor of Biochemical Engineering, Deputy Head of Department and Director of Industrial Doctoral Training Centre (IDTC) for Bioprocessing Engineering Leadership

Book now: Log in to you My Careers Service account to book a place at this event.


Making Academic Applications
Wednesday 23rd October: 1-2pm. Roberts G06 (Sir Ambrose Fleming LT)

Get the low down on what academic recruiters look for in the best applicants, the content and structure of academic CVs and how to write a convincing personal statement / cover letter.

Book now: Log in to you My Careers Service account to book a place at this event.


How to Succeed in Academia Forum
Thursday 24th October: 5.30pm - 7.30pm.
Graduate School Training Suite (66-72 Gower Street)

The forum will consist of a panel of academics (who are active in both research and teaching) from different faculties across UCL who will give you an overview of what they do and their tops tips for academic success. Students will then have the opportunity to pose questions to the panel in a question and answer format. By attending the forum you will gain a better understanding of the key stages of the academic career ladder, become aware of the personal skills and attributes needed to progress in academia and develop an understanding of other key factors that can affect career success.

Confirmed panellists include:

Please note: The forum is designed to identify common themes in academic careers across diverse research areas and our speakers come from all three UCL Schools of Research. Therefore, even if your specific research interest does not coincide with that of our panelists, you should still find this event useful.

Book now: Log in to you My Careers Service account to book a place at this event.


1-1 Drop in appointments with a Careers Consultant
Friday 25th October: 10–12pm or 2-4PM. Held at UCL Careers

Do you feel the need to talk through what you’ve learnt through the week and what it means for your potential future? If so, a limited number of 15 minute drop-in appointments will be set aside for you on Friday. These appointments will not be bookable in advance – they will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis - simply turn up at UCL Careers.



Please note there will be a photographer taking publicity photos on behalf of the UCL Careers during Academia Week.


                                         


 


                                        

    
    
    
	
		

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