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Monthly Brown Bag Meetings

Meetings 2023-24

SLS Monthly Meetings

Brown bag meetings are an informal meeting over lunch. They will be held every third Wednesday of the month between 12.00-13.00 in BSR1. The meetings will comprise of internal and external speakers focussing on personal development or careers.

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Meetings 2022-23

How to successfully navigate your PostDoc

Rob Huckstepp will discuss the steps required to get the most out of your PostDoc, and how to use the tools available at Warwick to maximise your time here whether you want to stay in academia or not.

21st September at 12pm – BSR4

Life after (Postdoc) Life – perspectives of a Research Development Officer.

Kate Rathbone is the School’s Research Strategy Development Officer, a role which involves supporting early career researchers in securing independent funding and making the next step in their research career. In this session, she will discuss her career path from researcher to research support, working both for a funder and within the University, and discuss how her postdoctoral experience has helped her in life beyond the lab. She will also give advice on what to think about if you are planning an academic career, particularly around applying for Fellowships.

19th October at 12pm – BSR1

Research Fellowships - how to start preparing for a successful application

In this session we will look at what Research Fellowships are, who is funding them and what you can do to give yourself the best chance of success. The session will also provide information on the IAS Associate Fellowship scheme and how postdocs at Warwick can use it to support their career development.

16th November at 12pm – BSR1

Professional development and professional recognition

The Academic Development CentreLink opens in a new window (ADC) supports the professional development of colleagues who teach or support learning here at Warwick. Kerry Dobbins, Senior Academic Developer, will take you through a whirlwind tour of the ADC’s activities, focusing on those particularly targeted towards or beneficial for Post-Docs. We will also take a specific look at the HEA Fellowship scheme, through which you can gain professional, sector-wide recognition for your teaching or supporting learning activities.

18th January at 12pm – BSR1

Wellesbourne Crop Club

Brown bag meetings are an informal meeting over lunch. They will be held every first Tuesday of the month between 14.00-15.00. The meetings comprise of regular journal clubs, research presentations, and various other topical sessions including UG/MSc project presentations, grant writing, and poster making. Organised by our Deputy Chair Lauren Chappell ( ) please contact her to get involved.

ECR perspective of the Horticulture Industry

A review of the progress on the Wellesbourne collaborative perspective paper.

Coming in August 2022

Grant writing

A discussion on grant writing, including tips and what relevant grants are available (including smaller travel funds for PhD students).

1st November at 2pm - PPB0.27.