Mariana Bento, National Physical Laboratory Postgraduate Institute and UCL Postgraduate Researcher talks about her experience at the GRADnet Summer School 4-5 July 2022 at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, Middlesex:
“The SEPnet Summer School surpassed any expectations I had for this 2-day event. Becoming a good professional or researcher, is not just about being an expert in the field. It requires a full set of complementary skills, which comprises good communication, networking, awareness of our surroundings, collaboration, problem solving.
SEPnet knows this and collaborated with NPL, Skillfluence and employers: Airbus; Capco; Deloitte; Dyad and WP Thompson, to provide an interesting and insightful number of workshops and sessions. Topics ranged from having a better understanding of how to break the communication wall; finding the common points when starting a conversation with a new person to the foresighting topic which equipped us with developing skills on how to pick up the hints of the current events to better analyse possible future outcomes and perform better decisions.
When one brings together a group of knowledgeable and interesting people as was the case with the summer school event, the result can only be the best.
I had an amazing time during these two days.”
Foresighting workshop breakout group:
Intellectual Property Rights; NPL and Airbus Workshops:
Careers panellists: Dr Adam Bozson, (Ex RHUL), Head of Data Science, Dyad; Dr Leon Schoonderwoerd, (Ex Kent), Deloitte, Assistant Manager; Jenika Karsan, Capco, Global Marketing Campaigns Project Manager; Dr Aoife Ivory, Senior Research Scientist, National Physical Laboratory, Ultrasound and Acoustics Group and Dr Hibaaq Mohamud, Higher Research Scientist, National Physical Laboratory, Nuclear Metrology Group.