UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences



ADAPT is a portfolio of personal development schemes run by the Academic Careers Office. ADAPT aims to build a more resilient and risk-tolerant academic community through programmes targeted at researchers in various stages of training.

ADAPT to Grow

ADAPT to Grow is an innovative online coaching scheme for early career scientists. This scheme addresses common concerns about navigating working relationships, recovering from setbacks and planning your future career path.

ADAPT Together

ADAPT Together is a peer mentoring scheme open to PhD students across UCL's School of Life and Medical Sciences and the Built Environment, Engineering and Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Peer mentoring enables students to share advice and talk through problems.

ADAPT to Lead

ADAPT to Lead is an arts-based leadership programme run in coordination with SLASH Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise. The programme aims to enable newly independent researchers to lead teams with authenticity, integrity and resilience.

ADAPT to Thrive

ADAPT to Thrive is an event series promote for early and mid-career researchers where their peers and senior colleagues share their experiences on how they failed and lived to tell the story. Taking risks and failing is an integral part of building a research career. The scheme aims to normalise speaking out about failure, reduce stigma and shift the perception of risk to promote new approaches to work.