In February 2020 Envision students were invited to think about their research from a different perspective, that of an Entrepreneur. Find out more about this intensive 2.5 day workshop in this short film.
Congratulations to Beth Francis who won the “best presentation runner up” at the Marine Biology Association Postgraduate Conference in Plymouth. Beth says ‘The conference itself was brilliant too, one of the best I’ve been to and had some great workshops that were tailored to PhD students’.
As a final year PhD student, I started to consider what to do after submitting my thesis. I decided it would be valuable to gain some experience outside of academia through working in policy. I put my PhD studies on hold to complete a secondment working as a policy adviser in the Cabinet Office’s Open […]
In January of this year, I was fortunate enough to gain the RTSG top up funds which enabled me to attend the “Mechanisms and Outcomes of Predator-Prey Interactions: Scaling Across Space and Time” conference in California, USA. It is a prestigious biannual international conference which aims to discuss developments in the field of predator prey […]
Additional funding from Envision allowed me to undertake training in powerboat handling at Preston Marina. My project looking at the environmental impacts of floating solar panels on lakes and reservoirs will have a fieldwork component requiring me to access a water body using a boat. A health and safety requirement of using a boat for […]
By the end of the two-day course I feel like I’ve learnt a lot. Having had very little experience of using Arc GIS and teaching myself to have a basic understanding of the programme, I found that the course has already been invaluable to me for a range of reasons: It allows you to see […]
In early January I found details of an amazing sounding course, run jointly by the British Ecological Society (BES) and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), entitled “Communicating your science: an introduction to social and traditional media”. This course offered the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in how to communicate science, designed specifically for […]
ALGAR, A. & TARR, S. 2018. Fossils, phylogenies and the evolving climate niche. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2, 414-415. BLOCKLEY, S., CANDY, I., MATTHEWS, I., LANGDON, P., LANGDON, C., PALMER, A., LINCOLN, P., ABROOK, A., TAYLOR, B., CONNELLER, C., BAYLISS, A., MACLEOD, A., DEEPROSE, L., DARVILL, C., KEARNEY, R., BEAVAN, N., STAFF, R., BAMFORTH, M., TAYLOR, M. & […]
As a third year PhD student I decided to undertake a placement to broaden my career prospects and get some professional experience outside of the university environment. An opportunity came up within the Open Innovation Team in the Cabinet Office and I took a break from the lab and started a three-month placement in Westminster. […]
At the end of February 2017 I stopped research for my PhD to go on placement with the Cabinet Office’s new Open Innovation Team. On my first day I found myself heading to London Bridge to visit the Shard where the team was leading a workshop on mental health policy for researchers, clinicians, charity workers, […]