PhD Enrichment scheme open event

A chance to find out more about our Enrichment scheme

Learn more Register now Add to Calendar 11/25/2022 10:00 AM 12/09/2022 04:30 PM Europe/London PhD Enrichment scheme open event Location of the event
Friday 25 Nov 2022 - Friday 09 Dec 2022
Time: 10:00 - 16:30

Event type

Open day

Audience type

PhD students
Free

Introduction

Friday 25 November 2022, 10:00 - 16:30 | Friday 09 December 2022, 10:00 - 16:30

Are you studying for your doctorate at a UK university and would like to find out more about the Turing PhD Enrichment Scheme and how it can benefit your research? The Turing Enrichment scheme offers the chance to build connections with The Alan Turing Institute and to engage with our diverse community of researchers. 

The new call for the Turing Enrichment scheme will open on Monday 14 November. Further information will be available shortly. Find out more about the Enrichment scheme.

Join us for one of our open events to find out more about the Enrichment scheme and the Turing. 

About the event

At an open event, you can:

  • find out about the Enrichment scheme
  • speak with past and present Enrichment students
  • meet with Turing staff and researchers
  • have a tour of the Turing office
  • receive application mentoring 

There will be two open events available, book your place now. 

Why should you attend?

It is the first time the Turing has showcased its flagship scheme with an in-person event at the Turing. Attendees will increase their understanding of how the Enrichment scheme can enhance their research discipline, offer possible collaboration opportunities and advice on how to write a strong application.

Tube strikes - Plan ahead and check your travel arrangements 

This week Transport of London (TfL) announced there is a strike planned at some Tube stations on Friday 25 November. If it goes ahead, the stations may open later and close earlier or at short notice. Tube trains will run as normal. 

These stations are likely to be affected:  

Plan ahead and check your travel

The PhD Enrichment scheme open event will still take place and we would like to provide some further guidance for you all.  

  • There are alternative tube routes that you can use to get to the British Library and these includes: 
    • Rusell Square tube station (9 min walk to the British Library)  
    • Euston Square tube station (10 min walk to the British Library)  
    • Warren Street tube station (13 min walk to the British Library)  
  • Please note that the rail stations are still running and you can use the following stations to get to the British Library:  
    • St Pancras International rail station (4 min walk to the British Library)  
    • King’s Cross rail station (8 min walk to the British Library) 
    • Euston rail station (9 min walk to the British Library)  

Agenda

Keynote speaker: Kirstie Whitaker, The Alan Turing Institute

Talk title: Curate your story

Abstract: Everyone's story is curated. We only ever know a part of the whole of someone's life and experience. Remembering that curation is one of the most important aspects of self-care online: people don't post their mediocre days on social media! In addition, scientists are often taught to strive for objectivity, to remove the personal from their reporting. But telling stories is a powerful way to connect with people and to create a rich tapestry of diverse experiences. Experiences that inspire and educate interdisciplinary teams of researchers, policy makers, software engineers, citizens, and domain experts. In this talk, I will describe my journey from Physics, to Neuroscience, to Data Science. I'll thread my personal experiences of dancing, skiing, cycling, activism, and parenting through what looks - after the fact - like a well planned 20 years since leaving high school. I hope my story sparks in you a few ideas of how your story can improve the quality of basic and applied research. Possibly as an enrichment student helping us to use data science to change the world for the better!

Register now

Early registration is advised due to the limited number of spaces available. There are two open events, each has the same itinerary. When registering, please select which date you would like to attend. Please note registration has closed for the Friday 25 November event.

Online event

Can't attend in-person? We will be recording the in-person sessions and will send to students who cannot make the event. We will also be running an online session on Wednesday 11 January 2023, 10:00 - 14:00. Please sign up below. 

Register for online event

Organisers

Location

The Alan Turing Institute

1st floor of the British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

51.5297753, -0.12665390000006