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Early Career Programme 2017-2018

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Early Career Researcher Programme 


The Early Career Researcher Programme at UCCRI is designed to provide skill development and support to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers within an interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment.

Open to all PhD students and Postdocs whose research is related, but not exclusive, to conservation and environmental issues or have a strong interest in this field and would like to meet researchers who work in this area, with a possibility of collaborating in the future. 

The programme will help to create new insight and understanding of different approaches and methodologies, and complement the training that is on offer within Departments and doctoral training programmes in the University.

Our programme is targeted at those whose research addresses conservation in the broadest sense and welcomes researchers from all six University Schools.

Workshops held in Lent 2018

 Friday 26th January, 12pm to 2pm, room 1.25

Science and Policy - how academic research can support Government 
Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology and Ivan Collister, CSaP

Friday 2nd February, 12pm to 2.30pm, room 1.25

Publishing for a non-academic audience
Will de Freitas, The Conversation

Friday 9th February, 12pm to 2.30pm, room 1.25

Community and Social Diversity 
Vanessa Evans and Rob Small, Fauna and Flora International

Friday 2nd March, 12pm to 2pm, room 2.49

Values and Motivations in Conservation
Josie Chambers, UCCRI

Friday 9th March, 12pm to 2pm, room 2.49, David Attenborough Building

Making social media work for your research
University Communications Office


Workshops held in Easter 2018

Friday 20th April

Business and Nature: Friend or Foe?
Professor Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Judget Business School

Friday 27th April 

Project Management Basics in Inter and Trans-disciplinary Research
Melanie Ryan, Senior Programme Manager, LHI

Friday 4th May

Remote Sensing and REDD+: R Workshop
Dr Ruben Valbuena, Plant Sciences

Friday 11th May

Equity, participation and power
Dr Helen Schneider, Fauna and Flora International

Friday 18th May

Gender and Conservation 
Helen Anthem, Fauna and Flora International

Friday 25th May

Publishing for Academic Journals
Dr Aiora Zabala

Thursday 7th June

Career pathways workshop: Joint event with UCCRI, BBSRC and NERC

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UCCRI is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre, with a network of over 150 researchers from all 6 Schools of the University of Cambridge. The Institute supports multidisciplinary research on biodiversity conservation and the social context within which humans engage with nature. It works from a base in the David Attenborough Building, which is designed to enhance collaboration and the sharing of perspectives across organisational and disciplinary boundaries. Find out more...

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