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Research Harambee

Harambee is Swahili meaning working together, pulling together, helping each other, caring, and sharing.

The Harambee will be held on June 17th and will involve both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Research; talks, presentations and posters, and will be organised and run by both UG & PG colleagues.

We hope to invite in our colleagues and friends from across Warwick, our local community and also some of the local schools to show how exciting a research career can be.

(3MT) Three Minute Thesis

The Challenge

Can you present your thesis in just 3 Minutes? Are you up for the challenge? You have three minutes, one static slide, no props, and no materials – just you! If you get through the first round we will train and support you so that you are ready for a live Warwick final. The winner of this will get put forward to the regional finals – and who knows maybe the National Final.

The 3MT will be held on June 17th 2020

Funding for PGR-Led Conferences

19th February 2020 - Sadly funding is now closed

Thank you for all your applications.

The Researcher Development Programme (RD) can provide funding for postgraduate research students wishing to organise a conference, seminar or meeting around your research area.

Funding will be prioritised for those that have not had a bursary before. ( If you have had money previously - please contact me first before completing your application)

Any bursaries granted will be transferred to your department and must be spent by 31 July 2020 (unless you are advised otherwise by your department).

Please note: this funding is NOT a travel grant to aid you in attending national or international conferences.

How to apply

You will need to apply for the funding to the RD providing details of the scope and impact of the activity/event and what skills you and your colleagues envisage developing during the organisational and presentation process.

  • Complete the application form and return it to RD, Doctoral College, University House, or email it to the PG Research Skills account: (pgresearchskills@warwick.ac.uk).
  • Your application must be approved and signed by your Head of Department. Funding is limited to a maximum of £300 per academic department per year.
  • Please ensure that it is completed thoroughly otherwise your application may not be accepted.
  • You will be notified as to the progress of your application within 4 weeks of submitting it.

For more details of funded conferences and Terms & Conditions, see our PGR Conferences page.

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The Brilliant Club

The Brilliant Club works by recruiting, training and placing PhD researchers to work in state schools.


The Scholars Programme recruits, trains and places doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in state schools to deliver programmes of academic enrichment to small groups of pupils.

Through a combination of university trips, in-school tutorials and online resources, we support pupils aged 10-18 to develop the knowledge, skills and ambition needed to progress to highly-selective universities.

Researchers in Schools offers a bespoke route for PhD graduates to enter the teaching profession as full-time classroom teachers.

Working in partnership with other providers, we offer a programme of initial teacher training and ongoing professional development that equips participants to utilise their academic expertise to the benefit of pupils, schools and universities.

Engage with the public- Training & Support

Preparing for your Public Engagement opportunities: practise presenting, design posters, how to fake confidence, network, storytelling and writing for different audiences. All this and more available through Researcher Development.

Volunteering projects 

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Warwick Public Engagement Network- support form Warwick's Public Engagement team