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The Conservation Research Institute Early Career Researcher Programme 2022/23

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

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.

The Lent and Easter term programmes will be in-person, in the David Attenborough Building (DAB).



Lent Term 


Friday 24th Feb 2023, 2 pm - 4 pm

Public Engagement - Why, Who, and What?

Main Seminar Room, David Attenborough Building

Lucinda Spokes, Head of Public Engagement, Office of External Affairs and Communications, University of Cambridge

Public engagement is increasingly seen as an important part of a research career. It can inform and inspire and, when done in collaboration with communities and stakeholders, it can improve research and make it more relevant. In this session we’ll introduce you to the why, who and what of public engagement, ways to plan an effective project and outline the support and opportunities available to you at Cambridge.

The training session will run from 2 pm to 3:30 pm will include a presentation and practical exercises and will be followed by tea, coffee, cake and networking from 3:30 to 4 pm.

Run jointly with the Global Food Security IRC., in the Main Seminar Room, DAB

Please register using the below link:


Early Career Researcher Training: Public Engagement: Why, Who and What? | Cambridge Global Food Security

Easter Term 


Friday, 19 May 2023 - 10 am to 2 pm

Career Pathways Workshop

Main Seminar Room, David Attenborough Building

Jointly run with the NERC-DTP programme

This will be a hybrid event - more details to follow.

Lunch will be provided.