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Dear Fellows,

We have a range of great speakers who will share their expert knowledge with us in a series of talks and discussions throughout the day. Please see the agenda and the detailed description of the event below. We strongly encourage you to register, for this free-of-charge event to let us know that you come and receive your printed badge upon arrival.

Speakers: Brian Cahill: Chair of the Marie Curie Alumni Association.

Erik Lithander: Pro Vice-Chancellor the University of Bristol (International and Student Recruitment). Erik leads the University of Bristol's response to Brexit and has been working closely with the government of Bristol, on a Bristol-wide Brexit strategy.

Nicole Dixon:  Research Development Officer at the University of Bristol. Nicole is responsible for supporting academic research with funding from the EU and overseas - primarily under the Horizon 2020 Framework.

Josie Grindulis: Career Development Manager at the Cardiff University. Josie is the Chair of AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services) Postgraduate Research Students and Research Staff Task Group.

Carlos Constantino: Principal Consultant at the Atkins Global Design, Engineering and Project Management Consultancy. Carlos is a Senior Scientist in the Regulatory Compliance and Research Team.

Event Schedule:




9:30 - 10:30

Arrival and Registration


10:30 -  10:40

Introduction/ Welcoming session


10:40 – 11:00

Goals and Future of MCAA

Brian Cahill

11:00 -12:00

Coffee Break


12:00 -12:20

Brexit: Presentation

Erik Lithander

12:20 -12:40

Brexit: Discussion


12:40 – 13:00

Horizon 2020: Presentation

Nicole Dixon

13:00 – 13:20

Horizon 2020: Discussion


13:20 – 14:50



14:50 – 15:10

Careers: Presentation

Josie Grindulis

15:10 -15:30

Careers: Discussion


15:30 – 15:50

Research in Industry: Presentation

Carlos Constantino

15:50 – 16:10

Research in Industry: Discussion


16:10 -16:30

Outlook and Departure



The event will be held at the Bristol University Campus, Priory Road 7 in the hall G1. For additional help with finding the place, please, see the map HERE.

Certificates of attendance will be provided at the venue should you want to be reimbursed for the travel, etc. by your employer.


Dear Fellows,

The UK chapter of MCAA invites you to join a full-day event for MCAA members and newcomers on 14th of October 2016 at the University of Bristol, UK. The meeting will encourage interaction between MCAA members and we will cover topics as the consequences of Brexit, Horizon 2020, career management in the UK and the opportunities for professionals in the industrial sector in a series of discussion forums and engaging talks by distinguished speakers.

Do not forget to click “save registration” to tell us that you are coming and receive your printed badge on the day of the event.

The detailed agenda of the meeting will be published in September. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Friday, 14 October, 2016 - 10:30 - 17:30
Location City:
Priory Road 7
Hall G1
BS20 0PA
United Kingdom