It’s arrived all too fast!
As we enter our final year of the SENTINEL programme, I am delighted to report that our final workshop in Nice turned into a huge success in spite of all the post-pandemic travel issues characterising the Summer of 2022.
We took a final opportunity to be together as a network. Each project’s progress and results were shared and debated in a packed programme of presentations as we continue to drive excellent science in single entity electrochemistry. Soon to step out onto the next next step in their career journeys, our fellows were treated to a mock interview training session. An interview panel of two supervisors (not including the interviewee’s own supervisor) and one fellow interviewed each fellow. Organised in groups so that all supervisors acted as interviewers, and so that no ESR would be interviewed by the panel they had sat on, session allowed our fellows experience the interview process from both sides of the table as authentically as possible.
But this wasn’t the only challenge for our talented group of fellows. The following day, they were put through their paces with a bespoke Fellowship Development workshop. They worked in groups of five to devise a research proposal against Horizon Europe evaluation criteria in two hours. Each group then pitched their proposals to a Dragon’s Den style panel of supervisors!
Huge thanks to our venue, the Indigo Hotel in Cagnes-sur-Mer, for their excellent hospitality.
Equally huge thanks to our wonderful partners at Nanjing University, Yitao Long and Yilun Ying , who spoke live from China about their work on dynamic chemistry interactions for controlled single entity electrochemistry.