The 3rd Annual Stacey Symposium, School of Biosciences

“Careers Outside the Laboratory”

 The School of Biosciences will be holding the 3rd Stacey Symposium on the afternoon of 8 April 2013. The theme of this year’s Symposium is ‘Careers Outside the Laboratory’ and a number of former staff and students of the School have agreed to come and tell us about how their careers “outside the laboratory” have developed since leaving Kent. We hope this will inspire current students to think broadly about their career opportunities once they leave Canterbury. The invited speakers come from a variety of backgrounds including industry, teaching, administration, government and medicine. The programme can be found on the school web page:

The inaugural Stacey Symposium was held in September 2010 to celebrate the life and work of Professor Ken Stacey and at this year’s Symposium we will also be launching the Stacey Fund ( With the generous support of a Biosciences alumnus, the Stacey Fund has been established to continue Ken’s work inspiring young scientists, and to enable students from low-income families to have the opportunity to undertake practical work experience in laboratories around the world. Through the Stacey Fund, the School of Biosciences will therefore be able to give more students the opportunity to gain laboratory experience, free of financial worries.