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Women in Physics

  • Snack and Solve for undergrads - weeks 2, 4, 7, Wednesdays 16:15 - 17:30, Mendelssohn Room

All year groups welcome to come and work on problem sheets with other female physics undergraduates over free snacks and drinks.

  • Tea sessions - Weeks 2 & 6 (22 Jan, 19 Feb), Tuesdays 1-2:30pm, DWB canteen and Weeks 4 & 8 (7 Feb, 7 Mar) Thursdays 2-3:30pm, CL canteen

Come meet other women in the department! Bring your own mug for free tea & biscuits. Every tea session we will have three women from the department for informal chats about their incredible research.

  • Special events in Hilary

International Women's Day – General Meeting
Week 8, Friday (8 March), 5 –7pm, DWB Foyer
Join us for this term's General Meeting to celebrate International Women's Day! Enjoy food and beverages, catch up with friends, and vote for next year's committee membership (anonymous ballots handed out at event).

  • Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics in the UK

The Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics in the UK, that will take place in March 2018, provides a unique opportunity to discover your prospects to become successful scientists, pursue your personal aspirations, and become well informed about career options supported by a physics degree.

The application site is now open at https://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/confs/cuwip2019/ and closes on January 18, 2019. More information on CUWiP UK can be found at the same website. Please send any questions regarding the CUWiP UK conference to cuwip@physics.ox.ac.uk.

The conference will start with a welcome reception on Thursday evening, 14th March 2019, and end Sunday afternoon, 18th March. It will bring together successful female physicists and 100 undergraduate physicists who identify as women to highlight career opportunities for women in physics and the contributions of women in physics. The meeting will provide ample opportunities for interacting with fellow physicists. The conference will include the following activities:

• Presentations by distinguished physicists on their cutting-edge research and personal career paths;
• Panels offering guidance on the graduate school application process and featuring career opportunities outside academia;
• Workshops on effective assertiveness, how to take more control over challenging situations, careers confidence, and how to market oneself effectively;
• A tour of the facilities at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and several laboratories at the Department of Physics of the University of Oxford.

Lodging and meals at Keble College will be provided for participants who are accepted to the conference.

This conference is sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Institute of Physics, the Ogden Trust, the Royal Astronomical Society, the Science and Technology Facilities Council, Winton Capital, St Cross College Centre for the History and Philosophy of Physics and the Physics Department of the University of Oxford.

Institute of Physics (IoP)

  • Paid opportunity to represent the IoP in the upcoming 2018/2019 academic year!

More details

Physics Ambassador Scheme

Are you interested in promoting physics to young people, helping out at our public events or supporting students in making decisions about university? Then why not join our new Physics Ambassador Scheme! To register your interest, please complete this short online form and I’ll be in touch: Sign-up form.

Dr Sian Tedaldi
Outreach Programmes Manager
T: 01865 (2) 82447 E: sian.tedaldi@physics.ox.ac.uk

Oxford University Careers Fairs

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University of Oxford Alumni

  • Bursaries

Some of our groups offer bursaries to current students and information about them can be found on: https://www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/student-awards

Seminars/lectures/conferences

Access and Diversity

  • The Festival of Liberated Curricula

The Festival of Liberated Curricula is an open, celebratory three-day event from Thursday 21st-Saturday 23rd February. Join us as we explore new, transformative possibilities for curricula both within and outside of universities, before coming together as we resolve concrete ways to decolonise and liberate the curriculum. This will culminate in a Keynote Panel: "Reimagining a Liberated Curriculum" (https://www.facebook.com/events/1007704599428732/) on Friday evening and a workshop (https://www.facebook.com/events/647482439046049/) collating all the discussions and events of the previous days of the festival.

  • Trans awareness workshop: 25 February, 12-1:30pm
    Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics, Clarendon Lab (20 Parks Road, OX1 3PU).

Speakers: Dr Clara Barker from Department of Materials, and Oxford Student Union representatives, Ellie Macdonald and Katt Walton.

