Euraxess Roadshow

Wednesday 05 March 2014 -
10:00 to 17:15
Queen Mary University of London

Euraxess is a European Union funded initiative to help promote and support the international mobility of researchers.

As part of this a Euraxess Bus will be on campus all day giving information and advice, promoting outward mobility of researchers and students. We will have people from the Biosciences Careers group giving out information as well as British Council colleagues from the Erasmus and Study Work Create teams. The focus for the bus is undergraduates and graduate students (as well as the odd passing researcher).

In the afternoon there will be a series of seminars and panel discussions around international research. The audience here is postdoc researchers and final year PhD students, from across London and beyond. Approximately 250 people are expected to attend. 

Event programme

10.00 – 16:00: Euraxess Bus will be present to provide info and advice

14.15: Intro by Jo Hinsham (QMUL)

14.30: International Research and Education opportunities (Dr Claire McNulty, Director of Science, British Council) 

15:00: Horizon 2020 Opportunities (UKRO rep – TBC)

15.30: Coffee break

16.00: Highlighting HR Excellence Badge (Ellen Pearce, Vitae) 

16.15-17.15: Panel discussion on researchers careers; RCUK, Vitae (Ellen Pearce), Anna Price (Kings) Sarah Blackford (Biosciences Careers Group), Juliana Bertazzo, Brazilian Embassy (Science without Borders) 5 minutes each to talk about what offer for ECRs, then open to audience for Q&A.

Event aims and objectives

The aim of the Euraxess bus tour is to increase the awareness of the EURAXESS initiative among researchers (mainly R1 First Stage Researcher up to the point of the PhD + R2 Recognised Researcher: PhD holders or equivalents who are not yet fully independent) in Europe, thus empowering them to enhance their careers.

Who can attend? 

Any student/researcher interested in international research opportunities could benefit from the bus. The panel discussion is aimed at PhD students and early-career researchers.

If you would like to participate, please visit the registration page: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/euraxess-network-supporting-the-careers-of...