Bring it back home 2015
It is now less than a week before the 2015 ‘Bring it back home’ event. Last year, eight of our community (2 staff, 5 current students and one postdoc) presented a conference paper they had given in some location around the world during that year. Achilleas was one of those students, and joined us via Skype.
This year we are going bigger and better! Gary and Lada are helping with the technical side of things and we hope to have around 14 people participating, six of whom (we hope) will be joining us via Adobe Connect from Uruguay, Russia, Uganda, Qatar, Mexico and London. Alongside staff and current PhD students, we have several postdocs joining us, and also two pre-docs! To accommodate so many, we have changed the format slightly and this year, rather than the standard 30 minute time allocation for conference presentations, we are limiting the presentation time to a maximum of 12 minutes. Also, as well as the thesis related presentations, there will be a couple more interactive sessions on the process of doing the PhD and how to make it to the finish line in one piece.
It promises to be a great occasion and I look forward to seeing some reflections here after the event!