Currently we are hearing more and more about transgender people and issues in the press, media and everyday life. However, with trans people making up only relatively small percentage of the population in the UK it is quite possible you have many questions that are currently unanswered. What does it mean to be transgender? Why are people trans? What do all the different terms mean? What can I ask and what should I avoid? Dr Barker covers the basics and aims to answer all your questions in this transgender 101. Oxford SU representatives will discuss the Trans Report and student experiences.

Lunch is provided.
Register by emailing: diversity@mpls.ox.ac.uk

Internships

  • Summer Teaching Internships

Applications are invited for a limited number of maths and physics teaching internships that are available in the 2019 summer vacation. To be eligible to apply you must be a current undergraduate student in your penultimate year of study in a STEM or STEM related degree.

The programme will include the chance to be involved in:
• structured training, shadowing and lesson observation, opportunities to jointly plan and deliver lessons
• running science projects, offering support for children who are struggling, and helping with experiments
• one to one mentoring sessions with experts in their field
The internships will be for up to 4 weeks each, paid at a rate of £300 per week. The working period will be from the 24th of June to the 19th of July in state secondary schools in Oxfordshire.

Email teachingschool@gillotts.org.uk to register your interest and confirm your undergraduate subject(s) and contact details.

Summer Schools/Summer Student Positions

  • The First ESO Summer Research Programme

summer positions

  • Paid Summer Internship for Undergraduate Students

Applications are now being accepted for Perimeter Institute's Undergraduate Theoretical Physics Summer Program. The program consists of two parts:

1. Fully-Funded Two Week Summer School (May 27 to June 7, 2019)
• Students are immersed in Perimeter's dynamic research environment -- attending courses on cutting-edge topics in physics, learning new techniques to solve interesting problems, working on group research projects, and potentially even publishing their work.
• All meals, accommodation and transportation provided

2. Paid Research Internship (May 1 to August 30, 2019 negotiable)
• Students will work on projects alongside Perimeter researchers. Students will have the opportunity to develop their research skills and absorb the rich variety of talks, conferences, and events at Perimeter Institute.

Applicants can apply for the two-week summer school or for both the summer school and the research internship. Summer school and internship positions will be awarded by February 28, 2019. Selected interns will be contacted with the research projects topics. All research interns must complete the two-week summer school.

Apply online at perimeterinstitute.ca/undergrad

Careers/DPhils

  • PhD opportunities - Topological Design, Centre of Doctoral Training

The University of Birmingham has been awarded a multi-million pound fund to establish a new Centre for Doctoral Training on Topological Design. This covers Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Material Science and Electrical Engineering in the broad areas of Condensed Matter, Optics and Photonics, Ultra-cold atoms and Mechanics of Materials. For more information, see the attached document and our website.

We are currently recruiting our 2019 cohort and encourage all talented individuals with exceptional skills on any of the aforementioned subjects to submit an application at: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/physics/phd/apply.aspx

If you require further information, please do not hesitate to email us on: td-admissions@contacts.bham.ac.uk

  • PhD in Quantum Engineering

Open Day and Recruitment Posters

  • Funded PhD Studentships for 2019 intake with the SCENARIO Doctoral Training Partnership

Funded studentships now available for 2019 intake

  • Astrophysics and Solar System PhD Opportunities at MSSL, UCL

Astrophysics and Solar System PhD Opportunities in Department of Space & Climate Physics, University College London

Department of Space & Climate Physics (Mullard Space Science Laboratory in the beautiful countryside in Surrey, https://www.ucl.ac.uk/mssl/about-department), University College London is currently accepting the applications for several STFC studentships, commencing in September 2019.

Applications from UK and EU students submitted by 3rd February 2019 will be given full consideration for a STFC studentship.

Please see more information at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/mssl/study/phd-opportunities

The studentships are available for the specific PhD projects in Astrophysics, Solar Physics, Plasma Physics and Planetary Science, which are listed at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/mssl/study/phd-opportunities/stfc-phd-projects-2019.

