Join AfNet in 2013! Next meeting Oct. 21 @ UCL

If you are a Ph.D. student at the University of London researching Africa, then the Africa Research Student Network (AfNet) is for you!

AfNet is the first interdisciplinary network of its kind in London, created to facilitate dialogue and partnerships amongst research students whose geographic area of focus is Africa.

Please join us on Monday October 21, 2013 for our first meeting of the year, to see how you can get involved and to shape our plans for the year ahead.

Venue: UCL Bloomsbury Campus, Room G07, Pearson Building

Time: 6pm

Refreshments will be provided!!

As a member of AfNet, you will:

  • Meet students (and more established academics) with similar geographical, methodological and thematic backgrounds from across the University of London schools;
  • Discuss your research as it evolves, and present findings;
  • Exchange ideas and collaborate on future projects;
  • Receive updates about Africa related events across the University of London schools, as well as professional development/funding opportunities for research students;
  • Access a virtual space showcasing your work as well as the work of other members;
  • Formulate lasting friendships.


During the 2013-2014 academic year, we intend to:

  • Facilitate a termly seminar series for research students to present their work and receive feedback across disciplines (Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities);
  • Organize an “Africa Research Day” conference/forum where members can present on issues related to methodologies and approaches to doing research in Africa;
  • Build relationships with more established academics across the University of London;


E-mail for more information.


See you soon!

2013-2014 AfNet Coordinators

Simidele Dosekun (King’s College)

Aidan Mosselson (UCL)

Robtel Neajai Pailey (SOAS)


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