Dates and times

From: 13 Aug 2018 - 2:00pm
To: 17 Aug 2018 - 2:00pm
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Life Beyond the PhD 2018

Our annual ‘Life Beyond the PhD’ conference is a unique celebration of the postgraduate research culture in the UK.

Now in its 11th year, the conference invites PhD students and early career researchers to share their experiences, take part in training, and explore the value of doctoral research in an inclusive and supportive environment. 

Delegates participate in workshops on:

  • presentation and writing skills,

  • public engagement,

  • self-leadership for researchers,

  • interdisciplinary research proposals,

  • mental health for doctoral students,

  • sharing their research with a nonspecialist audience.

The conference offers opportunities to share research and aspirations, to explore collaborative and interdisciplinary ways of working, and to present to a diverse, non expert audience. The event demonstrates that PhDs have a value both inside and outside academia.

Over the last ten years, over 400 students and early career researchers from 106 different Higher Education institutions have participated in this event. Whatever the future holds, the support networks established by these events have proved to be invaluable.

Speakers

Confirmed speakers so far include:

Dr Becky Black, Department for Education

Dr Bill Bruford, Musician and Independent Researcher

Rachel Hall, Guardian Higher Education Network

Dr Steve Joy, Head of Research and Development, University of Cambridge

Tickets

Tickets include accommodation from Monday 13 - Friday 17 August, all meals and sessions.

Single occupancy - £395

Shared occupancy - £295

Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 1 May 2018.

Questions

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact either Dr Rachel Smillie, Education Officer, at rsmillie@cumberlandlodge.ac.uk, or Alice Wigley, Assistant to the Education Officer, at awigley@cumberlandlodge.ac.uk.

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