PhD and Early Career Researchers

Opportunities for PhD and ECR's to develop their skills across a range of activities, projects, events and conferences.

Our Fabulous 2016 mentors, Melanie Edgar, Cassie Raby, Simon Tarr, Scott Davidson, Lewis Bartlett and Catie Gutmann Roberts

PhD Mentors for the BES Summer School

The BES Summer School offers PhD students the opportunity to act as mentors. Summer School 2017 is taking place on 17th – 21st July at the Dale Fort Field Studies Centre with PhD mentors already having been recruited.

Opportunities will become available for PhD mentors to join us for the BES Summer School 2018.

You, along with others will take on the social programme, develop some teaching ideas of your own, assist workshop leaders with delivery in areas of your interest along with providing small group activities for your mentees.

The school is open to 50 Undergraduates and 10 A-level students from across the UK.

We ask all PhD mentors to commit to outdoor first aid training, fully paid for by the BES in preparation for the school. A fully enhanced DBS check and a weekend planning trip to coincide with the outdoor first aid training.

You can read more about the school itself, previous mentor perspectives and programmes here

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.

The Ambassadors will develop outreach activities for their local schools to help enthuse the next generation of ecologists.

We will be looking for a PhD student registered to a UK institution who would like to gain experience working with A-level students and support their transition into Higher Education. We will provide a full days training on developing outreach activities, working with school groups and the A-level biology curriculum.

We will soon be accepting applications to become an Ecological Ambassador. Watch this space for further details and to complete an expression of interest to apply!

For more information regarding either of these opportunities please contact Amy Padfield for details.