UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


Institute of Healthcare Engineering event series

We regularly run events for the UCL community and the public. From 2018-2019, we had over 2,400 event attendees. Here are some of our regular event series.

Institute of Healthcare Engineering Colloquium Series

Institute of Healthcare Engineering colloquium speaker map

This series of talks shines a light on the latest research developments in healthcare engineering and fosters an engaged community. 

In 2018-2019, we hosted 11 colloquium talks with guest speakers from across the globe. The series is free to attend and open to all levels and disciplines. 

ADAPT to Thrive with the Academic Careers Office

ADAPT to Thrive

We’ve partnered with UCL Academic Careers Office (ACO) to bring our early-career researcher community an event series focused on challenging cultures of perfectionism and demonstrating that failure is an integral and inevitable part of the academic journey. 

By sharing other researchers’ experiences the event series provides early-career researchers with support and showcases how failure and success walk hand in hand. 

During her talk, Dr Ivana Drobnjak told us that she failed her very first exam at university… Then finished in the top 2% of her class. It’s important to remember that a moment of failure is just a moment not a mark for life, missteps are all part of the story. 

During his early postdoc years, Prof David Hawkes came close to leaving academia after four failed grant applications. He spoke at our ADAPT to Thrive event, 22 successful EPSRC grants later! 

Here are some video highlights:


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ADAPT to Thrive

Left to right: Prof Rebecca Shipley, Dr Julia Bailey, Dr Ivana Drobnjak, Prof David Hawkes