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Learning from rejection: taking the rough with the smooth

When: Monday, April 25, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Online

Speaker: Dr David Veevers, Dr Sam Halvorsen and Prof Kate Malleson

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Early Career Research (ECRs) Network Workshop (internal) 

Many of us see our peers’ achievements: be it a new job, promotion, grant award or a new publication, and although pleased for them, feel that we must be the only person not succeeding. Very few share the ‘lowlights’ along the way. With the pressure to ‘publish or perish’ coupled with low grant success rates and many journals’ high rejection rates, it’s no wonder that self-doubt and imposter syndrome are particularly prevalent in academia.


Our panel from across the Faculty will speak about their experiences of where an application or piece of work that they had given their all was not successful, and share their tips and techniques for dealing with, and picking yourself up from, knockbacks.

Attendees may want to look at the following ahead of the session: Dr Olivia Maynard’s (Bristol) path to securing an ESRC New Investigator award,  

CV of failures: Dr Johannes Haushofer prominently displays this alongside his standard CV on his page and sharing our lowlights: Professor Rae Langton (Cambridge). 

If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Sarah Saines. Otherwise please register above to receive the meeting link (this will be sent the day before the event).


Dr David Veevers (History), Dr Sam Halvorsen (Geography) and Prof Kate Malleson (Law). 

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