Events/Information which you might be interested in:     

Women in Physics:

If you are interested in finding out about it, please sign up to our mailing list here: http://bit.ly/ICWiPSignUp

STEM Women Events:

STEM Women run community events for students who are studying a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics degree and who identify as female.  https://www.stemwomen.co.uk/ and https://www.stemwomen.co.uk/events/stem-women-community-event-london-3.  You can also contact them by emailing info@stemwomen.co.uk or calling 0151 236 8000.   

StudentShapers:

StudentShapers is run from the Education office, and supports staff-student partnership in Learning and Teaching. In particular one project stream has been developed with the support of the Graduate School to enable PhD students to work with staff to develop and enhance an area of our taught curricula, in an area of their disciplinary expertise. For PhD students aspiring towards an academic career path, this also provides an opportunity for them to become more deeply involved in educational development activities and to offer them a valuable professional development opportunity.  

PhD students would typically have some prior experience of teaching through GTA opportunities, and would undertake an educational development project in partnership with staff in place of any other GTA commitments. Proposals must be submitted by students, but must be followed up with a supporting statement from their supervisor. Bursaries are paid to support this activity and are commensurate with GTA rates.  A more detailed general overview of the scheme is at: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/students/studentshapers/scheme-overview---what-is-studentshapers/ 

The specific project stream for PhD students, including a proposal submission portal and assessment criteria are at: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/students/studentshapers/how-to-get-involved/studentshapers-translation-of-research-in-to-teaching-projects/. Any questions about the StudentShapers scheme can be directed to studentshapers@imperial.ac.uk

Study Efficiency Sessions by the Dissability Advisory Service (DAS)

If any student requires study efficiency sessions please contact Emma Morrison e.morrison@imperial.ac.uk to book an appointment. 

Disability: Finding Inclusive Employers workshop - 29/05/2019

As part of the Careers Service’s summer workshop programme we will be running the above session on Finding Inclusive Employers. We will be looking at the following:

      • Assessing whether an employer is inclusive
      • Disclosing disability
      • Asking for any adjustments in the recruitment process/workplace
      • Access to Work funding
      • Further support & resources

The session is for anyone with a disability, including specific learning difficulties (such as dyslexia and dyspraxia), a mental health or any other long term health condition.  Sign up through JobsLive at this direct link https://imperial.targetconnect.net/leap/event.html?id=12127&service=Careers+Service

Intermediate Matlab class in June

Details and registration are on the following internal page: https://wiki.imperial.ac.uk/display/HPC/Courses.

UK Mental Health Awareness Week - 13th - 17th May

Next week is UK Mental Health Awareness Week and to promote health and wellbeing, the Graduate School has put together a special programme of activities and events for postgraduate students.  View the full programme here. 

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) - Opens Thursday 25 April 2019 - 17 May 2019

PRES is a national online survey coordinated by Advance HE and managed at Imperial by the Registry’s Surveys Team. PRES is the only national survey of postgraduate research students’ experience. The results will allow you to compare students’ experience of being a research student both internally and against the national average and groups of institutions, so to make changes that better meet their needs in future.  The survey is also an opportunity for students to voice their opinion and to be partners in developing the postgraduate research experience. Information gathered helps the College to demonstrate the quality of postgraduate research programmes and show commitment to postgraduate education.  Your views and concerns will be taken into consideration.  More information to be found at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/admin-services/registry/  The Graduate School will email you directly about it.

Invitation to Supervise a Year 1 Summer Project. Potential Y1 Project supervisors (PGs, RAs, Academics)

We  would like  to ask  you to  consider  joining  the  team  of project supervisors for Year 1 Projects.  You will  help groups of  two to four  students over seven weeks or so  -- at the level of  about an hour or two  per week -- which means that you  will be able to get  to know them well and  help them be creative and rigorous as they pursue the goals of their projects. 

