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The Conservation Research Institute Early Career Researcher Programme 2021/22

These events are only available to staff, post-docs and students across the University of Cambridge. 

The Early Career Researcher (ECR) Programme at the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute is designed to provide skill development and support to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers within an interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment. 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 the University.  

The ECR programme is targeted at those whose research addresses conservation in the broadest sense which appeals to researchers across the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute's network across all six Schools. The programme is delivered through a variety of learning approaches and formats, emphasising the importance of interactive experience to promote active engagement for a deeper and enhanced cross-disciplinary understanding. By participating in these workshops, and the associated informal networking events, we provide participants opportunities to meet conservation-related researchers from other disciplines, creating the potential for closer collaboration in research.

These workshops will be given in hybrid format. Zoom details will be sent the week of the workshop.

REGISTER FOR THE ECR PROGRAMME 2021/22

Michaelmas Term

Fri 15 Oct 2021

3.15pm - 4pm

Meet the Researchers

Main Seminar Room, David Attenborough Building

The ECR Programme 2021/22 will be launched with flash talks from key CRI academics that provide an overview of their research and visions for the future. Speakers include: Professor David CoomesDr Liana ChuaProfessor William SutherlandDr Chris SandbrookDr Helen Anne Curry and Dr Howard Nelson.

Fri 29 Oct 2021

12pm - 1pm

Creative Communication - Carmyn de Jonge

Weston Room, David Attenborough Building

This workshop is designed for those looking to explore effective communication through versatile designs of poster, booklets and presentations.

Fri 19 Nov 2021

12pm - 1pm

Introduction to Public Engagement - Dr Selen Etingu-Breslaw, Lucinda Spokes

Weston Room, David Attenborough Building

Participants of this course will gain an overview of public engagement and techniques to plan engagement. They will find out more about how the University can support their public engagement priorities, further training and funding opportunities and activities to participate in and develop their skills through.

Fri 3 Dec 2021

12pm - 1pm

Entrepreneurship Training - Dr Tom Swinfield

Weston Room, David Attenborough Building

Dr Swinfield will lead this taster session in entrepreneurship training that aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skillset for identifying and launching potential business ventures.

Lent Term

Fri 21 Jan 2022

12pm - 1pm

British Antarctic Survey 

Main Seminar Room, David Attenborough Building

This workshop will talk about what the BAS polar data centre dataset does, the data that is available and go into detail about some of the biodiversity and biological long term monitoring data that are held.

Fri 4 Feb 2022

12pm - 1pm

Writing for the Guardian - Phoebe Weston

Weston Room, David Attenborough Building

This workshop will focus on how researchers can communicate with the media, what stories we're interested in, how to communicate them and how not to communicate them. 

Fri 25 Feb 2022

12pm - 1pm

Capacity Building in Conservation - Freedom Kai Philips

Weston Room, David Attenborough Building

This workshop will review projects covered within climate and biodiversity legal assessment and capacity building to identify pathways to put your research into action.

Fri 11 Mar 2022

12pm - 1:30pm

On the Ground - (Panel Talk)

Main Seminar Room, David Attenborough Building

Join Charlotte Milbank (Chair), Fleur Nash, Hawa Newell-Sydique, and Kasia Lanucha in discussing some of the best ways to ensure research abroad is productive and how to collaborate effectively in multi-cultural and internationally diverse teams. Speakers will discuss the ways in which professional working cultures across the globe differ, how the means of interaction might alter, and the ethical concerns to take into consideration.

Easter Term

Fri 29 Apr 2022

12pm - 1:30pm

User-Centred Design - Alice Lawrence

Weston Room, David Attenborough Building

This session will give an overview of user-centred design (UCD): a process whereby the end-user is involved in the design of an interface or document. We will use a case study from medical communications to explore the different steps of UCD, and its application within conservation.

Fri 13 May 2022

12pm - 1pm

Grant Writing Workshop - Professor Bhaskar Vira 

Weston Room, David Attenborough Building

Professor Vira will provide an overview for those of you thinking about writing grant applications or wanting to prepare yourself for when the time comes.

Fri 27 May 2022

12pm - 1pm

Presenting Conservation 

Weston Room, David Attenborough Building

Speaking to the media can seem daunting, but with preparation and practice, you can make sure that even the most challenging interview goes smoothly. In this workshop, you will learn to prepare for an interview and how to ensure you get your messages across clearly to your audiences.

Fri 10 Jun 2022

12pm - 2.30pm

Career Pathways

Main Seminar Room, David Attenborough Building

This workshop will discuss how skills learned during your PhD can help plan your next career step. Get advice on seeking funding & applying for jobs. Discuss if you unsure whether to pursue an academic career or enter a different sector? Speakers from different sectors will share their journey taken after their PhD’s.