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Job Opportunities Huawei
17 May 2022

Huawei hiring PhD graduates in computer vision: optical character Recognition and 3D face rendering (Helsinki)

Queen Mary alumni Mohamed Lakhal is working for Huawei in Helsinki and  his team has two scientist positions to fill in either OCR or 3D Face rendering.

If interested please contact Greg g.slabaugh@qmul.ac.uk who can put you in touch with Mohamed. 

SPSS statistics software logo New statistics provision for researchers
16 May 2022

Researcher Development team within the Queen Mary Academy has developed a new online module for researchers as an introduction to statistics. 

In addition, Researcher Development team will pilot a new short course on statistics using SPSS.

Promega Student Ambassador Opportunity
11 May 2022

This part-time role will support a Key Account Manager (KAM) with their day-to-day work with academic customers. This is for a period of four to six months and is a paid position up to 10 hours per week.
 
Promega are looking specifically for second and third year PhD students studying in the discipline of Biological and/or Medical Sciences covering one of the following areas: Biotechnology, Cancer Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology and/or Virology.

Group of people around a table with signs over their heads showing mood Mental Health Awareness Week: 9-15 May 2022
6 May 2022

This year, the theme of Mental Health Awareness Week is Loneliness. 

Loneliness is affecting more and more of us in the UK, and has had a huge impact on our physical and mental health during the pandemic.

Our connection to other people and our community is fundamental to protecting our mental health, and we need to find better ways of tackling the epidemic of loneliness. We can all play a part in this.   

Clinical Academics in Training Conference - 19 May 2022
5 May 2022

Registration is now open for all for CATAC 2022 at the Bristol Harbour Hotel.

Be a part of the Festival of Communities 2022 – Festival Crew paid opportunities! 
4 May 2022

Saturday, 11th and Sunday, 12th June 2022 
 
The Centre for Public Engagement (CPE) are recruiting a team of Queen Mary PhD students to support the 2022 Festival of Communities
The Festival Crew are integral to the success of the Festival of Communities weekend and roles include greeting visitors, answering questions from exhibitors and local residents, assisting in setting up and clearing down the Festival locations, leading on our evaluation insight gathering and lots of things in-between! 

First Year PGR Cohort Day 2022
3 May 2022

We are delighted to announce the Year 1 PGR Cohort Day 2022 as follows:

14th June 2022 - DC101 - 1st Year PGR Day - Maximising the Impact of Conferences and Networking
This session will take place in-person in The Octagon, Queens' Building, Mile End campus. Following the teaching session there will be the opportunity to practice your new skills over a networking lunch.


15th June 2022  - DC109 - 1st Year PGR Day - Your PGR journey: getting the best start
This session will take place remotely via Zoom.

Both sessions are now open for registration on the Queen Mary course booking system: http://cpdbookings.qmul.ac.uk with course codes DC101 and DC109 respectively.

IGGI PhD Studentship
29 April 2022

The IGGI programme has an open position for a Home UK / EU Settled status PhD studentship within the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence (IGGI), which is the world's largest PhD research programme aimed at games. This position is fully funded and full-time for four years, starting September 2022, and it will be based at Queen Mary University of London, within the Game AI Group.

Pint of Science Logo Pint of Science festival: book now for Queen Mary-led events
27 April 2022

Have I GUT Salty News for You and Once upon a time... a cinematic history of memory are just some of the Queen Mary-led events on offer at this year’s Pint of Science festival. The festival, taking place between 9th and 11th May 2022 at various locations around London, is an opportunity for researchers and members of the public to come together, be curious and chat about research in a relaxed environment.

Find out more and book on the Pint of Science website.

Students' Union postgraduate experience survey follow-up
26 April 2022

Thank you so much for contributing to the survey - we really appreciate you telling us about your Postgraduate experience 

The survey findings will directly impact the development of our new five year strategy and help us improve our relationship with Postgraduate students, ensuring we better represent and support you.

We're looking to interview Postgraduate students to help enrich our qualitative data 

Postgraduate Pedagogies Journal: Doctoral Researcher Opportunity
21 April 2022

Postgraduate Pedagogies is an online open-access journal devoted to articulating and sharing the perspectives of graduate teaching assistants (GTAs). We publish texts that convey the experiences, reflections, and analyses of current and recent graduate teaching assistants, those who work with GTAs, and those who support them. The journal publishes a variety of contributions, including Reflective Essays, Opinion Pieces, Case Studies, Book Reviews, and Technology Reviews.  

An opportunity to contribute to the design of the journal has come about, and so we are reaching out to Doctoral Schools and Graduate Colleges throughout the UK in search of a piece of refreshing design or artwork to dress the forthcoming volume of our journal.  

Barts Charity Logo Healthcare Professional Clinical Research Training Fellowships
14 April 2022

Barts Charity is launching a new strategy for 2022-2027 that builds on our continuous commitment to support our partners in delivering excellence in healthcare and research.
Full details of the new strategy, including new schemes will be advertised in the coming weeks and months.

As part of the new strategy, we are launching a new PhD Fellowship scheme which aims to provide opportunities for all Healthcare Professionals to undertake research which enhances our understanding of health and illness, and could lead to better health for East London. 

Alan Turing Institute Logo Turing Post-doctoral enrichment scheme (May 2022 call) 
12 April 2022

Last year the Turing welcomed applications to the Postdoctoral Enrichment Awards (PDEA) and is currently working with the first cohort of ~70 postdocs from 29 nationwide institutions. The Turing intends to inject further talent into this diverse community. 

Career Insights: Interview - 'Exploring Entrepreneurship as a Postdoc'
11 April 2022

5 May 2022

11:30am to 12:30pm BST

online via Zoom

In this live online podcast recording, Dr Caroline Barelle (Queen’s University Belfast Entrepreneur in Residence / CEO and Founder of Elasmogen) will talk about her career, from being a postdoc to working in small companies, big pharmaceutical companies and setting up her own start-up. Kat Maguire (Lean Startup Programme Manager, Queen’s University Belfast) will then highlight some of the national innovation programmes she manages, and how they enable postdocs and PhDs to learn about research commercialisation, test the market for their research and even become CEOs!

Information and registration

ECRday2022: “two days of online AHSS-focused talks exploring life after the PhD”
8 April 2022

5 and 6 May 2022

9:20am - 17:30pm BST

online via Zoom

This event is organised by Dr Alison Garden, UKRI Future Leaders Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast and is open to anyone interested.
It will focus on postdoctoral funding opportunities (mainly UK and ROI) and career progression for AHSS researchers.

ECRday2022 full programme and registration

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry recruiting unscripted simulated patients
6 April 2022

Do you know anyone seeking casual work? Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry are looking to add to the pool of unscripted simulated patients that we use for events such as OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations) and clinical teaching. The OSCEs are designed for medical students to demonstrate to an examiner the correct way to perform a clinical examination on a simulated patient.

Students' Union message for Ramadan 2022
6 April 2022

The weekend marked the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, observed by Muslims around the world, including here at Queen Mary. It is a time when people come together to remember their faith and self-reflect to appreciate what we have in the world, to strengthen the bonds of kinship and to increase acts of charity for the benefit of others. Many also use Ramadan as an opportunity to make positive changes in their lives and develop habits that reinforce their spiritual beliefs.

Postgrad Students' Union Survey
5 April 2022

It's time for us to listen to you! Take 5 minutes to tell us what you need! 

We're currently looking to the future and really want to understand how we can improve the PhD and PGR experience within the Students' Union. Did you know a third of Queen Mary students are postgraduates? That's a huge part of our community and we know there is more we should be doing to support you.

By telling us what you want out of your time as a postgrad at Queen Mary, we can listen, digest and evolve to accommodate your needs.

We'd appreciate hearing how everything is going for you, what you would like to change and how the Students' Union can improve your experience.

How long will it take?
About 5 minutes

What's in it for you?
There's cash and prizes on offer, but longer term we really want you to feel more supported and better represented by the Students' Union.

Take part now to improve your postgrad experience

image of a woman who sits meditating Multi-faith room at Charterhouse Square
4 April 2022

A multi-faith room is now available at Charterhouse Square Campus, John Langdon Down House, Ground Floor Room 1.
All Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry staff and student access passes have been updated to allow access to the building.   Please note this is a temporary facility until the new room in Dawson Hall is ready.

Users of the multi-faith room are invited to share their thoughts on the room in a short survey.

Race and Identity in Academic Careers
29 March 2022

All of us who work within academic institutions, particularly PhD students and post-docs, will care that they are largely run by older white men.  Join us for a panel discussion, chaired by Queen Mary University of London PhD Law student Deborah Lawunmi, to find out more about this important topic and how academics of colour at different stages of their career have navigated the issues that they face.

Tuesday, 26th April 2022, 13:00-14:00, online through Teams.

Book on the Careers Hub website
(PhDs: use your ‘preferred’ email address to log-in; post-docs will need to email careers@qmul.ac.uk to create a profile to be able to log-in; please email careers@qmul.ac.uk with any difficulties).

Speakers include

  • Dr Iwi Ugiagbe-Green, Reader (Learning & Teaching) The Manchester Metropolitan University;
  • Dr John Adentire, Strategic Lecturer in Law, Queen Mary; and
  • Dr Akram Alomainy, Deputy Dean for PGR students in S&E, Queen Mary.

HDR UK Turing PhD Programme in Health Data Science
25 March 2022

Applications are now open for the HDR UK Turing Wellcome PhD in Health Data Science.  This four-year funded doctoral programme provides an in-depth training for graduates interested in bringing their numerical and computational skills to health data science.  

Introducing the DERI PhD Forum
24 March 2022

The Forum will offer events and talks from PhD students for PhD students, focusing on data science which contributes to a wide variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, computer science, mathematics, social sciences, physics, medicine and biological sciences.

If you want to join then visit the our DERI website at https://www.qmul.ac.uk/deri/networks/deri-phd-forum-/ for further details.

Science Presenter PhD internship opportunity at the Royal Institution
23 March 2022

The Royal Institution are looking for a PhD student to take on an internship with us as a Science Presenter Intern in our Young Scientist Centre for a 3-month placement to gain experience of presenting to a group of young people in an engaging, educational environment and to receive training in science communication. The internship is from May to July 2022, with some flexibility.

The successful intern will:

  • Present hands-on science workshops to young people in the LYSC.
  • Research and develop hands-on science experiments for Ri social media content.
  • Work with the YSC team to develop content for other Ri activities.

For more information about our internship programme and details on individual placements, timeframes and how to apply, please see the Royal Institution website.

The closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on Tuesday 5 April 2022

Interviews are planned for 13 & 14 April 2022

New Catering Outlet at Whitechapel | Introducing the Garrod Pantry
18 March 2022

Key information

Location: Ground Floor, Garrod Building, next to the Old Library

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, 8.30am-3.00pm

Menu: Selection of Bagles, jacket potatoes, soup of the day etc.  

Women in Medical Image Understanding and Analysis
17 March 2022

The first Women in Medical Image Understanding and Analysis (WiMIUA) workshop taking place on 27 July 2022 in Cambridge, UK.

This workshop is co-located with the 26th Conference on Medical Image Understanding and Analysis (MIUA 2022). WiMIUA seeks to encourage women in STEM covering technical and clinical sides to get involved in the community. Our main goal is to increase and support the diversity and inclusivity within the field, and highlight outstanding women and their work. We invite people of all genders to attend the workshop.

Realising the UK's AI Ambitions Event Image DERI launch event
16 March 2022

Realising the UK’s AI Ambitions

When: Thursday, 24th March 2022, 2022, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Where: This will be a hybrid event, attendance will be possible online and in person

Perrin Lecture Theatre
The Blizard Institute
4 Newark Street
E1 2AT Whitechapel London

Book now

New Research Integrity Committee
16 March 2022

We are considering appointing a doctoral student to sit on a new Research Integrity Committee.  At this stage, we are just inviting expressions of interest. 

For more information, please contact James Patterson, Research Integrity and Assurance Officer, at james.patterson@qmul.ac.uk 

NEXTEUK PhD Summer School: applications now open 
11 March 2022

PhD students and early career researchers in the field of EU studies are invited to apply for a place at the NEXTEUK PhD Summer School, taking place in Paris in June 2022. The Summer School offers a free multidisciplinary programme at an advanced academic level, in which PhD students and early career researchers interested in European studies will join a stimulating environment for intellectual exchange and academic training.

The deadline to apply is 23 March 2022 – find out more on the NEXTEUK website.

advert for study participation investigating Bangladeshi Female PGRs Bangladeshi female PGR student experience – Participants needed!
9 March 2022

I am embarking on my doctoral thesis which is seeking to understand the motivations of British Bangladeshi/Bangladeshi female students that pursue postgraduate research (PGR)/doctoral study, and what perceptions or factors influenced this decision. I also intend to explore how this experience is implicated by students’ race, ethnicity as well as other intersectional parts of their identity. In gauging this, and the potential barriers that inhibit a fulfilling experience and ultimately success, the research will also explore how other Bangladeshi female students can be encouraged and supported into pursuing an academic route. 

Please click here to take part in the study and find out more information.  

Colleagues are also welcome to contact me here: Maisha.Islam@winchester.ac.uk 

Postdoc Careers, Development, and Culture - an online event for Queen Mary Postdocs, Fellows, and their Academic Staff Managers and Mentors
8 March 2022

Monday 21 March 2022 – 10:00-14:30

Queen Mary became a signatory to the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers in January 2021. The Concordat is an agreement between all the stakeholders involved in academic research to foster inclusive and supportive research environments and employment conditions, to ensure that researchers can focus on their development alongside their research, and be ready for the next stage of their career, whether in the academic sector or beyond.

This commitment builds on a 10-year history of implementing the Concordat at The University, evidenced by our HR Excellence in Research Award (awarded in 2012). Signatory status commits us to an annual action planning and updating cycle that is informed by researchers and their managers through our Concordat Implementation Group, and the approval of our Senior Executive Team and Council, it was published on our Concordat website.

To commemorate this, we have put together a programme of talks from external speakers and Queen Mary staff about Postdoc careers, culture, and about how to maximise your time while at Queen Mary.

This is an online event intended for postdoctoral researchers (including research fellows) and the academic staff members who manage and mentor them.

PhD students who are considering a postdoctoral position at Queen Mary are also welcome to attend.

London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership logo LISS DTP ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition – deadline 23 March 2022
7 March 2022

Further details: https://liss-dtp.ac.uk/esrc-pdf/

Application deadline: 16.00 on 23 March 2022.

LISS DTP invites applications for seven ESRC-funded Post-Doctoral Fellowships (PDFs) to commence from 1st October 2022 to be held at King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, or Imperial College London. These fellowships provide an opportunity for those in the immediate postdoctoral stage of their career to consolidate their PhD through developing publications, networks, as well as research and professional skills.
Fellowships will provide funding for up to one year full-time, or up to two years part-time to cover the fellow’s salary plus up to £10,000 of additional costs (eg travel, conference attendance, training, fieldwork, mentoring time, etc).

Queen Mary PhD Student Induction April 2022
1 March 2022

Queen Mary's PhD Student Induction is open to all beginning PhD students. Induction runs three times a year, once at the beginning of each semester. It is a chance for the Doctoral College to welcome you formally. You will be able to meet the Doctoral College Director as well as the Deputy-Deans for research and find out more about the life of a PhD student at Queen Mary and the training and support you can expect to receive.

The 2021/22 Semester 3 induction will take place as a series of online and in-person sessions from 26th to 28th April 2021.

Visually Mediated Research: Using Visual Methods in the Social Sciences
28 February 2022

20th – 21st June 2022

PGR Training Space (6.16), Henry Daysh Building, Newcastle University

The main aim of this advanced training is to focus on the use of visual methods to mediate interactions and build understandings within social science research. We will consider different types of visual prompts and the processes associated with them; how they can be used within data collection, analysis and presentation stages of the research process. We aim to raise the profile of visual methodology and build capacity across the social sciences in the effective use of this advancing field.

