Careers Events

Upcoming events:

In our lunchtime seminar series ‘ECR Skills for Geochemists’, we aim to provide geochemistry-focused training and advice to PhD students and other Early Career Researchers (ECRs).

Our next session will be on “Things I wish I knew when I started my PhD…” on Mon 31st October at 1pm.

The session will comprise a panel discussion and Q+A, with a range of panellists who recently completed PhDs in geochemistry providing their tips and advice on completing a PhD. Confirmed panellists are Liam Hoare (RUB), Marissa Lo (Geological Magazine), Paul Minton (UCL), Michaela Reay (Bristol), and Madeleine Stow (Durham).

This session will be suitable for all PhD students, but particularly those who are starting out or in their first few years. Panellists will answer your questions and share tips and advice on how to manage your project, your supervisors, and complete a successful PhD project!

When you register, you’ll also have the chance to submit your own questions for the panel! Hope many of you can join us, and in the meantime if you have any questions please contact David Wilson (david.j.wilson@ucl.ac.uk).

Attendance is free but you’ll need to register below..

Previous events:

Out of Academia: Into Science”Monday September the 26th @ 1pm BST.

This session comprised a panel discussion and Q+A, with a range of panellists providing their experiences of working in the Charity Sector. Our panellists were: Joanna Cloy – Senior Project Manager at Fidra, Chris Jeffs – former Engagement and Outreach Manager at the British Ecological Society, Hannah Symons – Trusts and Foundations Manager at Chester Zoo.

ECR Skills for Geochemists: fellowship writing” (Wed July 27th @ 1pm BST)

The session comprised a panel discussion and Q+A, with a range of panellists providing their experiences of research fellowships, and in particular offering tips and advice on preparing fellowship application. Panellists included Anna Joy Drury (UCL), Lucy Roberts (Aarhus), and David Neave (Manchester).

“Out of Academia: Into Science” Environmental Sector (Wed June 29th @ 1pm BST)

Panel: Dr Stacy Phillips (Partnership and Strategic Overview Team Member – Environment Agency), Dr Alex Russell (Geochemist – Golder-WSP) and Dr Katy Relph (Environmental, Social, Governance Advisor – Centamin Plc).

“Out of Academia: Into Science” Science Communication (26th April 2022, 13:00 – 14:00 )

Panelists :Dr Nathalie Starkey (Public engagement officer Open university] and writer/science communicator [freelance] – @StarkeyStardust), Dr Liz Hide (Director of the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences [University of Cambridge] – @TheMuseumOfLiz) and Dr Vivien Cumming (Documentary photographer, film-maker and story-telling consultant – @drvivcumming!)

ECR Skills for Geochemists’ – “Paper Writing: Tips for Success” (30th March, 1pm BST)

The session involved a panel discussion and Q+A, with geochemists from a range of career stages providing advice and tips on writing a scientific paper. The panel comprised se Wes Fraser (Oxford Brookes), Susan Little (UCL), Marie-Laure Bagard (Cambridge), and David Wilson (UCL). When you register, you’ll also have the chance to submit your own questions for the panel!

“Out of Academia: Into Science”Research Councils (2nd March 2022, 13:00 – 14:00 )

Panellists: Dr Rehemat Bhatia (Strategy and Planning Manager at BBSRC), Kirsty Grainger (Head of Talent and Skills Strategy at UKRI), Dr Laura Lautz (Program Director, National Science Foundation)

“Out of Academia: Into Science”Public Sector (24th November 2021 13:00 – 14:00 GMT)

Panellists: Dr Rhian Rees-Owen (International Climate Science Lead – IPCC, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Dr Donald Payne (Land & Air Quality Technical Officer; Fife Council), Dr Emanuela Piga (Decarbonisation Evidence Advisor and Climate Change Analyst in the Decarbonisation, Energy and Climate Division of Welsh Government, Cardiff).

“Out of Academia: Into Science”Publishing (27th October 2021 13:00 – 14:00 BST)

Panellists: Dr Erin Scott (Senior Editor, Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, Springer Nature), Dr Tessa de Roo (Digital Scholarship Librarian at Leiden University Library and Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands), Dr Brent Grocholski (Senior Editor, Science Magazine)

Out of Academia: Into Science”Instrumentation (29th September 2021 13:00 – 14:00 BST)

Panellists: Dr Jenny Roberts (Thermo Fischer), Dr Rich Taylor (Zeiss), Dr Ariane Donard (Nu)

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