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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 Wwww.rgs.org/VisitUs or view WSW7 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).

5:15 to
c. 5:30pm
Closing remarks and evaluation  
Arrive for 6pm Walk back to the RGS-IBG for the conference opening plenary session and drinks reception.  

Social Media 

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.