UCL Research Domains


Past Events


Here you can view summaries of events we have run since our launch in September 2016.

Past events:

Writing Retreat 'Come write with me'

August 23, 24, 25 2017

'Come write with me' events were 3 days of on-campus writing retreat organised for UCL early career researchers by EDEN (Environment Domain Early-career Network), the early career networks of the domains: Neuroscience, Personalised Medicine, Populations & Lifelong Health, and UCL's organisational development (HR).

From the feedback:

" "I can't believe how much I got done compared to working at home or in my office"
" The most positive thing was "Realising how well I can work in a focus and well organised writing retreat"
" "Would love one of these at least once per term! And huge thanks"
" "I think that writing retreats are a brilliant idea and I wish they took place more often"
" "very valuable [as a senior lecturer] to understand the needs of PhD students and I have already encouraged mine to join an ECR network and attend the next retreats"
" "I was amazed how much could be achieved"

Writing Day

You can read the full writeup of the day here, or the short updates below.

February 16 2017 Using writing retreats to facilitate academic writing Prof Rowena Murray (Professor of Education, Director of Research, University of Western Scotland)

" This talk by Prof Rowena Murray discussed her successful method for using short, structured writing retreats to facilitate academic writing. This was followed by a lively a discussion over snacks and drinks, around the ways in which EDEN can support writing activities of early career researchers.

February 16 2017 Funding options and grant writing hints and tips Dr Jennifer Hazelton (Research Facilitator, BEAMS, UCL) & Steve Morrison (Research Facilitator, SLASH & IoE, UCL)

" This one-hour training provided many practical tips and insights in to the opportunities and approaches key to making first steps in to the world of research funding, facilitated by Dr Jennifer Hazelton (Research Facilitator, BEAMS) and Steve Morrison (Research Facilitator, SLASH & IoE).

February 16 2017 Writing your PhD thesis and publishing papers from your thesis Dr Manni Bhatti (Director of academic writing and communication skills, CEGE, UCL)

" This one hour training provided a great insight in to practical approaches to ensure productivity and impact from an early stage of your academic career.

February 16 2017 Three short sessions: Writing a blog Ben Goodwin (Policy Manager, Institution of Civil Engineers), Writing for policy Dr Carla Washbourne (Lecturer, STEaPP, UCL), Working with the media Ruth Howells (Deputy Head of Media Relations, UCL)

" These three short talks and discussion gave some insight in to the opportunities for spreading our bright ideas and engaging with a wider audience, starting conversations outside of academia.

February 16 2017 Getting published Ian Caswell (Journal Manager, UCL Press) and Interactive session.

" This workshop was split into a short talk by Ian Caswell (Journal Manager, UCL Press) and an interactive discussion, where the participant shared tips on the career critical topic of "Getting published".



Past General Meetings:

May 16 2017: EDEN 2nd General Meeting (minutes available here)

February 16 2017: EDEN 1st General Meeting (minutes available here)

September 15 2016: Initial meeting