Friday 23 June 2017, 9.00AM to 16:30
Admission to the below events is by free ticket which you will need to book via EventBrite (please note that the ticket gives you access to both the Conference and the Falling Walls Lab).
Open to all research staff/postdocs and Principal Investigators, the conference provides an opportunity to:
• Understand how the research funders support the career development of researchers.
• Ask the funders questions
• Find out about the career destinations of other researchers
• Challenge your own motivations and drive to become a better researcher
09:00 Arrival, registration and coffee
09:30 Welcome and introduction by Professor Deborah Smith, PVC-Research
09:40 Keynote Speaker: Andy Cope
‘The Art of Being a Brilliant Researcher - being your best self’ (Dr) Andy Cope
Drawing on his empirical research and extensive experience of giving motivational talks, Andy will provoke and challenge your perceptions of how to be the best you can be. Andy’s thesis has been submitted and he’s waiting to hear if he is to become the UK’s first ‘Doctor of Happiness’.
11:00 What do research staff do next? UK researcher career trajectories
Clare Viney, CEO Careers Research & Advisory Centre (CRAC) Vitae
11.45 Funders Panel Session. How can we best support the Career and Professional Development of Researchers?
12:45 Reflections and observations
13.00 Lunch (hot street food will be available to buy) and exhibition
Falling Walls Lab is a fast-paced event—a little bit TEDtalk and a little bit Dragon’s Den, designed to showcase the quality, talent and passion of up-and-coming researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs.
Our researchers will have just three minutes to articulate how their work contributes to the fall of intellectual, societal and scientific walls. The overall winner will have the chance to deliver their talk at the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin in November.
14.00 Falling Walls Lab: YORK
16:00 Winners announced, prizes awarded and close
Location: Spring Lane Lecture Theatre
Admission: Registration is required