DERI Seminar with Gonçalo Lopes, Director of NeuroGEARS
25 February 2022

Please join us on the 3rd March 2022 and welcome Gonçalo Lopes from NeuroGEARS who will be presenting on:
Bonsai - A visual language for scientific experimentation

Zoom link: https://qmul-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/81148100921 

Gonçalo is the director of NeuroGEARS, a London-based technology company dedicated to creating and sharing tools and knowledge so that scientists can better understand the tools of their research and realize their scientific imagination.

Cumberland Lodge Fellowships 2022-24
22 February 2022

Every year, the Cumberland Lodge Fellowship gives 10 doctoral students the opportunity to get involved in our work; bringing together people from different backgrounds, ages, and perspectives, to address the causes and effects of social division and work towards more open and inclusive societies.

During the two-year scheme, Fellows have the chance to network with senior figures in public life and to participate in, or help to lead, discussions that ultimately inform recommendations for practical action and policy change. Fellows also have opportunities to take part in Programme events outside their own academic disciplines. In doing so, they will gain experience in working collaboratively; engaging in cross-disciplinary discussion; public engagement and facilitation at events; networking; writing for a range of different audiences; and enjoy access to a £300 Personal Development Grant.

Graduation Ceremonies April 2022: Bookings will open at Midday (UK Time) on Monday 21 February
21 February 2022

Queen Mary is delighted to announce that we will be holding graduation ceremonies on Wednesday 27 April 2022 at People’s Palace. April graduation ceremonies are for postgraduate taught students who joined Queen Mary in January 2021 and post graduate research students only. 

You can view the entire ceremony schedule on our website.

Bookings will open at Midday (UK Time) on Monday 21 February 2022.

Postgraduate Hour - info session for international students with QMUL Advice & Counselling
16 February 2022

Postgraudate Hour are drop in sessions with useful tips, an opportunity to raise queries & catch-up with fellow students.

Join us 2 Mar 2022, 1-2pm, for a special info session for international PGR students with QMUL Advice & Counselling for any tips and tricks on the do's and don'ts for being an international PGR student in the UK.

Register on http://cpdbookings.qmul.ac.uk course code DC600.

Upcoming events for LGBTQA+ History month
15 February 2022

Below are just some of the exciting events coming up at Queen Mary as part of LGBTQA+ History month

LGBTQIA+ experiences on the Library shelves
Wednesday, 16th February 2022, 1-2pm
The session will cover various initiatives, such as the book display, the LGBTQIA+ collection and the LGBTQIA+ online reading lists. Please go to: https://esdcourses.qmul.ac.uk/listcourse.php and search the code LT010.

LGBTQA+ in Nature
Monday, 21st February 2022, 12:30-13:45
This informal lunchtime seminar by Tony Michael (Faculty of Science & Engineering, School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences) will debunk the myth of "unnatural" sexuality by looking at a wide range of examples of LGBTQA+ taken from the natural world (featuring examples you probably have heard of and a whole load of examples that you probably haven't yet - from bison to bonobos, from giraffes to gynandromorphs).
Register for this event
 
Comedy Night
Friday, 25th February 2022, 19:30-21:30 (doors 18:45)
Come and celebrate LGBT History Month with a showcase of some of the UK’s finest queer comedians. Hosted by Mark Bittlestone (@poofsrus) the line up includes Andrea Hubert, Victoria Olsina and Fatiha El-Ghorri.
Get tickets!

PGR forum
14 February 2022

The Doctoral College is hosting an open PGR forum on Tuesday, 29th March 2022, 3.30-5pm

This is an opportunity for PGR students to come along, chat with the Director of the Doctoral College [Dean for Postgraduate Research] and ask any questions they may have.  It's also an opportunity for the Doctoral College to ask PGR students for feedback on anything at Queen Mary that is going well/badly.

Hosted via zoom – if you would like to submit questions in advance please email doctoralcollege@qmul.ac.uk 

Join the meeting via https://bit.ly/PGRforum_29Mar2022 

virtual workshop: communicating to wider audiences & academic writing
14 February 2022

The workshop will be held via Zoom on Wednesday 26th February 2022, 5-8pm. Registration: £20

The session will help you to build your skills in science communication. Topics will include why communicating science is important, communicating through writing, orally and other methods, communicating to students, academics, children, the general public, stakeholders and policymakers, what makes a good science communicator and time to try out your newly acquired knowledge.

The session will also cover building skills in academic writing. Topics will include structure of arguments, writing persuasively, academic voice and story-telling amongst other vital elements of academic writing.

For more information and to book your space - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/workshop-communicating-to-wider-audiences-academic-writing-tickets-243185874497 

Deadline approaching: Clinical Academics in Training Annual Conference
11 February 2022

This year CATAC will be taking place in Bristol on Thursday, 19 May 2022 from 09.30-17.30.

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, 18 February at 16.00.

Queen Mary Impact Team Logo Research Impact for PhD Students
10 February 2022

Thursday, 31st March 2022, 10:00 - 13:00

CPD Booking Code: RI007 - Research Impact for PhD students

Find out more on the website: https://connected.qmul.ac.uk/governance/impact/events/research-impact-for-phd-students.html 

Doing International Fieldwork in Development Contexts
9 February 2022

Thursday 24 and Friday 25 March 2022, 09:00-16:00
G.003, Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle University

Convened by Dr Raksha Pande and Zara Babakordi from the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University, this two-day workshop considers the methodological and epistemological aspects of fieldwork in development contexts. 

It is suitable for PhD researchers who intend to use qualitative methodologies in different international spaces. 

Commonwealth Split Site Scholarships 2022
7 February 2022

Applications are open for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for PhD candidates from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries to spend 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.
The scholarships are for study starting in the UK in September/October 2022 and are aimed at high-quality graduates whose proposed research has a developmental focus and who have the potential to deliver impact in their home countries. To be eligible, candidates must be registered for a PhD at a university in an eligible Commonwealth country by the time their scholarship is confirmed. There must also be an institutional or departmental link between the candidate’s home university and their proposed UK university/Department.

The closing date for applications is 17 February 2022 at 18:00 (GMT).

For full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit the CSC’s Apply page now.

British Library Logo British Library PhD Placement Scheme
7 February 2022

British Library host a range of PhD placements each year for PhD students to gain knowledge and insight into the Library’s activities.

Applications for PhD placements are now open.

Deadline: Friday 25 February 2022 (5 pm)

More details on the British Library website

UK Research and Innovation logo UKRI: UK-Canada Globalink doctoral exchange scheme
4 February 2022

Apply for funding to undertake a 12-week research placement in Canada.

You must be a doctoral student funded by a UKRI research council and working in any field.

Funding can be used for:

  • fees and stipends
  • research costs
  • travel and subsistence costs.

You may request up to £15,000 for each placement.

Closing date: 26 April 2022 16:00 UK time

Further information

Alan Turing Institute Logo Turing Institute Job opportunity
4 February 2022

The Turing is looking for a Data Scientist, Online Harms to play an important role in their Public Policy Programme. The work is interdisciplinary, with machine learning engineers, NLP experts, data scientist and social scientists collaborating across different projects. Below is a link to the advert, job description and application form for candidates: https://cezanneondemand.intervieweb.it/turing/jobs/data_scientist_online_harms_19857/en/

Closing date: 21 February 2022 at 23:59.  

PreCU Re research programme available
3 February 2022

Make a difference by applying your Research

Funded by Innovate UK, PreCU Re is a 7 week sprint programme for research students from any discipline to uncover their research's Value Proposition and consider how to translate it into societal use.

UNCOVER THE POTENTIAL OF YOUR RESEARCH TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

UNDERSTAND ITS VALUE AND BUILD YOUR ENTREPRENEURAL SKILLS

Academy of Medical Sciences’ Clinical Academics in Training Annual Conference 2022 info The Academy of Medical Sciences’ Clinical Academics in Training Annual Conference
2 February 2022

Thursday 19 May 2022
Venue – We The Curious, Bristol
 
All clinical academic trainees are warmly invited to the Clinical Academics in Training Annual Conference (CATAC) 2022. This is a unique cross-specialty event designed to bring clinical academic trainees together to present their work and network with one another and senior researchers.

Festival of Communities 2022  information Take part in the Festival of Communities 2022 Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June
1 February 2022

The Festival of Communities is returning on the weekend of 11-12 June 2022, taking place in Stepney Green Park on the Saturday and the Queen Mary Mile End Campus on the Sunday, and the Call for activities and workshops is now open!  

job opportunity for PhD students and early career academics
28 January 2022

Research Associate opportunity with Cumberland Lodge

The application deadline is 9 February 2022.

Alan Turing Institute Logo Jobs at The Alan Turing Institute
28 January 2022

The Data Skills Taskforce are offering up to 3 positions to individuals wishing to work alongside the Taskforce to address data skills challenges. Position holders will be responsible for leading task-and-finish groups in areas of specific interest or expertise.

This is a part-time, fixed-term opportunity for 12 months. Closing date: 14th February 2022 at 23:59hrs

Apply for post

Employer event for researchers; careers in science outside the lab
27 January 2022

Have you ever wondered where your research skills might take you, after your PhD?  Perhaps you’re not sure how to meet employers in different sectors? 

Attend this panel to find out about some sectors that people like you have moved into.

Tuesday 1st February 2022, 5.30-7pm (or for as long as you can manage); online
Book here (use your ‘preferred’ email address to log in – you can change to your QM address in your Careers Hub profile).

Abiramy Neduncheliyan, Clinical Trial Coordinator – The Royal Marsden (QMUL alum)
Megan Marr, Account Executive – Cence (account handling in science communications)
Karolina Drakic, Research Director, Ipsos MORI (generating business insights)
Dr Kate Haynes, Communications Director – Oxford PharmaGenesis (medical writing)

Each speaker will talk through their career decision-making and give tips for understanding their roles and how to move into them.

Bring your questions, curiosity and issues!

Three Minute Thesis Competition logo Three Minute Thesis competition 2022
25 January 2022

3 Minute Thesis (3MT®)  challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes!
 
3MT is an international research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland, Australia. Queen Mary has participated since 2014 and our finalist goes on to compete nationally for an opportunity to win a prestigious award and a £3000 or £1000 grant from UK Research and Innovation to spend on a public engagement activity of their choosing.
 
Applications to enter the 2022 Queen Mary 3MT competition are now open and close on 6 February 2022. The prizes for the Queen Mary final are vouchers of your choice for £150 (Winner), £100 (Runner-up), £50 (People’s Choice Award).

09 February 2022 - Impact team drop-in session for PGR students
24 January 2022

Whilst the face to face teaching and research work continue we have decided that it is best during this period to postpone the in-person networking session planned as part of the Year 2 PGR Cohort Day 2022.

We will instead run an online drop-in session with the Queen Mary Impact team. Drop-in to discuss the impact of your work: a current/proposed project, an application for funding, impact acceleration funding or your ResearchFish submission.

Drop-in slots will be 15 minutes. Please register by email to doctoralcollege@qmul.ac.uk 

The session will run in Zoom. Registered students will be sent the session link for their timed drop-in slot to join the session.

BHF Data Science Centre Research Showcase
21 January 2022

Wednesday, 16 March 2022
10am-4pm.

The BHF Data Science Centre is a partnership between the British Heart Foundation and Health Data Research UK which enables researchers to access and use health data from across the UK in the best ways possible. Join this free online event to learn more about the centre’s trailblazing activities, progress and exciting future plans to improve UK-wide data-driven research into all heart and circulatory diseases. 

For more information, a list of confirmed speakers and to register visit the site.   

Postgraduate Hour 2021 Semester 2
20 January 2022

The Doctoral College opens its (virtual) doors every other Wednesday for an hour-long drop in session for Queen Mary's PGR students for useful tips and chatter. This is an opportunity for PGR students to contact the Doctoral College with any queries in an informal setting but also for catch-up with fellow PGR students across Queen Mary.

We are pleased to announce the 2021/22 semester 2 schedule for online sessions.

  • 16th February 2022, 1-2pm
  • 2nd March 2022, 1-2pm
  • 16th March 2022, 1-2pm
  • 30th March 2022, 1-2pm
  • 13th April 2022, 1-2pm

Please register by going to www.cpdbookings.qmul.ac.uk and search for course code DC600.

Registered attendees will be sent the session link on Wednesday mornings.

Alan Turing Institute Logo Turing PhD Enrichment Scheme
20 January 2022

Applications are now open for the 2022-2023 Enrichment scheme, which offers students currently enrolled on a doctoral programme at a UK university the opportunity to enrich their doctoral training by building connections with The Alan Turing Institute and engaging with its diverse community of researchers.

Postgraduate Research Students Representatives Elections 2022 poster Postgraduate Research Students Representatives Elections
19 January 2022

The Doctoral College are working alongside QMSU (Queen Mary Student Union) to support the nomination and the election of Postgraduate Research Representatives from each school/institute. 

The website for nominations has gone live today.

Nominations: Wednesday 19th January 2022 (noon) – Wednesday 2nd February 2022 (noon)

Elections: Tuesday 8th February 2022, 10am, to  Monday 14th February 2022, 10am.  

For more information on how to nominate someone as your representative, and more information on the election process, please see the QMSU webpages:
https://www.qmsu.org/yourvoice/reps/coursereps/elections/ 

Our goal is to recruit a PGR rep for each school/institute in this process – to represent the diversity of Postgraduate Researchers at Queen Mary. 

The role of PGR reps will be to work on behalf of your school/institute and to liaise with your fellow students, academic staff, the Student Union and the Doctoral College to bring Postgraduate Researchers together and represent the voice of Postgraduate Research Students within the institution. 

We look forward to working with the elected representatives regularly going forward.

AI for Healthcare sandpit – second edition
19 January 2022

16th February 2022
2:00-4:00pm.

For this second edition we have teamed up with Barts Life Sciences, the researchers who will pitch at this event are developing projects underpinned by AI and will be looking for input from colleagues and for new collaborators. 

This event will be via Zoom, our special guests will be Nay Aung from Barts Health NHS Trust, James Richards and Michelle Edye from NIHR (they will talk about NIHR and funding opportunities). The event is open to everyone from across QMUL faculties and Barts Health NHS Trust.

For more details and registration click this Eventbrite link

Environment & Health Theme Seminar Series
18 January 2022

The newly established Environment & Health Theme in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry is looking for speakers in their monthly seminar series. Talks are 25 minutes long. The theme is led by Professor Jonathan Grigg, Professor Andrew Prendergast (co-lead) and Dr Stavroula Kanoni (deputy lead). The theme seeks to cover a range of areas relevant to the Environment & Health theme, eg natural, built, microbial, psychosocial environment, with other areas to be considered in the near future. If you would like to give a seminar in this series, please write to Julija Iricijan j.iricijan@qmul.ac.uk 

AIDS/DERI Seminar series – Thursdays 20th January at 11:00am
17 January 2022

Please join us for our first seminar of the year with Dr Sanjaye Ramgoolam  on "Graphs and invariants in Matrix data, with applications to computational linguistics" – here is the Zoom link.

Please note that these seminars have always been Queen Mary internal, but we are planning to open them to external participants as of 27th January 2022. The list of upcoming seminars will be on the DERI website, with registration mandatory for external participants.

The Voluntary Hospital of St Bartholomew: Postgraduate Research Prizes
11 January 2022

The Voluntary Hospital of St Bartholomew Trustees are awarding two annual prizes for clinical postgraduate research carried out within SMD, these are:
 
The George Cholmeley Cattlin prize (£1,000): An annual prize awarded competitively to a qualified medical practitioner for a postgraduate clinical or laboratory research in the subjects of medicine, surgery, or the allied sciences, carried out at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry or at Barts NHS Trust.
 
The Alfred Thomas Corrie prize (£1,000): An annual prize awarded competitively to a qualified medical practitioner for a postgraduate clinical research project in anatomy or surgery, carried out at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry or Barts NHS Trust.

