UACES Doctoral Training Academy: Career Development

4 November 2017, 9:00-16:15, Manchester


The Doctoral Training Academy is for PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECR) in the field of European Studies or related disciplines, who are interested in career development either during their PhD or in the immediate years afterwards.

This year's Academy takes place at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Up to 100.00 GBP is available towards travel and accommodation for each eligible participant (more info). Coffee breaks and lunch will be provided.

The programme comprises a mix of roundtables and talks looking at how you can boost your career development. Sessions will include: Tips & Tricks for Networking, the Digital Researcher, Presenting at and Organising Academic Conferences and a Guide to Writing Academic CVs and Cover Letters.

The Doctoral Training Academy is an excellent opportunity to meet people who are engaged in related areas of research and find out more about your subject association: UACES, whether or not you're a member.

To view the programme, click here.

The event is organised by the UACES Student Forum Committee, who will also be having elections during the conference.


Registration is free. Click here to register.

Please note that your research must be in European Studies or a related field (e.g. Politics, IR, Law, History, Sociology, Economics, Cultural Studies), or your registration will not be accepted.

Watch a video about last year's Doctoral Training Academy (Student Forum Seminar 2016):

FUNDING FOR Travel and Accommodation

There is financial support towards travel and accommodation, for up to 50 delegates attending this event. UACES is offering up to 100.00 GBP for travel and accommodation, subject to the terms and conditions, for eligible delegates.

This funding will be offered on a first come, first served basis to eligible students (i.e. the first 50 to register for the conference). An announcement will appear here when there are no funded places remaining.

Please read the full terms and conditions here.

Click here to register.

Venue and time

Manchester Metropolitan University (Higher Ormond St, Manchester M15 6BG)

Saturday 4 November, 9:00 - 16:15

There will be a drinks reception for delegates on Friday 3 November, 18:30 - 20:00.


Manchester has a huge range of hotels and hostels to choose from.

UACES is offering up to 50 delegates 100 GBP towards accommodation and travel expenses.

Please read the terms and conditions before booking your travel and accommodation.

Getting There

The conference venue is just Southwest of the centre of Manchester with many city buses going past from Manchester Piccadilly bus stops as well as Manchester Piccadilly rail station.

Manchester is easily accessible by train, bus and plane from London and the rest of the UK, continental Europe and North America. See Visit Manchester for more travel information:


Manchester is easy to reach by train, with three main train stations. Oxford Road station is within walking distance to the venue, however, most trains will arrive at Manchester Piccadilly, from which the venue is a short bus ride.

For information on trains visit


If you're on a budget then buses and coaches are a great travel option. There are regular coach services from London and all major UK cities to Manchester. While they are usually cheaper than train services covering the same routes, journey times are longer.

Coach travel from across the UK can be booked through National Express or Megabus.


Manchester Airport connects to many European and international destinations. For flight information and travel from Manchester Airport visit: . A train from Manchester Airport can be taken directly to Manchester Piccadilly station.