Pathway to PhD

Wednesday 25th July 2018
Prospero House, 241 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1GA
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The London Interdisciplinary Biosciences Consortium, one of the largest BBSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnerships in the UK, is hosting a free one day event for potential research students who identify as black or minority ethnic.

The aim of the event is to increase the number BAME candidates making informed and well-prepared applications to high profile Doctoral Training Programmes by providing a unique platform to receive advice and coaching, to ask questions and engage with relatable student role models.


  • 09:30-09:55 Registration and Refreshments
  • 09:55-10:00 Introduction from the LIDo Directorship
  • 10:00-10:15 Introduction from NUS Representative
  • 10:15-10:30 Prof. Geraint Rees – UCL Dean
  • 10:30-10:45 TBC - Unilever Representative
  • 10:45-11:30 Society of Biology Networking Workshop
  • 11:30-12:20 BREAK
  • 12:20-13:00 Current PhD Student talks and Q&A
  • 13:00-13:30 Panel discussion on PhD applications and interviews with academics and current students
  • 13:30-14:30 LUNCH (included)
  • 14:30-15:30 Small Group Interactive Interview Techniques Workshop
  • 15:30-15:45 BREAK
  • 15:45-16:45 Choice of interactive workshop. Either: Presenting yourself or Persuasive writing
  • 16:45–17:00 Round up
  • 17:00-18:30 Networking and Refreshments