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The virtual Winter School programme will address a range of topics relevant to PhD students working in health or social care research, including:

  • career development and grant applications
  • writing tips, and communication and presentation skills
  • negotiating the university and NHS environment
  • diversity and inclusion
  • how to build resilience. 

There will also be opportunities to network with other students and academics and to share good working practices. The event is free for PhD students attending. 

Read the programme here

The course provided lots of valuable insights about research and the PhD journey, which would not be found in a book."

"The range of information was vast and very helpful. The number of sessions was also helpful and the speakers fitted so much information into each session."

"Provided a range of speakers and topics which was suitable for PhD students at various parts of their graduate career."

"This has given me ideas/concepts to further develop my research project.

Comments from previous attendees

Who can attend?

PhD students connected to NIHR ARC London universities* who are working in either applied health or social care research, or basic health research are invited to attend. 

*Students from ARC South London's partner universities – King’s College London, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London – will be given priority. However, we will be reserving some spaces for PhD students from other universities. 

When: Thursday 9 and Friday 10 December 2021  

This year, we are holding the event online using Zoom.  

The event is sponsored by NIHR ARC South London and is free for PhD students attending.

How to apply

To apply, please complete this online application form, submitting it by Monday 29 November 2021 to arcshortcourses@kcl.ac.uk  

If you have any questions or for further information, please email Dr Aoife Keohane (programme lead – short courses) and Bernadette Corrigan (business support administrator) at: arcshortcourses@kcl.ac.uk 

Hear from attendees in 2019