PhD and Early Career Researchers

Opportunities for PhD and ECRs to develop their skills across a range of activities, projects, events and conferences

We offer a number of opportunities, activities and events for PhD students to get involved in throughout the year.  We are currently reviewing our programmes.

Summer School Mentor and teaching practice

Every year we invite PhD students to act as mentors for our annual UG summer school,  we cover all costs of accommodation, travel and  include a 16 hour certified outdoor first aid training course.  we provide a planning weekend to ensure that students are supported in developing some of their own teaching sessions and involvement in the design of the summer school programme.  Applications usually open towards the end of the year and places confirmed early in the new year. 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 has now passed. For more information regarding this opportunity for 2019 please contact Amy Padfield for details.

At the BES annual meeting

Each year we host a PhD/ECR careers day ahead of the BES annual meeting.  You can find out further information and register on the annual meeting pages