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Festival of Early Stage Researchers (FESR)

Connect. Appreciate. Celebrate.

The Festival of Early Stage Researchers (FESR) is our way to say thank you to the largest community of researchers in the UK. It is an annual week-long festivities, recognising and celebrating the invaluable contribution from UCL’s early-stage research community.

The Festival of Early-Stage Researchers is back! The week long festivities will celebrate the invaluable contribution UCL’s early-stage research community has made to research and innovation. This year’s theme will be: connecting researchers, wellbeing and communicating research. We hope you can join us at the Festival from Monday 31st January to Friday 4th February 2022.

"The Festival is a really valuable opportunity to celebrate and support early career researchers, who bring such innovation, creativity and energy to our research ecosystem. Collaboration is fundamental to research and this is a wonderful opportunity to make connections, share experiences and develop new ideas and approaches with your peers." - The President and Provost, Dr Michael Spence AC

We’ll be live tweeting event highlights throughout the week so make sure you're following the Researcher Experience Twitter page @UCL_ODResearch. This is a festival about you and your experience at UCL so do get involved by using the hashtags #FESR2022 and #UCLFESR2022.

If you have any enquiries in regards to the festival, please email us at rx.general@ucl.ac.uk.

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*Please note: to explore the full FESR line up, view our Eventbrite playlist 

Monday 31 January
Date:Time:Event title:Booking link:
31 January 202211:00 - 12:00Learning from failure: the missing ingredient to success

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31 January 202213:00 - 14:00Managing your career during uncertain times

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31 January 202215:00 - 16:00What can you learn from Nature Research editors in 20 minutes? 

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Tuesday 1 February
Date:Time:Event title:Booking link:
1 February 202210:00 - 11:00Why you should care about entrepreneurship

Book

1 February 202211:30 - 12:30Applying for grants and fellowship 

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1 February 202215:00 - 16:30Early-Career Network Researcher Spotlights (part 1)

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1 February 202217:00 - 18:30Creative wellbeing: an interactive workshop

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Wednesday 2 February
Date:Time:Event title:Booking link:
2 February 202210:00 - 11:00Beyond the bubble: research impact & engagement

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2 February 202213:00 - 14:00Sustainability in Science

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2 February 202214:00 - 15:45Early-Career Network Researcher Spotlights (part 2)

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Thursday 3 February
Date:Time:Event title:Booking link:
3 February 202212:00 - 13:00Researcher Town Hall

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3 February 202213:30 - 14:30Find the calm - Introduction to UCL Workplace Health + Yoga session

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3 February 202215:00 - 16:00Global Exchange & Training for Brain Cancer Research

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Friday 4 February
Date:Time:Event title:Booking link:
4 February 202210:00 - 11:30The art of asking the right question: peer-coaching for researchers

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4 February 202212:00 - 13:00Research leadership in action: open science and transparency

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4 February 202213:00 - 14:30Voice of Global South ECRs in UCL

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4 February 202213:30 - 15:00Turning Your Research into a Book 

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4 February 202214:30 - 16:00Early Career Innovators: Highlighting translational research support and internal funding success stories

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