We strongly encourage the applicants to contact the prospective supervisor before they apply and discuss the research project with the prospective supervisor.

The Department of Space and Climate Physics is currently applying for an Athena SWAN Bronze Award, which recognises and celebrates good employment practices for women working in higher education and research. UCL has a Silver Athena SWAN award from the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), and a Bronze award under ECU’s new Race Equality Charter for higher education.

  • Merton College Jackson Scholarship in the Natural Sciences for DPhil in Physical & Theoretical Chemistry

Please see poster.

  • DPhil CASE studentship in Inorganic/Physical Chemistry research area

Please see poster.

  • PhD: Improving our understanding of particle charging, Bristol

Frictional electrostatic charging of granular (powdery / particulate) materials (known as tribocharging) controls the generation of lightning in dust and volcanic plumes on Earth and on other planets. The same mechanisms yield dangerous hazards in industrial processing of powders and granular mixtures. Triboelectric nanogenerators, which work on the same basis, are also increasingly exploited in engineering applications, such as for energy harvesting. Despite this broad applicability of triboelectric charging, the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. This multidisciplinary project will investigate tribocharging both experimentally and theoretically.

Tribocharging occurs when particles move against each other, transferring electrons from one to the other. It can occur between dissimilar materials, in which case the charge transfer loosely follows the “triboelectric series” which ranks the materials’ work functions. It can also act between insulating particles of the same material. In this case tribocharging leads to negative charges on the smaller particles, from loss of spatially localised surface electrons from particles of larger surface area; this is often observed in natural and industrial systems. The theoretical part of this project will improve existing particle charging simulations to make them more realistic, for example by including particles of different materials and shapes.

Simple laboratory experiments using established apparatus and techniques will validate the model and investigate particle charging with, for example, mixtures of dissimilar materials or samples of a known size distribution, moving to well-characterised samples with more variability such as volcanic ash. The models can then be deployed in new situations, such as exploring the role of triboelectrification in clouds on Venus, which appear to host lightning, yet for which no efficient charging mechanism is known. The PhD will yield improved models of triboelectric charging for application to terrestrial and planetary situations. This could contribute to understanding of lightning generation as well as mitigating electrostatic hazards in industry.

Student specification
• Strong first degree (First or good 2:1) in Physics, Engineering or a related subject
• Enthusiasm to work in a strongly interdisciplinary area, from fundamental physics to practical applications
• Experience of and enthusiasm for both laboratory experiments and writing simulations

Funding from EPSRC (for UK/EU citizens who have been in the UK for the last 3 years) may be available for a strong candidate. The position will remain open until filled, please contact karen.aplin@bristol.ac.uk for more details.

  • PhD: 2D Materials and Diamond Quantum Nanophotonics - Munich

Magneto-optics on atomically thin materials

The field of van der Waals heterostructures, which are stacks on individual atomically thin crystal sheets, has
exploded in the last decade. Those van der Waals stacks can be assembled in such a way that yield electro-optical
nano-devices with essentially unlimited functionalities but clever stacking can also result in new fundamental
physics.

The tenor of this PhD thesis is to study the optical properties of actively tunable van der Waals heterostructures to examine topics such as exciton localization, manybody physics, exciton-exciton interactions or the impact of complex dielectric environments on exciton properties in high to ultrahigh magnetic fields. During the project you will work in close collaboration with a small team of Ph.D. students and postdocs, therefore individual effort is key to drive this
PhD project.

Some experience in the areas of van der Waals stacking, optics, electronics or cleanroom fabrication will be beneficial, but secondary to your personal motivation and commitment to this project.

You should:
(1) Be highly motivated and self-driven, (2) be practically minded, (3) enjoy working across a wide breadth of tasks
(processing, optics, electronics) and (4) be willing to work in a very small team on challenging things very long
hours …

You will get:
(1) the chance to work on current hot-topic issues in the area of 2D van der Waals physics (2) exposure to
experiments in large scale magnetic field facilities (3) a sound understanding of the physics in atomically thin
materials and hopefully (4) a few nice papers.

