GRADnet Training Events for 2020-21

GRADnet is pleased to announce the list of forthcoming GRADnet Training events for the academic year 2020-21. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this list is subject to change.

These events are only for SEPnet postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers.  These events are free to attend (SEPnet pays for your accommodation and course fees for residential courses) and travel expenses can be claimed from your department.

List of training events:

21 October 2020:  Online Live GRADnet Induction Day for 1st Year Physics PhD students (via Microsoft Teams). This is compulsory for all September/October 2020 starters. Register here by 19 October 2020.

25 November 2020:  IOP Publishing Webinar 11:00-12:00: “How to get published?”:  IOP Publishing is one of the world’s foremost publishers within the physical sciences, with over 80 titles covering all aspects of physics. For early career scientists starting out in research, the world of academic publishing can be somewhat confusing. In this webinar we aim to shed some light on this process and enable you to navigate it to maximise the impact and visibility your research. This talk will cover topics such as open access, choosing the correct journal for your work, the peer-review process, and promoting your research. More information can be found on the IOP Publishing Support site at https://publishingsupport.iopscience.iop.org/. Register here by 24 November.

1 & 2 December 2020: Online IOP/SEPnet Turning Science into Business – 2 half-day sessions.  Register here by 21 November 2020.

9 December 2020 – 10-1pm : Taking control of your career as a woman in physics IOP and SEPnet Joint Webinar: The Institute of Physics and SEPnet are holding an online careers webinar for women and non-binary physics students (i.e. undergraduate, postgraduate and postgraduate research), as well as recent physics graduates working in a range of employment sectors. Our half-day panel and networking event will give you a chance to find out the variety of career options available to physicists. You will hear from a diverse range of women in physics-related careers who will talk about their roles and how they got to where they are. They will provide practical advice and information about the skills and experience you need to progress in your career. This event is open to IOP members and non-members. To register for a place, please click here.

20 January 2021: Online Machine Learning and AI Workshop. Register here by 8 January 2021. 

15-17 February 2021:  Teams, Communication and Leadership – Winter School, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park.  Single room accommodation. Register here by 29 January 2021.

13-14 April 2021:  Online Student-led Conferences:  Call for abstracts October 2020, once accepted you can register to attend:

28 April 2021:  Quantum Computing, University of Surrey, Guildford  Register here.

2021 tbc: Advanced Materials at Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey. Registration link tbc

2021 tbc:  Observational Astrophysics, University of Sussex, Brighton. Registration link tbc

5-8 July 2021:  Opportunities beyond your PhD, GRADnet Summer School, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, Middlesex. Registration link tbc

Summer 2021 tbc: XI NExT PhD Workshop

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic the delivery of events may switch to completely online.