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BSG Windsor Workshop for PhD students at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor.

Please only click to book if you have had a place confirmed via the EOI form or via the AIG. Thanks. 

Windsor Workshop Monday 6th Dec 2021 - Thursday 9th Dec 2021

Booking for the 2021 Windsor Postgraduate Workshop is now open! We have a handful of spaces left based on students sharing but no single room occupancy left. Thanks to a hefty subsidy from the BSG we have managed to keep the cost to a very low £125 (shared occupancy, single occupancy £200) - covering all food and lodgings from Monday evening to Thursday afternoon. In addition, two IAG bursaries of Eu300 available for the workshop http://www.geomorph.org/2021/11/call-for-iag-grants-for-the-bsg-post-graduate-training-workshop/ The deadline for applying for these bursaries is the 15th November 2021

You will need to be a Post Graduate memeber of the BSG before attending. 

Payment and formal booking will open soon - but in the meantime please fill in the Expression of Interest form here https://forms.gle/8KZTtbjyCdVpn1Nm8 

The BSG runs a workshop for new research students (typically in the first year of their PhD studies) 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, gaining funding as well as publication and future career development. 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 practising researchers as well as the BSG postgrad representatives on the Executive. The BSG chair will be giving a talk about his PhD experience, and Stuart Lane (Managing editor of ESPL) giving a session on publication. There will also be sessions from people working in industry and from the BSG postgraduates.

The cost of the course is heavily subsidised for BSG postgraduate research members (non members need to join the BSG at the excellent value postgraduate rate of £50 for four years). This gives you full evening meals, lunches, tea/coffee breaks (Monday afternoon to Thursday lunchtime) and accommodation in the ‘up market’ environment of Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park. As well as being a former home to royalty, Cumberland lodge features in several feature films including the Kings Speech. You can find more information about the Lodge here: Cumberland Lodge

You may also be able to offset the time against any departmental postgraduate training credits.

Our best referral though is students who have attended in the past: Ask students who have been on previous years (or look in back issues of Geophemera on the website) about their experiences in past years – we gather that everyone enjoys it as well as finds it useful! Here is a blog post about last years workshop: Windsor Workshop 2016

Last year the course filled up very quickly – so please book early to ensure your place.The course starts at c.3pm on the Monday and ends at 1pm Thursday.

There are also two Eu300 bursaries available for the course thanks to the IAG. The deadline for applying for these bursaries is the 15th November 2021 

Any queries – please get in touch with Prof. Tom Coulthard (T.Coulthard(at)hull.ac.uk)

Please note that the online booking needs to recognise you as a member before allowing you to register/book. Also - there is no automatic email confirming booking - you are registered for the course once the payment is taken via paypal. Cumberland lodge is fully accessible and can caters for a range of dietary requirements. The workshop runs from c2-3pm Monday to lunchtime Thursday.


Windsor Workshop attendees, 2016

Windsor Workshop attendees, 2014



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