MRN PhD Student training, January 2022
10 January 2022

The Material Research Network PhD training schedule is available to download [PDF 31KB].

Training will start on 17th January 2022 and run through to 20th January 2022.

Training will be delivered through QMPlus page: https://qmplus.qmul.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=16178, where the schedule can also be found.

Lectures will be delivered and recorded through the BB Collaborate.

Anyone interested in attending the lectures can self-enrol into the module. 

PGR Induction-online networking & icebreakers - 20 Jan 2022, 11am-12.30pm
7 January 2022

Whilst the face to face teaching and research work continue we have decided that it is best during this period to deliver a networking session online to allow easy participation – please join us online for some fun networking activities and a chance to meet your PGR colleagues virtually.

Register on http://cpdbookings.qmul.ac.uk with course code DC110.

Second Year PGR Cohort Day 2022
5 January 2022

Second Year Cohort Day: Understanding the impact of your research

This event gives PhD students the opportunity to find out about ‘impact’ and what it means to researchers, the college and the Research Councils, as well as to consider the impact or potential impact of their own research and how this can be communicated to others.

The 2022 Cohort Day will run in two separate remote sessions plus one in-person session. It is recommended that students attend all sessions.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant / KTP Associate (Image Processing)
4 January 2022

This 18 month PDRA post is ideal for anyone interested in developing AI methods or working with an industry partner (in this case Zeiss). The candidate can flexibly work from either Cambridge or London. Training to acquire microscopy images will be provided (this would be for anyone interested in developing a case for joint-IPs).

More details about the post: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/vacancies/items/6252.html?jobID=6252 

SocioLegal Studies Association Logo The SLSA welcomes postgraduate members
16 December 2021

As PGRs it is free to join the SLSA for your first year (and only £25 a year for each following year) and the benefits you receive are tremendous. These include a discounted rate at the SLSA Annual Conference including the forthcoming virtual Annual Conference in April 2022 hosted by the University of York.

London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership logo The 2022 ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships competition is open
16 December 2021

Application deadline: 16.00 on 23 March 2022.

If you would like to find out more about the Postdoctoral Fellowships competition and application process or have any questions please attend our briefing session.  The LISS Postdoctoral Fellowships applicant briefing session will be held online on Wednesday 19th January 2022, 15.30-16.30. If you would like to attend this session, please register via the link here: Post Doc Briefing session – 19th January 2022, 15.30-16.30

The London Arts and Humanities Partnership logo LAHP Collaborative Doctoral Awards 2022/23
16 December 2021

The London Arts & Humanities Partnership currently has the following six exciting collaborative doctoral awards open for applications now:

  • Disability and the Home: Space, Domesticity, and Identity in London, 1840-1945 (Queen Mary University of London in collaboration with the Museum of the Home)
  • Performance-based co-creation with young people as political activism: contextualising and disseminating the work of Fevered Sleep (Queen Mary University of London in collaboration with Fevered Sleep)
  • Overcoming Barriers: The Impact of Arts Council Policy on the Careers of Black British Women in the Subsidised Dance Sector (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in collaboration with Serendipity)
  • The working-class museum: exploring the lived experiences of 21st century working-class Londoners (King’s College London in collaboration with Museum of London)
  • ‘A musical feast for the Mile Enders’? Music, social inclusion and community engagement in London’s East End, c.1890 to the present (Queen Mary University of London in collaboration with Spitafield Music)
  • A study of diversity and music-making in early childhood: Towards inclusive research and practice (Royal College of Music in collaboration with MERYC England Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children)

The London Arts and Humanities Partnership logo LAHP Open Studentship Competition 2022
15 December 2021

About LAHP’s Open Studentship Competition

LAHP offers up to 81 PhD studentships per year across all of LAHP’s subject areas and approaches in the arts & humanities, including for inter-disciplinary and practice-based research through the Open studentship competition.

For full details on the LAHP Open studentship competition, please visit https://www.lahp.ac.uk/prospective-students/how-to-apply-for-an-open-studentship/ 

Please send any queries related to the open competition to info.lahp@london.ac.uk

Deadline: 28th January 2022 at 17.00

Merck Innovation Cup 2022
13 December 2021

From 23rd July – 29th July 2022, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a vibrant science & technology company with a more than 350 years long history, will be hosting the 12th edition of the Merck Innovation Cup (http://innovationcup.merckgroup.com) (http://innovationcup.emdgroup.com) near Frankfurt, Germany. In case the pandemic situation would not allow in-person meetings, the event would take place online.
 
Merck are inviting post-graduate students and young professionals to apply now – deadline 31st January 2022. Travel and accommodation will be paid by Merck.

More information can be found on the Merck Innovations Cup 2022 Flyer [PDF 191KB] 

London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership logo Paid teaching opportunity with the LISS DTP
8 December 2021

LISS DTP appreciate your help with commissioning new Advanced Training courses for LISS DTP for 2021/22 

Queen Mary PhD Student Induction January 2022
6 December 2021

Queen Mary's PhD Student Induction is open to all beginning PhD students. Induction runs three times a year, once at the beginning of each semester. It is a chance for the Doctoral College to welcome you formally. You will be able to meet the Doctoral College Director as well as the Deputy-Deans for research and find out more about the life of a PhD student at Queen Mary and the training and support you can expect to receive.

The 2021/22 Semester 2 induction will take place as a series of online and in-person sessions from 17th to 21st January 2021.

Alan Turing Institute Logo The Alan Turing Institute Training Course: Research Software Engineering with Python
3 December 2021

In this course, you will learn how to construct reliable, readable, efficient research software in a collaborative environment. The emphasis is on practical techniques, tips, and technologies to effectively build and maintain complex code.

Dates: 17 – 28 January 2022, Monday – Friday, 13:00 - 17:00.

London 19th century studies seminar_16Dec2021_Poster London Nineteenth Century Studies Seminar Graduate Stand Virtual Event
2 December 2021

The LNCSS-GS are thrilled to announce our latest virtual event! Please join us on Thursday, 16th December 2021 at 4:00pm (GMT) for 'Insights on the Research Journey' with panelists Dr. Fern Pullan and Dr. Helena Esser. 

Cambridge Consulting Network Alumni Survey
1 December 2021

The Cambridge Consulting Network are currently working with Tuki, an upstart EdTech platform that intends to offer resources and mentorship to current PhD students and Postdocs. These aim to help students build a commodity skillset to boost their employability and, in turn, increase their financial stability.

NeuroInsight MSCA Fellowship funding Call 2022 advert NeuroInsight: MSCA Postdoc-level Fellowships (Ireland)
30 November 2021

New scheme based in Ireland with funding for postdoc-level career development fellowships, at least 33 over the next 5 years, on the topic of “Advanced Skills for Data Analytics in Neurological Diseases” now open to research proposals under the themes of data analytics, machine learning, bioinformatics, imaging, healthcare systems, genomics and neurological disorder.

Application deadline 19th January 2022

PGR forum
26 November 2021

The Doctoral College is hosting an open PGR forum on Thursday, 2nd December 2021, 1-2.30pm.  This is an opportunity for PGR students to come along, chat with the Director of the Doctoral College [Dean for Postgraduate Research] and ask any questions they may have. 

It's also an opportunity for the Doctoral College to ask PGR students for feedback on anything at Queen Mary that is going well/badly.

Hosted via zoom – if you would like to submit questions in advance please email doctoralcollege@qmul.ac.uk 

Queen Mary BAME PhD studentships for 2022 – information event
25 November 2021

7th December 2021; 5:15-7pm GMT

Queen Mary are proud to invite applications for Doctoral Research Studentships from UK candidates from BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds.

Four PhD studentships are available for September 2022 entry and will be awarded on the basis of the excellence of the applicant. The competition is part of a wider set of measures being implemented to increase the representation of UK BAME PGR students conducting research at Queen Mary.

Sign up on this webpage

PhD students with visas expiring January 2022
24 November 2021

Please read the latest blog by Queen Mary's Advice and Counselling Service for advice:  https://qmulintadvice.wordpress.com/2021/11/19/phd-students-with-visas-expiring-jan-2022/ 

DERI/IADS seminar by Prof Mirco Musolesi (UCL)
23 November 2021

“Modelling and Understanding Cooperation in Societies of Artificial Agents”

25th November 2021, 11am-12pm GMT 

In this seminar, Marco will discuss the design of reinforcement learning architectures composed of autonomous agents that do not rely on centralised coordination. He will introduce examples of applications of machine learning algorithms to social dilemmas and cooperative games. 

Communities, Relationships and Networks in the Long Nineteenth Century Conference InformationPoster Communities, Relationships and Networks in the Long Nineteenth Century Conference
23 November 2021

Saturday, 19th February 2022 - Senate House, London.
Keynote: Professor Ruth Livesey

A one-day PG and ECR interdisciplinary conference, hosted by LNCSS-Grad Strand.

The LNCSS-GS are thrilled to announce the call for papers for the Graduate Strand Conference 2022 are officially open!

Submit an abstract for the chance to join us in-person at Senate House, London for a day filled with fantastic presentations and a keynote by Professor Ruth Livesey (Royal Holloway). 

Communities, Relationships and Networks in the Long Nineteenth Century Conference Info [PDF 10,774KB]

Communities, Relationships and Networks in the Long Nineteenth Century Call for Papers [PDF 10,786KB]

Senate House Library
22 November 2021

As a Queen Mary PGR student, you can register with Senate House Library, giving you access to e-resources and study space bookings. This year, all new Senate House Library registrations and renewals are online only. You will receive a confirmation and membership number by email which will allow you to access online services and resources. For in-person visits to the library, you must book a study space online in advance, using your unique membership number. New members can collect their physical membership card at the Welcome Desk on arrival for their booking.

For further information, visit the Senate House Library website.

Sconul Logo SCONUL Access Scheme re-opened
20 November 2021

Library Services is delighted to announce that the SCONUL Access Scheme has re-opened for some libraries from 15th November 2021.

Queen Mary is one of the participating institutions in SCONUL Band A, allowing reciprocal access to member libraries for staff and research students. 

London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership logo Online Briefings for Social Science PhD Studentships with the LISS DTP Applicants
19 November 2021

ESRC London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership offers fully-funded Social Science PhD Studentships – Apply Now

Online Briefings

LISS Director, Professor Magnus Ryner, will be holding briefing sessions online - via Microsoft Teams - on Tuesday, 23rd November (11.00am-12.00 noon) and Tuesday, 30th November (2.00-3.00pm) 2021 to provide information about these studentships and advice on applying.  If you would like to attend either of these sessions, please register at one of the following links:

Freelance Research Associate opportunity - Shaping Social Mobility: Education & Employment
18 November 2021

There is an opportunity for PhD students, early-career academics or aspiring researchers educated to degree level, to work with Cumberland Lodge, the educational charity in Windsor Great Park.

Cumberland Lodge are looking for someone with a deep understanding of social mobility, societal inequalities and the UK education system, with experience writing for academic and non-academic audiences.

British Library Logo British Library Doctoral Open Days: Now open for bookings
17 November 2021

As another academic year begins, the British Library launches its next series of Doctoral Open Days, aimed at first-year PhD students.

The British Library decided for the first time to offer the annual Doctoral Open Days as a series of free online webinars. Building on the success of these, and to make our Open Days more easily accessible to PhD students nationally, our 2022 events series will again be largely delivered online. The British Library will explain the practicalities of using the Library and accessing its resources in a series of interactive webinars. This online offer will be complemented by pre-recorded content and an invitation to explore the St Pancras site at the end of the series.

QMUL BAME PhD studentships for 2022
11 November 2021

QMUL BAME PhD studentships for 2022

How to Book a Study Space
9 November 2021

Queen Mary libraries and library-managed spaces are partially open for individual silent study.

All PCs and Study Spaces must be pre-booked via the booking system.

Spaces are bookable up to 7 days in advance but must be made in advance of entry. You can book for up to 9 hours per day.

For information on what spaces are available and to book please use the booking system.

British Library Logo British Library Call for HEI partners – AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships scheme
9 November 2021

The British Library is pleased to invite applications from academics of postgraduate status currently employed at UK universities/Higher Education Institutions who would be interested in joint supervision of collaborative doctoral projects.

The studentships would begin in October 2022 with full funding for up to four years through the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships scheme.

Session on the Skills Points System
4 November 2021

Fryni Panayidou from the Researcher Development Team of the Queen Mary Academy will be running an online demo for all doctoral students on how to use the Skills Points System on 26 November 2021, 12:00-13:00. 

Pint of Science Logo Pint of Science 2022
3 November 2021

Are you passionate about science? Public engagement? Pubs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be interested in helping to run Pint of Science festival in Queen Mary in 2022!

What is Pint of Science? 
 
Pint of Science is an international science festival that usually happens annually over three evenings in May. From 9th to 11th May 2022, science researchers will be making their way from the lab to the pub to share their research stories with the public over a nice cold pint.

Last year, Pint of Science 2021 had to take place online on YouTube due the pandemic but it will come back to pubs in 2022! In previous years, our fantastic festival in Queen Mary saw ~500 attendees and 26 speakers sharing a pint at over 12 events, with highlights including a talk from Mars Society President, Robert Zubrin, and a night hosted by BBC science correspondent, Tom Feilden, for the mental health research charity, MQ.

The festival doesn’t happen by itself; it needs a team of enthusiastic and inventive volunteers to make it happen. That’s where you might come in… We need volunteers to run the festival in London! Roles require part-time commitment from November 2021 – May 2022 and include event manager, communications manager and web manager.

Barts Medical School_HealthData in Practice PhD Programme_Logo Health Data in Practice PhD Programme
2 November 2021

Applications are invited for places on the Wellcome Trust-funded ‘Health Data in Practice’ PhD Programme at Queen Mary University of London.

Our 4-year interdisciplinary doctoral training programme adopts a human-centred, contextualised approach to researching health and care data situating your research in the real world of health care practice. It will enable you to draw on concepts, disciplines and methods underpinning algorithmic designs, sensing and data capture, human-interactions, qualitative and quantitative evaluation and decision-making, in real-world settings.

You will develop as a future scientific leader able to apply interdisciplinary perspectives to your research and realise the potential of innovations in health data research for the benefit of patients, the public, health care systems, and society.

Closing date is Monday, 10 January  2022

London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership logo ESRC London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership offers fully-funded Social Science PhD Studentships – Apply Now
1 November 2021

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) LISS Doctoral Training Partnership is led by King’s College London with partners Imperial College London and Queen Mary University of London

The LISS DTP competition for October 2022 entry is now open, with 58 studentships available. LISS DTP invites applications for four year (1+3) studentships for candidates for a Masters’ degree leading to a PhD, and for three year (+3) doctoral studentships (PhD only) at one of the LISS DTP institutions: King’s College LondonQueen Mary University of London or Imperial College London. Part-time studentships are also available.

We welcome applications in the following areas:

  • any of LISS DTP’s 13 Thematic Pathways covering the range of social science disciplines and methodologies.
  • Project proposals using advanced quantitative methods.
  • Projects using interdisciplinary approaches and perspectives.

Slack Channel for Neurodivergent PGR Students
29 October 2021

Dear Neurodivergent PGR Students

You’re invited to join a Slack group specifically for neurodivergent PGR students at Queen Mary. All forms of neurodivergence, including autism, ADHD, Tourette’s, dyspraxia, dyslexia, and more are welcome, whether you have a long-standing diagnosis, are only now beginning to identify as neurodivergent, or anything in between.

You can join by following this link and signing up with your @qmul.ac.uk email address: https://join.slack.com/t/neurodiversphdqmul/signup 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Institute of Applied Data Science seminar
28 October 2021

We are having a special guest from DeepMind next week, he will be giving a seminar about AlphaFold, which is an AI tool that can predict the 3D structure of any protein…this is a challenge that the scientific community has been working on for half a century, so it is a long-awaited breakthrough!

