Making Connections: Aberystwyth ‘Meet and Greet’

The LSW is in Aberystwyth for a day of get-togethers, part of our efforts to be an inclusive, welcoming Society and to demonstrate the important role the LSW and its Fellows can play in helping find solutions to real-world challenges. 

Meet and Greet

We have arranged a ‘Meet and Greet’ event in the Research Hub at Aberystwyth University (Tuesday 13th February at 12.30-1.30) for Fellows, senior leaders at the university and anyone else interested in finding out more about us. 

“This is first event of its kind that we have run,” said Helen Willson, the Society’s Strategic Engagement Manager.  

“It is part of a new way of working and engaging with our Fellows. We want to be more visible as a team and to raise the profile of the LSW with stakeholders and potential future Fellows. 

“The event is deliberately informal and offers the opportunity for people to chat to LSW staff and each other with no agenda. 

“We want people to see the human face of the organisation and for ideas to be sparked in conversation and networking. 

“We are hugely grateful for the help in organising the day provided by our University Representatives at Aberystwyth, Fellows Professor Eleri Pryse and Professor Iwan Morus.”

Early Career Researchers Networking Event 

We are also co-organising an event later in the afternoon for early career researchers at Aberystwyth. 

This will give us to the chance to showcase the work of our Early Career Researchers Network, introducing ourselves and Dr Barbara Ibinarriaga Soltero, our Programme Manager for Researcher Development  

“We hope the meeting will allow researchers at Aber to understand the role we play, and how we can support them and help their own internal network develop,” said Helen. 

“It’s going to be an informal event, with a short talk and some interactive activities, but is primarily a chance to chat and develop the networks we know that early career researchers value. 

“I’m really pleased to be attending with Barbara. Engaging with both our established Fellows and with those researchers at the start of their academic journeys is essential. 

“We want our Fellows to understand what a vital cog they are in the work we do. 

“We hope they see that the Society offers them a way to help grow the capacity of the research sector in Wales, not least by supporting the next generation of researchers.”