Making Progress Day

Update on Making Progress Day 2020

In light of current events, we have decided to reschedule Making Progress Day for Friday 4th December.


We sincerely hope that the current health advice will allow us to run the event in December, but if we have any concerns for the health and wellbeing of our attendees, we will look to reschedule again. To keep up to date with the latest developments, please follow our research newsletter.


If you have already registered for the event, please get in touch at to confirm you would still like to join us in December.

Registration for the 2020 event is now open. Please contact the Research Team if you have any questions.

Prostate Cancer UK is dedicated to supporting early career researchers, who will one day make up the next generation of leading prostate cancer researchers. 

If you’re an early career researcher, our annual Making Progress Day will provide you with a prime opportunity to present your research, network with your peers and establish future connections and collaborations.

The event also aims to give you key skills that will help you forge a successful career in prostate cancer research.

Previously, the event has included workshops on communicating your research to the public, effective networking skills and hints and tips on applying for funding. There is also the opportunity to meet internationally leading prostate cancer researchers, and hear the latest news from Prostate Cancer UK and ways to get involved in our events and activities.

Making Progress Day was a stand-out meeting for me. It provided a unique opportunity to network with senior and early career researchers, all together in one room, to build new friendships and collaborations.

- Dr Adam Sharp

How to sign up

Registration for Making Progress Day is now open. If you have any questions, please email the Research Team

This years’ event will be held on Friday 4th December 2020, at The Society of Chemical Industry, 14 Belgrave Square, London. 

This event is free to attend for all early stage prostate cancer researchers.

Register here

Highlights from past years

The format of the event is liable to change each year, however past meetings have included:

  • Key skills workshops, tailored to your unique needs as an early career researcher. In the past, these have included an interactive networking session, hints and tips on how to obtain grant funding and a presentation skills workshop.
  • Keynote talks from leading prostate cancer researchers, such as Professor Rob Bristow, Dr Mark Linch, Professor David Waugh, Professor Charlotte Bevan, Professor Hashim Ahmed, and Dr Ian G Mills.
  • Presentations from attendees on their Prostate Cancer UK-funded research. 
  • Talks from men about their personal experiences of living with Prostate Cancer.
  • The chance to learn more about Prostate Cancer UK’s future grant calls, and tips on how to make your funding application stand out and how to get involved in the charity’s future events.
  • Awarding the winners of Research Revealed with their certificates.
  • A drinks reception after the event so you can continue your conversations and networking into the evening.

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Things to note


  • Refreshments and lunch will be provided during the event for all attendees.
  • Please contact the Research Team if you have any dietary requirements

Travel expenses

  • Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed for anyone funded through a Prostate Cancer UK grant only.
  • Attendees are encouraged to make use of advance purchase tickets where possible to minimise the cost to the charity.
  • Travel claims for those further afield will be capped at £150. If your travel is likely to exceed this value, please contact the Research Team before booking your travel. 
  • If you're not in a Prostate Cancer UK-funded post, whilst the event is free to attend, you'll need to cover your own travel expenses to attend the event.


  • One night accommodation is available for Prostate Cancer UK funded researchers who live over 2 hours away from the venue.
  • Accommodation must be booked by Prostate Cancer UK. Any accommodation not booked by the charity will not be reimbursed.
  • Requests for accommodation after Friday 2nd October 2020 will not be considered.
  • If you're not in a Prostate Cancer UK-funded post, then you l need to cover your own accommodation to attend the event.  

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If you have questions about our Making Progress Day, please contact the Research Team