Thu 4 Nov 2021
11:00 - 12:00

It would be fantastic if some of the current PhD students have the chance to attend the seminar, no registration needed, the link to join via Zoom is here: https://www.applieddatascience.qmul.ac.uk/events/ 

 

The Grad Strand London Nineteenth-Century Seminar Series Social Oct 2021 poster London Nineteenth-Century Seminar Series zoom social
27 October 2021

Dear PGR students,

The Graduate Strand of the London Nineteenth-Century Seminar Series (LNCSS -GS) brings together budding researchers with an interest in all things Victorian. It provides opportunities for PGRs and ECRs to collaborate and present work, to network, and to develop research communities. We've held a range of virtual events over the past year, from PGR skills workshops, featuring established academics, to work-in-progress seminars, to writing labs and coffee socials. 

Our forthcoming event is the 'Great Exhibition' social on Friday, 29th October 2021, on Zoom.

Join us with an 'exhibit' that represents your research or interests. All new and established 19th C. students are welcome.

Please sign up for the link at:​ lncssgs@gmail.com 

We hope to see you there!

Louise, Emily, and Hollie
The LNCSS-GS Committee

Follow us on Twitter: @LNCSSGS
https://lncssgs.wordpress.com/about/ 

Committee Members: 
Louise Willis (Chair) (PhD King's College London) 
Emily Gallagher (PhD Birkbeck, University of London)
Hollie Geary-Jones (PhD University of Chester)

Workshop: Balancing Career and Parenthood
27 October 2021

WISE@QMUL are presenting a workshop for Queen Mary PhD students, postdocs and Early Career Researchers of any gender who are parents or thinking about starting a family.

Date: 18 November 2021
Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm GMT

Young Scientists Summer Program
26 October 2021

IIASA offers a summer program for PhD students to undertake a scientific project on a topic related to the IIASA research agenda.

Annually, from 1 June to 31 August, IIASA hosts up to 50 doctoral students from around the world in its Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP).

Applications to the 2022 program are now being accepted. The closing date is 14 January 2022, midnight CEST. Selection Results can be expected as of 12 March 2022.

For more information and to apply online please visit the program website.

Alan Turing Institute Logo The Cyber Autonomy Gym for Experimentation 
25 October 2021

The Cyber Autonomy Gym for Experimentation (CAGE) challenge intends to engage the global AI and cyber security research communities to support the development of demonstrations, procedures, tactics, and techniques of ACO.

The focus of this first challenge is on the development of defensive cyber agents & higher-level strategies required to effectively respond to attacks on an enterprise network.

Teams must comprise of early career researchers or PhD students.

Alan Turing Institute Logo Turing Institute Jobs
22 October 2021

A senior statistician and a post-doctoral position are available in Steffen Petersen’s team, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Turing Fellow at the William Harvey Research Institute (see Steffen Petersen's profile).

Application deadline 9th November 2021. 

Links to job descriptions:

https://webapps2.is.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/job.action?jobID=6282 
https://webapps2.is.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/job.action?jobID=6284 

Turing Institute Data Study Group Dec 2021 advert Turing Data Study Group
21 October 2021

The next Data Study group will take place on 29th Nov – 17th Dec 2021; applications to attend close on 26th October 2021.

These are collaborative hackathons that provide an opportunity for early career researchers to develop their data science skills using real-world data. 

More information

Online postgrad workshop: communicating to wider audiences
20 October 2021

Do you want to learn how to become a great science communicator? Need help developing your communication skills? Want to know about science communication for children, the general public, government, industry or policymakers? Come to our newest workshop: Communicating to Wider Audiences, being held on Zoom on Thursday, 11th November 2021, 4-8pm. 

Logo for Clinical Academic Training and Careers Hub campaign Introducing CATCH - the Clinical Academic Training & Careers Hub
15 October 2021

The Clinical Academic Training Forum (CATF) is launching its new website on clinical academic careers on 11 October 2021.

https://www.catch.ac.uk/

You can follow the campaign on social media using #DiscoverClinicalAcademia 

Postgraduate Hour
12 October 2021

The Doctoral College opens its (virtual) doors every other Wednesday for an hour-long drop in session for Queen Mary's PGR students for useful tips and chatter. This is an opportunity for PGR students to contact the Doctoral College with any queries in an informal setting but also for catch-up with fellow PGR students across Queen Mary.

We are pleased to announce the 2021/22 semester 1 schedule for online sessions.

  • 13th October 2021; 1-2pm
  • 27th October 2021; 1-2pm
  • 10th November 2021, 1-2pm
  • 24th November 2021, 1-2pm
  • 8th December 2021, 1-2pm

Please register by going to cpdbookings.qmul.ac.uk and search for course code DC600. Registered attendees will be sent the session link on Wednesday mornings.

London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership logo LISS DTP Training for Social Scientists – Autumn 2021
6 October 2021

The LISS ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership provides training, development and networking opportunities for any social science doctoral student at King’s College, Queen Mary University or Imperial College.

Register as a LISS DTP Affiliate to receive our regular newsletter and gain access to our training and other activities.

Sign up for our Autumn Term courses now! Visit the LISS DTP Training Page for a complete list of our online research methods training courses

DERI/IADS talk with Dr Kamyar Mehran
30 September 2021

Please join us on Thursday 7th October 2021, 11am BST, when Dr Kamyar Mehran will present on “Reliability monitoring of power converters in electric vehicles: statistical approach or machine learning?”

Topic: DERI/IADS   7th October 2021
Time: 7th October 2021, 2021 11:00 AM London

https://qmul-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/81148100921 

Cumberland Lodge invites you to join 'Schooling & Inequalities' webinar
28 September 2021

Cumberland Lodge are delighted to extend an invitiation to the Cumberland Lodge ‘Dialogue & Debate: Schooling & Inequality’ webinar at 11am on Wednesday 6th October. 2021 It is free and open to all.

Public engagement training - 2021/22
28 September 2021

The Centre for Public Engagement runs a range of internal training sessions to help prepare and support you to engage effectively with the public. Each training session is a mixture of presentations, activities, and discussions to provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to enable you to get involved with public engagement activities.

Opportunity to join UCL Centre for AI EDI Events
22 September 2021

UCL’s Centre for AI is celebrating equality, diversity and inclusion with a series of events focussed on individual communities and their contribution to AI.

Starting with Black History Month in October, these events are designed to celebrate diverse voices in the AI research community. Each event will typically last half a day and cover themes including bias in the discipline of AI and how it impacts on technology and society. They include a keynote from Chris Jackson, the first Black scientist to give a Royal Institution Christmas lecture. They will be of particular interest to researchers and business team members with an interest in AI and machine learning, especially those who would find that the themes covered by the events resonate with their own lived experiences.

DERI/IADS talk with Hamit Soyel
21 September 2021

30th September 2021; 11am – This week’s talk will be presented by Dr Hamit Soyel for EECS, who is a Research Fellow,  and Chief Science Officer/Founding Inventor at Dragonfly AI.  Hamit will be giving us his insights into AI in marketing and design

Topic: DERI/IADS   30th September 2021
Time: 30th September 2021, 2021 11:00 AM London

https://qmul-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/81148100921 

Daphne Jackson Trust Logo Daphne Jackson Fellowship at The Alan Turing Institute open for applications
20 September 2021

The Daphne Jackson Trust

The Daphne Jackson Trust is dedicated to returning researchers to their careers following a break taken for family, caring or health reasons. Daphne Jackson Fellowships are unique. They offer professionals wishing to return to a research career after a break of two or more years, the opportunity to balance an individually tailored retraining programme with a challenging research project in a suitably supportive environment.  

PGR Induction in-person session - 29 September 2021
16 September 2021

We are delighted to announce the in-person session that will be part of the PGR Induction week.

There will also be an in-person session on Wednesday, 29th September 2021. This will be our 'Getting to Know You Tea & Cake' session. This will take place in two groups in line with Covid-safety measures. 

  • Group A will be 11am to 12.30pm and
  • Group B will be 2.30pm to 4pm.

Both will take place in the Students' Union Hub, Blomeley Rooms 1 & 2 on the Mile End campus (building 34 on the campus map [PDF 936KB]). This session can be booked via the course booking system with course code DC110.

Please register by going to cpdbookings.qmul.ac.uk and search for course code DC110.

Please see the updated programme [PDF 500KB]for the PGR induction week.

DERI/IADS talk with Dr Kamyar Mehran
13 September 2021

Please join us on Thursday 30th September 2021 from 11am to 12pm when  Dr Kamyar Mehran will present on “Reliability monitoring of power converters in electric vehicles: statistical approach or machine learning?”

https://qmul-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/81148100921 

Teaching Fellow jobs at Queen Mary
6 September 2021

To meet the increased demand in undergraduate teaching, ten new Teaching Fellow posts are currently being advertised in the School of Biological & Chemical Sciences.

These posts would be suitable for completing PhDs or other suitable candidates.

The deadline to apply is Friday, 10 September 2021.
 
https://webapps2.is.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/job.action?jobID=6153 

Early-Career Research Opportunity at the Turing
2 September 2021

The Turing-RSS lab, supporting The Joint Biosecurity Centre, has an open call for a number of early-career researchers to work across the lab and contribute to the existing research tasks, which include spatial-temporal modelling of Covid-19 incidence and prevalence, understanding the impact of Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions, and more broadly work on research questions of priority to policy makers in the UK’s response to the pandemic.

Opportunity for PhD student on an AHRC project
26 August 2021

The project leads of this AHRC-funded project (one at Sussex, one at Queen Mary) https://www.notonlydressed.com are looking for an administrator to work a total of 135 hours on it over 12 months at an hourly rate of £16.07.

It's a great chance to work on an interdisciplinary funded project.
 
Native or near-native French language skills are essential. Please contact k.e.vaclavik@qmul.ac.uk for further details. We are looking to appoint as soon as possible, and by 15th September 2021 at the latest. 

Year 3 - PGR Cohort Day 2021
25 August 2021

The third Doctoral Cohort Day focuses on helping students make plans for life beyond the doctorate, whether they decide to follow a career within or outside of academia. The 2021 PGR Cohort Day for students in year 3 (and part-time equivalent) of their doctorate will take place as a combination of online and in-person sessions on 6th and 7th October 2021.

Leadership in Action
24 August 2021

Researcher Development is excited to announce that QMUL will be participating in the online version of the Leadership in Action in October 2021.

Expressions of Interest for Leadership in Action are now open (until end of business on 03 September 2021)

Speak Up for Food Security’ research storytelling competition
24 August 2021

The ‘Speak Up for Food Security’ research storytelling competition is now open for submissions up to 5th September 2021.

Caring about our Carers – Focus Groups  
20 August 2021

At Queen Mary we are committed to supporting our staff with caring responsibilities and have recently undertaken a survey to understand the experience of these staff. To improve our understanding of the experience of carers, the EDI Team will be running three focus group sessions in September 2021.

UKRI NERC News Logo UKRI Policy Internships Scheme for 2021/22 now open for applications
17 August 2021

The UKRI Policy Internships Scheme for 2021/22 is now open and the closing date for applications is 4pm on 4th October 2021.

Queen Mary PGR Student Induction Week September 2021
13 August 2021

The 2021/22 Semester 1 induction week will take place as a series of online and in-person sessions from 27th September to 1st October 2021.

For more details please see the Induction Week Programme [PDF 500KB]

call for participants for Rheumatoid Arthritis study by PhD student Maha Albarrak Call for participants for Rheumatoid Arthritis research
11 August 2021

Queen Mary doctoral student Maha Albarrak is conducting a study around technological support for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis suffering Chronic Fatigue and is looking for participants. 

student network of radiation researchers
5 August 2021

To any students researching radiation/radiotherapy at QMUL,
 
We are 5 Radiation PhD students, based across London universities and Cambridge and we are really keen to set up a network of early career researchers working in Radiation across the UK.

We organised a small student networking event in March and would really like to build on this by setting up some regular events and seminar series for us all to get together either virtually or in person.

DC101 – Year 1 PhD cohort day
3 August 2021

The 2020 Year 1 PhD Cohort day will take place 13th September 2021. 

Date: 13 September 2021
Time: 10am to 3.30pm (with breaks)

  • morning session: Networking, Collaborations and Impact
  • afternoon session: Looking after your Mental Health

Venue: online via Zoom

To register for this course please go to www.cpdbookings.qmul.ac.uk and search for course codes DC101 and DC109 respectively.

Valerie Ebuwa photo by Henry Gorse A colaboradora, a workshop commons: inaugural research practice series hosted by Performance @King’s
15 July 2021

26th-29th July 2021 Convening daily from 5-7pm with Performance@ pop-up art throughout the week All events will take place online.

To express interest please write to Kélina Gotman kelina.gotman@kcl.ac.uk and Penny Newell penny.newell@kcl.ac.uk 

The Science Viva Workshop - Part 1: What the viva is & viva experiences
14 July 2021

On 24th August 2021 Dr Stacey Bedwell and Dr Isabelle Butcher will be running a  Science Viva Workshop, aimed at all UK PhD students in the sciences. 

Primary Care Research PhD Studentships in Primary Care 2021
29 June 2021

We would like to draw your attention to a studentship with applications closing Friday, 13th August 2021.

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) welcomes application to the School for Primary Care Research PhD Studentships in Primary Care 2021.

Online PhD Viva workshops
28 June 2021

Throughout July - October 2021 Dr Stacey Bedwell and Dr Isabelle Butcher will be running The Science Viva Workshop, aimed at all UK PhD students in the sciences. 

Library Services to support postgrads over the summer
24 June 2021

Writing a dissertation or continuing your research this summer?  Library Services will be operating as normal throughout the period, providing spaces, collections and expert help.  

Find detailed information on the Library website: Library Services for Postgraduate Students, summer 2021

Job opportunity at Barts Charity
23 June 2021

Barts Charity are recruiting two Funding Officers in our newly called Funding & Impact team.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 30th June 2021.

Queen Mary Students' Union Job Vacancy
23 June 2021

Could you be the new Postgraduate Insights and Engagement Assistant?

Apply by 5th July 2021

Office for Students Alerts logo OfS seeks new student panel members
9 June 2021

The Office for Students (OfS) seeks to appoint five new members of our student panel ahead of the new academic year. Deadline for applications is on Monday 14th June 2021.

Three Minute Thesis Competition logo 2021 Queen Mary Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Final
7 June 2021

The 2021 Queen Mary 3MT competition will take place online at 2-3pm on Wednesday 16th June 2021. 

2021 Postgraduate Fortnight Logo 2021 Postgraduate Fortnight
2 June 2021

Queen Mary Students' Union are very pleased to be able to share with you our event line-up for Postgraduate Fortnight, a two-week celebration of Queen Mary and Barts & The London PhD and Masters students.

2021 Postgraduate Fortnight Logo Postgraduate Fortnight - Campus cake
1 June 2021

PhD students – come along for some free cake and a cup of tea on the Doctoral College.

It's been a weird year and we’d like to check in with you and catch up over a cup of (socially distanced outdoors) tea!

Black in Academia Careers Series Logo Leading Routes launches careers series for Black PhDs and early career researchers
26 May 2021

Supporting Black academics to connect with industry professionals to gain practical steps for life in academia and beyond.

As part of the Black in Academia (BIA) initiative, Leading Routes are launching a career series in partnership with SAGE Publishing, Wiley and Wellcome to enhance the skill set of Black academics and early career researchers.

New Course Pilot: Fundamentals of Data Visualisation & Infographic Design
21 May 2021

Session 1: Thursday 17th June 2021, 1-4pm | Session 2: Friday 18th June 2021, 1-4pm

The Fundamentals of Data Visualisation & Infographic Design is an online training course providing attendees with a sophisticated understanding of how to effectively communicate data visually. The training aims to facilitate this understanding by deconstructing this contemporary, multi-disciplinary craft.

Alan Turing Institute Logo Turing-LIDA Data Study Group July 2021: Call for Researcher Participants
19 May 2021

In July 2021 the Leeds Institute of Data Analytics (LIDA) in collaboration with the Alan Turing Institute will host a Data Study Group (DSG).  Data Study Groups (DSGs) are intensive ‘collaborative hackathons’, bringing together external organisations with talented multi-disciplinary researchers. Acting as ‘Challenge Owners’ these organisations put forth real-world problems to be tackled by small teams of selected Researcher Participants. 

