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WG8: Initial meeting to build a UK-wide ECR aquaculture community and direct funding for future training events

  • University of Stirling Room C23, Pathfoot building, Insitute of Aquaculture Stilring, FK9 4LA Scotland (map)

Brief meeting information: 

WG 8 Meeting Agenda PDF

The aim of this meeting is to develop a UK-wide ECR aquaculture community and discuss the skills gaps, training gaps and ECR requirements within the field of aquaculture. The outputs of the meeting will be directly fed back to BBSRC/NERC and may form part of the upcoming aquaculture initiative calls so it is well worth attending!

There will be an introduction by Dr Amaya Albalat, the WG lead, and an opportunity to get to know fellow delegates interested in aquaculture across the UK. WG8 is in the early stages of development so if you have ideas about how we can use this WG to improve the connectivity of the UK ECR aquaculture community please let us know.

A light lunch will be lunch provided and moderate travel and sustenance expenses covered. Claim forms will be given out at the meeting. NOTE: original receipts are required to claim expenses. Send T&S claims and original receipts to Joanna Gosling

Who's invited?

If you are an Early Career Researcher (defined as a person in research within 10 years of finishing your PhD) and you are working in a field relating to aquaculture or that could benefit the aquaculture industry, you would be most welcome.

How to get here:

Please see the useful links below for bus travel and how to get here.  The Institute of Aquaculture (IoA) Pathfoot building is the grey building up the hill, immediately on your left after you enter the University of Stirling from the main entrance which is at the Airthrey Rd/University Road junction. There is a link to a google map on the left of this page or campus maps on the 'How to get here' pages of the UoS website, link below. Go to reception at the IoA and they will direct you to the correct room.

Buses from Stirling station to the University are UL/54/54A/58/62/63 and leave from stances A, B or C on Goosecroft Road just opposite the station. A return bus fare is £2.40, remember to make sure you have the correct change. 

How to get here UoS website

Link for bus timetables


Student hall style accommodation available very close to the meeting location. Ask for Beach, Willow or Juniper courts which are located just behind the Institute of Aquaculture

Private en suite within a shared flat, with shared living space per night: £51
Private en-suite within a shared flat, with shared living space with a buffet breakfast: £60

Check in: from 2pm
Check out: by 10am
Breakfast served: 7am to 11am

Number to book accommodation: 01786 466 000
Office opening times to book: 8:30am-5:30pm Mon-Fri and 9am-5pm on Sat


Their is plenty of parking around the university campus within a 5-10min walk of the Pathfoot building and some right next to the Pathfoot Building. Parking meters are in operation.

Those booking accommodation at the University can get exemption from parking by registering their car registration at accommodation reception.

Rate for parking is £5 per day, look for the nearby parking meter and make sure you have change.