The X NExT PhD Workshop is planned to be held 29 March - 1 April 2021. The venue is likely to be Ridgeway House at RAL, though the format, dates and location remain to be confirmed owing to the COVID-19 uncertainty.
PhD participation and fees: Accommodation, tuition and catering are free of charge for STFC and self-funded PhD students. We also have similar support for a limited number of other PhD students from the NExT Institute nodes.
The total number of PhD participants is limited to 40, with precedence being given to those in year 1, so please try to register promptly to ensure your participation. PhD students are encouraged to discuss their research in dedicated sessions via poster and talk presentations. Talks are expected to be of roughly 15 to 20 minutes (the exact duration will be announced nearer the date of the workshop). The poster session will be on Tuesday 30th March. Please print out your poster (as A0 or A1) before coming to the workshop because there will not be any facilities to print out posters at the venue.
Travel expenses: STFC funded, self-supporting, and match-funded CDT students will be able to claim their travel expenses using the form attached at the bottom of this page, so please retain travel receipts. Depending on budget, travel may also be (partially) refunded for other students.
Program and topics.
SEPnet Employer Panel Session, TBA. The SEPnet employer panel is aimed at raising awareness of career opportunities outside academia for physics doctorates. Panel representatives, all with physics or PhD backgrounds, will spend a few minutes outlining their role, what their organisation does, what skills/knowledge they are looking for and why they might be interested in physicists. The panel session will be followed by a Q&A session and an opportunity for students to talk to employers in small groups.
Stephen West (Chair), Jacob Linacre.