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A networking organisation for plants-related research and impact

Register NOW for FarmRound


Do you want to know how much your academic experience is worth in industry?

And what are the pros and cons of leaving academia for industry?


CambPlants and the Bioscience Impact Team are organising THE EVENT to go to if you are thinking of what's the next step in your career.

This two part workshop series starts with a half day skills and training workshop followed by a showcase event highlighting career options and a lot of networking opportunities with Industry representatives.


Part 1

Career Workshop: Paving the way to your career

11 May 2016 from 14:00 to 17:00 (Botanic Garden)

Registration now closed

If you want to let industry know about what you doing by presenting at FarmRound (an agri-tech career afternoon) you need to participate in this workshop!  A bespoke workshop focusing on ‘business-like’ presentation skills preparing you for the flash presentation to be given at FarmRound.  The workshop will also guide you through all the available courses in the University depending on what career choice (eg. research, leadership, marketing, etc.) you want to pursue.  Researchers will be given coaching. If you want to present in Part 2, this workshop is compulsory. An ‘industrial prize’ is at stake….


Part 2

FarmRound: Agri-Tech Career Afternoon

5 July 2016 from 12:30 to 19:00 (Queens College)

Registration Deadline: 7 June 2016

A half day event including a keynote speaker, talks from industrialists about their careers, flash presentations from PhDs and Postdocs and lots of time for discussions.  There will be an ‘Industry fair’ where early career researchers can interact closely with industrialists by visiting a wide range of industry stands. The best flash presentation presented by early career researchers will win a super exciting mystery prize.

This day will be a unique opportunity for researchers to meet with industry representatives and to understand what it is like to work in the industry sector by being aware of different career paths.


This event is for early career scientists (PhDs & Postdocs) working in plants, synthetic biology, big data, agricultural, environmental, food and other relevant sciences contributing to our food supply.

Register here for FarmRound

Download poster here


Workshop Programme














FarmRound Programme

Tuesday, 5 July, 2016 - 12:30 to 19:00
Contact name: 
Mariana Fazenda
Contact email: 
Contact phone: 
01223 333956
Event location: 
Queens College