African Research Student Netwokr (AfNet) Welcome Session!

Hello Everyone,

The Africa Research Student Network (AfNet) will hold its first event of this year on Wednesday, 28th October: a welcome session to new and returning PhD students. Please come along and meet other PhD colleagues, find out more about AfNet and get involved in planning the year ahead. We are certainly looking for people with ideas and energy to put them into practice.

The welcome session will start at 5.30pm in Pearson Building, UCL (Gower Street).

What’s the African Research Student Network (AfNet) about?

Afnet is an interdisciplinary network founded in October 2012 to facilitate dialogue and partnerships amongst research students from different disciplines whose geographic area of focus is Africa. It aims:

  • To provide opportunities for research students with an interest in Africa to meet, discuss ideas, share experiences and socialise;
  • To create a friendly and supportive environment where research students can present and discuss their work;
  • To create a forum where ideas can be exchanged and future collaborations maybe imagined;
  • To become a platform where people can exchange information about Africa related events as well as professional development/funding opportunities for research students.

For the 2015-2016, we currently have the following activities planned:

  • Three seminars (one per term), where PhD students can present their work and receive feedback from other PhD students in a friendly and supportive atmosphere;
  • “Africa Research Day”, one-day conference including presentations by PhD students and plenary lectures by established academics.

To find out more about us,

Visit our Facebook page:

Visit our website:

We look forward to meeting you on the 28th October!

For any queries or ideas please contact

Best wishes,

AfNet coordinators


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