The forthcoming GRADnet events are scheduled in March, April and May 2016:
- Diversity in Physics: 8 & 15 March 2016, 09:30-17:00 at Royal Holloway University of London and University of Sussex, Diversity 1: Register here. Diversity 2: Register here deadline Tuesday, 1 March 2016. Attendance is required on both dates and note the two different venues.
It is increasingly recognised in academia and in industry that diversity is vital for creativity and innovation in science. As a celebration of the natural strengths that women bring to physics, this workshop will explore strategies to help women use their skills to navigate the challenges of progressing in academia and in other sectors. This day will be interactive and draw on the experiences and concerns of participants and will seek to build a community of support for women physicist across SEPnet institutions. Contributing to the day will be academics who are willing to share their personal perspectives on thriving in their chosen careers.
- Strong Correlations Workshop: 17-19 April 2016 (Arrival Sunday 12:30) at Old Thorns Manor Hotel, Longmoor Rd, Griggs Green, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7PE. Register here , deadline Friday, 26 March 2016
No two researchers would ever completely agree on the definition of a strongly correlated system; however they may very roughly be described as materials where the correlations between ectrons induced by interactions make the behaviour of the material `interesting’. This interactive two-and-a-half day residential workshop is designed for PhD students who would benefit from learning more about this subject. The course will consist of three short lecture courses of three lectures each, covering both the theoretical concepts necessary to understand strongly correlated systems, as well as how one would probe them experimentally. The course will be self-contained, assuming only a knowledge of quantum mechanics and undergraduate level solid state physics. It should therefore be beneficial to students working on both theoretical and/or experimental projects.
- Opportunities, CV, Interview 27 May 2016: Friday, 27 May 2016, 0930-1700 at the Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BQ.
Register here. Registration deadline: 20 May 2016
There are a huge number of opportunities out there for those graduating with a Physics PhD; however, finding these opportunities and then applying for them can be daunting. This day is designed for final year doctorates in order to support you in finding and landing a fantastic job after you graduate. In this workshop, we will explore different career choices available and discuss how you know what is ‘right’ for you. We will help you learn to tailor your CV to specific jobs, increasing your chances of getting an interview. In the afternoon, we will hold a CV clinic during which you will receive individual feedback and suggestions on your CV from people who are involved in evaluating CVs professionally. There will also be a panel discussion on interviews, providing you with insight into the interviewer’s point of view and giving you a chance to ask all of your burning questions. This will be an interactive day in which you explore what you want out of your career and how to get there!
To register for the above events please log onto the VRE. If you do not have a VRE login then you will need to request one at www.sepnet.ac.uk/vre. These events can be found under the Training tab and the Events Catalogue and Registrations page.