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4th BME Early Career Researcher Conference 2020

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Imperial College London

Imperial College Road

London

SW7 2AZ

United Kingdom

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Join us at the 4th Annual BME Early Career Researcher Conference at Imperial College London. Navigating the Academic Space Together.

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The 4th Annual Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Early Career Researchers (ECR) Conference is coming!

Navigating the Academic Space

We know that climbing the research ladder at a university or another academic institution can sometimes feel intimidating; as if you’re trying to break into an archaic and exclusive world of excellence that just doesn’t recognise you. This feeling can be intensified if you are a researcher from a BME background as you are even less likely to see people who represent you within the academic community.

This conference offers you the opportunity to hear from BME researchers, from PhD student to Professor level (and beyond!) who share their experiences of how they have managed to navigate the academic space successfully so you can envision your own route to your place within the academic arena.

In addition to inspiring, encouraging and empowering accounts from BME academics, you will also get the chance to participate in workshops providing practical advice and support on everything from networking, grant writing, mentoring, coaching and sponsorship, to maintaining your mental health and wellbeing in academia.

This one-day workshop will help equip you with the tools to successfully navigate the academic space so you can stay in academia!

Speakers

Keynote Speaker:

Professor Iyiola Solanke, Professor of EU Law, University of Leeds and Founder of Black Female Professor Forum

Guest Speakers:

Marcia Wilson, Associate Dean of Health, Sport and Bioscience, University of East London

Jason Arday, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Durham University

Faith Uwadiae, Postdoctoral researcher in Immunology, The Crick Institute and creator of Wiki BME scientist Diversithon

Danielle Tran, Associate Professor & Associate Dean of Academic Enhancement, University of the Arts London

De-Shaine Murray, PhD student in Neurotechnology, Imperial College London

Afternoon Workshops

Health and Wellbeing - Amberlee Green

Mentoring, Coaching and Sponsorship - Coreene Archer

Professional Development - Gabrielle Kerr-Gordon

Grant Writing - Dr Candace Hassall (Wellcome Trust)

Other activities include:

Expert Panelist Discussion with Question and Answer Session

Lots of networking opportunities and the chance to be selected to attend a FREE Professional Development Day.

Be POSITIVE, PRACTICAL and PRAGMATIC

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Location

Imperial College London

Imperial College Road

London

SW7 2AZ

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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