Alan Turing Institute Logo ATI Job Vacancy: Research Associate - AI Methods in Mammography Intelligent Assessment​​
18 May 2021

The Alan Turing Institute is seeking 2 individuals to join us as Research Associate - AI methods in Mammography Intelligent Assessment on either an employment basis or secondment. We are also happy to consider applications on a 0.5 FTE (18 hours) basis if they need more flexibility. 

Application deadline: 31st May 2021

Bristol Data Week Online 2021​​​
17 May 2021

The Jean Golding Institute at the University of Bristol invites you to Bristol Data Week Online 2021, a jam-packed week of workshops, renowned seminar speakers and interactive events showcasing the latest in Data Science and AI, from 14th to 18th June 2021. 

Queen Mary PhD Student Induction May 2021
12 May 2021

The 2020/21 Semester 3 induction will take place as an online session 21st May 2021.

The session will be held via Zoom.

Please register by going to cpdbookings.qmul.ac.uk and search for course code DC100-WEB. Registered attendees will be sent the session link.

Queen Mary Impact Team Logo Engagement and Impact Awards 2021
30 April 2021

The Engagement and Impact Awards are currently open for nominations until 3pm Tuesday 4th May 2021.

Find out more on the website: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/publicengagement/reward-and-recognition/e-and-i-awards/ 

Queen Mary PDRA job opportunity at SBCS
13 April 2021

A Postdoctoral Research Assistant position is available in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (Comparative Cognition lab). Applications are open until 25th April 2021. 

Logo for the Queen Mary Doctoral College PGTips events for PGR students PGTips PhD Student Quiz Session
8 April 2021

Calling all Queen Mary PhD students. Do you like a good quiz? Here's another special edition of PGTips for you. Join us on 28th April 2021, from 11am, for PhD Student Quiz. 

Community Connection Grants Now Open
31 March 2021

Queen Mary’s Centre for Public Engagement are pleased to share the details of our new funding scheme: the Community Connections grants.

NEXTEUK PhD virtual summer school 2021 Logo NEXTEUK PhD virtual summer school
17 March 2021

Applications are now open for the 2021 NEXTEUK PhD summer school focussing on 'Researching post-Brexit and (post-) Covid EU-UK Relations: What impact on Policies, Methods and Theories?'. The summer school will run from 5th - 9th July 2021 and is open to PhD students and early career researchers. It will offer an intensive, multidisciplinary (political science, international relations, law, business and management etc) and participatory programme for those interested in the Brexit process and the EU-UK relationship. 

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey Logo, 3 lines of text Postgrad Research Experience Survey (PRES) 2021
16 March 2021

We launched the Postgrad Research Experience Survey (PRES) 2021 on Monday 15th March 2021. Each of the students will have received a direct link to fill in the survey on Monday. 

Logo for the Queen Mary Doctoral College PGTips events for PGR students PGTips Online Community Building & Networking Session
11 March 2021

Join us 24th March 2021 from 11am for a special Online Community Building & Networking session of PGTips.

Please register by going to cpdbookings.qmul.ac.uk and search for course code DC600. Registered attendees will be sent the session link.

Cumberland Lodge Logo Cumberland Lodge Scholars 2021-23
26 February 2021

Every year, the Cumberland Lodge Scholarships gives 10 doctoral students the opportunity to spend two years involved in our work; bringing people together, from different backgrounds, ages and perspectives, to address the causes and effects of social division and work towards more open and inclusive societies.

Logo for the Queen Mary Doctoral College PGTips events for PGR students PGTips 2021
25 February 2021

PGTips are drop-in events for Queen Mary's PGR students for useful tips and chatter. We are pleased to announce the 2020/21 schedule for online sessions.

The following dates are open for registration now:

  • 10 Mar 2021
  • 24 Mar 2021 - Online Community Building & Networking Session
  • 07 Apr 2021
  • 28 Apr 2021 - PhD Student Quiz Session
  • 12 May 2021
  • 26 May 2021

NEtwork for Medical Image Computing (NEMIC) initiative logo Queen Mary Digital Environment Research Institute: new NEtwork for Medical Image Computing: Expressions of Interest
23 February 2021

Queen Mary Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI) is launching its NEtwork for Medical Image Computing (NEMIC) initiative. Please find more information about this initiative below and contact Professor Greg Slabaugh (g.slabaugh@qmul.ac.uk) to express your interest in joining this network. 

Turing Institute Data Study Group info for April 2021 Applications open | Turing Data Study Group | April 2021
22 February 2021

Applications are now open for the Turing Data Study Group in April 2021.

Data Study Groups are intensive, collaborative hackathons which bring together organisations from industry, government, and the third sector, with talented multi-disciplinary researchers from academia. Organisations act as Challenge Owners, providing real-world problems to be tackled by researchers.

The events provide a fantastic opportunity for early career researchers to rapidly develop their data science skills using real-world data. The event also offers participants the chance to forge new networks for future research projects and build links within The Alan Turing Institute and industry. PhDs, postdocs, those with equivalent non-traditional qualifications/experience and other early career researchers can apply.

Three Minute Thesis Competition logo Three Minute Thesis competition 2021
16 February 2021

3 Minute Thesis (3MT®)  challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes! 

Applications to enter the 2021 Queen Mary 3MT competition are now open and close on 28th February 2021. The prizes are vouchers of your choice for £150 (Winner), £100 (Runner-up), £50 (People’s Choice Award).

UK IC Postdoc Research Fellowship Programme Logo UK IC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2021
16 February 2021

Applications for this scheme are now open and will close on 19th April 2021, at 4pm.

The Government Office for Science offers UK Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to outstanding early career science or engineering researchers. These Fellowships are designed to promote unclassified basic research in areas of interest to the intelligence, security and defence communities. The Centre for Protection of National Infrastructure, Department for Transport, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Home Office, and the National Cyber Security Centre are among the organisations represented in the UK Intelligence Community for the Postdoctoral Research Fellowships.

Alan Turing Institute Logo Applications open: Turing Internship Network
10 February 2021

The Alan Turing Institute is delighted to share with you the details of a new round of the Turing Internship Network, a programme which is designed in collaboration with our business partners and in the aim of enhancing our training offering for doctoral students.

Internships are aimed at PhD students.

QMI Webinar - Commercialisation of the UK Life Science Technology in China
9 February 2021

The Global Innovation Partners team at Queen Mary Innovation, in collaboration with the British China Technology Incubator, is organising a webinar Commercialisation of the UK Life Science Technology in China on 24th February 2021

Additional funds to support students due to Covid-19
4 February 2021

Queen Mary has received additional funding from the Office for Students to assist students who need additional financial support as a result of Covid-19.  This funding is in addition to the existing funding we offer to students. 

Students' Union Elections
2 February 2021

It's the final week of nominations in the Students' Union Elections 2021! Nominatons must close 9th February 2021.

Could you be a PGR rep? The Elections website can be found at http://qmsu.org/elections 

WISE@QMUL International Women’s Day 2021 Virtual Conference
1 February 2021

WISE@QMUL are excited to announce that we are hosting a free two-day online conference to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021. On 25th-26th March 2021 WISE@QMUL will be joined by many inspiring speakers to discuss two main themes: 

  • Ethnic minority women in STEMM.
  • Future directions and priorities for women in STEMM.

Queen Mary Students’ Union Annual Student Meeting Logo Queen Mary Students’ Union Annual Student Meeting tonight
26 January 2021

Queen Mary Students’ Union are holding their Annual Student Meeting tonight - 26 January 2021; 6pm GMT!

This event is your opportunity to get involved in debate on a range of ideas and issues decided by students. You'll also be able to find out more about the recent work of your Students' Union and elected representatives and ask them questions about what they've been up to.

Logo for the Queen Mary Doctoral College PGTips events for PGR students PGTips 2021
25 January 2021

PGTips are drop-in events for Queen Mary's PGR students for useful tips and chatter. We are pleased to announce the 2020/21 semester 2 schedule for online sessions. 

Advert for 2021 Hire your way to better science Event by AMS The Academy of Medical Sciences event - Hire your way to better science - 26 January 2021
22 January 2021

The Academy of Medical Sciences have an upcoming event: Hire your way to better science and still have some spaces for more people to attend. 

London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership logo ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships
21 January 2021

The London Interdisciplinary Social Science DTP is inviting applications for up to six ESRC-funded postdoctoral fellowships to be based at any of our partner institutions: King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, or Imperial College London

The deadline for applications is the 23rd March 2021.

Alan Turing Institute Logo Data Science for Social Good Summer Programme - Fellow Applications Open
20 January 2021

Following the success of the 2019 and 2020 Data Science for Social Good initiative, the University of Warwick is organising the 2021 DSSGx summer programme in partnership with the Ludwigs Maximilian University Munich and supported by The Alan Turing Institute.


Warwick University are running another edition of Data Science for Social Good Summer Programme next summer, supported by the Alan Turing Institute. Masters and PhD students are invited to submit applications by 31 January 2021 12:00.

PhD Student Forum at the Institute of Applied Data Science
19 January 2021

We are initiating a PhD Student Forum at the Institute of Applied Data Science. Our goal is to organize events and talks (currently virtual due to COVID), delivered mostly by PhD students for PhD students.

Queen Mary Impact Team Logo Queen Mary Impact Fund
12 January 2021

Internal Funding for Impact Generation, Collaboration and Commercialisation

Queen Mary researchers are now encouraged to apply for the Queen Mary Impact Fund programme! The programme offers financial support to carry out impact-enabling projects with a focus on early-stage research commercialisation, stakeholder engagement, knowledge exchange and funding new and innovative approaches to accelerating impact from research. 

A call for applications for the Queen Mary Impact Fund programme is now open. 

Your Community Your Wellbeing logo Your Community Your Wellbeing Update
7 January 2021

In times of uncertainty and constant, rapid changes to how we live and work, supporting the wellbeing of yourself and your colleagues is more important – and more challenging – than ever.  Queen Mary has resources to support you.

Queen Mary Students' Union Wellbeing Workshops
6 January 2021

The Queen Mary Students' Union offers a number of Wellbeing Workshops throughout January. All workshops take place online from 1.30pm to 3pm. PGR students are most welcome to join.

Queen Mary PhD Student Induction January 2021
4 January 2021

Queen Mary's PhD Student Induction is open to all beginning PhD students. Induction runs three times a year, once at the beginning of each semester. It is a chance for the Doctoral College to welcome you formally. You will be able to meet the Deputy-Deans for research and find out more about the life of a PhD student at Queen Mary and the training and support you can expect to receive.

Second Year Cohort Day: Understanding the impact of your research
18 December 2020

The next Year 2 PhD Cohort Day will take place 23rd February 2021. This Doctoral College event is for all 2nd year PhD students. Anybody in year 3 who didn’t get to attend this previously is of course also welcome to join. 

The 2021 Cohort Day will run remotely in two separate sessions. It is recommended that students attend both sessions.

  1. DC200 -2nd Year PhD Cohort day: Understanding the impact of your research - will cover information on research impact and effective research communication and run in the morning. 
  2. DC204 - 2nd Year PhD Cohort day: Wellbeing Session - Keeping up the Momentum - will cover wellbeing, how to maintain momentum, and work-life-balance in PhD studies and run in the afternoon. 

London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership logo The 2021 Postdoctoral Fellowships competition is open!
16 December 2020

Further details: https://liss-dtp.ac.uk/esrc-pdf/ 

Application deadline: 16.00 on 23 March 2021.

Alan Turing Institute 2021-22 Enrichment Scheme Advert Alan Turing Institute 2021-22 Enrichment Scheme
9 December 2020

Applications now open

Now entering its sixth year, the Enrichment scheme offers students currently enrolled on a doctoral programme at a UK university the opportunity to undertake a 6, 9 or 12-month placement at the Turing or at one of the two new locations in the scheme.

Applications should be made directly to the Turing by Tuesday, 2nd February 2021.

Queen Mary PhD Student Induction January 2021
8 December 2020

Queen Mary's PhD Student Induction is open to all beginning PhD students. Induction runs three times a year, once at the beginning of each semester. It is a chance for the Doctoral College to welcome you formally. You will be able to meet the Deputy-Deans for research and find out more about the life of a PhD student at Queen Mary and the training and support you can expect to receive.

Alan Turing Institute Logo The Turing Podcast: Get involved in the new season
1 December 2020

The Turing Podcast has now reached the end of its first season. Episodes have covered a range of fascinating topics ranging from astrophysics in the age of big data to digital identity systems to data journalism in the COVID-19 era.
 
Subscribe and listen to season one.

Barts Medical School_HealthData in Practice PhD Programme_Logo Health Data in Practice PhD Programme - Applications Open
20 November 2020

Applications are invited for places on the Wellcome Trust-funded ‘Health Data in Practice’ PhD Programme at Queen Mary University of London.

Our 4-year interdisciplinary doctoral training programme adopts a human-centred, contextualised approach to researching health and care data situating your research in the real world of health care practice. It will enable you to draw on concepts, disciplines and methods underpinning algorithmic designs, sensing and data capture, human-interactions, qualitative and quantitative evaluation and decision-making, in real-world settings.

British Library Logo British Library Opportunity for academics
19 November 2020

The British Library currently has two open calls, one for UK academics interested in collaborative doctoral partnerships (fully AHRC funded) and one for current doctoral students seeking professional development opportunities. 

Queen Mary PhD Student Area on QMPlus
18 November 2020

We are pleased to announce that the QMPlus area for Queen Mary PhD students is now live. Find training materials and links to online communities under the following link: https://qmplus.qmul.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=6218 

Alan Turing Institute Logo Latest job opportunities at the Alan Turing Institute
16 November 2020

A list of latest job opportunities at the Alan Turing Institute is provided in this post. Please note that secondments are possible for Research Associate roles.

PhD Entrepreneurship Programme
6 November 2020

Conception X is a programme designed to train PhD students in technology entrepreneurship and/or to support them in building ventures based on their original research. 

The nine month Conception X programme is open to current PhD students only.

For further information on the programme, please visit our website and join our online Discovery Session on 10th November 2020, 4pm GMT.

HDR UK/Turing Wellcome PhD Programme in Health Data Science
6 November 2020

Applications for 2021 now open!

HDR UK and The Alan Turing Institute are delighted to announce that applications are now open for the next PhD Programme in Health Data Science cohort, starting in 2021.
 
The programme is a collaboration between Health Data Research UK, The Alan Turing Institute and run in partnership with seven leading UK universities and is funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Applications close Tuesday 1 December 2020 at 12.00 noon GMT.

TCCE Lunchtime Social: Creative Writing for Research Equity
5 November 2020

This creative writing workshop led by author and academic Olumide Popoola and TCCE Associate Pauline Rutter is the first in a series of events that invite extended questioning about social justice and equity in Higher Education. This is a free online event, however advanced booking is essential.

10 December 2020
13:00 – 14:00 GMT

 

International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty Logo International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty's New Early-career Webinar Series
4 November 2020

The Scientific Program for the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty's New Early-career Webinar Series (ISTA NEWS), which will take place live online from Friday, 20th November 2020, to Saturday, 21st November 2020, 3.30pm to 8.30pm GMT, is now available!

British Library Logo British Library Webinars for new PhD students
29 October 2020

In early 2021 British Library will be offering all first-year PhD students the opportunity to hear from expert staff via a programme of free online webinars. In a series of modules British Library will explain the practicalities of using the Library and its services, with increased focus on our digital collections and resources. 

Tier 4 (Doctorate Extension Scheme) workshop
23 October 2020

An International Student Adviser from the Advice and Counselling Service at Queen Mary will be running a workshop about the Tier 4 (Doctorate Extension Scheme) on 5 November 2020 at 10am (UK time). 

