Graduate Festival 18th – 22nd February 2019

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Please find below full details of all the events taking place as part of the QMUL Graduate Festival next week. Each of these events has been organised by QMUL PGR Students for QMUL PGR Students.

All of these events count towards the 210 hours of professional development PGR students are required to do annually as part of their degrees. All details, including skills points available for events, can be found here: https://qmulgradfest.wordpress.com/

We support supervisors in encouraging their PGR students to take part.

Monday 18th February

9:30-10:30          DC910   Free Yoga for PhD Students

11:00-14:00        RC016   So You want to be a postdoc?

12:00-15:00        DC913   Podcast Your Research

15:00-17:00        DC901   A year after Oxfam sex scandal crisis: reforming aid sector to guarantee well-being

17:00-20:00                        PhD Show Off 2019!

 

Tuesday 19th February

10:00-13:00         DC902   Mapping Synapses: Research and Career Paths in Medicine and Dentistry

10:00-12:00        RC010    LinkedIn Secrets for Generating Job Options

13:00-14:00        DC903   You are not a fraud: defeating Imposter Syndrome.

14:30-16:30        DC904   Indoor People Tracking and activities of daily living.

17:00-20:00                        PhD Movie Night

 

Wednesday 20th February

9:30-10:30          DC910   Free Yoga for PhD Students

12:00-14:00         DC912   Researching, Parenting and Being Well

14:00-17:00                        Beeanardo Davinci – painting with bees.

20:00–21:30                       Useful Women In Film

 

Thursday 21st February

11:00 – 14:00     DC907   Alternatives to the Leaky Pipeline

12:30 – 16:00     DC906   Bioprinting and 3D Printing in Medicine

15:00-16:00        RC911    Q-Consult Researchers

17:00 – 19:00     RD002   Cafe Scientifique

 

Friday 22nd February

9:30-10:30           DC910   Free Yoga for PhD Students

10:00-16:00        RD100   Working with your supervisor.

11:00-13:30        DC908   Queen Mary Olympiad

12:30 – 14:30     DC909   Postgraduate Student Union – meet your QMSU Reps and offer feedback on your QMUL experience.

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Applications for Thesis Boot Camp now open!

Drop and give me 20,000 words!

  • Are you a PhD researcher struggling with the writing battle?
  • Do you put off writing tasks with creative procrastination?
  • Are you finding the writing journey isolating and exhausting?

Thinking Writing has just what you need — the QMUL Thesis Boot Camp! Dedicated solely to getting words down on paper (or a computer screen), this program is designed to help doctoral students get over that final hurdle, or to kick-start their writing if it has stalled. The goal for this weekend is to help you generate words, and make progress on your thesis.

Sign up to join other PhD researchers in a no-excuses, no-time-for-procrastination, intensive writing retreat. Not for the faint hearted, Thesis Boot Camp recruits will battle through PhD blues, writer’s block and thesis fatigue to achieve significant progress on their manuscript.

Introductory sessions will include motivational talks, goal-setting and strategies for writing quickly and well. Support staff will be on hand and catering will be provided to ensure an encouraging, distraction-free environment. Attendees will be required to complete pre-program planning activities and to commit to their own tangible aims for the two and a half days, such as completing a thesis chapter, draft or similar.

Are you up for the challenge?

Applications close at 17:00 on Monday 25 February 2019.

To find out more and to download an application form, head to our website: www.thinkingwriting.qmul.ac.uk/about/comingup

 

GradFest 2019 is coming! 18 to 22 Feb 2019

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GradFest 2019 takes place 18th – 22nd February 2019 and there are a range of activities and events taking place throughout the week.  You can see all the events and sign up on our website https://qmulgradfest.wordpress.com/

Skills Points are available for all events.

For the first time this year we have also created a Facebook group where you’ll be able to find out more about events that are happening https://www.facebook.com/groups/261623231216941/

All these events are run by PhD students for PhD students and are intended to support you with various aspects of your PhD, allow you to talk about your research, but most of all, allow you to meet other PhD students and have fun!

We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

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Funding opportunities S&E – February 2019

Royal Academy of Engineering

Closing Soon
Leaders in Innovation Fellowship

We require Academy Fellows to act as judges for the final pitch showcase of the Leaders in Innovation Fellowships residential training. The remaining dates are Friday February 22nd and Friday March 15th.

