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PaTHways Event: ‘Nicholson Careers Evening’

Date & timeMonday, 6 February 2023 6:30pm - 10:00pm
LocationLecture Theatre & Dining Hall
CostFree of charge
Booking closing date Sunday, 23 January 12:00pm
Event type Careers event

Join us for a very special evening with a seminar in the Lecture Theatre followed by dinner in the Dining Hall. In the PaTHways Event: ‘Nicholson Careers Evening‘, Trinity Hall alumni of diverse academic backgrounds and working fields will discuss their professional paths. During dinner, students will have the chance to speak to the panellists.

Please join us from 6:20pm ready for a prompt 6:30pm start time. The first part of the event will take place in the Lecture Theatre, and it will be followed by dinner in the Dining Hall from 7:30pm. There is no charge to attend, however, booking is required.


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Liz Simmonds (1998, Natural Sciences)
Liz is the Head of Research Culture at the University of Cambridge, responsible for driving the research culture agenda across the institution. She supports the Research Culture Steering Committee in setting the strategy and establishing the priorities for research culture. She manages the Action Research on Research Culture project, and chairs the Research Culture Operational Group, to ensure the delivery of a range of activities that support an improved research culture at Cambridge. She also works with universities, funders and other stakeholders nationally and internationally to help build a collaborative approach to tackling research culture across the HE sector.

Liz has worked at the University of Cambridge for 15 years, primarily in roles supporting early career researchers. She co-established the University’s first Careers Service for Postdocs in 2007, offering individual support for researchers facing some of the biggest challenges in research culture. She then moved to Assistant Head of the Postdoc Academy in 2019, where she led the development of the University’s broader research culture agenda, including the first institutional action plan. Prior to joining the university she held various roles in science communication and policy.


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Rosie Bonté (2004, Anglo Saxon, Norse & Celtic)
Rosie was a student at Trinity Hall from 2004 to 2008, during which time she studied for her BA and MPhil in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic. She then spent two years working in corporate communications for a firm in the Netherlands, before returning to Trinity Hall in 2008 to complete her PhD on the history and archaeology of Viking Age Scandinavia.

Since receiving her doctorate, she has been a publishing manager at Brepols Publishers, an academic press with a focus on the humanities, where she is responsible for series in both history and archaeology. Rosie continues to research in her spare time, and is currently an Honorary Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham.

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Bod Buckby (1996, Natural Sciences)
Bod works with private business to help them understand the public capital markets, and access them via IPO.  He is responsible for both the Main Market and the AIM growth market in the North.  Bod lives in Wilmslow, Cheshire, and joined London Stock Exchange as Head of UK Primary Markets – North four years ago in order to help connect sources of capital in London with growing businesses in the North.

Prior to joining the LSE, Bod was with investment bank Rothschild 18 years, advising businesses and entrepreneurs on IPOs, capital raising, private equity, mergers and acquisitions. He was based in Manchester and London during his career.

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Isobel Daley (2007, Economics)
Isobel left Cambridge in 2010 with a degree in Economics, but no clear idea of what she wanted to do. Over the subsequent decade, she has worked in a diverse set of roles at both large and small companies. These have ranged from Analyst at a multinational consulting firm, to Managing Director of a manufacturing company with 10 employees. During this period, she also returned to study, completing a Master’s in Economics at UCL.

This non-linear career path has now led Isobel to the world of data science where she is able to combine a love of data with her background in business and technology.

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James Helm (1988, Social & Political Sciences)
James is a highly experienced Communications Director and strategic communications adviser in prominent roles across government, the private and public sector.

He started his career as a newspaper journalist, and became a correspondent, presenter and producer for BBC News. He currently works as Director of Communications and External Affairs at the University of Cambridge.

How to register

Booking for this event has now closed. Please email if you would like to make a late booking enquiry.


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