National Institute for Health Research logo The NIHR Open Access Policy Review Stakeholder Survey Now Open
22 October 2020

The NIHR is currently reviewing the open access policy for peer-reviewed research publications to make sure it works for the breadth of its portfolio and stakeholder community. The survey is open to any individual, group or organisation to respond and will be closing on 10 November 2020.

Alan Turing Institute Logo Daphne Jackson Trust and Turing Fellowship
21 October 2020

The Alan Turing Institute is sponsoring a 3-year part-time (0.5 FTE) Fellowship opportunity with The Daphne Jackson Trust.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 26th October 2020 at 12 noon GMT. 

Academic Support / Research Assistant Department of Economics, London Business School
20 October 2020

The Department of Economics at London Business School is seeking to recruit a Research Assistant for a project on foreign exchange markets and firms. 
The post will be under the direct supervision of Professor Hélène Rey and Professor Vania Stavrakeva.
The initial stage of the project will require 3 full days of work per week until completion of the project (approximately 21 hours per week for 4 months).

PGR Conference 2020 Advertising Poster GR Conference: Global Challenges, 20 November 2020
19 October 2020

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Health at Durham University will be hosting an interdisciplinary and online PGR Conference on 20th November 2020 on the theme “Global Challenges.”

The deadline to accept oral presentation proposals for the conference has been extended to 17:00 on Friday, 6th November 2020

Cumberland Lodge Logo Arts & the Union
9 October 2020

Join us for the 2020 Cumberland Lodge Annual Dialogue, examining the role of the arts in connecting the four nations of the United Kingdom.

Thursday, 5th November 2020
6pm on Zoom
Live from Goodenough College, Holborn, London

Logo for the Queen Mary Doctoral College PGTips events for PGR students PGTips 2020
7 October 2020

PGTips are drop-in events for Queen Mary's PGR students for useful tips and chatter. We are pleased to announce the 2020/21 semester 1 schedule for online sessions. 

Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminar Series
6 October 2020

The LNCSS Grad Strand aim to provide events for postgraduates in nineteenth-century studies to connect and develop skills in an effort to combat the isolating experience of PhD research during the pandemic. The Winter 2020 programme of virtual events for postgraduate students is now available: Winter 2020 programme 19th Century Seminar Series [PDF 1,204KB] 

Royal Literary Fund Fellows Logo Royal Literary Fund Fellows
28 September 2020

Royal Literary Fund (RLF) Fellows are professional authors who provide a free, confidential service to help you improve your writing skills.
Students from any discipline, at any level of study (from 1st year to postgraduate) - and staff - are welcome to book a session.
Tutorials last 50 minutes and can be booked online.
Visit: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/library/academic-skills/onetoone/rlf/

PhD to Consulting Conference 2020 infographic PhD to Consulting Conference 2020
21 September 2020

We are delighted to invite you to the 8th annual PhD to Consulting Conference, which will now be FREE for all students worldwide. The PhD to Consulting conference will now be a virtual conference, held via Microsoft Teams delivered by Imperial College London, United Kingdom, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Friday, 25th September 2020. 

Vinaya Srirangam Nadhamuni_3MT_Finalist2020 Queen Mary in the UK Three Minute Thesis® final for the first time
10 September 2020

We are thrilled that the Queen Mary 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) winner, Vinaya Srirangam Nadhamuni from the Barts Cancer Institute, has made it to the UK 3MT® final after competing against PhD contestants from 52 institutions! Vinaya’s talk is titled ‘The war on cancer: understanding the immune system's strategies for fighting bowel cancer’.

Year 3 PhD Cohort Day (Employability) – 22 September 2020
4 September 2020

The third Doctoral Cohort Day focuses on helping students make plans for life beyond the PhD, whether they decide to follow a career within or outside of academia. This will be taking place online and will comprise of three sessions:

  • A bird’s eye view of the current labour market and how it relates to researchers
  • Understanding your transferable skills as a PhD and how to broaden your job search
  • Followed by a choice of 2 sessions:
    • 6 time-saving LinkedIn secrets for researchers
    • How to ace your online interview

A further session will cover wellbeing during the final stages of the PhD. The session will look at the process of finishing the PhD whilst trying to maintain some work life balance. This session will also look at how to combat barriers to completion such as perfectionism and imposter complex.Both sessions are now open for registration on the course booking website with course codes DC300 and DC301 respectively. 

Year 1 PhD Induction - 28 September to 02 October 2020
3 September 2020

The 2020/21 Semester 1 induction will take place as a series of online session between 28th September and 2nd October 2020

The Induction is now open for registration. Register for the course by going to cpdbookings.qmul.ac.uk 

PhD Support Group resumes online
28 August 2020

The Advice and Counselling Service and the Researcher Development team will offer Support Groups for PhD students for a third year in 2020-21. The groups aim to provide a safe, confidential space in which PhD students can share and support each other with personal, emotional and relationship issues that can obstruct their progress.
 
Some themes that could be explored in the Support Group are, among others: isolation, finding it hard to maintain confidence or motivation, worries about career prospects, the relationship with supervisors, stress, anxiety or other worries.
 
Applications are now open for any of the three groups scheduled to take place during 2020-2021. Each PhD support group will run for 8 weekly sessions on Thursdays from 11.00am to 12.00pm on MS Teams, in the first instance, with a maximum of 8 participants in each group.
 
For more details about the group and to sign up, please visit http://bit.ly/PhD-Support-Group.

UK/Catalonia 2-year fully-paid fellowships
18 August 2020

Tecniospring INDUSTRY (www.tecniospring.com) offers 2-year employment contracts to experienced researchers in order to develop an applied research project with focus on technology transfer.

Worldwide researchers may

  • join any Catalan organisation for 2 years (Incoming fellowship); or
  • join any UK/worldwide organisation during the 1st year, followed by a return phase to a Catalan organisation during the 2nd year (Outgoing+Return fellowship).

With a budget of 11 million EUR and co-funded by the H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, Tecniospring INDUSTRY will award 72 fellowships for the 2019-2024 period.

The upcoming call’s deadline is 16 November 2020 and it will fund projects starting between March and September 2021.

Let's Write - Online Writing Retreats will continue in August and September
7 August 2020

Researcher Development’s popular* Let’s Write Online Writing Retreats will continue throughout August and September and will form part of our programme in the coming academic year.

*Over 72% of those who have attended them since we began running them in April have said they would recommend them to a colleague (that rises to 86% since we modified the format in June). Many participants have commented that they are “useful in helping them focus on [their] writing”, and that the encouragement they receive from their peers makes their writing process more enjoyable!

Library-Managed Study Space Bookings (20 July 2020 – 11 September 2020)
4 August 2020

A number of Library-managed study desks in different locations on the Mile End Campus are now available to book. Please see full post for Information for Students [V6 3.8.20]

Current Training Opportunities within UKRI Research and Skills
14 July 2020

UKRI Policy Internships Scheme 2020

Application deadline: 16:00 on 10th September 2020

The UKRI Policy Internships Scheme provides an opportunity for PhD students funded by the Research Councils of UK Research and Innovation to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential organisations relevant to UK policy.

Queen Mary & Emulate Organs-on-Chips Centre - Launch
3 July 2020

We will be launching the Queen Mary & Emulate Organs-on-Chips Centre on Wednesday 15th July 2020 1-3pm. The programme includes talks from Innovate UK, GSK and academia as well as details of a new Proof of Concept funding call for projects using the Emulate Centre. 

Centre for Predictive in vitro Models - Launch
1 July 2020

The CPM management group are pleased to announce the CPM Launch Event:
On Wednesday 22nd July (1-4pm) we will hold an online launch event for the Centre for Predictive in vitro Models with an international keynote from Jennifer Lewis from Harvard University followed by a programme of short research talks from QM colleagues. Please see full details of the programme on our website and register via Eventbrite. The event will take place using Microsoft Teams Live Event.

Opportunities at The Alan Turing Institute
29 June 2020

There are four ethics and policy positions that the Public policy programme at The Alan Turing Institute is currently recruiting for. Below I list the positions, along with some background information for each, followed by general background information about The Alan Turing Institute and the Public policy programme. 
 
These will be of interest to a broad audience, particularly with faculty and research groups in the following (non-exhaustive) fields: humanities and social sciences in general, science and technology studies, philosophy, politics, policy, governance, regulation, law, human-computer interaction, computer science, mathematics, statistics, economics, psychology. The position on ethics of data science in criminal justice might also be particularly suitable to researchers in criminology.

Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES)
26 June 2020

Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) | scientists and engineers call open for 25th cohort! 

This autumn spend three days immersed in developing enterprise skills; thinking creatively to produce innovative solutions to major challenges; discovering how to communicate research with impact; and working in a team.

Step Ahead Transition Programme Delivery Consultant
23 June 2020

PhD students only – Apply on our website by Sunday 28 June 2020.
 
Interested in sharing your knowledge of teaching & learning, mentoring SBM students and inspiring the new cohort of undergraduate students joining SBM in September? Do you have or are working towards your PgCAP or HE Academy Fellowship?

Making the Web Human-Centric? New Directions in the Web and AI
19 June 2020

The 2020 ACM Web Science Conference takes place online from 6 -10 July and is organised by the University of Southampton. Presenters and participants will have multiple opportunities to engage over a full week of talks, panel sessions and informal discussions. Registration is open! 

Return to work car parking arrangements
17 June 2020

Queen Mary Estates and Facilities have issued guidance regarding the return to work campus car parking arrangements [DOC 45KB] for staff. Please note that this is also available to PhD students - just bring your ID.

MRC 3.5 - Year Industrial Collaborative Award in Science and Engineering (iCASE) - PhD studentship in Translational Biology
16 June 2020

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry have been successful in securing an MRC iCASE award to fund a PhD student from September 2020.
 
PhD projects may be conducted within Translational Immunology, Translational Inflammation or Translational Cancer and require sponsorship from an industrial partner, providing stipend top up, consumables top up (to be negotiated by PI), and a three-month (minimum) work placement.

Opportunity for Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Experimental Particle Physics
5 June 2020

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Experimental Particle Physics - closing date 02 July 2020

CONACyT funded PhD places at Queen Mary
4 June 2020

Are you a CONACyT funded Taught Postgraduate Student? Queen Mary University of London has a number of oppotunities available to you to study a PhD in London with us. Opportunities are available in all Queen Mary faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering, Medicine and Dentistry. 

DC101 – Year 1 PhD cohort day
2 June 2020

The 2020 Year 1 PhD Cohort day will take place 6th July 2020. 

Date: 06 July 2020
Time: 10.30am to 3.30pm (with breaks)

  • morning session: Networking, Collaborations and Impact
  • afternoon session: Looking after your Mental Health

Venue: online via Zoom

To register for this course please go to www.cpdbookings.qmul.ac.uk and search for course code DC101.

Max Perutz Science Writing Award 2020
22 May 2020

Calling all MRC PhD students!


The MRC in partnership with The Observer are proud to announce that the Max Perutz Science Writing Award 2020 is now open. The challenge is to write 1,100 words for a non-scientific audience and explain 'Why does my research matter?'. Submission deadline: 30 June 2020

AI UK 2020 Digital poster exhibition 2 June 2020
21 May 2020

See what the future holds for data science and artificial intelligence in an interactive virtual poster exhibition hosted by students from UK universities displaying and presenting their current research. 

The exhibition will be live for 1.5 hours and you will be able to visit each students’ display and engage in conversation and ask questions.

Find out more (links will be added to the webpage during the event): https://www.turing.ac.uk/events/ai-uk-2020-digital-poster-exhibition

Some of the confirmed students so far are: 

Name

Poster

Amy Parkes

Increasing the efficiency of shipping through Machine Learning using data gathered in operation.

Audrey Berquand

A Design Engineering Assistant for the Early Stages of Space Mission Design

Caterina Buizza

Using Data Learning for Human Motion Tracking

Cristian Bodnar

Quantile QT-Opt for Risk-Aware Vision-Based Robotic Grasping

Joseph Early

Regulation of AI and Corresponding Explainability Practices

Leonardo Mariano Castro Gonzalez

Understanding, Predicting and Preventing Drug-related Problems in the UK: A Data-centric Approach

Maolin Li

Modelling Instance-Level Annotator Reliability for Natural Language Labelling Tasks

Nicole Nisbett

Harnessing Citizen Input: a new tool for parliaments

Omar Rivasplata

PAC-Bayes Analysis Beyond the Usual Bounds

Seng Ah (Michelle) Lee

Spelling errors and non-standard language in peer-to-peer loan applications and the borrower’s probability of default

Stephanie Ford

Cognitive radar mode selection

Sumayya Jad

Data-Driven Local Councils and Public Service Provision in the UK

Ramit Debnath

Deep-narrative analysis for policy

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Queen Mary University Researcher Development team Logo QMUL’s 3 Minute Thesis Competition
19 May 2020

The 2020 Queen Mary 3 Minute Thesis competition (3MT) will take place online on 4 June 2020 at 10:30am. 3MT is an international research communication competition, in which PhD students have three minutes to tell a non-specialist audience about their research and results. The Queen Mary winner goes on to compete against other PhD students from across the UK and could win a £3k public engagement grant from UKRI. Our finalists represent all three Faculties.

This year’s competition will be hosted on Zoom, please visit bit.ly/QMUL-3MT-2020 to register to attend. Finalists will compete for First and Second place prizes and there will be a people’s choice winner. The First-place winner will also go on to represent QMUL in the national semi-final competition. 

The finalists will be judged by a Panel of QMUL Staff and Researchers

Prof Janet De Wilde, Director of the Queen Mary Academy
Prof Adrian Armstrong, Director of the Doctoral College
Emily Burns, Director of the Centre for Public Engagement
Dr Ben Holgate, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr Wajid Mannan, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Science and Engineering
Dr Olga Eleftheriadou, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Medicine and Dentistry

 

Places are limited, so register to attend at bit.ly/QMUL-3MT-2020

AHRC Studentship
11 May 2020

PhD in Film Studies

Main contact: Director of Graduate Studies for Film, Dr Alasdair King: email - film-phd-admit@qmul.ac.uk 

Fully-funded AHRC Research Studentship - QMUL and the BFI

The Film Department at Queen Mary University of London and the British Film Institute are pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded Collaborative Doctoral Studentship on British Film Stardom and British Identity from October 2020 under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme. The PhD project will be jointly supervised by Dr Lucy Bolton, Reader in Film Studies at QMUL, and Dr Claire Smith at the BFI.

Application deadline 1 June 2020. 

PhD research placements at the British Library
7 May 2020

The British Library PhD research placement scheme supports the professional development of researchers for future career paths both within and outside academia.

The British Library host a range of projects each year, both based in our specialist curatorial teams and in areas such as research engagement, digital scholarship, corporate affairs and public policy. Find out more about past research placement projects on the British Library webpage.

British Library Logo British Library studentships
6 May 2020

Applications are currently invited through our partner universities for the following funded PhD studentships, undertaken in close collaboration with the British Library and co-supervised by British Library staff.

Podcast: Coronavirus: The Whole Story – What happens to you in intensive care?
5 May 2020

The first episode of UCL’s new podcast, ‘Coronavirus: The Whole Story’ with Vivienne Parry.

Each week, guests will be looking at coronavirus through a different lens. This week we’re exploring what happens inside intensive care. With special guests Professor Hugh Montgomery, Director of the UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance and Mervyn Singer, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine.

Podcast: Museums as Immersive Digital Spaces
4 May 2020

A recording of our Round Table: Digital Museums as immersive experiential spaces

Museums of all sizes have been developing digital experiences since the late 1980s, and simultaneously digitising their records and artefacts to evolve their online presence. Although the digital engagement of museums varies considerably, given the resources and time needed to establish and maintain this digital presence, it is important to consider its value and outcomes. With a strong policy impetus to make museums more immersive and to engage with the digital, at a time of restricted funding, the desirability and practicalities of this approach needs to be discussed by the sector, along with other questions such as striking the balance between visitor experience, curation and scholarship.

