Qmotion is the health and fitness centre right on campus which you can access for free before 1pm Monday 20 February to Friday 24 February. There is a cardio zone, weights zone, resistance zone, stretching area, and a ladies gym. You can read more about the facility and specific equipment here. (https://www.qmsu.org/qmotion/facilities/)
Picture This! Research Through a Lens, call for submissions!
What does your PhD look like?
The Graduate Festival is inviting entries for a photography competition that showcases elements of your research field. Whether it’s microscopic cell mutations or massive cloud formations, ancient texts or futuristic digital displays, we want to see your research through your eyes.
The scope for your photo entry is broad: we want to learn more about your research. What insight can you give the viewer into your fieldwork or lab experiments, your time spent in library archives or coding new software?
How to submit
Email your photo entries in jpeg format, at as high a resolution as possible, though good quality mobile phone pictures will be accepted, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Include your name, date of photo, and location.
Add a short description (maximum 100 words) describing what the photograph shows and a little about your research.
Deadline for entry is 5pm Thursday 16th Feburary, for consideration by the judges.
The judging panel will be made up of PhD students and QMUL Staff They will be looking for images that are visually powerful, thought provoking and impactful, and that give us the best insight into your research.
The 10 shortlisted applicants will be notified by Wednesday 3rd June. The final 10 photographs will be professionally printed and displayed at the Grad Fest Exhibition on Monday 20th February and throughout the Graduate Festival Week.
At the Grad Fest Exhibition (20th February, 17:30, Graduate Centre Common Room) following the keynote address, the three winners will be announced.
A first prize of £100, a second prize of £50 and a third prize of £25 will be awarded to those entries the judges consider best fitting of the above criteria.
Terms & Conditions
Images do not have to be new, they can be taken at any point during your time as a PhD student. However, any images submitted must be taken by you.
One entry per PhD student.
By entering photographs into the competition, you give consent for GradFest and QMUL to use the image on its website and publicity materials.
Your name will appear as a credit with the image in any publication (including online).
Entries will be judged by a panel; the judges’ decision is final.
Still having nightmares about Maths tests from Secondary school? Do you need to produce a quantitative analysis of your data but you detest numbers? Don’t worry, this workshop is here for you. And it’s going to be fun!
This is a computer led workshop for students who have very little or no prior knowledge in Statistics and are complete beginners to SPSS. The workshop will follow a step by step guide to getting started with Statistics and SPSS and will cover the following topics:
Basic statistical concepts
SPSS at glance
My goal is for you to leave this workshop with a basic theoretical knowledge of Statistics and SPSS, as well some more hands-on experience of using basic Stats.
Ideally for PhD students towards the end of their degree, this course is designed to complement ‘So you want to be a postdoc’ and will give practical advice and guidance once the decision to undertake a postdoctoral position has been made. The course will take place in a computer lab and participants will use group discussion and case studies to:
gain knowledge of how to seek independent postdoctoral research funding in their area and identify important funding organisations
explore important considerations when searching for suitable research groups in which to take up a postdoctoral position
gain practical experience of using online tools to search for suitable postdoctoral positions
This is an informal networking event aiming at bringing together all PhD and post-doc parents working at QMUL. We will have talks from some successful parents/scientists juggling their academic career and being a mum or dad at the same time. We will share some of our experiences, great tips and lots of funny stories! Lunch and drinks are provided.