Upcoming talk: What’s next after your PhD? University of Warwick, 22nd May 2015

I’m giving a short talk on the subject of social media and networking for ECRs at the event What’s next after your PhD? at the University of Warwick’s ESRC Doctoral Training Day on 22nd May 2015. The day is open to final year PhD students of the ESRC Doctoral Training Centres of the Universities of Birmingham, Nottingham and Warwick.

Upcoming talk: Northern Nineteenth Century Network Professionalisation Day, University of York, 26th May 2015

I’m pleased to have been invited to talk at the Northern Nineteenth Century Network’s Professionalisation Day, taking place at the University of York on 26th May 2015. My talk is titled “‘Money and a room of one’s own’: funding, fellowships, and the transition from PhD to Postdoc”. I’ll be talking about the various options post-PhD, including funding and fellowship schemes, how to be creative when you don’t get funding,  and the other challenges of transitioning  from PhD to postdoc.

Full details of the programme and how to register are available here.  I will make the slides of my talk available on here after the event.

Feminist and Women’s Studies Association Essay Prize

The deadline for the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association annual essay prize is Friday 1st May 2015; the prize is open to students at a British or Irish University and full details are available on the website. The prize aims to encourage a new generation of feminist scholars, and the winning and shortlisted entries are published in the Journal of International Women’s Studies.

The poster can be downloaded here: 2015 Essay Comp Poster.

Upcoming talk: Westminster Higher Education Forum on “Next Steps for the REF”

I have been invited to speak on 23rd April at the Westminster Higher Education Forum event on “Next Steps for the REF” about the impact of the REF on early career researchers. I’m really pleased to have the opportunity to talk about this subject as it has been such a dominant issue for the many ECRs I know and have worked with over the last few years. In preparation for the talk I have been running a survey on early career researchers’ experiences of the REF – with just over a month until the talk I will be closing this soon to collate responses, but the survey will remain open for a few more days so please do take a moment to complete it if you can. I hope to make available a summary of my findings in a later post.