The eighth annual Life Beyond the PhD conference for doctoral candidates will take place at Cumberland Lodge, in Windsor Great Park, from 15th -18th August 2015. The conference is open to participants of all disciplines at any stage in their doctorate, and is designed to help both those embarking on doctorates and those considering what they will do in the longer term. During the conference, attendees will:
- explore common concerns
- have opportunities to present their research to those in different disciplines and institutions
- engage with those with doctorates in careers within and outside the academic world.
- receive training in communication and successful application writing
Participants will also have the unique experience of staying at Cumberland Lodge, a charitable foundation with over sixty years’ experience of working with students from across the world, and which each year hosts approximately 180 academic visits from universities across Britain.
For 2015, the Graduate School is able to fund two places for PhD/PGR students and one place for a postdoctoral researcher to attend the conference.
If you are interested in attending, please send a brief justification (200 words maximum) for your proposed attendance addressed to Professor Vaughan Robinson, Director of the Graduate School, to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject title Cumberland Lodge, by the deadline of 5pm on 22 MAY 2015. The justification should explain how you think you would benefit from attending the conference and presenting a paper.
The Graduate School will cover the conference registration fee which includes all food and accommodation (in shared rooms). We will also cover reasonable travel expenses to and from London on presentation of receipts after the event.