The BSG runs a workshop for new research students in December each year and we encourage you to attend. The workshop has been running at the fantastic Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park for over 30 years – many notable researchers and academics have been and benefited from this course!

The content is non-technical, but provides training in project management, group work, dealing with large data sets, fieldwork, lab and numerical modelling. But one of the most important aspects is meeting other new researchers, finding out how the PhD is working for others in different Universities and often making friends and contacts that can last a career. You’ll also meet a wide variety of academics and facilitators who are practicing researchers as well as the BSG postgrad representatives on the Executive. The BSG chair normally gives an entertaining evening talk.

“BSG Windsor gave me the opportunity to interact with other PhD students from all over Europe. It was very helpful meeting researchers sharing their research experiences and helpful advices to develop a good thesis” (2011 attendee).

Registration normally opens at the beginning of October. Check back here then for more details and to register your place.