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Pathways to PhD: Improving outcomes

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etc.venues Prospero House

241 Borough High Street

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SE1 1GA

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The London Interdisciplinary Biosciences Consortium (LIDo), one of the largest BBSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnerships in the UK, are hosting a free one day event for the second year running for potential research students who identify as black or minority ethnic from the Greater London Area. The event will be in collaboration with Unilever.

The aim of the event is to increase the number BME candidates making informed and well-prepared applications to high profile Doctoral Training Programmes by providing a unique platform to receive advice and coaching, to ask questions and engage with relatable student role models.

UCL Dean Representatives, Black Student’s Officer from the NUS, students from the MRC and BBSRC DTP’s and Unilever will present their experiences in short talks and panel discussions over the morning. Additionally there is a chance to participate in workshops covering interview techniques, persuasive writing and presenting yourself confidently.

Some of the attendees last year commented: ‘All sessions were excellent!’, ’The sessions were all so useful, great to ask opinions for specialists in the field’, ‘very useful, and I now know new concepts I did not know before’.

LIDo DTP student tells us about her journey to and why you should come to our event this July.


Agenda: Pathways to PhD


09:30-09:55
Registration/ Coffee
09:55-10:00 Geraint Thomas/Jonathan Ashmore introduction
10:00-10:15 Introduction from NUS representative
10:15-10:30 Geraint Rees – UCL Dean
10:30-10:45 Unilever Representative
10:45-11:30 SoB Networking

11:30-12:20 BREAK

12:20-13:00 Current PhD Student talks and Q&A
13:00-13:30 Panel discussion on PhD applications and interviews with academics and current students
13:30-14:30 LUNCH (included)
14:30-15:30 Small Group Interviews Techniques Workshop
15:30-15:45 Coffee
15:45-16:45 Choice of 2 workshops (Presenting yourself/ Persuasive writing)
16:45 – 17:00 Round up

17:00-18:30 Networking


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