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Welcome to UCL Connect.ed!

​A Research Community Made for Students by Students.

 

NON SCHOLAE SED VITAE DISCIMUS  ~  “We do not learn for school, but for life”

Our motto is our inspiration for the year ahead. Learn something new outside of the lecture halls. Enrich your mind. Be academic, social and connect.ed.

Our Flagship Research Mentorship Program is front and centre. We connect aspiring undergraduate students with UCL’s high calibre of postgraduate researchers. Aspiring undergraduate mentees gain experience of and insight into a Master’s or PhD Research Project. Postgraduate Mentors gain an opportunity to communicate their research, to take on research assistants and to obtain teaching experience. Mentors have freedom to shape their mentorship to fit their individual research meaning potential Mentees have a range of experiences to choose from. 

Accompanying our Flagship Program will be a whole host of events and socials this year including:

  • Faculty-Themed Weeks: Fancy a week full of research panels, workshops and networking sessions related to a discipline of interest?
  • Connect.ed Career Stories: Curious to see how someone else used their research experiences to shape their career paths? We’ll be speaking to guests both from inside academia and outside it.
  • Research Panels: Listen to our guests discuss themes like London’s changing skyline or Women in STEM as well as intriguing research methodologies like using social media or film.
  • Annual Academic Symposium: Marking the celebration of our Connect.ed year, the Annual Academic Symposium will invite Mentors, Mentees and Connect.ed members to present their research on a public platform.
  • Socials, quiz nights, walking tours, fieldtrips and much more!

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Want to get involved?

Join the Executive Committee

We recruit executive committee members at the start of Autumn Term and encourage first year students to apply. You can get in touch with the Connect.ed Team via su.connected@ucl.ac.uk for further information.

Positions available:

- Events Assistant

- Marketing & Communications Assistant

- Postgraduate Representative

Be a Connect.ed Project Consultant

Do you have a great idea or expertise in a certain research discipline? Please get in touch with the Connect.ed Team via su.connected@ucl.ac.uk as we would love to hear from you.

Projects available:

- Freelance Project Consultant: Work with us as a consultant to build a Faculty-Themed Week during Term 2 related to your field of research or interest. Or submit an idea for a panel or networking session.

- Connect.ed Reading Groups: Organise a one-off or series of reading groups for a select number of Connect.ed members. A great opportunity to build a discussion forum for academic readings, theories and ideas you are working through.