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Moving on to a PhD / Mastering Ecology Symposium

Considering a PhD in Ecology, Evolution or Conservation? Or know someone who is? Note: Abstract deadline is 23/10/13
When Nov 28, 2013 01:00 AM to
Nov 29, 2013 01:00 AM
Where London, UK
Attendees Registered delegates
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The deadline for submissions is 23rd October and participants will be notified by 26 October if they have been successful. Anyone who has submitted an abstract must complete the booking form for the symposium prior to the 26 October to confirm their attendance. Please read the guidance notes and abstract submission form carefully before sending your abstract. Presentation formats and thematic topics are outlined in the guidance notes.


The British Ecological Society is hosting a unique two-day event aimed at supporting early career ecologists and conservation biologists in gaining a funded PhD studentship as well as more broadly considering potential careers and opportunities within ecology, evolution and conservation available after conducting a PhD.

The aim is to provide a forum for an exchange of ideas about whether a PhD is the right career move, and if so, how best to apply for one. There is also an opportunity for participants to practice and get feedback on some of the skills necessary for success in a career in ecology, including presenting UG or masters projects at the first BES student ecology symposium.

28 November

  • Which PhD?

For those students who have yet to decide on a PhD, this programme highlights when, where and how to find a PhD along with advice on CVs, interview techniques and the role of social media in building an online profile.

  • Unlocking your potential

On the evening of the first day there will be a drink reception and informal networking event, followed by a panel discussion featuring some distinguished ecologists and conservation biologists from a range of career paths talking about how to use a PhD as a platform to launch your career.

29 November

  • Mastering ecology symposium

We aim to provide a opportunity for students to develop and practise their skills in attending, preparing and presenting at scientific symposia, giving you the chance to showcase your undergraduate or master’s research. We will also offer feedback to all students who participate in the symposium. If you have never presented at a scientific conference before this day will be a friendly first opportunity to gain that experience.

Please see the BES website (link below) for full details and how to register

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