The forthcoming GRADnet events are scheduled in April to July 2016:
- 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!
- Connecting Industry and Researchers in Physics, Thursday, 9 June 2016, University of Surrey, Guildford
Free regional networking event for PGRs and academics to meet regional small and medium-sized employers (SMEs). This is an opportunity to share your research and find out about future joint working; Develop employer contacts and business ideas;
Find out about work experience and mentoring opportunities; Develop your networking and communication skills.
Panel Members include: David Banks, Director, InSync Technology; Oly Dewhurst, physics graduate at QinetiQ; Iain Duncan, Founder, Mousetrap Innovation Ltd; Kathryn Graham, Missions and Systems Team Leader, SSTL and Peter Lancaster, Knowledge Exchange Manager, University of Surrey
- This year’s GRADnet Summer School will focus on where your physics might take you. Date: 4-7 July 2016, 09:30-17:00
Venue and Accommodation: Herstmonceux Castle, Herstmonceux, Wartling Road Entrance, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN. For directions see here.
Register here. (logon to the VRE first) Registration deadline Friday, 3 June. All accommodation, meals and reasonable travel expenses are covered by SEPnet.
The summer school will provide you with an exciting opportunity to interact with employers from leading companies through interactive workshops, presentations and poster sessions. By the end of this summer school you will have expanded your skills and have the ability to apply them more broadly. You will also develop your analytical, problem-solving skills, and your ability to present persuasively to a diverse audience. These are skills that will help you succeed in your doctoral research and your viva, as well as in interviews and future employment.
The GRADnet Summer School is open to all Physics postgraduate research students across the nine partner institutions of SEPnet. Approximately 5 places per institution are available but priority will be given to final year students in the event it is over subscribed.
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.