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Summer Vacation Research Competition 2022 Q&A Session

Are you considering applying for the Summer Vacation Research Competition 2022 but unsure where to start? Or do you have a great idea but also practical concerns? Then come along to the Summer Vacation Research Competition 2022 Q&A Session, which will be held online on Thursday, 03 February 2022 from 1-2pm.

Participating in this competition, which is now in its fifth year, is a great way to boost your career and the initiative is being generously supported by the Careers and Employability Service, the Centre for the Study of Higher Education, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Research & Innovation, the Divisions, the Graduate and Researcher College, Research and Innovation Services, and the Signature Research Theme Leads. Use this virtual get-together to hear about the skills you will develop through managing your own project and intern. You’ll also discover what makes a successful submission and pick up some practical tips for your application.

Dr Jennifer Leigh, the competition’s co-founder with Dr Helen Leech, said:

“Please join us for an informal chat about how the competition works and the various ways in which participation can support your professional development. With contributions from event organisers and previous competition winners, it’s a great way to learn more about this fantastic opportunity.”

No need to book. To join the session, please access the Teams link via SharePoint (Kent staff login required).

We look forward to answering your questions at the session or please email in the meantime. (The closing date for 2022 postdoc applications is 11 February 2022.)