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Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Early Career Researchers (ECR) Conference
24th April 2020
Navigating the Academic Space.
We know that climbing the research ladder at a university or another academic institution can sometimes feel intimidating; as if you’re trying to break into an archaic and exclusive world of excellence that just doesn’t recognise you. This feeling can be intensified if you are a researcher from a BME background as you are even less likely to see people who represent you within the academic community.
This conference offers you the opportunity to hear from BME researchers, from PhD student to Professor level (and beyond!) who share their experiences of how they have managed to navigate the academic space successfully so you can envision your own route to your place within the academic arena.
10:00 Welcome and Opening
10:20 A Lifetime of navigating the academic space: Keynote Session
11:10 Navigating the Academic Space from PhD to Professor: The BME Academic Experience I
11:40 Break AM
11:55 Navigating the Academic Space from PhD to Professor: The BME Academic Experience II
12:40 Navigating the Academic Space: Your questions answered (Q&A panel)
14:15 Practical workshops for navigating the academic space
15:55 Break PM
16:10 Future challenges and opportunities for navigating the academic space
17:00 Evening networking
*timings may be subject to change