Call for proposals
The Birkbeck Students’ Union Women’s Network, in partnership with the SU Environment Society, the Birkbeck Unison Environmental Representative and the Birkbeck UCU Environmental Officer, is organising a symposium to hear from women researchers on the climate crisis, to be held at Birkbeck in early 2021.
for papers from researchers in any discipline are encouraged – we want to hear
about the innovative and unique ways you can contribute to this discussion,
especially those who are not traditionally given space in discussions about the
environment but have meaningful contributions to make.
To that end, scholars are invited to submit papers on any subject relating to the climate crisis, with a focus on proactive solutions.
may include but are not limited to:
& the climate crisis
& the climate crisis
& the climate crisis
change & the law
& the climate crisis
issues & the climate crisis
approaches to the climate crisis
- Neoliberalism & the
- Environmental activism
Individual paper abstracts should be no longer than 500 words. Papers which
require the distribution of pre-prepared materials, such as drafts, videos,
podcasts, posters, etc, will also be accepted.
Proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 31 January 2021.
For LGBT+ History Month in February and International Women’s Day in March, the Access and Engagement Department is looking for two Birkbeck PhD candidates or early career researchers to deliver an accessible public lecture or workshop for an audience with little to no experience of Higher Education. If you are interested in doing this please get in contact by 12 February.
public lecture series, Get Started: Big Ideas, was
previously delivered in Stratford Library, in collaboration with Newham
Council. Through the pandemic we have been delivering the talks on Zoom and
broadcasting using YouTube live.
themes this year are ‘Body, Mind, Spirit’ (for LGBT History Month) and ‘Gender
Equality in Eudcation’ (for International Women’s Day), so we will be looking
for pitches that take these themes into account.
We’re looking for Birkbeck academics, particularly PhD students and early career researchers, whose research touches on topics relevant to LGBT+ History Month or International Women’s Day.
Our audience consists of people with no experience of Higher Education, or those who have had a long break since their last HE experience. With that in mind, we will work closely with the academic to ensure the lecture is accessible to these audiences. More information on our department’s work.
are open to pitches of lectures (roughly 20 minutes in length), workshops,
virtual walks, or other formats that you feel would be engaging. This would
usually be followed by a Q&A.
We are able to pay PhD candidates or academics who are not on full-time contracts. The pay is at spine point 31 (£21.15 per hour) and we would usually allow for 2 hours’ prep time and 1 hour delivery. In this case we will also be adding 1 hour to allow for familiarising yourself with any software needed. Please do get in touch if you have a proposal which would exceed the allotted time.
you have any questions, please drop us a line at email@example.com.
The article below is written from the point of view of PhD students in the United States. It describes the experiences of Black, Indigenous and people of colour within a particular field of research but it is an informative framework to consider issues of importance for postgraduate researchers in other disciplines and for the wider postgraduate research community.
Click here to view article from the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution (July 2020)
The Access and Engagement Department sits
at the heart of Birkbeck’s commitment to improving the access and success of
non-traditional students in London. We work with groups who may otherwise feel
excluded from taking a step into higher education, including trade union
members without a formal qualification above level 4; FE and adult education
college students; forced migrants and those who have been out of education for
a number of years.
Birkbeck’s academic and research community can support our work in a range of ways, including:
free community lectures and/or learning activities;
workshops to support those facing organisational change at work;
people to develop the skills they need to successfully navigate structural
insights into community priorities through
Find out more
To find out more and discuss possible collaborations, the Department is holding an Academic Open House event on Thursday 26th September from 3-5pm in Malet Street B02. The event is open to PhD candidates, Early Career Researchers and academics at Birkbeck. We will present further information about our work across London and our priorities for 2019/20, and there will be the opportunity for discussion with other academic colleagues and members of the Department.
Register to attend here
To register your interest, please complete the following short form: https://bbk.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/open-house-register-of-interest
For refreshments purposes it would be helpful to know how many are able to attend the Open House event, but even if you are unable to join us on the 26th, we’d still love to hear from you so please do complete the form so we can keep in touch about future opportunities.
18:30 – 21:00, Thursday 27 September 2018
All Birkbeck PhD students are welcome to attend this event – if you would like to attend please register using the link above.
The event purpose organised by Birkbeck University in partnership with the IoD Central London branch, is to answer all those questions through a panel discussion from a diverse panel of Academics, Entrepreneurs and Directors. This event is aimed at women who want to meet like minded people as well as learn some new development tricks. Men are most welcome to attend.
Have you ever wondered why so many companies/universities heads were not representative of their own employee/customer/student mix? What is gender culture? What are the tools and tips which can be taken from the current business and academic environment?
The evening will consist of:
Arrival and networking
Leader panel: Short presentations from the panel on their ideas of breaking the glass ceiling
All panel discussion
Question and answer session with closing remarks