GRADnet is pleased to announce the list of forthcoming GRADnet Training events for the academic year 2022-23.  

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:

26 October 2022:  GRADnet Induction Day for 1st Year Physics PhD students.  This is compulsory for all September/October 2022 physics PhD starters. Register here by 19 October 2022.

22 & 29 October:  IOP SEPnet Career Development 2-Part Online Workshop – LaTeX and Vim for scientific reports  TBC

9 November 2022:  Developing knowledge and skills in Public Engagement Webinar Session 1*.  This first online session will explore what public engagement is, delving into the research and literature around it, unpicking why we do engagement, and looking at how to create impact from engagement.  This will be led by SEPnet Outreach and Public Engagement officers with many years’ experience in this field.

This is a two-part Public Engagement series designed to give you an overview of the engagement landscape, and practical guidance as to how to create engagement around your own research.

Session 2 (see 22 March registration link below):  will be in the format of an interactive workshop at the IOP in Kings Cross, London for 25 delegates and will allow space to discuss their own research and form ideas for engagement. SEPnet Outreach and Public Engagement officers will lead and facilitate this session, using their experience and working with attendees to create impactful engagement plans. There will also be guidance on how to evaluate and evidence engagement, which is particularly important in the context of REF.

We strongly encourage interested postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers to attend both sessions.  For other staff members interested in finding out more about the engagement landscape please do register to attend the first session. 

Session 1:  Register here by 2 November 2022.  Session 2 Register here by 10 March 2023.

January 2023 TBC: Machine Learning & AI at Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London TBC. 

7 February 2023:  Social Media for Researchers Online Workshop.  Register here by 5 February 2023.

15-16 February 2023:  GRADnet Winter School at IOP, Kings Cross, London.  One day at the IOP followed by one day online.  Register here by 1 February 2023.

22 March 2023:  Developing knowledge and skills in Public Engagement Online Workshop Session 2*.  In person workshop at the IOP in Kings Cross, London.  Register here by 10 March 2023.

27-29 March 2023:  Student-led Conferences at the Open University, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.  Call for abstracts in February 2023 for each conference once confirmed.

April 2023 TBC:  IOP Supporting Diversity in Physics at IOP, Kings Cross, London TBC.

4-5 May 2023:  Quantum Computing Workshop at the University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey.  

10-11 July 2023:  GRADnet Summer School at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, Middlesex. Register here by 16 June 2023.

June/July 2023 TBC:  XIII NExT School TBC.

4-5 September 2023:  Observational Astrophysics at Herstmonceux Castle, Hailsham, East Sussex.  Register here by 4 August 2023.

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.