Graduate School Conference Fund Reminder

Reminder to all postgraduate students: the deadline for the first round of GS Conference Funding is fast approaching!


About the Fund:

Are you attending a conference and need funding to support your travel and expenses? The Graduate School offers 4 rounds of funding throughout the year so check out this link for further details if you’re interested:

The first round is now open for applications and the deadline is 15th October 2016.

15 October 2016 (for conferences commencing any time during the period from 22 October 2016 to 5 February 2017)

15 January 2017 (for conferences commencing any time during the period from 6 February 2017 to 5 May 2017)

15 April 2017 (for conferences commencing any time during the period from 6 May 2017 to 5 August 2017)

15 July 2017 (for conferences commencing any time during the period from 6 August 2017 to 5 November 2017)

Late and/or retrospective applications will NOT be considered


Research Consultancy & Internship Opportunities



If you are a PhD student, some new internship/research consultancy opportunities are available from the careers & employability centre. Details below:


We also still have a few places available on our pre-consultancy training on 14th November, please visit the website for the full agenda and email to book a place. 

Please contact or 020 7848 1376 if you have any questions.

Cumberland Lodge Student Bursary Scheme

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A number of student bursaries are available for some of the upcoming Cumberland Lodge conferences. If you are interested in attending and applying for a bursary, you can apply at the following links: ‘Ethnic Inequalities at Work: Policy and Institutional Responses’ and ‘Violence Against Women: A Determinant of Health’.

For further questions about this scheme or programme, contact Dr Rachel Smillie, Education Officer, Cumberland Lodge Programme., 01784 497781

*The Cumberland Lodge is an educational charity based in Windsor Great Park which focuses on tackling social divisions by promoting creative thinking and inclusive dialogue. We aim to foster interdisciplinary dialogue; as such, students from all disciplines are invited to apply.


*Free Event* Hack-a-demia: Future Proofing your Academic Career

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Part of The Exchange ECR Development Series

The Exchange is delighted to announce ‘Hack-a-demia’ – a free one day conference on ‘Future Proofing your academic career’.

***To register visit

Who is this event for?

This event is exclusively for PhD students and Early Career Researchers from Exchange partner HEIs and TCCE member universities.

What is the purpose of this event?

The development of Early Career Researchers is at the heart of The Exchange project, and in a fast changing and challenging environment, researchers are having to be increasingly resilient, expert and well grounded.  Hack-a-demia will look at the challenges and opportunities for ECRs and how they can develop their research footprint.

This conference will also be a valuable networking opportunity for ECRs to extend their contacts and share experiences and expertise with a large and cross – disciplinary group of peers, and will provide a space where ECRs can help TCCE shape the next stage of The Exchange project, and the support, development and networking opportunities that we can offer to help them on the next steps of their academic career.

What will happen at this event?

Hack-a-demia will feature a mix of presentations, panel discussions and workshops followed by networking drinks.

More information on the structure of the day and a full list of contributors will be available shortly.

Confirmed contributors include:

  • Dr Steven Hill, Head of Research Policy, HEFCE
  • Dr Joanna Dunster, Portfolio Manager: Researcher Careers and Training, Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • Pam Johnson, Senior Relationship Manager, Arts Council England
  • Dr Tariq Varini, ECR/ academic consultant
  • Suzie Leighton, Director of The Culture Capital Exchange
  • Dr Enrico Bertelli, Business Developement Manager, The Culture Capital Exchange / Founder Director of  Conductive Music CIC

Editors from Palgrave Macmillan will also be giving advice on how to get published.

Friday, 28 October 2016 from 10:00 to 18:30 (BST)

National Council for Voluntary Organisations – Society Building 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL

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