Royal Institution – Digital Team Three Month Internship

The Royal Institution are looking for 3 PhD students to join their Digital Team for a three month internship to gain experience of digital media and science communication. These internships will run consecutively from September 2022 to July 2023, with some flexibility around exact start dates.

This internship will be based at the Royal Institution offices in Mayfair, London, and involve working closely with all members of the Digital Team to support the RI’s digital content production and platform. Depending on the candidate’s interests and experience, some basic training will be provided in audio and video production.

The opportunity is only open to PhD students who are eligible for an internship as part of their PhD programme, and receive a stipend from their Doctoral Training Programme.  

For more information, please visit: Digital Media PhD Intern | Royal Institution ( The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 18 July 2022 at 9am. Interviews are planned for the week commencing 25 July 2022.

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Student Conference 30th September 2022.

Call for Papers

All UBEL-funded students are welcome to attend and take part in the conference. Please fill out this form ( if you would like to give a talk, present a poster, or run a workshop at the conference. The call for papers will be out until the Friday 29th July and we will send reminders closer to the deadline.

If you would like to be a part of the conference organising committee, please indicate on the form and/or email Laura at

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UBEL Seminar Monday 21st March

Hello everyone, 

Thank you to Hannah and James for presenting their research at our seminar last week and to the audience who came along and asked questions.

The next UBEL Seminar will be Monday 21st March at 2pm. Coirle Magee will present on “The experiences of migrants learning English in Northern Ireland as a post-conflict state and the development of the ‘Newcomer Policy’” and Lynsey Robinson will present on “A history of private sector engagement in the Nigerian education system, with a focus on inequalities”. See poster attached for more details. The theme of this seminar is Education, Development and Migration.

Topic: UBEL Seminar Series 7 – Coirle and Lynsey

Time: Mar 21, 2022, 02:00 PM London

Meeting ID: 930 5274 6513

Passcode: 652510

Please come along and watch Coirle and Lynsey’s talks on Monday!

Zahra Siddiqui, a UBEL student, and the UCL mathematical cognition group have organised a series of talks, one being this afternoon (Wednesday 16th) at 2-3pm! They have Professor Bert De Smedt giving a presentation on the “Characteristics of children with high mathematical abilities”. Please sign up with the Eventbrite link if you’d like to go along this afternoon:

This is the last seminar of this term, and we have an exciting few talks scheduled in for next term:

Tuesday 26th April at 4pm 

Zhen Ling Alyson Ong (LSHTM) and Nerges Azizi (Birkbeck) 

Borders, Migration and the Health and Wellbeing Refugees and Asylum-Seekers

Monday 9th May at 4pm

Rodie Garland (UCL) and Danilo di Emidio (UEL) 

Education, Schools, Mental Health, and Wellbeing

Monday 23rd May at 4pm

Irene Manzini Ceinar (UCL) and Ellie Braithwaite (Birkbeck) 

Community-centred coworking spaces and measuring cognitive ability during toddlerhood

I hope everyone has enjoyed our UBEL seminar series over the past few months and I will send out more details for each of the talks nearer the time.

Best wishes,



Laura Sheppard

PhD Student: Gendering the Research Pipeline

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL

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Job Vacancy for PGR Students (UCL Applicants only)

Job Vacancy for PGR students – UCL Consultancy Challenge: Consultancy Assistant

Students’ Union UCL is recruiting for staff for an exciting new project – the UCL Consultancy Challenge. This is a HEIF-funded pilot scheme that will bring together UCL students and Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) organisations to collaborate on rewarding Knowledge Exchange projects. The projects will run in the first week after the end of term 3 (13 – 17 June.) Typical projects could include support with business planning, introduction of new technologies, better understanding of user needs, horizon scanning, policy work, data analytics, product development, or service evaluation.

As a Consultancy Assistant you will work with and support two or three VCS organisations from the ideation stage through to project design. Projects will be delivered by a team of 6 – 8 UCL students (per organisation) during the Consultancy Challenge Week.

The role is for 3 1/2 hours a week from 7 March to 24June 2022, with around 7 hours worked during the week of the Consultancy Challenge (13 – 17 June).

You must be a current UCL PhD or MRes student to be considered for this position.

We particularly welcome applications from students from BAME backgrounds.

We will be running an information session on Zoom on Thursday 3 March 13:00 – 14:00 UK time, where you’ll be able to ask any questions you might have before you apply for the role. Register Here.

For more information about the role and to apply, visit Students’ Union UCL JobShop.

DEADLINE for submissions Sunday 13 March 11.59 pm.

Dr Jana Dankovicova

Career Consultant, UCL Careers

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UCL Careers is part of The Careers Group, University of London

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Reminder – ESRC’s Celebrating Impact Prize now open!

This is a reminder that ESRC’s 2022 Celebrating Impact Prize is now open. This is an annual opportunity to recognise and reward ESRC-supported researchers who have created or enabled outstanding impact.

The Prize is open to current and previous ESRC-supported researchers, including doctoral students, and there are six competition categories this year:

  • Outstanding Business and Enterprise Impact
  • Outstanding Public Policy Impact
  • Outstanding Societal Impact
  • Outstanding International Impact
  • Outstanding Early Career Impact
  • John Hills Impact Prize 2022

This year we are celebrating 10 years of the Impact Prize. To mark this we have an additional category for this year – the John Hills Impact Prize. This Prize is in memory of the late Professor Sir John Hills who is remembered across the social science and policy community for his leadership and contribution to social policy, especially in relation to poverty and inequality. This category will recognise a social scientist (either self-nominated or nominated by a third party) whose work demonstrates how the economic and social sciences benefit wider society and who has encouraged or facilitated positive and profound lasting changes in the quality of the lives of a significant number of people over a sustained period.  

We have also opened up eligibility to apply to social science researchers that have been funded by another UKRI Council through an eligible programme of interdisciplinary research where ESRC has been a partner on the programme.

All finalists have a film professionally made about their work and impact, and winners are awarded £10,000 to spend on further knowledge exchange, public engagement or other impact related activities.

Key dates:

  • Applications open: 18 January 2022
  • Applications close: 16:00 UK time on 17 March 2022      
  • Interviews for shortlisted candidates: 21-23 June 2022
  • Media Training for Finalists: w/c 18 & 25 July      
  • Awards ceremony: November 2022 (date TBC) 

For further details, including application guidelines, please visit