PhD and Early Career Researchers
Opportunities for PhD and ECR's to develop their skills across a range of activities, projects, events and conferences
PhD Mentors for the BES Summer School – Malham Tarn, 16th – 20th July 2018
In 2018 the Undergraduate Summer School will be returning to Malham Tarn, Yorkshire on 16th – 20th July. The BES Summer School offers PhD students the opportunity to act as mentors. You, along with 5 others will take on the social programme, develop some teaching ideas of your own, assist workshop leaders with delivery in areas of your interest and provide small group activities for your mentees.
We ask all PhD mentors to commit to outdoor first aid training, fully paid for by the BES in preparation for the school. A weekend planning trip will coincide with the outdoor first aid training.
Summer School 2017 took place on 17th – 21st July at the Dale Fort Field Studies Centre and in 2018 we will be returning to Malham Tarn in Yorkshire You can read more about the school itself, previous mentor perspectives and programmes here
How to apply
The application deadline for the 2018 Undergraduate Summer School is Monday 18th December. To apply please visit the following page on mentoring opportunities.
For more information regarding this opportunity please contact Amy Padfield for details.
Ecological Ambassadors Scheme
The Ecological Ambassadors Scheme aims to help PhD students and their departments build relationships with their local schools, develop outreach activities that link to curricula and hopefully encourage young people to consider further study in ecological science.
How to apply
The application deadline for the 2017/18 cohort has now passed. The BES do however offer a range of other public engagement activities to get involved with.