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Engagement and Impact

Run Your Own Conference

2 hour sessions on 2 separate days

There are likely to be various opportunities for you to organise academic events during your PhD. These may be subject specific seminars within your School or regional conferences for subject organisations. Alternatively, you may want to get together with students from other Schools to organise a cross-disciplinary event under a particular theme.

Whatever the type of event, getting involved will help you to develop useful transferable skills (project and time management, committee experience, etc.) that can be used in a wide variety of future career paths.

This workshop will explain the practicalities of event organisation including:

  • setting up a steering committee
  • applying for funding/budgeting
  • determining the type and focus of an event
  • identifying suitable venues (internal or external)
  • catering, publicity and tips for general administration

Entry Requirements
Places on this workshop are open to staff members on a Research only contract, other staff groups are welcome to apply for a place and will be entered onto a reserve list, in the event of a place becoming vacant a week prior to the session commencing staff members will be offered a place. For further guidance please email

5 November 2015
Room 0.27b, Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ

28 January 2016
Room 0.27b, Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ

10:00 - 13:00

To book a place on either date please submit your booking request via Core Portal*
*Please note you will need to inform your line manager/principal investigator of your training request so that they can authorise it in the Core Portal. No automated email will be sent notifying them of pending training requests.

Provider: UGC
Target Audience: RS & PGR