GRADnet Summer School
Who: SEPnet Physics, and physics-related, post-graduate researchers and postdoctoral researchers.
What: A 4-day residential school that explores the wide range of opportunities open to PhD physicists.
When: 1-4 July 2019
Where: National Physical Laboratory (Accommodation at Travelodge in Teddington, twin occupancy.)
Numbers: Circa 50–60 delegates
This intensive school comprises a broad menu of workshops and challenges led by different employers designed to offer students an insight into opportunities beyond their PhD.
A wide range of employers join the school to offer workshops designed to show what life in a given industry sector type is like and what kind of work is involved. Students choose to take four of these over two days.
A consultancy challenge is run another day. High-tech companies come with real science problems and invite students, working in teams, to create solutions using the skills they have learnt in their PhD.
The whole event is threaded through with short sessions led by expert speakers looking at some of the issues that confront those working in science: Outreach, Impact, IPR, Ethics and the like.
Employers participating in recent summer schools include: AgFE Limited; Airbus Defence and Space; AkzoNobel; Amec Foster Wheeler; AWE;Centre for Applied Science and Technology (Gov’t forensics); Centre for Integrated Photonics (Huawei); Centronic; Chomko & Rosier; Culham Centre for Fusion Energy; Deloitte; Dstl, Fourth State Medicine; IBM; InSync Technology; Kindred Group; Magnox; the Met Office; MR Solutions; NVIDIA; Observatory Science Centre; Oxford Instruments; Petroleum Geo-services; QinetiQ; RBA Acoustics; Rolls Royce; Starcount; Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd; and WP Thompson.
Register here. Registration deadline 31 May 2019
This event is free (SEPnet pays for your accommodation and course fees) for SEPnet postgraduate researchers and travel expenses incurred can be claimed from your Physics Department.