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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.

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 

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

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

Tecniospring INDUSTRY ( 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 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):

Some of the confirmed students so far are: 



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


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 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

AHRC Studentship
11 May 2020

PhD in Film Studies

Main contact: Director of Graduate Studies for Film, Dr Alasdair King: email - 

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)

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:

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

'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:

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: 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:

Should you have any queries about the role, please email us via

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 (

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:

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:

Registration for Events and Other Events here:

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!


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 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:

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:

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:

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: 

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 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  

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. 

Register Now

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.

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  and searching for course code DC100.

2020 Postdoctoral Fellowships competition
19 December 2019

The 2020 Postdoctoral Fellowships competition is open! 

Further details:

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:

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:

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 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  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 and search for course code DC300