Tickets now available for the 3 Minute Thesis Final!

Tickets are now availabPrintle to order for the University of Edinburgh 3 Minute Thesis Final 2015.  The Final will take place on Thursday 25th June 2015 in G.07 Informatics Forum from 2.00pm. Nine finalists from the three colleges will compete to win some great prizes and the chance to represent the University in the UK final.  The 9 finalists are:

Donald Slater                   School of Geosciences

Matthew Simmonte          School of Chemistry

Elizabeth Jameson           School of Chemistry

Liam Fraser                      School of Divinity

Mandan Kazzazi               School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Alexandra Remond           School of Social and Political Science

Tracy Mak                        School of Clinical Sciences

Chen Zhao                       School of Clinical Sciences

Ifigeneia Stavrou              College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Book your ticket for the final here

More information on 3 Minute Thesis can be found here

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Researcher-Led Initiative Fund

Do you have an idea for a project or event that could support your development as well as the development of others? The University recognises the importance of researchers having a choice in how they develop their transferable skills and the Researcher-Led Initiative Fund supports this.imagesgggg

So what is it?

The Researcher-Led Initiative Fund is available for specific projects/activities/events initiated by University of Edinburgh research students or research staff, for the benefit of groups of researchers at a School, research unit or research group level. The aim of the fund is to allow researchers themselves to have a greater input into the ways in which they are supported and developed, giving them the opportunity to think more creatively and proactively. The maximum total amount available to any one submission is £3,000 though many of the funded projects will be for amounts much lower than this.

The fund has many benefits, it can create the opportunity for interdisciplinary work; allow the development of ideas and projects, with the potential for wider public engagement; promote and encourage student and staff interaction; help build and engage research communities and networks; and allow potential research collaborations, that wouldn’t necessarily happen otherwise. Feedback from previous applications highlighted the positive impact of being able to develop something from start to finish and how the skills acquired could be applied in their current and future work.

The initiatives must be in keeping with the researcher development agenda of professional and career development however this can take many forms. Previous funded initiatives include: writing groups/retreats; the establishment and/or promotion of postgrad and research staff societies; public communication events; conferences; seminar series; and much more. A short overview of previous successful projects is available from our website.

The fund has 2 rounds each year (June / December) with the next round closing on 1st June 2015.

For further information visit: www.ed.ac.uk/iad/researcher-led