This roundtable brought together researchers, museum professionals, digital artists and producers in a “Chatham House rules” discussion to reflect on the points above, and to consider how higher education and the museum sector can better collaborate in this area for greater mutual advantage and societal engagement and impacts.

The outcomes of this roundtable featuring provocations by Irini Papadimitriou (Creative Director, FutureEverything), Nicholas Lambert (Director of Research, Ravensbourne University), Rob Sherman (digital artist), Dan Shorten (Guildhall School of Music & Drama), Alice Rosenbaum (Digital Manager, Freud Museum), Sophie Leighton (Curator, Freud Museum) will inform the programme of the TCCE Digital Creativity Forum over the next year.

The Culture Capital Exchange Podcast
1 May 2020

IP Online: Content and Confidentiality

This informal discussion drew on content from the Boosting Resilience programme and was aimed at educators, artists and creatives who are newly developing and sharing content online and have questions or concerns about Intellectual Property. 

Contributors: Professor Ruth Soetendorp, Suzie Leighton Co-Director TCCE.

The Culture Capital Exchange Podcast
30 April 2020

TCCE Digital Creativity Forum Round Table: Digital Museums as immersive experiential spaces

Museums of all sizes have been developing digital experiences since the late 1980s, and simultaneously digitising their records and artefacts to evolve their online presence. With a strong policy impetus to make museums more immersive and to engage with the digital, at a time of restricted funding, the desirability and practicalities of this approach needs to be discussed by the sector, along with other questions such as striking the balance between visitor experience, curation and scholarship. This roundtable discussed the above issues and more, setting the agenda for the future direction of the TCCE Digital Creativity Research Forum for the coming months.

Contributors: Suzie Leighton, Co-Director TCCE,  Irini Papadimitriou, Creative Director FutureEverything, Nicholas Lambert (Director of Research, Ravensbourne University) Rob Sherman (digital artist), Dan Shorten (Guildhall School of Music and Drama). 

UK Maths of Data Science conference
29 April 2020

To make up for cancelled and postponed conferences, we are organising Mathematics of Data Science (MathODS), a virtual conference for and by UK grad students, taking place on the 11th and 12th June 2020.

We are looking for graduate students to contribute 20 minute talks and/or a poster (see the MathODS website for more details on our exciting virtual poster session) in one of the conference's four focus topics:

  • Optimisation
  • Mathematics of deep learning
  • Bayesian methods
  • Applications of machine learning in life sciences

Registrations are now open, applications for contributions close on the 15th May 2020. 

For more information check out the conference website. To stay in touch sign up to our mailing list.

Stay safe, and see you at MathODS,

Your organising committee
Margaret Duff (University of Bath)
Connah Johnson (University of Warwick)
Ben Kent (University of Manchester)
Torben Sell (University of Cambridge)
Simon Vary (University of Oxford)
Tiffany Vlaar (University of Edinburgh) 

https://maths-of-data.github.io 
mathematicsofdatascience@gmail.com

Review of impact of Covid-19 on doctoral students and early career researchers in the UK
28 April 2020

SMaRteN, in partnership with Vitae, is conducting research into the impact of COVID-19 on the working lives of doctoral researchers and research staff. Our aim is to provide insights to enable the sector to better support early career researchers.

The survey will be live for two weeks from Thursday 16th April – Sunday 3rd May. All doctoral students and early career researchers, usually resident in the UK or currently working / studying in the UK are welcome to participate. 
You can participate on the SMaRteN website. 

advert for online poster competition by Scientistt in March 2020 Online research poster competition
9 April 2020

Scientistt is a new networking platform for the student research community, allowing them to stay connected through sharing their work, building portfolios of blog posts, finding useful resources and conferences that interest them etc.

You can find the site here: www.scientistt.net

Scientistt have recently launched an online research poster competition with the first prize of £250 and submission deadline of 23rd April 2020

Queen Mary's research students are invited to join Scientistt, so they can take part in the competition and connect with other research students on an academic level during this time.

Scientistt already have a big community of research students from most of the major universities on the platform.

The platform is free to use (and always will be!).

 

Coronavirus Impact Study
8 April 2020

The UK Creative and Cultural Sector Coronavirus Impact Study will document and report on the impacts of COVID-19 on our sectors organisations and workforce.

For further information and contact details please see  https://www.ccscoronaimpactstudy.co.uk/

'Library Services during COVID-19' webpage launched
7 April 2020

Information about online resources can be found on the new webpage in the section 'Access to resources and support in using them'; this includes a very useful list of e-resources that publishers have made freely available.

The existing list of databases available via the Library includes a number of major resources such as:

  • JISC Journal Archives - journal content from Brill, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institute of Physics, ProQuest, OUP, CUP, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and Taylor and Francis, plus the complete run of Spare Rib
  • Zetoc - runs from 1993 onwards, covers all disciplines; access to over 36,000 journals, over 59 million article citations and conference papers, and over 875,000 open access article citations and conference papers from PubMed.
  • Historical Texts - containing the UK Medical Heritage Library, EEBO (Early English Books Online), ECCO (Eighteenth Century Collections Online), and 65,000+ items from the BL's 19th-century collection.
  • There's also CORE, a huge searchable collection of open access research papers.

Student Mental Health: Responding to the Crisis
6 April 2020

It will come as no surprise that we were left with no choice but to postpone the Student Mental Health: Responding to the Crisis that was due to be held in London on the 5th May 2020. 

We have now consulted with all the speakers and sponsors and we are delighted to inform you that the event has now been scheduled in for the 6th October 2020 at the Ambassadors Hotel, Bloomsbury in London. We will include in the programme mental health issues caused by the covid-19 virus.

Delegates will explore why more students are turning to unconventional incomes like gambling and sex work during their studies, how the university experience can compound cultural and environmental conditions that lead students to access and supply drugs; and discussing how cross-institutional co-operation as well as legislative review of attitudes towards information sharing could prevent students reaching a point of crisis. 

For more information see: https://www.openforumevents.co.uk/events/2020/student-mental-health-responding-to-the-crisis/

Scene - Call for papers
2 April 2020

Scene is dedicated to a critical examination of space and scenic production. This double-blind peer-reviewed journal provides an
opportunity for dynamic debate, reflection and criticism. With a strong interdisciplinary focus, we welcome articles, interviews, visual essays, reports from conferences and festivals. We want to explore new critical frameworks for the scholarship of creating a scene.

Scene invites submissions for its special issue on: Creative and Performing Arts Health and Wellbeing. Arts in health programmes across the country, indeed across the world, are using diverse and dynamic disciplines in a variety of health, care and community settings for expressive, restorative, educational and therapeutic purposes. Some work preventively, some enhance recovery, others improve the quality of life for people with long-term or terminal conditions. The creative arts help make sense of our human condition, making room for the heart and soul to be heard. They encourage active engagement with the world around us, help people to keep learning, connect with each other and contribute to their communities.

Topics of interest might be:
• Heritage, Health and Wellbeing
• Everyday Creativity
• Young People’s Mental Health
• Social Prescribing
• Critically Visual Artistic Interventions for the Critically Ill 

Submissions sent to: christine.white@dmu.ac.uk by 30 September 2020

Alan Turing Institute Logo Ethics Fellows at the Turing
30 March 2020

At the Alan Turing Institute, we are now seeking two Ethics Fellows for the Public Policy Programme. The successful candidate(s) will support the programme’s important role as an advisor to public sector organisations on the responsible design and deployment of AI systems. 

We would appreciate it if you shared the below link (with info on the role and how to apply) with relevant networks. Relevant networks, on this occasion, means people with a PhD or equivalent experience in a discipline that provides suitable theoretical tools for understanding the ethical issues raised by data science, ML, AI, and other digital technologies, as well as their social implications. 

Below is the link to the advert, job description and application form for candidates. 

The link is: https://cezanneondemand.intervieweb.it/turing/jobs/ethics_fellows_x2_9428/en/

Should you have any queries about the role, please email us via recruitment@turing.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: 26 April 2020

Alan Turing Institute Logo Turing Call for a literature review-ARC project at the Turing-low-shot learning for structured data
24 March 2020

The Alan Turing Institute is seeking to commission a literature review to inform future research directions in the area of low-shot learning for structured data. The review should be up to 5,000 words in length and should summarise relevant academic literature, identify knowledge gaps and highlight opportunities for future work. It should be written for an interested non-specialist audience and focus on the current state of the art for combining or augmenting low-shot learning with structured knowledge such as ontologies. It is important to understand the amount of data required to train these models and how well they perform on different distributions form their training data. 

Please can you see further details here [DOC 224KB].

To apply, please email the completed form to Alena Frankel (london-arc@turing.ac.uk)

The deadline for applications is 08 April 2020 (4PM BST). Selection will be based on technical suitability. Payment will be negotiated based on experience and suitability. Reviews would be expected to commence as soon as practically possible and be complete by 31st December 2020.  We are happy to answer any  further questions, they can be addressed to Alena at the above email address.   

Alan Turing Institute Logo Opportunity for a Turing Institute Curriculum Development Lead (Data Skills Taskforce)
17 March 2020

The Alan Turing Institute is part of the national Data Skills Taskforce. This is a diverse group of academic, industry, government and third sector representatives that work to understand the data skills gap in the UK and suggest approaches to close that gap.

The Turing are currently looking to recruit a Curriculum Development Lead. This four-month, part time post will focus on developing a training curriculum for an executive education portal. Suitable candidates would be researchers in data science with an interest in lifelong learning / executive education who would find this secondment / employment opportunity helpful for career development. The role is hosted by the Turing, though can be carried out remotely to a large extent and would likely suit new lecturers / Early Career Researchers. 

For more details on how to apply, please access the link: https://cezanneondemand.intervieweb.it/turing/jobs/curriculum_development_lead_data_skills_taskforce_9096/en/

Be Your Own Boss; From PhD to Self-Employment
9 March 2020

Date, Time and Location: 20.3.2020 at 18.00 – 20.00 in Bancroft 1.13a

Book here: https://qmul.targetconnect.net/leap/event.html?id=6697&service=Careers+Service

Registration for Events and Other Events here: http://www.careers.qmul.ac.uk/events/

A PhD builds the perfect foundation for becoming self-employed, whether this is starting up a business or providing a service. The ability to motivate oneself, be resilient and research new areas are all vital skills for self-employment. We would like to inspire you to explore self-employment further, either as a short-term option or as a future venture!

Institute of Bioengineering 3MT
4 March 2020

Deadline Extended 23 March 2020 for submitting abstract for 2020 Queen Mary 3 Minute Thesis competition

advert for WISE at Queen Mary Women's Day event 12 March 2020 WISE@QMUL International Women's Day Event
3 March 2020

WISE@QMUL invite you to a film screening of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” to celebrate International Women’s Day!

The event will be held on Thursday 12th March 2020 at 6pm at QMUL’s Hitchcock Cinema in Mile End.

The film will be followed by an ethics discussion with food and refreshments.

There are limited spaces, so make sure you register and come along!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wiseqmul-presents-the-immortal-life-of-henrietta-lacks-tickets-94849482355

 

Details for 2020 Festival of Communities event at Queen Mary Festival of Communities 2020 - Get involved!
24 February 2020

The Festival of Communities is returning for its fifth year on the weekend of 13-14 June, taking place in Stepney Green Park on the Saturday and the Queen Mary Mile End Campus on the Sunday.

It is a collaboration between Queen Mary and local-based organisations, and over 3,500 visitors joined us over the weekend last year. The activities at the festival are designed for local families to learn something new or try something different. These varied activities range from hands-on experiments, sharing stories and views, interacting with demonstrations and trying out fun new things.  Watch what went on last year here.

Queen Mary are looking for staff and students to take part by showcasing research, teaching, and other Queen Mary projects by running a hands-on activity, demonstration, stall, exhibit or in other ways – open to fun and creative ideas!

To support creating new or adapting existing activities to showcase at the festival, Queen Mary projects can apply for up to £500 of funding through the Centre for Public Engagement, and the CPE team are on hand to offer advice on your engagement activity design through Festival advice sessions and a hands-on engagement training session.

The Festival call to tell us how you’d like to be involved and the funding opportunity closes at the end of day on Monday 30th March.

Visit the Festival website or email publicengagement@qmul.ac.uk for more details.

Alan Turing Institute Logo Turing Data Study Group
21 February 2020

Applications are invited for the next Turing Data Study Group being held 20-24 April 2020.

Key information

 The Data Study Group will take place Monday 20 April - Friday 24 April 2020 at The Alan Turing Institute in London.

  • Applications must be submitted via the Institute's website.
  • The deadline for applications is Monday 2 March 2020 at 12:00 noon GMT.

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry Recruiting unscripted Simulated Patients
20 February 2020

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry are recruiting for the casual role of unscripted simulated patients that we use for events such as OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations) and clinical teaching. We are looking to complete recruitment before for the summer exam season which starts in May 2020. For those thinking of applying, the deadline for receipt of application forms is 28th February 2020. This will allow us enough time to complete the application process before the summer exam season.

Language Lounge: language and cultural exchange
19 February 2020

Come along to practise a foreign language, or to speak your own language(s) and to meet people from all over the world. 

  • *Free* cultural snacks
  • Come alone or with friends
  • Practise a language or learn a new language
  • Enjoy a warm and welcoming environment. 

The Language Lounge takes place on Thursday 20 February, Thursday 27 February and Thursday 12 March from 4-5pm in St Benet’s Chaplaincy Tent.  

We are also looking for language volunteers to host a language table. We are looking for speakers of all languages to host a table, no previous experience required. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OBSDKr8w6pYWuhSzEfgx7_slvz0u4Eay6-_EBP8VaCU

We are a staff and student team passionate about languages and the community at Queen Mary. We are organising the events as part of Queen Mary’s Global Leaders’ Forum 2020.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in contact with us on: languagelounge@gmail.com

WebSci20 Call for Contributions
19 February 2020

The 12th Annual Web Science Conference (WebSci20) in Southampton, UK is soliciting proposals for workshops and tutorials addressing the way Web Science research can illuminate key contemporary issues and global challenges.

Workshops should reflect the multidisciplinary nature of Web Science.

The tutorials could cover a wide variety of Web Science approaches and methods, including but not limited to techniques for data collection, processing, and analysis, as well as substantive interpretation, best practices, and ethics.

Health Data in Practice: Human Centred Science through a Wellcome Trust 4 year PhD Programme in Science
17 February 2020

We are excited to announce that the newly awarded Wellcome Trust-funded ‘Health Data in Practice’ PhD Programme is open for applications.

cover of Wasafiri magazine 100 anniversary edition Collaborative Doctoral Awards – Studentships Available
14 February 2020

The London Arts and Humanities Partnership is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for AHRC LAHP Collaborative Doctoral Awards for 2020/21 entry. 

Project 1: Wasafiri: The history of a little magazine and the material conditions affecting the publication and reception of BAME writing in Britain, 1980-2020

Project 2: Meat, masculinity and the marketplace: Smithfield in the late 20th century      

Deadline for applications is 1st March.  Full project details and application process are on the LAHP website: https://www.lahp.ac.uk/collaborative-doctoral-awards-studentship-projects-available/

NIHR Periimplantitis Symposium
12 February 2020

The NIHR Periimplantitis Symposium will take place 26-27 February 2020 and is now open for registration. For further information please see the event website: 

https://nihrperiimplantitis.com 

Queen Mary Graduate Festival logo with Queen Mary crown Gradfest 2020: call for events - £500 each
10 February 2020

The 2020 GradFest will take place between 20-30 April and we are offering 15 awards of up to £500 to PhD students who propose and host an event. The event can be anything you like, eg seminar, performance, workshop, training session, open mic night, etc. Past events included painting with bees, a photo exhibition of PhD students' research, mindfulness sessions, yoga and film screenings (you can view last year's events here).

Year 2 PhD Cohort Day – 20 February 2020
6 February 2020

Bookings are now open for our Year 2 PhD cohort day.

