Might not feel like it but spring is not *that* far off – and the events season is in bud, even if the trees have a long way to go. Look at us getting all lyrical. Blimey. Read on…

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8 Feb: Webcast – InFocus: Women In Innovation – Ready to make an impact? Innovate UK’s infocus Women in Innovation Awards stimulated unparalleled interest, and helped show the untapped potential out there in our female innovators and entrepreneurs. This meeting will provide an opportunity for innovators to highlight the work they are doing and to understand what other funding and support opportunities are available to advance new ideas closer to market. More info and register at http://bit.ly/2ljUyav

21 February: Train to Teach Roadshow, Brighton. Find out more about teacher training and receive advice from experts and training providers. They’ll tell you everything you need to know about funding, the different training courses, how to submit a successful application and what a career in teaching is really like. Book your place at http://bit.ly/2jYRcxh

1 March: International Student Careers Fair, London. Opportunities to work in the most sought-after fields such as Investment, Finance, Banking, Professional Consulting and Engineering. Book your FREE ticket at http://bit.ly/2eqbmKm

10 March: Paediatric Nurse Open Day, Evelina, London Childrens’ Hospital. Come and meet our fantastic paediatric nurses and explore our excellent facilities. Let us show you how we can help you grow into an outstanding Evelina Nurse. No booking necessary1 Find out more at http://bit.ly/2lkg66F

14 March: Vitae Networking seminar on Establishing parity for BME researchers, Coventry University. This session will explore issues facing Black, Minority and Ethnic early and middle career researchers, focusing on the ways of developing equitable research environments that are inclusive and understanding. More info and book at http://bit.ly/2lgkXKc

15 March: Spring Graduate Fair, London. Meet dozens of prospective employers and postgraduate training providers from a wide range of sectors. Free CV advice service.Presentations covering essential topics to kick-start your graduate career. Free to attend but booking required. http://bit.ly/2kJgxuD

25 – 26 April: Materials 2017 – Innovation in Architecture, Construction and Design, Earls Court, London. Networking and education opportunities with peers and industry leaders. All visitors to Materials 2017 will have the opportunity to participate in our detailed CPD Seminars programme. Sessions are available from eminent figures in the construction materials industry. http://bit.ly/2jYJFhL

Applications Close 16 June! GSK Residential Chemistry Training Experience 2017. This fully-funded, week-long training course is designed to give you practical experience of the work of a graduate chemist in the pharmaceutical industry.  Based in the GSK research laboratories we will provide you with personalised laboratory tuition together with coaching in interview technique, presentation skills and working in teams. If you are an analytical, computational or synthetic chemistry undergraduate about to enter your final year of study and you would like to gain an insight into the pharmaceutical industry and be part of this interactive programme, please request an application form from uzy55557@gsk.com

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