Science policy skills workshop & networking reception 30th May 2019

Meet the new Science Policy Exchange Network – SciPEN!

Are you a researcher or PhD interested in having policy impact?

Science policy skills workshop and networking reception – 30 May

SciPEN is hosting a one-day hands-on workshop exploring how to:

  • Collaborate with policy institutions as an academic
  • Communicate research effectively to policy makers
  • Transition from academia to a policy career

The workshop will be followed by a networking reception with a keynote from Prof Sir Peter Gluckman, former Chief Scientific Advisor of New Zealand and Chair of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA).

Graduate students and early career researchers from all universities are welcome. Further details and registration here.

Poster Presentation Workshop 2019

Here’s the workshop in case you missed it!

The UBEL Poster Presentation Workshop will be held on Wednesday 1st May 2019, 13:30 – 15:00, in Room 802, IOE.

Our very own Dr Richard Freeman will be facilitating the workshop.

The workshop is aimed at our research students who have to give a poster presentation and it is the ideal opportunity to learn about the keys aspects of a poster presentation. Dr Freeman will guide you through what makes an effective poster!

With that in mind, we do also hope that this will encourage our UBEL students to present a poster at the London DTP Conference, taking place on Friday 7th June 2019.

Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP via the EventBrite link below:


UCL Enterprise Fellowship Programme: Pt. 2 (Advanced)

This free programme of workshops for UCL postdocs and academics will help you develop the skills and mind-set needed to successfully engage with businesses or start new enterprises.

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

This programme of six afternoon workshops will equip you with skills and knowledge to help you engage with organisations outside of academia for a variety of reasons. This could be to:

  • make connections to further your research
  • engage in activities that generate impact
  • explore licencing opportunities for your intellectual property (IP)
  • spin out companies based on the findings of your research

Sessions will take place from 1:30pm to 4:30pm on the following Wednesdays:

  • 1 May 2019
  • 8 May 2019
  • 15 May 2019
  • 29 May 2019
  • 5 June 2019
  • 12 June 2019

To book your place, please visit:

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:

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.