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Early Career Programme 2017-2018

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Early Career Researcher Programme 

 Easter 2018


Project Management Basics for inter or trans-disciplinary research

Melanie Ryan, Luc Hoffmann Institute

Friday 27th April, 12pm to 2pm, room 2.49, David Attenborough Building
Lunch will be provided during the session

This interactive workshop will be presented by Melanie Ryan, Senior Programme Manager for the Luc Hoffmann Institute and based in Camridge with UNEP WCMC

Interdisciplinary or trans-disciplinary research, particularly when conducted in teams, requires us to to think about our projects differently? Who needs to be involved? What kinds of other information or processes will I rely on to get my research complete? How can I make sure my project can cope with delays in things that I can't control? The list of questions could go on. Basic project management knowledge and skills can help us deal with these questions in a structured but flexible way. In this short session we will examine the basic components of project management for research as well as find out about some of the templates that can be used to help start developing your project so that your research is a success. We will also discuss some of the unique aspects of project management from a research perspective.

Friday 4th May, 9.30amto 2pm, room 2.49, David Attenborough Building

R Codes and Remote Sensing
Dr Ruben Valbuena

Friday 11th May, 12pm to 2pm, room 2.49, David Attenborough Building

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

Friday 18th May, 12pm to 2pm, room 2.49, David Attenborough Building

Gender and Conservation
Helen Anthem, Fauna and Flora International

Friday 25th May, 12pm to 2pm, room 2.49, David Attenborough Building

Publishing for Academic Journals
Dr Aiora Zabala

Friday 1st June, 12pm to 2pm, room 2.49, David Attenborough Building

Grant Writing Workshop
Professor Bhaskar Vira

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

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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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