British Library PhD Placements: Call for Applications

British Library
British Library

British Library PhD Placements: Call got Applicants 

Placements at the British Library provide opportunities for PhD students from all disciplines to develop and apply transferrable research skills outside of the university sector.

We undertake an internal call each year to identify suitable opportunities for PhD students to carry out placement projects at the Library. These projects are specially selected to develop career skills and support the professional development of researchers for future career paths both within and outside academia. Equally, the placements provide practical support for teams based across the Library to carry out key projects and activities.
We encourage all PhD students to consider a placement with us. It is not necessary for the project to relate directly to your PhD or specific research interests. Rather, we see these placements as opportunities for professional development. They offer PhD students a means to develop and apply transferable research, communications and analytical skills (etc.) outside the university sector.

PhD placement students contribute to the work of the Library in a variety of ways, including: public engagement initiatives, events and exhibitions, policy research, and activities to enhance the accessibility of BL collections and content.

Current opportunities

Placement opportunities offered under the current call are listed below. These profiles provide an overview of the context for each project, outlining the expected tasks and outcomes, the training and experience expected to be gained by the student, and any background knowledge or skills that are required.

How to apply

Click on the above links to view the profiles of any projects that are of interest. You should then refer also to the detailed application guidelines below and email the completed application form and a CV to Research.Development@bl.uk

Please note that all applications must be approved by the applicant’s PhD supervisor and Graduate Tutor (or equivalent senior academic manager).

The application deadline is 4 pm on 20 February 2017.

Eligibility

  • Open to all PhD students, as long as they have the support of their PhD supervisor and their Graduate Tutor (or equivalent)
  • International students are eligible if they have the right to study in the UK
  • Most placements can also be done on a part-time basis, with some remote working also sometimes possible – see project profiles for details
  • The minimum duration for each placement is 3 months (or part-time equivalent)

Funding

The Library’s placement scheme has been developed in consultation with HEI partners and stakeholders. Students applying for a placement at the Library are expected to consult their HEI or Doctoral Training Partnership/Doctoral Training Centre to ascertain what funding is available to support them.

Please note that the Library itself is not able to provide payment to placement students, nor can it provide costs for daily commuting or relocation to the site of the placement. The Library strongly recommends to HEIs that a PhD student given approval to undertake a placement is in receipt of a stipend for the duration of the placement.

Any questions?

Contact Research.Development@bl.uk for all queries or to be added to our placement scheme mailing list.
Visit HERE for all the official British Library Website.

BFWG Scholarships 2017

British Federation of Women Graduates
British Federation of Women Graduates

BFWG Scholarships 2017

BFWG (British Federation of Women Graduates) founded in 1907

BFWG awards scholarships annually to women studying for doctorates at British universities. Whilst described as Scholarships, these awards are in effect prizes for outstanding academic excellence as determined from information given on application forms, in referee reports and, for shortlisted candidates, at interview.  Awards are given out in early autumn (October/November) of the relevant year and awards usually range between £2,500 and £6,000.

 The 2017 BFWG scholarships competition is now open.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 24th March 2017

Please go to www.bfwg.org.uk and look under Scholarships to find out details of the application process and of eligibility.  The competition is open to women doctoral students (PhD, DPhil or equivalent) at British universities (not Northern Ireland) who began full time doctoral studies between September 1st 2014 and October 31st 2015 (or the part time equivalent) are eligible to apply and who will not be submitting their thesis before the end of February 2018.  

 In 2012 we celebrated one hundred years since BFWG (originally the British Federation of University Women) first gave an award to a woman postgraduate to support her research.  Now in our second century of award-giving, we look forward each year to the variety and quality of the applications we receive.

 Go to our webpages www.bfwg.org.uk for further details.

 Further queries should be addressed to awardsqueries@bfwg.org.uk

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BFWG Research Presentations Day 2017

British Federation of Women Graduates
British Federation of Women Graduates

Do you have research you want to present?

BFWG Research Presentations Day 2017

BFWG (British Federation of Women Graduates) founded in 1907

Saturday June 10th 2017at BFWG HQ, 4 Mandeville Courtyard, 142 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 4NB

All welcome

BFWG holds a Research Presentations Day each year at which women postgraduate students are invited to give short presentations of their research work to a general audience.  A prize of £100 is offered for the presentation judged ‘best’ in terms of quality of presentation and ability to communicate the subject to an educated but general audience.  Those interested in making a presentation should go to www.bfwg.org.uk to download an abstract submission form.  Abstracts should be submitted to rpd@bfwg.org.uk.

