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Engagement and Impact

Organising a Conference

1/2 day

There are likely to be various opportunities for you to organise academic events during your research career. These may be subject specific seminars within your School, or regional conferences for subject organisations. Alternatively, you may want to get together with researchers from other Schools to organise a cross-disciplinary event under a particular theme.

Whatever the type of event, getting involved will help you to develop useful transferable skills (project and time management, committee experience, etc.) that can be used in a wide variety of career paths.

This workshop will explain the practicalities of event organisation including:

  • setting up a steering committee;
  • applying for funding/budgeting;
  • determining the academic content of an event;
  • identifying suitable venues (internal or external);
  • catering, publicity and tips for general administration.

06 November 2014
Room 3.19, Graduate Centre 3rd Floor Students' Union Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3QN

12 February 2015
Room 0.27B, Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ

10:00 - 13:00

PLEASE NOTE: Places on this workshop are open to staff members on a Research only contract, other staff groups are welcome to apply for a place and will be entered onto a reserve list, in the event of a place becoming vacant a week prior to the session commencing staff members will be offered a place.

Provider: UGC
Target Audience: RS & PGR