Inaugural Chemistry Research Fellowships Open Day

Posted on 29 March 2017

The Department of Chemistry held its inaugural Independent Research Fellowships Open Day on Friday 24th March.

The Open Day attendees. Photo credit: Christina Surdhar

The event was well attended by internal and external visitors from the Universities of Leeds, Bradford, Manchester, Oxford, Cambridge, Lille and Eindhoven.

The day began with a presentation from our Head of Department, Professor Duncan Bruce, who gave his perspective on why fellowships are important for the Department and highlighted how many current academics have held prestigious fellowships. Professor Lucy Carpenter, Chair of Research Committee, presented the Departmental and thematic research strategies, outlining how fellowships complement these strategies.

After a networking lunch and tours of the Department, current and former fellowship holders gave talks, offering their perspectives and advice on applying for and holding fellowships. The day ended with a panel discussion and an informal networking drinks reception.

The event was a great success and we look forward to working with the attendees in the future on their exciting applications. Thank you to everyone who helped on the day and who held informal meetings with our attendees.

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