Life Beyond the Phd: Current student Liz gives an account of the Cumberland Lodge conference

From Tuesday 29 August-Friday 1 September 2017, Cumberland Lodge — an educational charity with the vision of more peaceful, tolerant and inclusive societies — held the tenth edition of its annual ‘Life beyond the PhD’ conference. The conference strives to break down boundaries and encourage cross disciplinary discussions, and aims to tackle social divisions by promoting …

Students engage MPs with scientific research

PhD students from the Faculty of Engineering had the opportunity to present their research at the House of Commons before Members of the Parliament and the wider research community on 7 March. They attended the annual SET For Britain research showcase, held in Portcullis House, a government building opposite Westminster Palace. SET is short for …

Don’t miss the Library Research Week Symposium

In this guest post, Sue Ackermann, Associate Director of Research and Learning Services shares the programme for the Library Research Week Symposium. We’re looking forward to our first-ever Library Research Week Symposium, to be held on Wednesday 2 March at the Hemsley restaurant, University Park. We have an excellent line up of speakers, including Professor …

The student experience of Roche Continents 2015

Neil Thomas Smith is second-year PhD student in the Department of Music supervised by Professor Robert Adlington. His research focuses on German contemporary composer, Mathias Spahlinger. Roche Continents takes place in the context of the Salzburg Festival of classical music with over 100 students from 36 countries brought together for a programme of lectures, workshops …

Celebrating women in STEM

Yesterday was the fifth annual WinSET (Women in Science, Engineering and Technology) conference at the University. This is an annual event which brings together women working in STEM subjects, organised as part of the work of the WinSET group. I live-tweeted the event – you can read the storify here, or scroll down for a slide-show …

First Briton in space to speak at technicians’ conference

The 2015 Higher Education Technician’s Conference takes place at the University in May— and one of the keynote speakers is an astronaut. An astronaut! Helen Sharman OBE is a British scientist and astronaut, who became the first Briton in space in 1991 when she launched on a Soyuz spacecraft to spend eight days orbiting the …

Research staff — sign up for your development conference

Have you signed up for the Research Staff Development Conference yet? Learn more about the event in this guest post from our friends in the Graduate School… New Year, new you? The annual Research Staff Development Conference is an opportunity for research staff at the University to take a day out to focus on their …