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Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Aspiring Academics Event

Details of an interesting free event for postgrads and early career academics...

Tuesday 19th May 2009, Woburn House, London(http://prs.heacademy.ac.uk/view.html/prsevents/429)

This one day event is aimed at those who are relatively new to teaching, or those who are planning to begin a career in academia in the UK, working in philosophy, HPS and theology and religious studies. Speakers will include: Professor Jonathan Wolff, Dr Joe Cain, Dr Mathew Guest and Dr David Mossley

This workshop offers an opportunity for aspiring academics to gather and share information and advice, and to develop the skills necessary for a successful academic career. The event will be useful both for those already teaching and researching in departments, and those hoping to start their academic careers soon. It will also provide a chance to meet fellow academics from all over the country. Topics covered will include:
* Views of the 21st century research landscape
* Subject specific approaches to curriculum design
* Career planning

The event, including lunch and refreshments, is provided at no charge. The sessions will begin at 11:00 and finish by 16:00. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. For more information and to register, please visit the event webpage

Danielle Lamb
Subject Centre for Philosophical and Religious Studies
School of Theology and Religious Studies
University of Leeds
0113 343 8756

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