ECR Network Colloquium 2024, Bangor: A Connected Wales

‘A Connected Wales: Developing your Career as a Researcher in Wales and Beyond’ is the theme of this year’s LSW Early Career Researchers Network Colloquium.  

The Colloquium will take place on 18 June at Bangor University.  

The event is being driven by Early Career Researchers, who will work with us to establish a programme that meets both their research interests and their career needs.  

We’re therefore inviting ECRs to get in touch with us any ideas they think would fit within the Colloquium’s theme.

Ideas might cover anything from suggestions for workshops, to thematic activities, to session topic ideas, particularly those that are cross-disciplinary in nature.

“We are determined to make our ECR Network a ground-up organisation,” said Dr Barbara Ibinarriaga-Soltero, the LSW’s Programme Manager for Researcher Development.

“That’s why we are pleased to be working with our Advisory Group for Researcher Development, along with a group of ECRs from Welsh Universities who have joined us as ambassadors for the organisation of this year’s event. 

“We’re looking to add further ambassadors, especially representing the University of South Wales, Cardiff University, Bangor University, the Open University and Aberystwyth University. Anyone interested in becoming one is welcome to contact us.  

“One of our strategic aims for the Network is not merely to build a diverse cohort of ECRs but also to provide leadership opportunities for ECRs to take an active role in the Network’s development.   

“That’s why we want ECRs to help create the Colloquium programme.  

 “We want the thematic sessions to reflect their research interests and the career-related sessions to meet their needs.”  

This is the second LSW ECR Network Colloquium. The first, with its theme ‘A Prosperous Wales’, took place last year in Swansea.

“We’re delighted that this year’s event is taking place in North Wales,” said Barbara. “A Connected Wales, means connecting researchers across the country.”

If you have any questions about the Colloquium, please do get in touch with us.