Please choose one of two forms: https://tiny.cc/Y1ProjectPreProposal or http://tiny.cc/Y1ProjectProposal. The projects  will start during the  week of the 7th  of May,  and close with Open  Days on the 20th  and 21st of June,  where  the students will present their projects  to  primary  and  secondary  school students and members of the Department. The Pre-Proposal  form can be used  to send in any  queries,  or you can email Yoshi.Uchida@imperial.ac.uk directly with questions.

Inviting Master and PhD students to participate in our user study

We would like to invite you to participate in a user study as part of some AI research (in Machine learning & NLP) for my PhD.  

If you are a post-graduate student in the department of Computing, Mathematics, or Physics, you are qualified to help! Just click on the link below and follow all the instructions:

http://plkumjorn.pythonanywhere.com/us_series 

The participants who complete all the tasks have a chance to win a £50 Amazon gift card (The winner will be announced on Friday 24th May).  

If you have any questions regarding this study, please contact Piyawat (pl1515@imperial.ac.uk).

Physics Helpdesk:

Every Monday and Thursday from 12:00 - 13:00 in Level 3 Foyer

Come along and get all your questions answered by friendly physics students.  It's open to all students, undergraduates, MSc, CDT, PhDs.

Career information:

The Physics Department has a dedicated Departmental Careers Advisor, Professor Lesley Cohen.  She can be contacted at ph.careers@imperial.ac.uk.  Also, Jane Pooler, Careers Consultant from Central College jane.pooler@imperial.ac.uk.  She is a very important part of the department.  More information on Careers and what the department and College offers can be seen at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/physics/students/current-students/careers-information/ and www.imperial.ac.uk/careers/jobslive or www.imperial.ac.uk/careers. 

Promoting our Physics PhD Teaching Opportunities - 27/05/2019

Supported by the Department for Education, The Researchers in Schools programme is delivered by The Brilliant Club, an award-winning charity that exists to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds progressing to highly-selective universities. We do this by mobilising the PhD community to share its academic expertise with state schools. For more information about our work, please visit researchersinschools.org.    Candidates must submit their applications by 27th May 2019 for a mid-August start.

Teaching Fellow (data science skills) and Teaching Fellow (research computer skills) - Deadline 26/05/2019

The Graduate School is advertising two new permanent Teaching Fellow Posts, level 3.b, Learning and Teaching Family.  Please do circulate to colleagues (internal and external) who you think may be interested.   

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/PRO00260/teaching-fellow-%E2%80%93-data-science-skills

https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BSC340/teaching-fellow-data-science-skills

Teaching Fellow - Research Computing Skills

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/PRO00261/teaching-fellow-%E2%80%93-research-computing-skills

https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BSC391/teaching-fellow-research-computing-skills

NOTE-TAKERS

The undergraduate office is looking for note-takers to cover some notes for term II and term III.  Please contact Kayleigh kayleigh.murphy@imperial.ac.uk if you are interested.   

Winter Data Science Fellowship Opportunity - Deadline 24/05/2019

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

    • New York City
    • San Francisco Bay Area
    • Boston
    • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 01-04-2019 to 24-05-2019.

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html#apply?ref=wY2Fyb2xpbmUuamFja3NvbkBpbXBlcmlhbC5hYy51awo=

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

INSPIRE PGCE 2019/20:

Do you want to use your subject knowledge to make a difference? Are you looking for a secure job with great career prospects? Considering a career in teaching?  

You can train to become a secondary school teacher in ten months through the INSPIRE PGCE programme. INSPIRE is based at Imperial and at London Schools.  Generous funding is available for UK/EU students.  

INSPIRE is open to applicants with a postgraduate degree (Master’s or PhD) and trains secondary science (chemistry and physics) and maths teachers.  Applications are open now for September 2019 entry.  If you would like to arrange an informal chat about INSPIRE or teaching as a career please email Jenny Cooke.

