Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


IAS Early Career Network: The Elevator Pitch Workshop

31 January 2024, 2:00 pm–5:00 pm


Writing that key paragraph on your research and why it matters - led by writer and director Nicola Baldwin and IAS Director Nicola Miller.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All | UCL staff | UCL students






Institute of Advanced Studies


IAS Forum
G17, ground floor, South Wing
UCL, Gower Street, London
United Kingdom

There are many situations in which you need to write a compelling short statement on the scope and significance of your research (applying for jobs, fellowships, grants). It can be surprisingly hard to do, partly because you are so familiar with the material that it’s hard to identify what someone else does and doesn’t need to know about it. This workshop will help you to craft a powerful statement on your research to make it stand out from the pile.

It will be led by Nicola Baldwin, writer and director of theatre and film, and Nicola Miller, Director of the IAS and historian of Latin America. Please come to the session with a draft statement about your research. There will then be a series of writing exercises to inspire ways to improve it during which you will rewrite your statement, then we will all give each other feedback. By the end of the session you will have written a powerful account of your main research project, ready to be tweaked for a variety of applications. The workshop will also help you to improve your skills in writing abstracts for conference papers.  We will round off with a festive social celebration.

Please register for this workshop: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/780623374527

To find out more about the Early Career Network and how to join, please visit the IAS ECN website here.