Entrepreneurial skills for UBEL DTP PhD students (SPERO Discover)

This is a free masterclass for PhD students from the UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership (UBEL DTP). Develop entrepreneurial thinking in both your academic and personal life.

Date and time: Thursday 16 May 2019, 09:30 – 16:30

Location: UCL BaseKX, 103c Camley Street, London, N1C 4PF

This one-day workshop will help you recognise and use your entrepreneurial skills to heighten the impact of your research and think about future career paths.

Even if you don’t have entrepreneurial ambitions, this workshop will help you reframe the skills you’re developing during your PhD.

It’ll focus on the fundamentals of developing an entrepreneurial mind-set and exploring value creation.

For more information and to book your place, please visit here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/enterprise/events/2019/may/entrepreneurial-skills-ubel-dtp-phd-students-spero-discover

Centre for Longitudinal Studies Workshop – An Introduction to Using Cohort Data

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) is pleased to announce an upcoming workshop ‘Longitudinal data across the life course: an introduction to using cohort data’ which will take place in Edinburgh on 17 May 2019.

This workshop will give both first-time and more experienced data users an insight into four of the UK’s internationally-renowned cohort studies run by CLS and give further information on how to access and use them:

For more information and to book your place click here.

Heritage Science Hackathon

Join UCL Institute of Sustainable Heritage at Here East for a Hertiage Science Hackathon:

Sat 18 May, 10:00 – Sun 19 May 2019, 18:30

The Auditorium @ UCL Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E15 2GW

Team up with a broad range of heritage professionals, early career researchers, programmers and students to work on issues faced by local heritage institutions.

Use new technology and find new ways to present heritage science to new audiences.

What is Heritage Science?
Heritage science is cross-disciplinary scientific research to improve the understanding of, engagement with and management of cultural heritage.

What is a Hackathon?
A hackathon is a short period of time in which domain level experts join together to work collaboratively on projects. The goal of a hackathon is to come up with new solutions to old well identified problems.

What will I do?
Working in diverse teams you will create ideas/products/projects to help address the issues provided by the attending institutions. These should be wide and varied and we encourage you to think as far out of the box as possible – there will be no wrong answers!

Do I need to be able to code?
Not really! Unlike traditional hackathons, we don’t want you to necessarily create a fully functioning-fly-you-to-mars app in a day (though if you do that’s also great!). We want fully though out proposals for the participating institutions. This can be anything from a project proposal, a wireframe app, a prototype microscope of educational toolkit.

Are there prizes?

For more information, and to register, please visit here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heritage-science-hackathon-tickets-58844985937 


PhD Internship Opportunity at the Royal Institution

The Royal Institution (Ri) is looking for an intern to join its creative team of media producers and digital communication professionals for a 12 week placement and gain experience of digital media and science communication. The internship runs from May to July 2019 but may be flexible for the right candidate.

Please note this internship is only available for students who have funding available from their DTP. The Ri is unable to fund the internship and is not able to take on self-funding students. The role is based in Central London so students will be expected to base themselves within or near to London for the period of the placement.

The closing date for receipt of applications is midday on Tuesday 2 April 2019.

Please see the Job Description for the internship.

More information about the Ri’s internship programme and details on individual placements, timeframes and how to apply can be found here:


The SPERO (Santander PhD Entrepreneurship Opportunity) Programme

The Santander PhD Entrepreneurship Opportunity (SPERO) is a diverse programme of training courses, aiming to improve understanding of entrepreneurship mind-set by the UCL PhD community.

The programme is sponsored by Santander Bank and is delivered in partnership with the Doctoral Skills Development Team. Participating students will receive 2 training points per each training day.

All programme participants get an opportunity to meet with a Business Acceleration Advisor and discuss their ideas with them throughout the programme.

You can register for this programme via Doctoral Skills Development website – https://doctoral-skills.ucl.ac.uk

For more information on how the programme is delivered, please see the SPRERO Overview Document.

Confirmed and upcoming training workshops:

18 February 2019

(SPERO Discover) Entreprenurial skills for PhD students in Psychology and Language Science (for Faculty of Brain Sciences)


19 – 20 February 2019

(SPERO Advanced) Advanced entrepreneurial skills for PhD students


27 February – 1 March 2019

(SPERO Applied) Entrepreneurship essentials for PhD students


18 March

(SPERO Discover) Entrepreneurial skills for PhDs in the Ear, Ophthalmology and Psychiatry Institutes


27 – 29 March 2019

(SPERO Applied) Entrepreneurship essentials for PhD students


Please see here for more information: