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Research Students

See the information in the sections below to find out more about the support and opportunities available to research students in PALS.

Planning Your Career

UCL Careers

UCL Careers provides advice, guidance and events to help you when you start job hunting. They will also support you after you graduate from UCL.

UCL Advances

If you've got a great business idea, but don't know how to take it forward, contact UCL Advances, a dedicated centre for entrepreneurship and business interaction, which helps anyone who wants to learn about, start, or grow a business.

Volunteering

Get skills for your future careers and personal development by volunteering while at UCL. The Volunteering Services Unit (VSU) is UCL Union’s dedicated facility for students who want to get involved with volunteering projects in the local community. You can give as much or as little time as you can spare; learning new skills, making friends, and contributing to other peoples’ lives.

UCL Neuroscience Careers Network

The UCL Neuroscience Careers Network seeks to promote the professional development of UCL Neuroscientists. The Network provides opportunities for neuroscientists to meet their peers, to share ideas, experience and initiate collaborations. It also provides a platform for careers advice and the dissemination of information regarding jobs, training and funding opportunities. The Network is  organised by a committee made up of representatives from a variety of departments under the UCL Neuroscience Domain and includes both post-doctoral researchers and PIs. It regularly organises events such as grant writing, interview techniques etc.

Academic role models

A list of academic role models from SLMS.  Includes information on their career path, career highs and lows, and advice for doctoral students.

External Fellowships

L'OREAL/UNESCO WOMEN IN SCIENCE

Fellowships of up to £15k; grants to female postdoctoral researchers that can be spent on indirect research costs, such as childcare.

WELLCOME TRUST Career re-entry fellowship scheme

For scientists who have taken a career break of at least 2 years.

THE ROYAL SOCIETY: Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship

This scheme is for excellent scientists in the UK at an early stage of their research career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues.  Female candidates are particularly invited to apply

Gender Split in PALS
Events and Opportunities

Details of events and other opportunities will be listed here when available.

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Equality and Diversity Support for Students

Bridging the Gap - Bedford Bugle

Bridging the Gap’ is an initiative by the Bedford Bugle to educate (ourselves and) the public about the factors and consequences of gender disparity in academia. We hope our readers will enjoy this series of interviews with top researchers in the field. We also hope that by bringing these issues to light, awareness can be created, followed by positive change.

DEOLO's

PALS endeavours to be an equal opportunities environment in which each and every student and staff member should be able to study and work without discrimination. UCL's equal opportunities policy means that all students and staff have the right to work in an environment free from discrimination, prejudice, and all forms of harassment and bullying.

However, occasionally, some people are unfairly treated. In PALS several members of staff have been appointed as Departmental Equal Opportunity Liaison Officers (DEOLOs):

Staff and students can come to any DEOLO, for formal or informal advice about equal opportunities issues such as discrimination, harassment, or disability access. Every enquiry is treated in confidence and if we can't resolve your queries, we will find someone who can.

Additional Equality and Diversity Support at UCL

UCL Union Student Networks

Career Development, Equality and Diversity (CDED) Committee Newsletter

The aim of the Psychology and Language Sciences CDED newsletter is to keep you up-to-date with the work that the Committee is doing towards our next Athena SWAN award. We will be highlighting events and useful information, as well as disseminating the findings of the data analysis that we are conducting