Hack-a-demia: Future Proofing your academic career

Date: 28.10.16
Time: 10am - 6.30pm

National Council for Voluntary Organisations
Society Building
8 All Saints Street
London N1 9RL

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Part of The Exchange Development Series

The Exchange is delighted to announce ‘Hack-a-demia’ – a free one day conference on ‘Future Proofing your academic career’.  

Who is this event for?

This event is for PhD students and Early Career Researchers from Exchange partner HEIs and TCCE member universities.

What is the purpose of this event?

The development of Early Career Researchers is at the heart of The Exchange project, and in a fast changing and challenging environment, researchers are having to be increasingly resilient, expert and well grounded.  Hack-a-demia will look at the challenges and opportunities for ECRs and how they can develop their research footprint.

This conference will also be a valuable networking opportunity for ECRs to extend their contacts and share experiences and expertise with a large and cross – disciplinary group of peers, and will provide a space where ECRs can help TCCE shape the next stage of The Exchange project, and the support, development and networking opportunities that we can offer to help them on the next steps of their academic career.

What will happen at this event?

Hack-a-demia will feature a mix of presentations, panel discussions and workshops followed by networking drinks. 

More information on the structure of the day and a full list of contributors will be available shortly.

Confirmed contributors include:
Dr Steven Hill (Head of Research Policy, HEFCE)
Dr Joanna Dunster 
(Portfolio Manager: Researcher Careers and Training, Arts and Humanities Research Council)
Pam Johnson 
(Senior Relationship Manager, Arts Council England)
Professor Carole-Anne Upton 
(PVC Executive Dean – Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries, Middlesex University London)
Dr Patrick Duggan 
(Director of the Institute of Performance/Director of Research, GSA,University of Surrey)
Professor Robert Hampson
 (Professor of Modern Literature, Royal Holloway, University of London)
Jodie Eastwood 
(Project Manager, Knowledge Quarter)
Dr Tarek Virani 
(ECR/ academic consultant)
Fiona Armstrong-Gibbs 
(Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University/director of Baltic Creative CIC)
Suzie Leighton 
(Director of The Culture Capital Exchange)
Evelyn Wilson 
(Director of The Culture Capital Exchange)
Dr Enrico Bertelli
 (Business Development Manager, The Culture Capital Exchange /
Founder Director of  Conductive Music CIC)

Editors from Palgrave Macmillan will also be giving advice on how to get published.

Full Hack-a-demia Timetable now available

Please note: Photographs/ recordings may be taken at this event for archive and promotional use by TCCE.

Important Note

This event is free for Exchange/ TCCE partner HEIs at attend, thanks to HEFCE and ACE funding for ECR development as part of The Exchange project. Registration is essential.

We ask all those registering for a free ticket to please notify us 48 hrs prior to the event if, for any reason, they find they can no longer attend so that we can release their ticket for another ECR to take up this valuable opportunity. Failure to give notice will result in a £20 administration fee.

There will be a very limited number of non-member tickets available. Priced at £33 each.

Thank you.