UCL Urban Laboratory


PhD Life Virtual Workshop

29 March 2022, 1:15 pm–4:15 pm

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Postgrad Urbanists are hosting a virtual workshop for PhD students on all things PhD life

This event is free.

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Postgrad Urbanists

Learn how to bring wellness to your PhD life, improve your public speaking skills, maximise the impact of your research, and join us in conversation with Dr Giada Peterle (Editor of Narrative Geographies). Click here for our provisional schedule. or see below. Attendance is by invitation only. If you would like to attend, please email uclpgurbanists@gmail.com. Priority will be given to urban researchers but PhD Researchers from all disciplines are welcome to attend. We look forward to you joining us! 

1315 - 1325 BST
Please arrive on time as we will be starting promptly and respecting the time our speakers have committed to.

1325-1400 BST
Session 1 - Academic Wellbeing with Dr Maddy Thompson, University of Keele

1400-1430 BST
Session 2 - Public Speaking with Lynda Russell-Whitaker, Founder of Brainbank Presents

1430-1445 BST
Break + Networking
We will be taking a 15 minute coffee break. During this time, you are welcome to chat with our speakers and/or committee who will be around.

1445-1515 BST
Session 3 Maximising the impact of your PhD with Dr Christy Hehir, University of Surrey

1515-1545 BST
Session 4 In conversation with Giada Peterle, Editor of Narrative Geographies

1545-1615 BST
Wrap up: informal networking and chatting about Postgrad Urbanists

1615-1630 *Optional
Each attendee will receive an additional Zoom link to a pre-assigned Zoom meeting with other attendees based on your research background. It is optional to attend. We will ensure that 3-4 attendees are in networking session and a committee member will briefly check in to say hi too.

If you’re interested in organising events and panels, inviting speakers, running reading groups, facilitating writing groups, writing for us, or implementing something new - get in touch! Further details here about joining the committee.