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Postdoc Coffee for May

Are you a postdoc in the College of Science looking for to network and connect with other postdocs? Our next coffee morning for postdocs in the college will be taking place next week, so if you could do with some socializing with you peers over coffee then make sure to put this in your calendar!

The School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science are excited to host the May coffee morning, and will be looking forward to welcoming you to the Conway Institute from 10am until 12pm on Thursday 9 May. This is a great opportunity to meet postdocs from other schools, to chat about shared interests and potential collaborations.

No registration necessary! Just pop-by (with your keep-cup if you have one!) and enjoy this moment of the relief with colleagues as the end of the trimester draws closer!

January Postdoc Coffee

Yesterday around 15 postdocs from across UCD College of Science made time in their morning to connect together over coffee and pastries for the first College of Science Postdoc Coffee morning of 2024. The School of Biology and Environmental Science kindly hosted the event, with refreshments provided by the Culturally Responsive Mentoring team.

It was a lovely opportunity for postdocs to reconnect with each other after the Christmas and New Year break, and the busy start to the spring trimester.

The next postdoc coffee morning will be hosted by the School of Chemistry in March, so stay tuned for details to be confirmed soon.

Successful launch of new College of Science Postdoc Coffees

Following the success of the Culturally Responsive Mentoring Postdoctoral Coffee Meetups that took place for postdocs in the College of Science over the summer, the CoS EDI Committee and the Culturally Responsive Mentoring team are keeping the momentum alive with a new rotating coffee morning for postdocs in the College. Every two months during the academic term, a different school in the college will play host to postdocs from across the college for informal mentoring and light refreshments.

The School of Computer Science were the first to host the rotating, networking coffees. The first event took place on Monday, 4th December at 10:30 am in the school of computer science, with tea, coffee, and refreshments. As it is the festive period in the lead-up to Christmas, there were plenty of delicious mince pies and chocolate treats for everyone to enjoy, while a playlist of everyone’s favourite Christmas tunes played in the background. The morning provided a fantastic chance for postdocs to connect with new and old friends, to maintain connections made over the summer and to get to know others throughout the college that they had not previously collaborated with.

In the new year, other schools will take their turn to host the event, so keep an eye on the College of Science EDI website for more details on the next coffee in January!


Summer Coffee Morning for Postdocs

The College of Science is holding a work/social space for postdoctoral researchers every second Tuesday over the summer at The Breakout Space on the ground floor in the Science Hub North.

Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided. This space is meant to connect postdocs from across the College of Science, provide a dedicated space for postdocs to meet each other, network and relate over the unique challenges and aspects of the role, and support each other in career development. This initiative is part of UCD’s Culturally Responsive Mentoring scheme, working to foster a more inclusive and supportive culture within the college.