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Open forum discussion


GRASP hosts regular open forum discussion panels for students and staff in the Graduate School of Life Sciences to voice their opinions and provide us with feedback on different aspects related to academic and professional development. These discussion events enable GRASP to be aware of the main issues and to highlight them to the Graduate School of Life Sciences.

Our most recent discussion event was PhD Funding: Snakes and Ladders, where the points of discussion included the pros and cons of different PhD funding schemes, opinions about the DTP compulsory Professional Internship Placement, a preliminary survey of interest in a PhD-Postdoc buddy mentoring system, etc.




Ed Swires-Hennessy inspiring GSLS researchers on the intricacies of data representation (06 Nov 2015)


GRASP takes part in organising lectures and research skills training events together with GSLS and other training organisers within the University. Some of our notable past events included:

  • Keys to Successfully Publishing and Portraying Your Research – Selina Hawkins (The Science Media Centre) and Peter Stern (Editor at Science)
  • The Power of Procrastination - Jorge Cham (PhD Comics)



For further enquiries about our events, please contact the Ents Officers.


Related link: Researcher Development Activities by GSLS

Welcome to the Graduate School of Life Sciences

We are the largest centre for research and professional training in the Life Sciences in the UK, offering a very special experience to a community of around 2000 graduate students across departments within the School of the Biological Sciences, School of Clinical Medicine and eleven University Partner Institutes in the Cambridge area.

Every year some of the world's brightest and most determined students are attracted by the opportunity to carry out research projects with renowned scientists in a vibrant, multidisciplinary environment at one of the world's most respected research-led universities.

The School co-ordinates funding opportunities within the Life Sciences for their postgraduate education, as well as ensuring students receive the highest quality supervision and training.