UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences


'ACCELERATE Success: Building Your Professional Network'

04 March 2021, 10:00 am–11:00 am


Thursday 4th March 2020, 10am-11am. Online!

This event is free.

Event Information

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In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to start engaging in translational research by building your professional network and how to gain mentoring and support from senior colleagues and peers through effective networking!

When: Thurs 4 March 2021, 10:00-11:00.

Where: Online - a link to the meeting space will be shared with registered participants before the session.

Who should attend? This workshop is aimed at researchers at UCL who would like to know more about how to make their research more translational and how to grow their network in this area.

Learning Outcomes:
•    How to effectively get your message across
•    How to introduce yourself confidently
•    How to network proactively
•    How to apply networking skills to find mentoring support


We aim to make our events as inclusive as possible so if you have any accessibility requirements or enquiries please contact the ACCELERATE manager Kim Gurwitz, k.gurwitz@ucl.ac.uk. If you could contact us allowing for as much time as possible before the event we will be able to ensure where required the appropriate measures are taken.

About the Facilitator

Colby Benari is the Head of the UCL Academic Careers Office with responsibility for for delivering targeted support for UCL’s 11,000 early career scientists. Colby has over ten years of experience supporting biomedical researchers to find mentors, win funding and develop their careers in academia and industry. 


ACCELERATE is a set of interlinked training initiatives aimed at upskilling the biomedical research community in translational research. ACCELERATE Success focuses on skills development for success in translational research. ‘Building Your Professional Network’ is an ACCELERATE Success initiative.

Check out our other ACCELERATE portfolios, namely; ACCELERATE Potential (an introduction to translational research and where to find support), ACCELERATE Expertise (technical training), and ACCELERATE Innovation (innovative thinking).


ACCELERATE is a collaboration between the UCL Academic Careers Office and the UCL Translational Research Office and is supported by the Wellcome Trust.