Category: Training and Events

Training and other events: May 2020 to July 2020

Please find below a table of all upcoming XM² training and other events from May 2020 to July 2020. Please note due to the current lockdown situation, dates and location are subject to change. May 11.05.20 CDT Group Meetings All PGRs 16:30-17:30 via Microsoft Teams 27.05.20 Poster Training 1st years...

Beyond a PhD: Dr Ben Masheder speaks about his journey from a UK PhD in Chemistry to postdoc in Japan, SME scientist in Wales, and Innovation Specialist at Business West in Bristol.

On Friday, 29 December 2019, Dr Ben Masheder gave a hugely inspiring talk to the CDT in Metamaterials PhD students on his career progression since he left University with a PhD in Chemistry. He highlighted how not knowing what’s next and just being a nice person by sharing a picture...

Training and other events: December 2019 to March 2020

Please find below a table of all upcoming XM² training and other events from December 2019 until March 2020 as far as planning currently allows and subject to change. PGRs, please highlight any XM²-training related absence times to your supervisors. In regards to annual leave or other absence time planning:...

Summer Student Projects 2019

This summer, three of our then-third year PGRs (Pablo Martinez Pancorbo, Ned Taylor and Elizabeth Martin) were awarded summer student bursaries, covering a small stipend and project fees to allow them to host an undergraduate student for 10 weeks to complete a summer research project. In a competitive process, the...

Training and other events: June 2019-July 2019

Please find below a table of all upcoming XM² training and other events from June 2019 until July 2019 as far as planning currently allows and subject to change. Please note that some locations and events have been updated and added since the previous month’s table. PGRs, please highlight any...

Training and other events: May 2019-July 2019

Please find below a table of all upcoming XM² training and other events from May 2019 until July 2019 as far as planning currently allows and subject to change. Please note that some locations and events have been updated and added since the previous month’s table. PGRs, please highlight any...

Careers event: 18 April 2019

On 18 April 2019 we will see the second edition of our STEM PhD student/postdoc-focussed careers event. A range of organisations (e.g. Babwe Barton Enterprise, BAE Systems, Granted Consultancy, IBM, NPL, Oxford Instruments, WaveOptics) will introduce themselves in 15 minute talks as potential employers, outlining their current research challenges and...

Training and other events: March 2019 to July 2019

Please find below a table of all upcoming XM² training and other events from February 2019 until July 2019 as far as planning currently allows and subject to change. Please note that some locations and events have been updated since the previous month’s table. PGRs, please highlight any XM²-training related...

Leadership and Teambuilding Techniques

  On 30th and 31st January, our third year XM² postgraduate researchers took part in Leadership Training, provided by Fistral. This is the third year that we have run this course, which equips the postgraduate researchers with negotiation skills, listening techniques and how to approach group work from a psychological...

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