Review: College of Scholars 2018

23 November 2018

The annual SCI College of Scholars (CoS) day was held on 19 November at SCI HQ in Belgrave Square. With plenty of time for networking and discussion with our speakers CoS Day 2018 was, as ever, a great success.
Tim Reynolds
SCI ECC member

The day-long event, which was open to all members of the SCI CoS, included presentations from current Scholars, an overview of our current SCI / Royal Society and Daphne Jackson Fellowships, news on the 2019 Bright SCIdea challenge, and closed with a session on how to hone and adapt your CV for maximum impact.

A new element for this year’s CoS day was the Ramsay Fellowship Symposium: the day’s third session just after lunch. SCI has recently taken over the administration of these prestigious postdoctoral fellowships that have launched the independent research careers of many notable chemical scientists. The Ramsay Fellowships session was introduced by Prof David Philips – a Ramsay Trust trustee - and CoS delegates were treated to four presentations from current Ramsay fellows on their cutting-edge research.

Another notable contribution was from Luke Tilley, CEO of the Royal Entomological Society who talked about networking opportunities, in particular referencing a post graduate event that his society has organised for a number of years. SCI Early Careers Committee is looking to initiate a similar event in 2019 at the SCI AGM and a number of CoS day participants were inspired to volunteer to help organise this new SCI early careers initiative. Our thanks to them and all who took part in SCI Cos Day 2018!

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