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BSG Windsor Workshop for PhD students 3th-6th December 2018 at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor.

Windsor Workshop 03th Dec 2018 - 06th Dec 2018

Update 31/10/2018. The workshop is now full. We have two spaces reserved for the IAG grant winners - and occasionally people have to drop out. If you would like to join a reserve list - please email me. Thanks, Tom. 

 

Booking for the 2018 Windsor Postgraduate Workshop is now open! Thanks to a hefty subsidy from the BSG we have managed to keep the cost to a very low £130 - covering all food and lodgings from Monday evening to Thursday afternoon. Before being able to book, you must be a registered Postgraduate member of the BSG and be logged in to access the booking form.

(Update: Two IAG bursaries of Eu300 available for the workshop - details below)

The BSG runs a workshop for new research students (typically in the first year of their PhD studies) each year and we encourage you to attend. The workshop has been running at the fantastic Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park for over 30 years – many notable researchers and academics have been and benefited from this course!

The content is non-technical, but provides training in project management, group work, dealing with large data sets, fieldwork, lab and numerical modelling, gaining funding as well as publication and future career development. One of the most important aspects is meeting other new researchers, finding out how the PhD is working for others in different Universities and often making friends and contacts that can last a career. You’ll also meet a wide variety of academics and facilitators who are practising researchers as well as the BSG postgrad representatives on the Executive. The BSG chair (Simon Mudd) will be giving a talk about his PhD experience, and this year we have Stuart Lane (Managing editor of ESPL) giving a session on publication. .

The cost of the course is heavily subsidised for BSG postgraduate research members (non members need to join the BSG at the excellent value postgraduate rate of £50 for four years). This gives you full evening meals, lunches, tea/coffee breaks (Monday afternoon to Thursday lunchtime) and accommodation in the ‘up market’ environment of Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park. As well as being a former home to royalty, Cumberland lodge features in several feature films including the Kings Speech. You can find more information about the Lodge here: Cumberland Lodge

You may also be able to offset the time against any departmental postgraduate training credits.

Our best referral though is students who have attended in the past: Ask students who have been on previous years (or look in back issues of Geophemera on the website) about their experiences in past years – we gather that everyone enjoys it as well as finds it useful! Here is a blog post about last years workshop: Windsor Workshop 2016

Last year the course filled up very quickly – so please book early to ensure your place.The course starts at c.3pm on the Monday and ends at 1pm Thursday.

There are also two Eu300 bursaries available for the course thanks to the IAG. The deadline for applying for these bursaries is the 9th November 2018 - application details are available via this form/link

Any queries – please get in touch with Prof. Tom Coulthard (T.Coulthard(at)hull.ac.uk)

Please note that the online booking needs to recognise you as a member before allowing you to register/book. Also - there is no automatic email confirming booking - you are registered for the course once the payment is taken via paypal. Cumberland lodge is fully accessible and can caters for a range of dietary requirements

Thanks!

Windsor Workshop attendees, 2016

Windsor Workshop attendees, 2014

 

 

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