On 11th December, a half-day workshop entitled "Moving your career in the right direction" took place in our department. It was directed at PDRAs. The course was run by Martin Coffey, a Career Management Skills Developer from the Leicester Learning Institute. The workshop focused on career management strategies and their effectiveness, as well as improving knowledge on employability. Most attendees found this course very or extremely useful.
Gemma Geary attended the Joliot-Curie conference on ‘Establishing an Independent Career in Chemistry’ at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
The conference is aimed at supporting the careers of early career researchers, postdoctoral researchers and final year PhD students. It was a fantastic opportunity to talk to other researchers at similar stages in their careers and listen to talks on topics such as mentoring programs and diversity and inclusion.
Leicester chemistry graduate Emily Durham was awarded the Women of Influence Guild Scholarship for the College of Science & Engineering. Emily, who graduated with a BSc in chemistry, returned to the Department of Chemistry in September 2014 to study for an MSc in Green Chemistry. The scholarship covered Emily’s MSc tuition fees and included a cash award to assist course related expenses. The Women of Influence Guild is a group of female graduates of the University of Leicester who have made donations to assist women in their study and research at the University of Leicester.
We are very proud of Naomi Allaway, Gemma Geary and Dr. Adrian Boatwright who were selected to participate in the SET for Britain poster competition at the House of Commons on Monday 17th March. Big congratulations to Dr. Adrian Boatwright who won the Silver Award for his poster on core shell nanoparticles prepared in helium nanodroplets!