Scholarships for further study:

Crick Student Opportunities - Information on the three year programme can be found at https://www.crick.ac.uk/careers-and-study/students/phd-students   

 

Outreach:

Would you like to enhance your public engagement skills? Are you enthusiastic about working with young people? Can you help make science fun? Would you like to use your teaching experience for a Fellowship of the HEA application?  We are looking for motivated Early Career Researchers (MRes/ PhD students and Post Docs) who are eager to translate their research into a fun outreach activity for schools. Through you, school students will be exposed to science that is fresh, relevant and cutting edge.

For more information contact: Dr Rebecca Holloway, r.holloway@imperial.ac.uk or visit http://www.imperial.ac.uk/be-inspired/student-recruitment-and-outreach/

GTA opportunity in the Graduate School

The Graduate School is looking for GTAs please send expressions of interest to Dr Richard Bale; r.bale@imperial.ac.uk

To apply for this position, you must fulfil the following criteria:  Knowledge of indicative course content: Regression Modelling. Identify the correlation coefficient as a single measure of linear association. Use regression models to estimate the effects of interest; Recognise and understand that different models produce different results; Model validity by checking model assumptions; Model fitness by comparing the results produced by the model with your data. 

In addition, you must fulfil the following criteria: Completion of relevant GTA training (at least Introduction to Learning and Teaching and Introduction to Assessment and Feedback for Learning) – either the new programme or the previous versions of these courses; At least one term’s experience as a GTA (or other comparable teaching experience); Able to deliver the course at least once this academic year; Desirable: Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

English courses for PhD students

Join our lively classes to upgrade your English and widen your social and professional network.  More information can be found at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/academic-english/academic-staff/

International Student Support - Upcoming events - until May 2019

If any international student would like to attend any trips/events, please find more information and sign up for them at https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/international-students/international-student-experience/.

EPSRC Centre for Mathematics of Precision Healthcare Joint PhD studentship opportunity (Title: Analysis and Prediction of Carbapenem-Resistance in Healthcare-Associated Infections)

An exciting opportunity to develop next-generation machine learning methods for controlling antibiotic resistance, the most pressing challenge in global health. The project is part of a thriving collaboration between the EPSRC Centre for Mathematics of Precision Healthcare (CMPH, Dept. Mathematics) and the Health Protection Research Unit in Healthcare-associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance (HPRU, Dept. Medicine) at Imperial College London. 

Applicants should send a full CV (including the names and email addresses of at least two academic referees), and personal statement (detailing why they are interested in the research project) to Dr Andrea Weisse (andrea.weisse@imperial.ac.uk). Suitable candidates will be then asked to complete an electronic application form at Imperial College London in order for their qualifications and eligibility to be assessed by College Registry. 

Career Day in Medical Physics and open PhD positions at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg - Deadline 31/05/2019

Career Day in Medical Physics on 31st May 2019 at the DKFZ as well as open call for PhD Positions in Medical Physics for master’s students. More information can be found at www.dkfz.de/careerday and www.dkfz.de/phd.

Innovation Placements – New micro-placement opportunities! - Deadline - 31/07/2019

Are you EPSRC funded and interested in undertaking a 2-4 week Innovation placement in Industry? Exciting opportunities such as Simulation Engineer, Machine Learning Engineer, Quantitative Analyst and more are available to view now via Blackboard . If you are EPSRC funded but unable to access, email: innovation.placements@imperial.ac.uk. For further information on the progamme click here .

2019 Summer School on Quantum Information, Computing and Control - 08/06/2019

We are excited to announce that applications are open for the 8th QuICC Summer School on “Quantum Information, Computing and Control”, which will be hosted by the University of Leeds between August 19th-23rd 2019. Topics will range from quantum optics and photonics to quantum computing and its implementations.

The Summer Schools typically attract around 50 graduate and final year undergraduate students. Applications close on the 8th June, and they will be considered after this deadline. For further information on the application form, the speakers and the daily schedule, please see the leaflet attached, visit our website, or contact us at cqd.summerschool@imperial.ac.uk.

