On the 7th and 8th July 2018, ahead of the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2018 in Toulouse, France, I attended a two-day Satellite Event hosted by European Commission and entirely dedicated to the MSCA (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions) community. The Satellite Event included sessions on transferable skills such as “How to Engage with Public and Policy-Makers” and “How and where to best present your project”.
At the end of this event I prepared this 5-minute talk to communicate my research project in easier words!
The ES-Cat Midterm Review (Interim) Meeting was held at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, on the 14th and 15th of January, 2019.
This meeting was an opportunity for the ESRs to meet up, present their research progress to each other, and meet with EU representatives. As we are at the midway point of the ES-Cat Consortium, a major focus of this meeting was career opportunities for ESRs. They were encouraged to be proactive in planning for life after their PhDs, and to make use of LinkedIn to highlight their broad skill sets and seek out opportunities.
During the MTR, ESRs also attended a facility tour of Johnson Matthey. Solid state chemistry falls a bit outside of many of the ESRs’ specialties, so it was a great opportunity to see a very different type of lab (including some stellar small molecule crystallography equipment) and learn more about the pharmacy industry.
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