Making an Impact with your PhD
When:11th April 2013, 2-4pm
Where:Sir CharlesWilson LT
I hope that many of you will be able to make it along to our next ‘Making an Impact’ mini-conference, where we have talks from five current research students. As we have the ‘Beyond your PhD’ event taking place on 12th April, we wont have a ‘careers’ speaker on 11th April, as we normally would do. However, normal service will be resumed in future ‘Making an Impact events’. I hope that as many of you as possible will be able to join us on 11th April. Please book via My Campus. One credit is available for attendance.
Converge Challenge – £35k cashprize
Converge Challenge is the largest business competition and entrepreneurial training programme in Scotland with the top prize of £60,000.It provides training, hands-on mentoring, business support and give out cash prizes up to £35,000. It’s open to staff and students of all Scottish Universities, in any industry sector, product- or service-based ideas at any stage of development. It doesn’t have to be a fully-fledged business idea and the application form doesn’t take long to fill out – it’s definitely worth giving it a go. Even if you don’t turn out to have a viable business idea, the training you’ll get from participation in the programme will be hugely valuable for future funding applications, job interviews etc. If you would like to talk through your idea please feel free to get in touch:
Stem Cell Ethics Debate
Stem cell treat mentsare entering Phase II clinical trials, taking them one step closer to the clinic and routine use. But have we really resolved our ethical concerns about using stem cells?
Stem cell research raises many ethical issues –sourcing from embryos and foetuses, consent for adult sources and the potential safety issues of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS). These all have far reaching implications for society and industry; but to allow for technological advances whilst protecting people rights one must ask the question, “how much do you regulate the industry?” This event will give you the chance to meet professionals working with stem cells and put your question about the future of this exciting industry to them. Our speakers have a blend of experiences covering stem cell research, taking treatments through clinical trial and the legal concerns of their use. Further information and booking can be found here:
Beyond your PhD:
When: 12th April 2013, 1-5pm
Where: Sir Charles Wilson Building LT
A career event for postgraduates and post-docs. An amazing opportunity for PhD students and post-docs from all scientific, technical and non-technical disciplines. This event gives you the chance to hear from recent graduates and get ideas about careers after your PhD. Book your place at http://www.beyondyourphd.com/
Careers in international development, Beyond the PhD
When: 12th April 2013, 5-6pm
Where:Sir Charles Wilson Building
Prof Dennis Rodgers (School of Social and Political Sciences) will be joined by Katherine Trebeck (Policy and Advocacy Manager,UK Poverty Programme, Oxfam), Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva (Head of Research, Oxfam) and Lorraine Currie (Head of International Programmes, SCIAF), to discuss career opportunities for research students in international development. This will be an informal panel discussion,considering the skills or experience that research students might develop during their degree and how these do (or don’t!) translate into policy,research and practice roles in international development. There will also be discussion of how, if you do perceive a gap in your skills or experience, you might be able to fill that through voluntary work or getting involved in external groups or networks whilst you are still studying. We know that time is precious during a research degree and no-one can do everything. This event will help you to get a better understanding of the opportunities that are out there and the paths into them, as well as how you can focus your efforts and articulate your skills and qualities in order to make the most of those opportunities.
Book a place here: http://beyondyourphdinternational.eventbrite.com/
Call for Papers, Musicians and Artists – The Atlantic Cable: An Evening of Transatlantic Music and Discussion
The Atlantic Cable is a transatlantic network of scholars, artists, musicians, and all those interested in the exchange of ideas, people, and cultures beyond national borders Established at the University of Glasgow, the network seeks to provide an online platform for scholars, students, and members of the public to collaborate and exchange ideas related to transatlantic studies. The relatively recent field of Transatlantic Studies broadly examines the economic, cultural,political and social linkages between Atlantic countries, often – but not limited to – the United States and Europe.
Proposals for papers(up to 20min) are welcome for The Atlantic Cable’s official launch night, 23rd of May 2013 at the Glad Caféin Glasgow. Papers from all disciplines are invited and we welcome early-career researchers. Proposals should be no more than 300 words and clearly state the theme objective and how the paper relates to transatlantic studies. We are also looking for artists and musicians whose work engages with a Transatlantic theme This can be open to interpretation and we warmly invite new ideas and collaboration from those interested.
Abstracts and proposals with name, affiliation, email address, and content may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for receipt of abstracts is Friday, 19 April 2013. http://theatlanticcable.tumblr.com/