Making Progress Day

Update on Making Progress Day 2020

Making Progress is going online! 

We want our virtual event to be just as fantastic as our face-2-face we need to hear from you!

What do you want to see at our virtual Making Progress event? A few ideas to get you thinking:

  • Short presentations on your research
  • Skills workshops on social media 
  • Keynote lectures
  • Practical lab-based tips from your peers

Get in touch and give us your suggestions and ways to get involved.

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What is Making Progress Day?

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

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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