This full day workshop will take place on 20th February at Mile End.  The morning session will cover research impact and communicating research, the afternoon session will cover maintaining momentum and looking after your wellbeing during the PhD. 

 

This event is open to all PhD students, but is particularly designed for PhD students in their second year – catering will be provided throughout the day and skills points are available for attendees. 

You can book the course by going to https://www.esdcourses.org.uk/ and searching for DC200

Turing Data Study Group – DSG PIs
30 January 2020

The Alan Turing Institute is offering an exciting opportunity for early career researchers and post-docs.

 

2020 RSC London & SE Organic Division Regional Meeting
29 January 2020

2020 Royal Society of Chemistry Organic Division London & South East Regional Meeting to take place 13 February 2020, 1.30pm - 7.00pm at John Galsworthy Building, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2EE

 

Faith & Belief 2040: Fostering Social Cohesion Conference
28 January 2020

Bursary places available for PhD students to attend this two-day residential conference, Faith & Belief 2040: Fostering Social Cohesion, at Cumberland Lodge on 23-24 April 2020. 

2nd Platelet Society Early Career Research Meeting
28 January 2020

We are very pleased to advertise the forthcoming 2nd Platelet Society Early Career Research Meeting hosted by the Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London on Thursday 23 April 2020.  

Queen Mary Innovations drop in session advert for 13 February 2020 Meet QMI: take your research to the next level
27 January 2020

How QM can support your innovative research and take it to the next level!

Are you a QMUL researcher working on a novel idea or technology that you would like to develop or look to engage with industry through your research and don’t know how?

We will be available from 15:00pm to 17:00pm to answer to any queries.

 

Please come to grab a free coffee!

Queen Mary Donation Collection for the Whitechapel Mission
23 January 2020

Donations sought for the Whitechapel Mission

Support our local homeless in Mile End and Whitechapel by donating in date and unopened non-perishable food, unused toiletries and clean clothing to the Whitechapel Mission.

There are dedicated collection boxes in the reception of the Queens’ Building on the Mile End Campus until the end of Thursday 23rd January.  

For a list of much needed items please visit https://whitechapel.org.uk/donate/inkind  

Interdisciplinary PhD Seminars for the Economic Humanities
22 January 2020

CAPITAL FORMS is a semester-long Economic Humanities training project for PhD students. Through guided reading and discussion, a range of critical methodologies will be given to students.

The monthly reading group will cover a range of economic themes which will provide effective strategies on managing projects that cross into economics and political economy.

Clinical Academics in Training Annual Conference 2020
20 January 2020

The Academy of Medical Sciences is delighted to announce that abstract submission is open for the Clinical Academics in Training Annual Conference (CATAC), taking place in Bristol on Wednesday 6 May 2020 from 09.30-17.30. The deadline for abstracts is Monday 17 February 2020 at 12.00.

New Wellcome Trust funding for 2020
17 January 2020

Open Day for Health Data in Practice PhD

We are hosting a short open event on 21 January, 15:00-17:30 on our Whitechapel Campus. 
If you would like to come and hear more about the programme, please register below. 

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Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry recruiting unscripted simulated patients
13 January 2020

Do you know anyone seeking casual work? Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry are looking to add to the pool of unscripted simulated patients that we use for events such as OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations) and clinical teaching. The OSCEs are designed for medical students to demonstrate to an examiner the correct way to perform a clinical examination on a simulated patient.

Spring School on Data Science and Quantum Computing
10 January 2020

A Spring School on Data Science and Quantum Computing is being organised by the Institute of Applied Data Science at Queen Mary University of London and takes place from Sunday 29th March to Thursday 2nd April.

New blog post for international students from Queen Mary Advice & Counselling
9 January 2020

Visit the new Queen Mary Advice & Counselling Service blog with tips for international students to make the best of their time in the UK.

https://qmulintadvice.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/10-things-to-look-forward-to-in-2020/

Seeking student facilitators for Decolonizing Political Economy project
7 January 2020

The Decolonizing Political Economy (Decol) Working Group at King’s College London seeks to recruit a group of student facilitators for a programme of curriculum development across departments in the Faculties of Social Science & Public Policy and Arts & Humanities.

Year 1 PhD Induction - 05 February 2020
2 January 2020

The next PhD Induction will take place on Wednesday, 5th February 2020This is a one day induction event for PhD students who have recently enrolled at Queen Mary.

The Induction is now open for registration. Register for the course by going to cpdbookings.qmul.ac.uk  and searching for course code DC100.

2020 Postdoctoral Fellowships competition
19 December 2019

The 2020 Postdoctoral Fellowships competition is open! 

Further details: https://liss-dtp.ac.uk/esrc-pdf/

Application deadline: 16.00 on 23 March 2020.

Advert for the 2019 HDIP PhD Studentship Health Data in Practice PhD Studentship 2019
16 December 2019

We are excited to announce that the newly awarded Wellcome Trust-funded ‘Health Data in Practice’ PhD Programme will open for applications in January 2020.

Register your interest in the programme and receive updates on how to apply.

London Arts & Humanities Partnership Open Studentship Competition
16 December 2019

The London Arts & Humanities Partnership studentship competition is now open for applications. Apply by 31 January 2020 for funding for PhD studies. 

LISS Open Studentship Competition
16 December 2019

London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship competition now open for applications. Apply by 31 January 2020 for fully funded studentships for eitehr Masters+PhD or PhD only.

New temp role at The Turing - Research Annotators
11 December 2019

The Alan Turing Institute is currently recruiting for 10 Research Annotators to assist with research into online abuse and hate speech as part of the Hate Speech: Measures & Counter-measures project.

Turing Institute Job Opportunities
10 December 2019

The Alan Turing Institute’s Data Science for Science programme is looking to hire four Research Fellows to work on research that applies data science and AI methods to environmental science and molecular biology.

Schengen Visa Workshop
3 December 2019

The Queen Mary Advice and Counselling Service will be delivering a Schengen Visa Workshop on Wednesday 16 October from 2pm-3pm in Room Queens LG2, Mile End Campus with an overview of the process and supporting documents required for a Schengen Visa application.

No need to book, you can just turn up. More information is here: www.facebook.com/events/534944417261557/

PhD Thesis to Start-Up: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Tech
2 December 2019

Conception X, an organisation that assists PhD students to create tech start-ups, will run workshop at Queen Mary on 11 December 2019. 

Alan Turing Institute Logo Turing PhD Enrichment scheme
28 November 2019

Applications now open

The Turing Enrichment scheme offers students enrolled on a doctoral programme at a UK university an opportunity to boost their research project with a placement at the Turing for up to 12 months.

Resilient Communities Conference at Cumberland Lodge
27 November 2019

Bursary places available for PhD students - Resilient Communities Conference at Cumberland Lodge, 27-28 February 2020

Health Data Research UK logo HDR UK Turing PhD Programme
25 November 2019

HDR UK Turing PhD Programme - Applications now open!

LSE SU Alternative Investments Conference 2020
21 November 2019

LSE SU Alternative Investments Conference 2020 is the world's largest student-run conference on Hedge Funds and Private Equity.

The conference will take place on 03 and 04 February 2020 in London. Attendees have to register by 15 December 2019. 

 

Queen Mary Graduate Festival logo without Queen Mary crown GradFest 2020
21 November 2019

The next Queen Mary Graduate Festival will take place 20 to 30 April 2020. 

New roles at The Turing Institute
20 November 2019

At the Alan Turing Institute, there are a number of specialist research roles including: 

  • Research Associate – Data Science for Energy Efficient Built Environment
  • Research Associate – Data Science and AI for Networked Systems

Reimagining Resilience
18 November 2019

The Culture Capital Exchange presents Reimagining Resiltience, which will take place 13 December 2019, from 2pm. 

Book via Eventbrite

Paid Invigilators required - January exam 2020
14 November 2019

Queen Mary is looking to appoint invigilators for the examination period from 6th to 17th January 2020. 

Doctorate Extension Scheme workshop
12 November 2019

The Advice and Counselling Service is running a workshop about the Tier 4 (Doctorate Extension Scheme) on 4 December 2019 in room LAW: 2.07 at 2pm. 

Summer Research Opportunities in Japan
7 November 2019

Summer Research Opportunities in Japan: humanities, natural, and social sciences - Deadline 15 Jan 2020

Job Opportunities at Alan Turing Institute
6 November 2019

The Alan Turing Institute are now seeking a “Safe and Ethical AI Research Associate / Senior Research Associate” and a “Safe and Ethical AI Research Fellow / Fellow”.

Bitesize webinars
5 November 2019

Queen Mary Library will run bitesize research skills webinars for PhD students and Early Career Researchers on how to make the best use of various databases all of next week. To book your place and see our full S&E training offering to Science and Engineering PhD students and Early Career Researchers, please go to: www.library.qmul.ac.uk/serdfprogramme

Knowledge Exchange: Policy, Practice and Values within Higher Education and the Arts and Cultural Sectors
4 November 2019

The Cultural Capital Exchange will run two Knowledge Exchange sessions on 20 November 2019:
2pm - 8pm 
Clarence Centre, St George’s Circus, London SE1 6FE

British Library Doctoral Open Days - Box Office now open
1 November 2019

The Box Office for the British Library  Doctoral Open Days 2020 has now opened. 

British Council visa immigration and compliance webinar
31 October 2019

The British Council will host a webinar aimed at those working in UK international education with responsibility for visa immigration and compliance. The webinar will take place 13 November 2019. 

Please register here

Aspire Point Accommodation Bursary
29 October 2019

Accommodation bursary of £500 available to Queen Mary Postgraduate students living at Aspire Point. 

Opportunities for UK research students: JSPS Summer Programme 2020
28 October 2019

JSPS will award fellowships to 23 UK PhD/Mphil students to conduct research and experience culture in Japan for two months in 2020. The JSPS Summer Program 2020 is now open for applications, with the deadline of 15 January 2020.

 

 

Opportunities for International Students at Cumberland Lodge
25 October 2019

Cumberland Lodge offers two upcoming opportunities for your international students: the annual Commonwealth & International Student Christmas Conference (18-20 December 2019), and the Emerging International Leaders Programme on Freedom of Religion or Belief (retreats on the following dates:  13-15 December 2019, 24-26 January and 3-5 April 2020).

London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership logo LISS DTP: Looking for Funding for a Masters + PhD or PhD in the Social Sciences?
24 October 2019

LISS DTP Studentship drop-in session to take place 06 November 2019, from 12pm to 4pm. 

Call for short, funded, literature reviews from ATI
23 October 2019

The Alan Turing Institute is open for Expressions of Interest to produce literature reviews. This may be suitable for PhD students and/or early career researchers. This call is open to all – i.e. not restricted to those with a Turing affiliation.

 Each review should be up to 5,000 words in length

  • Should summarise relevant academic and policy literature, identify knowledge gaps and highlight opportunities for future work.
  • Be written for an interested non-specialist audience and should set out the key questions in the field, the empirical challenges to answering these questions, the approaches existing work has taken, and the results found.
  • The reviews should be international in scope.

Turing Institute Data Study Group call for applications advert December 2019 Call for applications - Turing Data Study Group
23 October 2019

Applications to take part in The Alan Turing Institute’s next Data Study Group event are now open.

Turing Data Study Groups are intensive five-day collaborative hackathons in which researchers work on real-world challenges and data from industry, government and the third sector. The events offer is a fantastic opportunity for early career researchers, PhDs and postdocs to rapidly develop their data science skills using real-world data. The event also offers participants the chance to forge new networks for future research projects and build Turing and industry links. Challenges have been put forward by WWF, Dstl, The National Archives, SenSat and Agile Datum.

Deadline for applications: 5 November 2019. Find out more and apply

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE@QMUL) Meet and Greet Event
22 October 2019

The WISE@QMUL (Women in Science and Engineering @ QMUL) committee is holding coffee mornings on October 23rd and 30th and you are all invited! There will be coffee and tasty snacks and it is a chance for people to have an informal chat about the work WISE@QMUL is doing.

Webinar Career Planning for PhDs
21 October 2019

EURAXESS webinar Career Planning for PhDs scheduled for 30 October 2019. Register here to participate. 

Race in Britain: Inequality, Identity and Belonging
18 October 2019

Cumberland Lodge to launch its 2019 report on Race in Britain: Inequality, Identity & Belonging at Mary Sumner House, Westminster, on 24 October 2019 at 6pm. Register via Eventbrite here to attend.

TCCE Knowledge Exchange Framework day 2019
17 October 2019

The TCCE Knowledge Exchange Framework day will take place 20 November 2019, 2pm - 8pm. 

Venue: Clarence Centre, St George’s Circus, London SE1 6FE

Crick-Turing Biomedical Data Science Awards.
16 October 2019

Call for projects: Crick-Turing Biomedical Data Science Awards aimed at awards for Postdocs - deadline 23 October 2019.

NERC Training Opportunities
8 October 2019

Opportunities for the UK-Canada Globalink Doctoral Exchange Scheme are now open for applications. 

Postgrad film club starting 31 October 2019
2 October 2019

The 2019 Postgrad Film Club launches on 31 October with "The Pirate"

Help us to redesign your Library website
26 September 2019

Queen Mary Library is looking for PGR students' input to their project of redesigning the Libarary website to make it easier to navigate. 

UCL CLIE Academic Reading Classes in French/German/Italian
25 September 2019

The UCL Centre for Languages and International Education is offering academic reading courses at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels (subject to enrolment numbers) in French, German and Italian. 1-1 sessions are also available.

Pint of Science Logo Pint of Science: Volunteers Needed
25 September 2019

Are you passionate about science? Public engagement? Pubs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be interested in helping to run Pint of Science festival in QMUL in 2020!

UK-Canada Globalink Doctoral Exchange Scheme
23 September 2019

New UK-Canada exchange scheme for doctoral students opening September 2019

British Library Doctoral Open Days 2020
17 September 2019

The British Library has scheduled the new season of Doctoral Open Days in January and February 2020. 

NIHR Integrated Academic Training Research Day
16 September 2019

The NIHR Integrated Academic Training Programme Research Day will take place 07 October 2019

Time: 9.30am to 5pm 
(followed by a drinks reception)
Venue: Charterhouse Square, Rotblat Building

Contact the Programme Administrator on iatadmin@qmul.ac.uk to register. 

Job Opportunity - Visiting Research Fellow in Digital Ethics
13 September 2019

The Turing Institute is hiring a Visiting Research Fellow in Digital Ethics, who will work across the Defence research portfolio to assist in building a consensus on the definitions and parameters for the ethics of applied research in future AI technologies. The Research Fellow will be based part-time at the Turing (in the defence & security and public policy programmes) and part-time at Dstl.  Applications are open here until 25 September.

Year 1 PhD Induction - 03 October 2019
4 September 2019

The next PhD Induction will take place on Thursday, 3rd October 2019This is a one day induction event for PhD students who have recently enrolled at Queen Mary.

The Induction is now open for registration. Register for the course by going to cpdbookings.qmul.ac.uk  and searching for course code DC100.

Centre for Public Engagement Small Grants
3 September 2019

The Centre for Public Engagement Small Grants is a monthly funding scheme that provides grants of up to £1000 to enable Queen Mary staff and students the opportunity to deliver small-scale projects that engage the public with University research, teaching, or core business.

The scheme has three categories of award available which are designed to help support a variety of different engagement projects throughout Queen Mary.

To explore projects that have previously been funded as part of this scheme click here.

Research Skills sessions
21 August 2019

The Library Services staff will run researcher development sessions in early to mid-September. The sessions will give you an opportunity to brush up on your research skills, learn more about important research tools, and will give you an opportunity to map for your new year.

Year 3 PhD Cohort Day (Employability) – 03 September 2019
20 August 2019

The Doctoral College 3rd Year Cohort Day covers the theme of employability, exploring career options after the PhD and will take place on Tuesday, 03 September 2019. The event is now open for registration. 

To register for this course please to go to www.cpdbookings.qmul.ac.uk and search for course code DC300

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