Queen Mary University of London’s Graduate Festival

QMUL logoQueen Mary University of London’s PhD Grad Fest steering committee are organising an exciting range of cross-disciplinary events as part of our Graduate Festival next week from Monday 8th – Friday 12th June. We’d like to extend a warm welcome to doctoral researchers at King’s College London to the events listed below.

Click on each event to find out more and then register on eventbrite for whatever takes your fancy. All the events are being held at QMUL’s Mile End Campus. We look forward to seeing you there!

Grad Fest Launch
Monday 8th June 5-6.30pm, Bancroft Building Foyer
Exhibition of ‘Research Through a Lens’ Photography Competition shortlisted photographs.
Please register here.

Film Screening of ‘Here is Always Somewhere Else‘
Monday 8th June, 7-9pm, Arts 1 Lecture Theatre.
Screening of documentary by Dutch filmmaker Rene Daalder.
Please register here.

Performing Urban Archives
Wed 10th June 10-6.30pm Arts Two: Film & Drama Studio
An interdisciplinary exploration of the city-as-archive in order to open up alternative urban imaginaries.
Please register here.

The Art of Peer Review (A&H)
Wednesday 10th June 12noon-1pm, Bancroft 1.08.
Panel session sharing best practice regarding journal submissions, receiving peer reviews and being a peer reviewer.
Please register here.

Collaborative Research with Museums
Wednesday 10th June 2-4pm Engineering 207.
Gain an insight into the museum sector and learn how to do collaborative research with cultural organisations.
Please register here.

Speed-Networking for Researchers
Wednesday 10th June5-7pm, Bancroft 3.40
Meet other researchers over drinks in fun and past-paced networking session!
Please register here.

How can we save our rivers?
Thursday 11th June 9.30-5.30pm, Geography 220.
Workshop and field trip on sustainable water management.
Please register here.

Publishing a Monograph
Thursday 11th June 11-12.30pm, Bancroft 1.02.6.
Commissioning Editor from Routledge talking about how to turn your thesis into a book.
Please register here.

Interdisciplinary Research: What are the Opportunities and Challenges?
Thursday 11th June 3-6pm, Arts Two SCR.
Come and discuss the pleasures and pains of interdisciplinary research.
Please register here.

Winning Words: Making Yourself Heard
Thursday 11th June 4-6pm, Bancroft 1.13
Interactive panel discussion with five academics on writing for the wider public.
Please register here.

Fusion: Multidisciplinary Conference
Friday 12th June 9.30am-12.45pm, Bancroft 1.15
Listen to fast-paced research presentations in Pecha Kucha format.
Please register here.

Question Time Debate Hosted by the Doctoral College
Friday 3-5pm Bancroft 1.15
Panel debate with high-profile speakers on the future of higher education.
Register here.

The full #QMULGradFest programme is available here: https://qmulgradfest.wordpress.com/

If you have questions or want to get in touch, please email QMULgradfest@gmail.com

AHRC & ESRC International Placement Scheme Showcases

The AHRC and ESRC invite you to a showcase of funded fellowship opportunities for PhD students and early career researchers, through our International Placement Scheme (IPS), at these world-leading international research institutions:

IPS fellowships run for two to six months and include: a travel and living stipend; unparalleled access to collections, facilities, curators and other scholars; and opportunities to present work, network and forge international contacts.

The showcases will include: presentations from past IPS fellows; AHRC staff will advise on eligibility for the scheme and give application guidance; All speakers and IPS alumni will be available at the networking lunch to discuss the scheme.

The IPS is open to early career researchers, research assistants and AHRC/ESRC*-funded PhD students.  The events are primarily aimed at eligible candidates, but relevant RO staff such as BGP/DTP Coordinators, Heads of School/Department, Research Managers, PhD Supervisors and AHRC/ESRC-funded Principal Investigators with project students/RA’s would also be welcome.

The London showcase takes place on Friday 15th November 2013, 11.00-14.00 at University of Westminster, Regent Street, London

Exact location details and an agenda will be emailed to delegates upon registration.

Please register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AHRC-IPS-Showcases-2013. For more information please see the IPS webpages.

*ESRC-funded PhD students may only apply to the Library of Congress.