Graduate School

Life Beyond the PhD Conference 2017

Funding to attend the 10th Cumberland Lodge Doctoral Students Conference

Postgraduates in the Millennium Gardens, University Park

29 August  - 1 September 2017

Life Beyond the PhD

The tenth annual Life Beyond the PhD conference for doctoral students will take place at Cumberland Lodge, the independent education centre in Windsor Great Park, from 29 August – 1 September 2017. 

The conference is open to students of all disciplines at any stage in their doctorate, and is designed to help both those embarking on doctorates and those considering what they will do in the longer term.

During the conference, students will:

  • explore common concerns
  • have opportunities to present their research to those in different disciplines and institutions
  • engage with those with doctorates with careers within and outside the academic world
  • receive training in communication and successful application writing

Students will also have the unique experience of staying at Cumberland Lodge, a charitable foundation with over sixty years’ experience of working with students from across the world, and which each year hosts approximately 180 academic visits from universities across Britain.

Cumberland Lodge aims to bring young people together to discuss their own role in society and their personal futures. This is why Life Beyond the PhD has become such an important part of their annual programme.

More information:

Apply for Funding

To apply, complete the application form below and return to by Sunday 2 July (midnight).

Following a competitive selection process, one doctoral student will be selected to represent the University and will be awarded funding to cover the costs of the conference, reasonable travel expenses, meals and accommodation.  The successful applicant will also be required to produce an article for the Graduate School on their experience at the conference.

The successful doctoral student will be notified during the week commencing 3 July.

 Download the application form

Posted on Wednesday 26th April 2017

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