The Cumberland Lodge Scholarship is a two-year programme for doctoral students studying in the UK, designed to fit around their studies and research. The scholarship offers a unique opportunity for students from any discipline to develop skills in communication, public engagement, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Each year, six scholarships are available from applicants across the UK. This year’s scholarship winners, from an entry of 200 applicants, included Adelina Garvilla who is a PhD student in the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Leicester.
Benefits of the scholarship include: mentoring in intellectual leadership; involvement in cross-disciplinary debates in important social and ethical issues; training in communication and public engagement and networking opportunities with senior academics and people in public life. Adelina says “what makes this scholarship amazing is that these conferences bring together leading thinkers on social and ethical matters, therefore allowing great networking opportunities.”
As part of her application, Adelina had to demonstrate her “commitment to working for the betterment of society” and also to come up with a topic for debate that could be initiated at the Cumberland Lodge at one of the conferences they organise.
Pilot Career Management Workshops – Summer 2014
During July 2014 we will be piloting three new career management workshops. The first of these, “What is my Personal Work Style?” is being piloted on July 17th, at 2pm. This focuses on how we process information in a work context. This is particularly relevant for people working in research or other knowledge based environments. If you decide to take part you will have the opportunity to explore how well your information processing style fits with the employment sectors that interest them. If you would like to take part, please log in to PROSE and book your place.
Latest News on The Brilliant Club
There are currently 5 University of Leicester PhD researchers involved in the Brilliant Club process, sharing their expertise with very able children who are attending disadvantaged schools. Feedback indicates that the PhD researchers are finding this a really positive experience. There will be a further Assessment Centre for University of Leicester PhD researchers interested in taking part, on August 12th. If you are interested in taking part please let us know on MGC5@le.ac.uk
Our University of Leicester Engineering YES team took part in the national final at Aston Business Park on Wednesday June 18th. This was the first time the University of Leicester had a full team in this competition so the team acquitted themselves very well in winning their way through to the final.
Our University of Leicester Biotechnology YES team are now doing their initial preparation for their competition in November. They are currently working on the development of their business idea.