Training and other events: April 2021 to July 2021

Please find below a table of all upcoming XM² training and other events from April 2021 to July 2021, 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: all confirmed events have been sent to the PGRs via an Outlook calendar invitation, but please ensure to check the CDT in Metamaterials Outlook calendar and to liaise with your supervisors and the CDT in Metamaterials office ( for approval BEFORE you make any bookings, as there might be a few more events coming up that are yet to be confirmed.

Supervisors, please be mindful of the XM² events when setting expectations on research deliverables with the PGRs.

After six months, (e.g. after the Month 6 project is complete), first year PGRs can undertake teaching and demonstrating, provided that they complete LTHE online training first. The course is self-paced so you can take it whenever you like but please note it is mandatory and you will not be able to undertake teaching and demonstrating until you have completed it.

15.04.21 Cohort 5 meeting with Alastair and Anja 3rd years 09:00-10:00 via Teams
15.04.21 Introduction to Open Access/Symplectic and Research Data Management 1st years, optional for 2nd and 3rd years 10:00-11:30 via Teams
15.04.21 Cohort 7 meeting with Alastair and Anja 1st years 15:00-17:00 via Teams
19.04.21 Cohort 6 meeting with Alastair and Anja 2nd years 11:00-12:00 via Teams
19.04.21 Cohort 4 meeting with Alastair and Anja 4th years 13:30-14:30 via Teams
30.04.21 Metamaterials Colloquium: Dr Mariana Medina Sanchez, Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, ‘Physical and Biohybrid Microrobots for Biomedical Applications’ All PGRs 12:30-13:30 via Zoom
28.05.21 Metamaterials Colloquium: Prof. Montserrat Rivas, University of Oviedo, ‘A New Generation of Rapid Diagnostic Tests: The Role of Magnetic Nanoparticles’ All PGRs- open to all. For those outside of XM2, please sign up via EventBrite 12:30-13:30 TBC
02.06.21 Creative Futures (Group 1) 3rd years 09:30-16:30 Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel
03.06.21 Creative Futures (Group 2) 3rd years 09:30-16:30 Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel
04.06.21 Metamaterials Colloquium: Dr Mitchell Kenney (University of Nottingham, ‘Dielectric Metasurfaces for Next-Generation Optical Toolkits’) and Dr Alasdair Clark (University of Glasgow, ‘Plasmonic Colour for Chemical Sensing and Security Printing’) All PGRs 12:30-13:30 via Zoom- sign up via EventBrite
07.06.21 Plasmonics 1st years 10:30-11:30 and 13:30-15:00 via Zoom
14.06.21 Month 6 Presentations 1st years 10:00-12:30 Harrison 170 (TBC)
16.06.21 Project Management (Day 1) 1st years 09:30-16:30 TBC
17.06.21 Project Management (Day 2) 1st years 09:30-16:30 TBC
18.06.21 Beyond a PhD: Dr Al Lambourne, Materials Research Engineer at Rolls Royce All PGRs 12:30-13:30 via Zoom- sign up via EventBrite
24.06.21 Advisory Board (Poster Session) 1st years and 2nd years TBC Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel
09.07.21 Metamaterials Colloquium: Prof Andrea Di Falco (University of St Andrews, title TBC) All PGRs 12:30-13:30 via Zoom


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