Award value – Non-monetary
Deadline – Various in-country deadlines
Contact – Hannah Brown

 

Research Chairs and Senior Research Fellowships

Strengthens the links between industry and academia by supporting exceptional academics in UK universities to undertake use-inspired research that meets the needs of the industrial partners.

Award Value – up to £225,000
Deadline – 5 March 2019
Contact – Lucy Wheeler               

 

Currently Open and Other Opportunities
Chairs in Emerging Technologies

These awards aim to identify global research visionaries who will lead major research, translation and innovation programmes around key emerging technologies, to facilitate technology commercialisation and the creation of significant UK economic and social benefit.

Award Value – £2,780,000
Deadline – 12 March 2019
Contact – Keir Bonnar

 

Frontiers of Development

Expressions of interest are now open for the next Frontiers of Development symposium which will focus on the First 2000 Days of Life. Participants will have the opportunity to apply for seed funding to take forward ideas inspired by the event.

Expression of interest form can be found here.

Award value – Up to £20,000
Symposium dates – 11-13 March 2019
Location – Wellcome Genome Campus, outside Cambridge
Contact – Catriona MacArthur

 

UK Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The Government Office for Science offers the scheme to early career researchers to promote unclassified basic research in areas of interest to the intelligence, security and defence community.

Award Value – up to £200,000 for two years
Deadline – 1 April 2019
Contact – Chung-Chin Kao

 

Opening Soon
Visiting Professors

This scheme supports the appointment of senior industrial engineers as Visiting Professors in Engineering (and related) Academic Units at UK universities. This initiative aims to utilise the experience of the Visiting Professor to enhance student learning as well as the employability and skills of UK engineering graduates whilst strengthening external partnerships with industry.

Award Value – up to £10,000 per year for 3 years totalling no more than £30,000

Opening –  Friday 15 February 2019
Deadline – 5 April 2019
Contact – Stylli Charalampous

JOINT RESEARCH MANAGEMENT OFFICE Drop-in Sessions

The JRMO is running a research advice drop-in session:

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Wednesday  13th February 2019

10.00am – 12.00noon

 

Venue:

JRMO meeting room, Lower Ground Floor,

QM Innovation Centre, 5 Walden Street, Whitechapel, E1 2EF

 

 There is no need to book – please just turn up!

We will be happy to assist with any research support topics including:

  • Project set-up
  • Research Governance
  • Finance
  • Costing and contracts

If none of the published dates work for you, or your question cannot wait, please get in touch.

British Library Doctoral Students Open Day 2019 – 19th-Century Collections

The British Library holds the world’s pre-eminent collection of manuscript, archival, digital and print sources for the study of 19th century Britain and Ireland, in both domestic and international contexts. It is also home to extensive foreign language collections and other materials relating to Europe and the rest of the world. Our holdings include printed editions, newspapers, manuscript works, literary sources, photographs, artwork, maps and reports. The Library holds the most complete collection of 19th century published books, pamphlets, periodicals and newspapers from Britain, Ireland and many of the colonies – all complemented by a rich collection of Victorian ephemera, personal papers and extensive archival and manuscript collections.

This event takes an interdisciplinary approach to 19th century studies. It will appeal to all researchers who are interested in working with the British Library collections, including those undertaking PhDs in the areas of history, literature, drama, art & design, modern languages and the history of science and technology. You will be introduced to the full scope of these collections and learn how to unlock their potential to support your research.

Our Doctoral Open Days provide an opportunity to meet expert staff and other researchers across a range of disciplines and subject areas. To make the most of your day, you may wish to register for a free Reader Pass before the event.

These events are aimed at first year PhD students who are new to the Library and are designed to explain the practicalities of using the Library and its services plus help you navigate our physical and online collections.

Each day focuses on a different thematic area of the Library’s collections – just select the one that will be most useful for your research. Booking essential.

See the programme here.

Details

Name: Doctoral Students Open Day 2019 – 19th-Century Collections
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
When:  – 
Price: Full Price: £10.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
boxoffice@bl.uk

GradFest 2019 is coming! 18 to 22 Feb 2019

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GradFest 2019 takes place 18th – 22nd February 2019 and there are a range of activities and events taking place throughout the week.  You can see all the events and sign up on our website https://qmulgradfest.wordpress.com/

Skills Points are available for all events.

For the first time this year we have also created a Facebook group where you’ll be able to find out more about events that are happening https://www.facebook.com/groups/261623231216941/

All these events are run by PhD students for PhD students and are intended to support you with various aspects of your PhD, allow you to talk about your research, but most of all, allow you to meet other PhD students and have fun!

We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.