Conference 27th May 2016 1 p.m. Nightingale Building (67)/1027
A new postgraduate landscape: Showcasing doctoral training at the University of Southampton
Prof Tim Elliot, PVC Research and Enterprise, and others
Recent funding initiatives have emphasised the importance of cohort-working and having available high quality training for postgraduate research students. This shift from the traditional self-taught model of the PhD has been successfully applied across a wide variety of disciplines. The epicentre of this change has been the formation of no less than seventeen doctoral training centres and partnerships hosted at the University and creating a shift in the postgraduate landscape!
To highlight the fantastic doctoral training programmes available across the University, we are hosting a showcase of the resulting research from students who have benefited from these initiatives. This will include student talks and posters on interdisciplinary topics followed by a number of workshops (please register below) covering computing skills useful for postgraduate research. The event will be opened by the Pro Vice-Chancellor for research and enterprise Tim Elliot and will be attended by research council representatives.
The event is open to all members of the University of Southampton. Please register via EventBrite here so that we can get an impression of numbers.
13:00 - Welcome and Introduction from Professor Tim Elliot
13:20 - Student Talks
14:20 - Poster Session and Refreshments - 67/E1001
15:00 - Student Talks
16:00 - Close
Postgraduate Student Talks -
Alexandra Diem - How Does the Brain Eliminate Waste Products?
Hannah Bruce-Macdonald - Exploring the Role of Water in Drug Development
Jonathon Waters - High Temperature Nano-Magnetic Materials
Alison Knight - Legal and Policy Challenges of Identity Protection in a Networked World
Polly Langdon - Dysmenorrhea and its Impact on the Health-Related Quality of Life of Adolescent Girls
Kyle Mayers - Top-Down Control of Spring Phytoplankton Populations
Research Skills Workshops -
Beginner Python Programming (Nuffield Theatre Room 1081) - http://cmg.soton.ac.uk/events/event-900/
Object Orientation in Python (Nuffield Theatre Room 1083) - http://cmg.soton.ac.uk/events/event-901/
Please register for workshops on their respective pages
Participating Training Centres -
Institute for Complex Systems Simulation DTC
Next Generation Computational Modelling CDT
Theory and Modelling in Chemical Sciences CDT
Economic and Social Research Council DTC
Transport and the Environment DTC
Web Science Innovation DTC
Energy Storage and its Applications CDT
Next Generation Unmanned Systems Science CDT
Oil and Gas CDT