KED Call for applications!

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We are pleased to invite you to submit an application to take part in the Knowledge Exchange in Design (KED) scheme! This call is for projects which will take place between January and March 2014 and is open to BIAD PhD and Early Career Researchers.

Taking on a KED project is an excellent way for you to develop your professional experience and to engage with a partner organisation outside the academy.

The application process is easy:

1. Find more about KED on our BIAD Professional Development Network website by clicking here
2. Read through the partner project briefs to find out which research projects are of particular interest to you. The     projects are listed on the KED page of the website and also in the Resources section, with a downloadable document for each project.
3. Complete the application form and return to the BIAD Research Office via email to: by the closing date of 6th January 2014.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Extended deadline!

We have extended our deadline for applications for the Research Mentoring Initiative until the 20th December to give researchers extra time to apply.

The Research Mentoring Initiative provides invaluable support for researchers at different stages of their MPhil/PhD outside of their supervisory team through being partnered with experienced Art & Design researchers with mutual concerns.

Both mentees and mentors can develop their research profile and employability through knowledge exchange that will result in new thinking and ways of working, research-related outputs such as conference and symposia contributions, publications and projects and gaining experience aligned with their future career aspirations. Mentors will also gain experience of working in an academic environment in a paid capacity.

Visit our web page for more information and to apply or contact Jacqueline Taylor at for more information.

Curate Your Career event

A big thank you to everyone who came to our Curate Your Career event this week! After an introduction by Dr Anne Boultwood, we had an interesting session by Prof Richard Coles who brought in some personal and strange artefacts such as the Coco de Mer seed that resonated with the development of his own career development, aims and aspirations. As a group this encouraged us to think about curating our own research career considering what has led us to our PhD journey and how we may move forward  and develop a research-related career post-PhD.

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The BIAD Research Mentoring Initiative was introduced by Dr Jacqueline Taylor and is now taking applications for mentees and mentors. Click here for more information and to apply.

This years Knowledge Exchange in Design scheme was introduced by Jayne Sharples. We were lucky enough to have two KED partners Ollie Leggett from IE Design Consultancy and Fran Welby to discuss their project briefs and to see Fran’s delightful jewellery in person! Click here for more information and to apply. Visit our KED page regularly as new project briefs will be regularly uploaded to the site.


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