Wine reception and networking sponsored by Elsevier


Researchers are the ultimate multitaskers. They have to juggle their grant writing and reviewing responsibilities with keeping up to date with new developments, promoting their research and writing up the results of their next paper – all on top of their day-to-day research tasks. This puts a lot of pressure on them, particularly if they are just starting out in their academic careers.

Learning how to do each of these things effectively can make a big difference. Elsevier’s new Publishing Campus is an online training and advice center that gives researchers free access to lectures, interactive training and professional advice on a wide range of academic-related topics. Elsevier believes in recognizing researcher efforts and for every module or seminar completed, researchers will be awarded a personalized certificate. The Campus aims to support researchers and equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to do great research, publish high-impact papers and successful books, and take their field forward. Visit today –

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Three Minute Thesis UK competition sponsored by Research Councils UK, the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement, Speakezee and ThinkWrite


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Three Minute Thesis (3MT) challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes.

The prize of £3K to spend on public engagement activity for the overall winner is sponsored by Research Councils UK and the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE), in line with principle 3 of the UK Concordat for Engaging the Public with research.

The People’s Choice winner will win the opportunity to present their talk in the famous Faraday Lecture Theatre in the Royal Institution of Great Britain as part of a night of expert speakers to celebrate the first year of on Feb 19th 2016.

Each of our six finalists will receive a ThinkWrite training voucher towards a place on one of ThinkWrite’s Open Courses run in 2016-17. ThinkWrite will also award the five runners up a prize of £250 each.