Welcome to SEPnet’s Intersectional PhD Peer Support network (IPPSnet)!

We support physics PhD students from diverse backgrounds who are studying at SEPnet universities.

We aim to create a friendly and supportive intersectional community to provide peer support and mentoring! We welcome all students of diverse identities, including with respect to:

  • age,
  • disability,
  • gender,
  • gender identity,
  • ethnicity,
  • national origin,
  • religion,
  • sexual orientation,
  • socioeconomic status, and
  • access to education/first in family status.


We run an informal networking event on the first Thursday of every month and all are welcome to attend. Our Autumn term events are: Thursday 7th October at 12.30 pm, Thursday 4th November TBC, Thursday 2nd December TBC.

For more information, drop us an email or join our Slack workspace.

Peer Mentoring and Support

We are in the process of setting up a peer mentoring scheme for PhD students across SEPnet, which is launching in Autumn 2021. If you are interested in getting involved as a mentor or mentee, please email us for more information or to express interest.

Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you – please direct any questions to ippsnet@sepnet.ac.uk. You are also welcome to join us on Slack:  https://join.slack.com/t/sepnetphdnetwork/signup.