Please find outlined below the details for PGF-ACTS on Tuesday 27th
Venue : The registration and lunch will be held at the RGS-IBG, while the event itself will be in the Sir Alexander Fleming Building (Lecture Theatre G34 and Seminar Rooms 121 and 122), Imperial College. (Map).
We will gather at the RGS-IBG from Noon on-wards and then travel together to the Sir Alexander Fleming Building. Please note you have to register at the RGS-IBG first. For full directions to RGS-IBG, including public transport connections, please visit W: www.rgs.org/VisitUs or view W: SW7 2AR on Open Street Map.
|Time||Session title||Further information|
|Midday to 12.50pm||Registration and lunch||Registration open for all conference delegates at the RGS-IBG, with lunch available for those attending PGF-ACTS, before walking to Imperial College (5min) for PGF-ACTS event.|
|1pm||Opening Comments||Sophie Yarker, Chair of the PG Forum and Jonathan Rigg, Chair of Conference|
|1:15 to 2:30pm||Publishing strategies||A workshop on publishing strategies during and after a PhD.
Contributors: Professor Klaus Dodds (Editor, The Geographical Journal) and Dr Madeleine Hatfield (Managing Editor, Journals, RGS-IBG).
|2:30 to 3:30pm||Word Café: Shared experiences||Friendly discussion and networking opportunity, using World Café format. Early-career researchers will be on hand to provide advice and information on a range of topics.
Contributors include: Teaching and learning – Prof. Rhys Jones (Aberystwyth University); Creative Research Methods – Dr Libby Straughan (University of Glasgow); Online presence and work beyond the academy – Dr Hilary Geoghegan (University College London); Starting off on a research/academic career – Dr Paul Simpson (Plymouth University); Research Funding – Dr Sarah Mills (Loughborough University); Academic job applications – Dr Sara Fregonese (University of Birmingham); Writing, getting published and collaborating – Dr Harriet Hawkins (Royal Holloway); Creative Evaluation – Sue Challis (Community Arts Worker)
|3:30 to 4:00pm||Tea/coffee break|
|4:00 to 5:15pm||Transferable skills from a PhD: getting the job||A panel discussion and Q&A session about identifying and exploiting the transferable skills acquired in the course of a PhD, and how they match the changing job markets inside and outside academia.
Panellists: Professor Bruce Braun (University of Minnesota); Professor Nina Laurie (Newcastle University); Kate Amis (Education and employment consultant).
|Closing remarks and evaluation|
|Arrive for 6pm||Walk back to the RGS-IBG for the conference opening plenary session and drinks reception.|
Stay in contact during the conference: @PGF_RGSIBG #RGSIBG13
If you have any general questions relating to the event please feel free to contact me. For any questions regarding registration, payments and the rest of the conference please email AC2013@rgs.org.