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Early Career Programme 2017-2018

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Early Career Researcher Programme 

 Lent 2018


Fast Track Impact Training, Wednesday 14th March

In conjunction with Cambridge Infectious Diseases IRC, Cambridge Immunology SRN, and the Bioscience Impact Team we are delighted to announce 30 places are available for impact training from Fast Track.  

Closing date extended to Friday 23rd February 2018


Friday 23rd February, 12pm to 2pm, room 2.49
Publishing for Academic Journals
Dr Aiora Zabala, Associate Editor for Nature Sustainability

Lunch will be provided

If you’ve trained as a scientist, you know that part of the learning curve involves understanding how to write a scientific paper and have it published. We are delighted that Dr Aiora Zabala will be providing a workshop to provide you with key advice and foundation on where to start as well as insight into the academic journal world.
Aiora is an Associate Editor for Nature Sustainability. She handles manuscripts across the social sciences, including environmental policy, economics, development, psychology, geography and GIS. 

Please register in advance


Friday 2nd March, 12pm to 2pm, room 2.49
Values and Motivations in Conservation
Josie Chambers, UCCRI
Sign up will open on 16th February

Friday 9th March, 12pm to 2pm, room 2.49
How to make social media for you and your research
Barney Brown, University Communications Office
Sign up will open on 23rd February


Thursday 15th March - 11am coffee in the common room for drop in sessions with Environmental Careers Adviser, Katie Heath


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.


Past Workshops 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


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