Festival of Early Stage Researchers (FESR)
The Festival of Early Stage Researchers (FESR) 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: Research Culture, Research Leadership and Researcher Futures (Careers, Finance and Wellbeing). We hope you can join us at the Festival from Thursday 23rd March to Wednesday 29th March 2023.
"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
You can review the full FESR 2023 Timetable below and book your place at each event via Eventbrite. To explore this year's themes we have organised a variety of online, on-campus and hybrid events. These include interactive workshops, expert panels, networking opportunities, an introductory yoga session and our flagship event, the Researcher Town Hall. This year, the Town Hall will examine the important topic of how we can improve research culture. We have plenty of events and activities for you to get involved in!
We’ll be live tweeting event highlights throughout the festival 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 #FESR23 and #UCLFESR23.
If you have any enquiries in regards to the festival, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Explore the FESR 2023 Timetable below and book your place on Eventbrite:
FESR 2023 Timetable:
- Thursday 23rd March 2023
Date: Time: Event title: Thursday 23rd March 2023 10:00 - 11:30 Lab Leaders Live: Developing Your Leadership Capacity Thursday 23rd March 2023 12:00 - 13:00 Foundation In Financial Wellbeing Thursday 23rd March 2023 14:00 - 16:00 Making The Leap: How Researchers Find Roles Beyond Academia
- Friday 24th March 2023
Date: Time: Event title: Friday 24th March 2023 10:00 - 13:40 Making The Most Of Your Supervisory Relationship Friday 24th March 2023 14:00 - 15:30 Meet The Publisher
- Monday 27th March 2023
Date: Time: Event title: Monday 27th March 2023 10:00 -11:00 Maximise Your Career Success With Nature Masterclasses Monday 27th March 2023 11:30 - 12:30 Researcher Leaders In Action Panel Monday 27th March 2023 13:15 - 14:30 Researcher Town Hall: How Do We Bring About Culture Change In Research?
- Tuesday 28th March 2023
Date: Time: Event title: Tuesday 28th March 2023 10:00 - 10:45 FESR Fair: PGR Funding Support Panel Tuesday 28th March 2023 11:00 - 11:45 FESR Fair: ADAPT To Thrive Panel Tuesday 28th March 2023 12:00 - 12:45 FESR Fair: Impact And Early Stage Research Panel Tuesday 28th March 2023 13:00 - 14:00 FESR Fair: Support And Connect Tuesday 28th March 2023 14:00 - 14:30 FESR Fair: RIGE Funding Opportunities Tuesday 28th March 2023 15:00 - 16:30 FESR Fair: Researcher Showcase and Speed Networking Event Tuesday 28th March 2023 16:30 - 18:30 FESR Fair: Social
- Wednesday 29th March 2023
Date: Time: Event title: Wednesday 29th March 2023 10:00 - 11:30 Applying For Fellowships And Grants Wednesday 29th March 2023 11:45 - 12:30 Teaching and Supervision as Professional Development Wednesday 29th March 2023 13:00 - 14:20 All Work And No Play: How To Cultivate A Healthy Work - Life Balance Wednesday 29th March 2023 15:00 - 16:00 Find The Calm: Introduction To Being Well At UCL And Yoga Session