Networking Event Programme

This year’s programme for Interweaving 2021 can be found below:

9:00-10:00 – Registration, posters, and opening 

Coffee and snacks provided. In compliance with current COVID-19 restrictions and regulations. 

10:00-10:30 – Research speed dating and networking  

Meet other PhDs and learn more about their research interests. 

10:30-11:00 – Thematic hub sessions  

Attend informative sessions about up to two research hubs; learn more about the MHSES hubs you belong to, or explore cross-hub collaboration opportunities. 

11:10-12:00 – Group research competition: Part 1

“Dragon’s Den”- style competition; work with your team to develop the best hypothetical research idea.   

12:00-13:00 – Lunch break

Lunch will be provided (veg/vegan/GF/DF options available). In compliance with current COVID-19 restrictions and regulations.

13:00-15:15 – Group research competition and presentations: Part 2 

Opportunity to collaborate on a group research proposal and present your team’s idea to an esteemed research panel; chance to win exciting Edinburgh-themed prizes! 

15:30-16:20 – Life Beyond Academia panels  

Attend up to two panels on topics like: mental health and wellbeing; student parent experience; tips and tricks for first year of PhD and experiencing Edinburgh; developing career skills. 

16:30-17:00 – Posters and Announcement of group research competition. 

Opportunity to learn about the diverse research taking place in MHSES PGR community and build connections. Details for submitting a poster will be sent out shortly.  First and second place announced and prizes presented to winning teams.