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28th October, 2016

Hack-a-demia: Future-proofing your academic career

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28th October, 2016
10:00 - 18:30
National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London N1 9RL
FREE, registration essential. Open to TCCE core members and Exchange partner HEIs only.

The Culture Capital Exchange is delighted to announce ‘Hack-a-demia: Future Proofing your academic career’ a free one day conference for PhD students and early career researchers (ECRs) from TCCE core member organisations and Exchange partner HEIs.

This conference is part of TCCE’s Exchange project, a two year pilot co-funded by Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and Arts Council England. The project brings 16 HEIs from around England, together with our core TCCE membership, to form a unique and extensive network of academic and industry contacts. For further information on the project, please see the dedicated website:

The development of Early Career Researchers is at the heart of The Exchange project, and in a fast changing and challenging environment, researchers are having to be increasingly resilient, expert and well grounded.  Hack-a-demia will feature a mix of presentations, panel discussions and workshops, to look at the challenges and opportunities for ECRs and how they can develop their research footprint. Editors from Palgrave Macmillan will also be giving advice on how to get published. The conference will in itself be a valuable networking opportunity for ECRs to extend their contacts and share experiences and expertise with a large and cross – disciplinary group of peers.

Hack-a-demia will also provide a space where ECRs can help TCCE shape the next stage of The Exchange project, and the support, development and networking opportunities that we can offer to help them on the next steps of their academic career.

Confirmed contributors include:
Editors from Palgrave Macmillan
Dr Steven Hill (Head of Research Policy, HEFCE)
Dr Joanna Dunster (Portfolio Manager: Researcher Careers and Training, Arts and Humanities Research Council)
Pam Johnson (Senior Relationship Manager, Arts Council England)
Professor Carole-Anne Upton (PVC Executive Dean – Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries, Middlesex University London)
Dr Patrick Duggan
(Director of the Institute of Performance/Director of Research, GSA, University of Surrey)
Professor Robert Hampson
(Professor of Modern Literature, Royal Holloway, University of London)
Jodie Eastwood 
(Project Manager, Knowledge Quarter)
Dr Tarek Virani (ECR/ academic consultant)
Fiona Armstrong-Gibbs (Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University/director of Baltic Creative CIC)
Suzie Leighton (Director of The Culture Capital Exchange)
Evelyn Wilson (Director of The Culture Capital Exchange)
Dr Enrico Bertelli (Business Development Manager, The Culture Capital Exchange /
Founder Director of  Conductive Music CIC

Click here for full TIMETABLE

Please noteThis event is free for TCCE/ Exchange HEI partners at attend, thanks to HEFCE and ACE funding for ECR development as part of The Exchange project. Registration is essential.

We ask all those registering for a free ticket to please notify us 48 hrs prior to the event if, for any reason, they find they can no longer attend so that we can release their ticket for another ECR to take up this valuable opportunity. Thank you.  Failure to give notice will result in a £20 administration fee.

A limited number of non-member tickets have also been made available. Priced £33 each.

Photographs/ recordings may be taken at this event for archive and promotional use by TCCE.



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