Closing date for abstracts is Friday April 28th 2017

It may be necessary to make a selection from abstracts submitted if there are too many entries for the time available.  Please note: BFWG is not able to pay travel or other expenses.

All undergraduates, postgraduates, members of BFWG and others who are interested will be very welcome to attend the RPD even if they do not wish to submit a paper.  There is no charge for bona fide students, whether or not they are presenting a paper, but there is a charge of £10 on the door for others.  (A sandwich lunch is provided).  The Research Presentations Day is usually a good opportunity to meet other postgraduate women students and to look objectively at the presentation styles of others.  It can be a useful learning experience and an opportunity for networking. 

If you wish to attend the day please contact: Dr Elizabeth Poskitt: rpd@bfwg.org.uk if possible before June 3rd 2017 .

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2017 Images of Research Competition

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The 2017 Images of Research Competition is now open, please find below all the information you require regarding the competition and participating.

What is the Images of Research Competition?

The Images of Research Competition showcases the research taking place at the University of Lincoln. Participants are asked to submit a unique image, along with an abstract of 150 words describing how the image reflects their research.

Who can participate?

Any staff member or student can participate who is undertaking research at the University of Lincoln.

Prizes

The winning entries will be decided by a panel of Staff and Students representative of the University.
•Overall winner receives £100 amazon voucher
•People Choice Winner £100 amazon voucher
• All entries will be part of the exhibition with winner and runner up images developed into posters for display

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New Journal: Research for All

Research For all Journal
Research For all Journal

Research for All is a new open-access journal focusing on research that involves universities and communities, services or industries working together.

Engagement with research goes further than participation in it. Engaged individuals and communities initiate research, advise, challenge or collaborate with researchers. Their involvement is always active and they have a crucial influence on the conduct of the research.

Research for All is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on research that involves universities and communities, services or industries working together. Contributors and readers are from both inside and outside of higher education. They include researchers, policymakers, managers, practitioners, community-based organizations, schools, businesses and the intermediaries who bring these people together. The journal highlights the potential in active public engagement for robust academic study, for the development of involved communities, and for the impact of research. It explores engagement with different groups and their cultures, and features theoretical and empirical analysis alongside authoritative commentary to explore a range of themes that are key to engaged research including the development of reciprocal relationships, sector-specific communication and participatory action research. The journal is co-sponsored by the UCL Institute of Education and the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement.

The journal welcomes relevant articles. See the publication homepage for details, or contact p.gordon-smith@ucl.ac.uk

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3 Minute Thesis Competition

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The Graduate School are delighted to announce the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition for 2017 is now open.

What is the 3 Minute Thesis Competition?

3 Minute Thesis (3MT) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland which challenges research students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in JUST three minutes in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The competition is held in at least 170 universities across more than 17 countries worldwide.

How does it work?

Each university host their own competition with the winner going forward to represent their university in the National UK Online Semi-final in July 2017 hosted by Vitae. The top six finalists are then selected and go on to the UK final which takes place during the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference in September 2017.

How to Enter

If you would like to enter the University of Lincoln 3MT competition please click HERE for more information and to download an application form.

Please note the closing date for this competition is Friday 31st March 2017, you will also need to be available to attend the UoL 3MT final on Wednesday 10th May.

If you would like to be part of the audience at the Lincoln 3MT final you can register for your ticket HERE.

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2017 Images of Research Competition

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Images of Research Competition 2017

The 2017 Images of Research Competition is now open, please find below all the information you require regarding the competition and participating.

What is the Images of Research Competition?

The Images of Research Competition showcases the research taking place at the University of Lincoln. Participants are asked to submit a unique image, along with an abstract of 150 words describing how the image reflects their research.

Who can participate?

Any staff member or student can participate who is undertaking research at the University of Lincoln.

Prizes

The winning entries will be decided by a panel of Staff and Students representative of the University.
•Overall winner receives £100 amazon voucher
•People Choice Winner £100 amazon voucher
• All entries will be part of the exhibition with winner and runner up images developed into posters for display

How to Enter 

Download the checklist and Application form HERE and return the completed application form with your image to graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk before the closing date Friday 10th March 2017

For further information or queries please contact graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk 

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Weekly Round Up

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Welcome!

Missed our posts this week, don’t worry The Weekly Round Up is here and provides you with another opportunity to read them all again.

Here you go…enjoy!

Your First Conference – Thesis Whisperer

Your word count means nothing to me – Research Whisperer

Co-writing strategies or what could go wrong! – Dr Pat Thompson

8 ways to relieve stress at work – Guardian Careers

The Evolution of PhD Writing – PhD Life Warwick 

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