early-career-researchersEach year the INQUA congress attracts a large percentage of ECRs (Early Career Researchers), and this is defined as someone within 8 years of the award of their PhD or equivalent professional training. As ECRs it is important to develop a wide range of skills which will be applicable inside and outside of academia, to develop a professional network with peers and established academics, and learn how to communicate our science in an effective way. With this in mind the 2019 congress in Dublin will have a range of specific events aimed at Early Career Researchers covering 5 main themes;

Academic Sessions: e.g. Introduction to R, Data/Model comparisons, Chronology creation, Introduction to Quaternary statistical techniques.

Science Communication: e.g. Presentation skills, Academic publishing, Effective scientific illustrations/diagrams, Science in the media.

Logistics of Science: e.g. Project management, Funding and grant writing, Fieldtrip planning, Thesis writing, Data management.

Career Skills: e.g. CV writing, Interview skills, Academia vs Industry, Online Networking, Linkedin, Conference networking.

Social Events: e.g. ECR dinner, Ice-breaker, designated stall/coffee area, women in science event, fieldtrip.

In addition to the proposed ECR events above there will be INQUA related events, which will highlight what is INQUA? How it works? How to become a member? How to get involved in an INQUA commission? There will also be an INQUA ECR Business meeting which will present the report from the last Intercongress meeting, introduce the committee members, include the ratification of the new committee chair and discuss ECR related topics.

The 2019 ECR congress committee wish to provide the best experience for delegates and a specific program of interactive and engaging events for ECRs. To help do this we would like your input. Below is a link to a short survey, which will take less than 10 mins. Your suggestions and feedback will help us organise an exciting and dynamic congress, and make your stay in Ireland all the more memorable. All information gathered through this questionnaire will remain strictly confidential and the information will not be disclosed to third parties (individuals / institutions / organisations) under any circumstances.

On behalf of the 2019 ECR congress committee I thank you for your response and engagement and we hope to see you in Ireland in 2019 for what hopes to be an exciting and enlightening congress.

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact us at inqua2019.ecr@gmail.com. Likewise if you feel you would like to be involved in the organisation of any of the specific events, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

You can keep up to date with INQUA ECR activities on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INQUAECR

Twitter: https://twitter.com/INQUA_ECR

Web: www.inqua2019.org

Don’t forget to access the survey at:





Many Thanks;

INQUA 2019 ECR Committee

Darren Barry, Donna Hawthorne, Margaret Browne, Sabrina Renken




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