Big White Wall – Free Access for PhD students

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All PhD students can now access free online support with Big White Wall. Whether you’re suffering from stress, are struggling to sleep or simply need someone to talk to, Big White Wall can help you get support, take control and feel better.

You can get things off your chest, express yourself creatively, and access a library of self-care resources, including clinical tests, tips and guided group courses with topics ranging from Managing Stress & Anxiety to Quitting Smoking. Trained counsellors are online 24/7 to keep all members safe and provide extra support. Big White Wall can help you with adopting useful coping strategies and behaviours to improve your experience at work.

Big White Wall is completely anonymous, so no one needs to know you are using the service unless you tell them.

To join Big White Wall, simply go to www.bigwhitewall.com and sign up under Queen Mary University of London with your e-mail address.

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JOINT RESEARCH MANAGEMENT OFFICE Drop-in Sessions

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

DatesWednesday  8th May 2019 jrmo support tree
10.00am – 12.00noon

VenueJRMO 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 this date does not work for you, or your question cannot wait, please get in touch.

Expressions of interest – Opportunity to participate at Dstl run Defence & Security Conference – AI Fest 2 on 5th June 2019

The Alan Turing Institute are looking for expressions of interest for participation in a Dstl run Defence and Security Conference – AI Fest 2 on the 5th June 2019 in Basingstoke (Event Details).

Dstl are looking for expressions of interest from researchers to present short talks that explore and highlight new and emerging research in these hot topic areas:

  • J Low shot learning
  • Quantum computing
  • Distributed learning
  • Data wrangling / synthetic data
  • Adversarial learning or Transfer learning

Turing Fellows and Academics working in Turing partner universities are eligible to apply. Expressions of interest must be submitted by 3rd May noon to email address below. Please include a summary of why your experience is relevant to the hot topic area (100 words max).

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the AI Lab team – ai_lab@dstl.gov.uk – Please mark your email response as AI FEST – SUPPLIER so that it is picked up by the correct member of the team.

DC101 – Year 1 PhD cohort day: Maximising the Impact of Conferences and Networking

Networking and collaborations are the lifeblood of research. In order to maximise the impacts of your work it is vital that you disseminate it effectively, and also that you start to foster collaborative links, both within research and more widely. This session, facilitated by Dr. Steve Hutchinson, will help you to explore how to do this in the right way for you and your work.

Why you should attend:
The course will provide a great networking opportunity to share experiences with your peers and maintain contact with Queen Mary’s supportive research community.

Date: 12 June 2019
Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm
Venue: The Octagon
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End

To register for this course please go to www.cpdbookings.qmul.ac.uk and search for course code DC101.

This course is run in two session. The morning session will cover information on networking and preparing for conferences. The afternoon session will cover wellbeing, how to maintain momentum, and work-life-balance in PhD studies.

Attendees have to sign-in for both session to secure CPD points for attending this course.

Part time Job opportunity for a QMUL PhD alongside your employment

Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your skill set in the world of technology transfer and knowledge exchange?

Ximbio- a business unit of Cancer Research UK which specialises in commercialising research reagents is launching a global internship program called “Ximbassadors”!

The Ximbassador program

  • is part time, up to 5 hours a week (£15/hr) of your time based at Queen Mary University around your existing commitments.
  • Involves engagement with academics in QMUL to learn about their research and contribute to the identification, description, and possible commercialisation of novel research reagents from QMUL to Ximbio.
  • provides hands-on experience and mentoring in commercialising tangible biological research reagents in partnership with Ximbio and Queen Mary Innovation, QMUL’s tech transfer office.

To apply, send your CV and cover letter to ximbassador@ximbio.com by 5th May 2019 and informal enquiries to Eleftheria Ledaki at e.ledaki@qmul.ac.uk or Liisa Chisty at liisa.chisty@ximbio.com.

Opportunity for researchers

ARE YOU A PHD STUDENT, LECTURER OR AN EXPERIENCED ACADEMIC?

We’re delighted to welcome you to our inaugural event, Careers in Asia 2019, hosted by jobs.ac.uk. This event will be an excellent opportunity to connect with academics, both here in the UK and those exhibiting with us from Asia, to explore your options for research collaborations and opportunities for working with higher education institutions in Asia.

Register for our free event to network with academics and discover the prospects a career in Asia can offer you.

You will have an opportunity to meet academics and senior personnel from a range of prestigious Asian universities, and talk directly with them about your career and research opportunities abroad. A range of presentations and workshops to support you in your current role, as well as your career advancement, will also be available for you to attend. The event will conclude with a drinks reception in the Riverside Room to facilitate networking with your peers and our exhibiting Asian universities.

LOCATION

The event takes place at Savoy Place, The Institute of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) prestigious London home on Saturday, 22 June 2019. The IET is one of the largest and respected international engineering institutions, with the Queen as its Patron and more than 168,000 members worldwide. Located in the heart of London, this historical building offers stunning views over the River Thames.

Address:

2 Savoy Place
London
WC2R 0BL

 

For more information please see here.

Part time Job opportunity for a QMUL PhD

Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your skill set in the world of technology transfer and knowledge exchange?

Ximbio- a business unit of Cancer Research UK which specialises in commercialising research regents is launching a global internship program called “Ximbassadors”!

The Ximbassador program is paid and asks for up to 5 hours a week of your time based at Queen Mary University around your existing commitments.

The program will provide hands-on experience and mentoring in commercialising tangible biological research reagents in partnership with Ximbio and Queen Mary Innovation.

To apply, send your CV and cover letter to ximbassador@ximbio.com by 21st April 2019 and informal enquiries to Eleftheria Ledaki at e.ledaki@qmul.ac.uk or Liisa Chisty at liisa.chisty@ximbio.com.

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