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UCCRI Early Career Researcher (ECR) Programme 2019/2020

We are delighted to launch the new programme which is designed to provide skill development and support to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers within an interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment. By participating in these workshops, and the associated informal networking events, we provide participants opportunities to meet conservation-related researchers from other disciplines, creating the potential for closer collaboration in research.
When Oct 17, 2019 12:00 PM to
Jun 05, 2020 02:00 PM
Where DAVID ATTENBOROUGH BUILDING
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ECR FULL PROGRAMME

Thurs 17 Oct, 11am - 12pm: MEET THE RESEARCHERS

All welcome to meet senior academics and fellow ECR's from within UCCRI's conservation network. There will be key presentations from key academics followed by an overview of the research within UCCRI, followed by lunch.

Speakers include:

Dr David Aldridge, Professor Laura Diaz Anadon, Professor Andrew Balmford, Professor David Coomes, Professor Bill Sutherland and Professor Bhaskar Vira.

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Fri 1 Nov, 11am - 12.30pm: GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP - PROFESSOR BHASKAR VIRA

Professor Vira will provide an overview for those of you thinking about writing grant applications or wanting to prepare yourself for when the time comes. Lunch is provided.

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Fri 15 Nov, 12pm - 2pm: THE CONVERSATION: WRITING FOR A NON-ACADEMIC AUDIENCE - WILL DE FREITAS

The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. Professional editors work with academics and researchers to unlock their knowledge for use by the wider public. Will de Freitas, the Environment and Energy editor will run this session and will explain what content The Conversation looks for and how to publish with them.

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Fri 29 Nov, 12pm - 1.30pm: EXPLORING NATURAL CAPITAL USING SOCIAL MEDIA DATA - DR YUAN PAN

Twitter is a source of abundant and free data that can be obtained for analysis. In this session, Yuan will explain the methods used to collect data from Twitter, as well as the R codes used to clean and analyse the tweets. This will also include a brief introduction to sentiment analysis of text data. If you are interested in collecting data from Twitter for your own project, come along to this session.

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Fri 17 Jan, 12pm - 1.30pm: SDG TOOL - DR NICHOLAS WILKINSON

A very useful online tool that allows conservation professionals to look at how biodiversity projects can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goal targets. Is conservation one of a number of separate priorities, a pillar of sustainable development, or fundamental to human wellbeing? The SDGs can be enlisted in all these stories, but how should we use them, and how should we choose?

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Fri 31 Jan, 12pm - 2pm: CONSERVATION AND HUMAN BEHAVIOUR - DR CLAUDIA SCHNEIDER

This session will explore the psychology underlying human behaviour generally as well as applied to the context of conservation, such as barriers that prevent and levers that can motivate pro-environmental action. 

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Fri 14 Feb, 12pm - 2pm: Q METHOD - DR RACHEL CARMENTA & DR KAREN WONG-PEREZ

‘Q method’ allows systematic semi-quantitative analysis of perspectives. This workshop will give a brief history of Q and its strengths, limitations, and application in conservation.

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Fri 28 Feb, 12pm - 1pm: POLICY ANALYSIS - PROFESSOR LAURA DIAZ ANADON

Professor Diaz Anadon will lead this workshop on how to examine and evaluate the available options to implement the goals generated by government policies and policy makers.

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Fri 24 April, 12pm - 2pm: R SHINY - DR TOM SWINFIELD

Shiny is an R package that makes it easy to build interactive web apps straight from R. You can host standalone apps on a webpage or embed them in R Markdown documents.

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Fri 8 May, 12pm - 2pm: MEDIA TRAINING - MRS SHELLEY BOLDERSON, DR LOUISE WALSH, MRS JAQUELINE GARGET

Training on how to deliver key messages to the public clearly and concisely.

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THURS 21 MAY, 12PM - 3.30PM: CAREER PATHWAYS WORKSHOP

Discuss how skills learned during your PhD can help plan your next career step. Explore various aspects of career development within and outside academia. Get advice on seeking funding & applying for jobs. Discuss if you unsure whether to pursue an academic career or enter a different sector? Speakers from different sectors will share their journey taken after their PhD’s. Lunch and networking included

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FRI 5 JUNE 12PM - 2PM: ECR SUMMER PARTY

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