UCL Human Resources


The Festival of Early Stage Researchers will be returning, 7 – 10 May

26 February 2024

The annual Festival of Early Stage Researchers (FESR) celebrates the invaluable contribution UCL’s early stage researcher community makes towards research and innovation. The festival returns this year on 7 - 10 May.

Festival of Early Stage Researchers (FESR) 2024 banner

FESR 2024: Explore, network and celebrate with your community.

Community Celebration 

Calling all doctoral researchers and early-career academic and research staff.

  • Have you been part of an initiative to support your research community (e.g. to build connections, foster a dialogue, be more inclusive, raise awareness of a particular topic or issue)? 
  • Have you collaborated with external partners to further research, deliver impact or engage others? 
  • Have you taken part in a research visit, exchange or secondment? 

The festival planning committee invites you to share your experiences of working with others, via your choice of one of three formats:

  • Hold a previously well-received event as part of the festival. 
  • Share reflections, learning, details of impact and top tips from your experience as part of a series of short talks, posters or exhibits. 
  • Invite your partners to our celebration and networking event. 

Submit your expression of interest by Monday 18 March.