Research Software in Physics event - 17/05/2019

This is an informal event to meet others doing the very same thing in the Physics Department and beyond, and to learn about existing research software resources at Imperial. The goal is to highlight the role of research software (RS) in the Physics Department and create a community that shares ideas on how to do better RS development (and be recognised for it!). At this event you will hear from two researchers within Physics about their experiences developing research software. There is also the opportunity to discuss with colleagues the issues that typically affect creating RS in academia and to present your own work in a 3-minute lightning talk. We especially welcome contributions from underrepresented groups within the Department of Physics.

WHERE: Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Room 120, South Kensington Campus.

WHEN: Friday 17th May, 11:00-13:00

More information on the event, registration and the opportunity to sign-up to give a lightning talk are available at http://bit.ly/ResearchSoftwarePhysics (Imperial login required)

2019 Annual Bioengineering Lecture | Wednesday 29th May - 17.30-18:30

Professor Albert van den Berg, University of Twente - From lab on chip to organ on chip;  Venue: Lecture Theatre G16, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ

Register to attend via email to: bioengineering@imperial.ac.uk  More information available from http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/engineering/bioengineering/eventssummary/event_15-1-2019-14-47-22 

Coding Champion role at G&L

Part time during term time; Fixed term; 1 September 2019 to 8 July 2020

Fully completed application forms must be returned to the School by post or by email to recruitment@godolphinandlatymer.com as soon as possible.  Further details can be found on our website:  https://www.godolphinandlatymer.com/about-us

Global Female Leadership Conference - 22/05/2019

The conference will focus on the experiences and insights of inspiring female leaders from a wide variety of sectors and the challenges they have faced whilst showcasing their great accomplishments. A key theme will be the discussion of obstacles those identifying as women face in environments where they are underrepresented, which can make a career progression more challenging, as well as the questions about how to best combine prosperous careers with families and personal lives. As research has widely shown and many companies have increasingly observed over the last years, a diverse team with a plethora of viewpoints and experiences creates a richer debate when tackling problems, which leads to more innovative and creative solutions.

We are very keen on having the students from the department and we would like to offer a 50% discount on tickets, so they would cost less than £5. The discount code is VIPTICKET19. Registration can be found at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/global-female-leadership-conference-2019-tickets-61647939647

Exercises that all PG Research student should focus on:

  • Any student that started in October 2018 and still hasn’t completed their Research Proposal Confirmation (RP) and Early Stage Research Proposal (ESA), should do so by return and upload them to Blackboard.
  • All students that started in 2018, please make sure that you complete your Plagiarism Awareness course which is available to self enrol at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/graduate-school/professional-skills/doctoral/online-courses/.  You’ll need to send Loli the email confirmation.
  • All students that started in 2018, please make sure that you complete your Risk Assessment Foundation Training (RAFT) course which is available to self enrol at https://www.imperial.ac.uk/safety/raft/frameset/frameset.htm. You’ll need to send Loli the email confirmation.
  • Any student that started in October 2017 and still hasn’t completed their 18M Late Stage Assessment Review (LSR), should do so by return and upload them to Blackboard..
  • Any student that started in October 2016 and still hasn’t completed their 18M Late Stage Assessment Review (LSR) and their Thesis Progress Review, should do so by return and upload them to Blackboard..  The Thesis Progress Review should be emailed to Loli with all the signatures and relevant Research Plan.
  • Any student that started in October 2015 and still hasn’t completed exercises and the Exam Entry forms should do so by return as your 48M deadline is coming up. The supervisor can email Loli the EEF. The registration will be ending at the end of September unless your supervisor has requested an extension to me.
  • Please remember to re-register on Studente-service by return - it has to be done every year in September.  If you are in receipt of a bursary, it can't be paid unless you have registered online.

All the forms can be found online at https://www.imperial.ac.uk/physics/students/current-students/postgraduate-research/phd-schedule-guidance-and-forms/phd-schedule-of-study/