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ACCE Policy and Careers workshops

13th March 2018 @ 10:00 am - 14th March 2018 @ 4:10 pm

ACCE Policy and Careers workshops are compulsory training events for ACCE students. All 4th cohort (started Oct 2017)of ACCE DTP students, as well as any ACCE students from other cohorts who missed the training, are invited to attend.

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Location: Foresight centre, Liverpool. The workshops will be in The Thornton Room (On arrival, please ask at the main reception to be directed to the ACCE Policy and Careers training). Refreshments will be served at the North Atrium.

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Dates: 13 and 14 March 2018

Tuesday 13th March 2018, The Thornton Room

Developing a Career Strategy (Download the programme here)

Time Activity
10.00-10.15 Registration
10:15 – 10.30 Welcome presentation

Graphic ppt:  Expectations, learning outcomes for the day and Q&A protocols

10.30 – 10.45 Student Activity 1: (Icebreaker)   My perfect career path

Individual reflection

Group engagement

Reality check careers in context

10.45 – 11.15 Careers from a PhD, including case studies

Moving into Post Doctoral Positions

Moving into research through the NGO, statutory bodies and other non-HEI institutions

Group engagement:  Skills Mapping

11.15 – 12.15 Funding the future:

Building a successful grants portfolio

Which grants and when


12.15 – 12.30 Student Activity 2:  My interests, My skills

How employable am I?

12:30 – 13.15 Lunch This will be provided
13.15 – 13.45 Managing a modern ecological career:  Or why a PhD isn’t enough.

Employment statistics


International perspectives

Social media and the digital world

13.45 – 14.30 Identifying and up-skilling, including case studies

Which skills and when

Getting funded

Getting networked in

14.30 – 15.15 Student Activity 3:  Developing an action plan

Prioritising skills to develop

Developing a plan

15.15 – 15.45 CV’s, cover letters and interview techniques:

The good, the bad

The odd and the funny

Or:  What you should or shouldn’t do!

15.45 – 16.00  Final questions and evaluation

Wednesday 14th March 2018, The Thornton Room

Policy and Knowledge Exchange
Knowledge exchange (Download the programme here)


Time Talk
10:00–10.30 Effective communication, misconceptions and preconceptions and why they matter.


10.20-10.50 Press and publishing,   how to plan for it, how to manage it and how to maximise impact

Presentation and workshop

10.50-11.30 The social media test: Building a strong science platform to communicate your research

Workshop and discussion

11.30-11.45 Break
11.45-12.45 Policy:  why it matters and how to communicate with policymakers

Presentation, workshop and discussion

12:45–13.30 Lunch
13.30-2.30 Public Engagement with research:  communicating your science to non-scientists

Adapting the policy messages for public groups

Presentation, workshop and discussion

14.45-15.15 Scientific conferences:  the best and the not so best ideas ever seen
15.15-16.00  Developing a KE strategy for research

Identifying specific audiences, messages and success criteria

Developing an action plan/reflection

16.00- 16.10 Final questions and evaluation


13th March 2018 @ 10:00 am
14th March 2018 @ 4:10 pm


ACCE DTP, University of Liverpool


Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool
1 Brownlow Street
Liverpool, L69 3GL United Kingdom
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