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Resilient Communities Conference - Bursary places available for PhD students

Starts on Thursday 27th February 2020 at 10.00 am and finishes on Friday 28th February 2020 at 4.00 pm. (Participants are expected to attend the whole event)

This Conference is an opportunity for PhD students to attend a two-day residential Conference at Cumberland Lodge, which will explore thought-provoking, challenging and innovative examples that can lead the way towards more inclusive forms of community life and opportunities for shared commitments in the wake of events or developments that fracture and divide local populations.

There are five bursaries available for this conference to support PhD students working in relevant fields with the costs of travelling to and from Cumberland Lodge. All conference costs, shared-accommodation and meals will be provided free of charge.

To find our more about the conference and to download the bursary application form, please visit the Cumberland Lodge web-site, link provided above.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by Monday 20 January 2020.

Tue 26 Nov 2019, 15:20 | Tags: Conference Current Students PhD funding postgrad

£500 towards the University of Glasgow Summer School - Research Communication in 2020

The Doctoral College is offering two Postgraduate Researchers a maximum of £500 each to attend this event!

The University of Glasgow proposes to host the Guild PGR Summer School in 2020. The overarching theme for the week would be research communication, which encompasses many important topics relevant not only to the PhD experience, but also to future career plans.

For example:

• Communicating research to diverse audiences/non-academic audiences

• Communication within a multidisciplinary team

• Communicating with external stakeholders

• Communicating with the media

This theme will provide opportunity for discussion, reflection, and practical skills development. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on research communication in their own PhDs, and to develop/enhance their skills in this area via group work, workshops, and a variety of experiential activities. Putting the knowledge and skills gained throughout the week into practice, participants will work together to eventually produce an online publication on research communication, which would be available to all PhD students.

They will draw on the expertise of staff and students from the University’s Glasgow Research Beacons, cross-disciplinary areas of research excellence, who will develop and deliver content based on their extensive experience in both working within cross-disciplinary teams and working with other institutions, funders, practitioners, policymakers and charities. Other staff from across the University with appropriate expertise will develop resources and deliver sessions on topics such as managing a social media profile and presentation techniques.


Cumberland Colloquia Scheme 2019-2020 - Cumberland Lodge

Cumberland Colloquia offers doctoral students and early career researchers the unique opportunity to organise a national one-day interdisciplinary conference on any topic that relates to social divisions or promoting social cohesion to be held at Cumberland Lodge.

Applications are invited from small committees of students and early career researchers based at universities across the UK. The colloquium will take place in late March 2020.

Deadline: Applications forms are available on the website link provided above and should be submitted by 4 March 2019.

Fri 15 Feb 2019, 12:56 | Tags: Conference Current Students PhD postgrad