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The virtual Winter School programme will address a range of topics relevant to PhD students working in health or social care research, including:

  • career development and grant applications
  • writing tips, and communication and presentation skills
  • negotiating the university and NHS environment
  • diversity and inclusion
  • how to build resilience. 

There will also be opportunities to network with other students and academics and to share good working practices.

The event is free for PhD students attending. 

Super interesting discussion and very well presented"

"Great to hear completely contrasting experiences and approaches – validates that all our journeys are different"

"Lots of information and good time to reflect on work so far

Comments from students attending in 2019

Who can attend?

PhD students connected to NIHR ARC London universities* who are working in either applied health or social care research, or basic health research are invited to attend. 

*Students from ARC South London's partner universities – King’s College London, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London – will be given priority. However, we will be reserving some spaces for PhD students from other universities. 

When: Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 December 2020  

This year, due to coronavirus restrictions, we are holding the event online using Zoom.  

The event is sponsored by NIHR ARC South London and is free for PhD students attending.

How to apply

To apply, please download and complete this application form, returning it by Thursday 12 November 2020 to arcshortcourses@kcl.ac.uk  

If you have any questions or for further information, please email Dr Aoife Keohane (programme lead – short courses) and Churchill Emeofa (business support administrator) at: arcshortcourses@kcl.ac.uk 

Hear from attendees in 2019