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ACCE Policy and Careers Workshops

March 20 @ 10:00 am - March 21 @ 4:00 pm

ACCE Policy and Careers workshops are compulsory training events for ACCE students. All 5th cohort (started Oct 2018)of ACCE DTP students, as well as any ACCE students from other cohorts who missed the training, are invited to attend.



Location: Foresight centre, Liverpool.  Room TBC (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.

Registration form

Delegates joining us information

Post PhD careers development (download programme here)

20th March 2018

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 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

11.15-13.00 Funding the future:

Building a successful grants portfolio

Which grants and when


13.00 – 13.45 Lunch

This will be provided

13.45-14.15 Managing a modern ecological career:  Or why a PhD isn’t enough.

Learned Societies



14.15-14.45 Identifying and up-skilling, including case studies

Which skills and when

Getting funded

14.45-15.45 CV development

Academic and Non-academic CVs

Drafting and reviewing

15.45-16.00 Final questions and evaluation

Policy and Knowledge Exchange (download programme here)

21st March 2018

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


10.20-11.00  Press and publishing,  how to plan for it, how to manage it and how to maximise impact

Presentation and workshop

11.00-11.30 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
13.30-14.30 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
15.15-15.45 Developing a KE strategy for research

Identifying specific audiences, messages and success criteria

Developing an action plan/reflection

15.45-16.00 Final questions and evaluation


March 20 @ 10:00 am
March 21 @ 4:00 pm


ACCE DTP, University of Liverpool


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