Opportunities beyond your PhD – Summer School

Who: Physics, and physics related, post-graduate researchers.

What: A 4-day residential school that explores the wide range of opportunities open to PhD physicists.

When: 6-9 July 2020

Where: Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex.

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: career paths in academia and industry; science communication and intellectual property rights.

Employers participating in recent summer schools include: Adaptix Ltd; AgFE Ltd; Airbus Defence and Space; AkzoNobel; AWE; BlueOptima; Centre for Applied Science and Technology; Centronic Ltd; Deloitte; Dstl; Fourth State Medicine; GlaxoSmithKline; Huawei; IBM; Kindred Group Plc; Magnox; the Met Office; MR Solutions; NVIDIA, QinetiQ; Royal Surrey County Hospital; Observatory Science Centre; Oxford Instruments; Rutherford Appleton Laboratory; RBA Acoustics; Santander; Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd; UKAEA and WP Thompson.

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.

Register here. Registration deadline 5 June 2020