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ACCE Careers Café #1

15th March 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come along….coffee and cakes provided

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ACCE DTP is liaising with Science in Policy to organise a Career Café for PhD and ECR. ‘Careers Café’ will be a one-hour session with an informal discussion about career possibilities inside and outside academia which aims to broaden career path options to the students. Our presenters will share their personal experience and career story.

Our #1’Careers Cafe’ will take place at the Sheffield University, and our presenters will give short presentations about their experience of being on placements/internships followed by panel debate (questions from the audience and discussion).

Participants will be able to get insights about the nature of the jobs our presenters were doing: what skills and attributes were required; did any of the skills acquired during PhD helped in doing that job; how this job compares to being a PhD student or researcher (positives and negatives); what impact this experience might have on choosing employment in the future and what impact this experience might have had on their professional careers etc.

All PhD, ECR and post-docs are welcome. Coffee and cakes provided!

Live streaming

For Liverpool, York and CEH PhD students, we will live stream the talks and discussion via the Adobe Connect link You can virtually attend the session and ask your questions via the chat room.

Our presenters 

Rebecca Senior 

Rebecca is in the 3rd year of her PhD in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield, studying tropical land-use change and how this impacts the potential for species to respond to climate change. Last year she undertook a 3-month placement at the charity ‘Rewilding Britain.’ This organisation was established in 2015 in response to a growing enthusiasm for ‘rewilding’ to be implemented in the UK. Rewilding as a concept is about restoring ecosystems holistically, and then reducing or even removing management. As a catalyst for this movement, Rewilding Britain must engage everyone from academics to landowners, policy-makers, and the public



Rachael Treharne

Rachael Treharne is a PhD student in Animal and Plant Sciences studying Arctic browning, supervised by Gareth Phoenix. Rachael also has a longstanding interest in climate change, policy and advocacy and is co-chair of the Carbon Neutral University network.

Rachael Treharne has just completed a placement in climate change policy at BirdLife International. BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership and represents 122 national Partners worldwide. As well as being the world leader in bird conservation, BirdLife aims to conserve and restore ecosystems, protect the livelihoods of local communities, and influence conservation and climate change policy from a local to an international level.
Rachael has attended the COP22 climate talks in Marrakech, Morocco.


Roberta Fabrizi

Roberta is a scholar at the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures. She is in her first year of her PhD studies analysing the use of science in the GM food debate in traditional and social media.

Roberta will talk about her internship at the European Commission Joint Research Centre.


15th March 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


ACCE DTP, University of Sheffield


Alfred Denny Building, Common room, D219
Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
SHEFFIELD, S102TN United Kingdom
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