Interested? Please email finley@wsi.tum.de and Andreas.Stier@wsi.tum.de

  • DPhil (PhD) Position in Magnetic Resonance (MR) Method Development, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford

A DPhil (PhD) position funded by the Royal Society is immediately available (for start in January 2019, or as soon as possible afterwards) in the group of Dr Mohammadali Foroozandeh at the Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford.

The project encompasses a wide range of methodologies and applications in magnetic resonance (NMR, EPR, and in vivo MRS), with focus on the design of a new class of ultrahigh-resolution and ultra-broadband techniques and their applications to interesting problems in chemical and medical research.
As a successful PhD candidate you will benefit from a diverse range of collaborations, having access to Oxford Chemistry NMR and EPR facilities, and training on various aspects of magnetic resonance methodology, including pulse programing, data acquisition, signal processing, theory of NMR, simulation of magnetic resonance experiments, pulse design, optimization techniques, and programming in MATLAB.

This studentship will cover course fees at Home/EU rate plus provide a stipend of no less than the standard UK Research Council rate, currently set at £14,777 per annum for 3 years in the first instance.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Dr Mohammadali Foroozandeh (mohammadali.foroozandeh@chem.ox.ac.uk) for informal discussions prior to submitting a formal application for DPhil in Organic Chemistry . Please send a CV and a short statement (less than a page), on your interests and motivations.
Queries related to the formal application process should be directed to: graduate.admissions@chem.ox.ac.uk .

  • Graduate position in particle accelerator design

We have a position open for in our group; we are looking for a Physics or Electrical Engineering graduate to start next year to work on high power RF systems. It’s a diverse, friendly team, a permanent position, and the role includes technical and soft skills training and plenty of opportunities to travel.

The link for the position is http://topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc247213_8816.aspx and our website is https://www.astec.stfc.ac.uk.

  • PhD Studentships at the Institute of Cancer Research

See Poster

  • Airbus - UK Graduate Programme

Our 2019 UK Graduate Programme is now open and we are ready to receive your application!
Click here to search and apply: www.jobs.airbus.com

We’re looking for graduates with commitment and enthusiasm who want to be part of high-tech, innovative, global organisation. Our Graduate Programme will prepare you with the skills you need to progress and develop your talents.

With Airbus, you will be taking the first small steps towards a big career. Our two year Airbus Graduate Programme (three years for Finance) offers roles within Commercial Aircraft and Defence and Space, and allows you to play a pivotal role in current and future projects. Airbus graduates have a fantastic chance to learn invaluable skills whilst developing personal and technical abilities. Over the two-three year scheme, you will build a comprehensive understanding of what we do and how we do it; the focused training and structured placements ensure you are fully equipped for your future career in Airbus and can master the type of managerial, leadership and technical skills required by Airbus.

And it’s not only engineers we are looking for!

The world is changing fast and we are also looking for graduates to help us to develop our Cyber and Digital capabilities. Additionally, we need graduates to join us in Finance, HR, ICT, Marketing, Sales, Project Management and Procurement roles. Our opportunities are located across the UK including the sites in Filton (Bristol) and Broughton (near Chester) for Commercial Aircraft, and Portsmouth, Stevenage and Hawthorn for Defence and Space, the location and business area will be made clear in the job description.

While the programme is structured, it is not rigid, allowing you the chance to tailor your first two years with Airbus, combining a number of rotational placements with specialist training in the UK, as well countries such as France and Germany.

We are looking for high-achieving, motivated graduates who are fluent in written and spoken English. If you meet the required performance level, share our passion for what Airbus does and show a drive for excellence; then this is your chance to be part of the next chapter of our unique and exciting story.

Training & Development

From day one, you will be assigned to a particular department and will be guided through the various placement opportunities that exist within your function and within the wider business. The programme includes core technical and behavioural training elements that will form an integral part of your learning and help you become familiar with the company and its culture.

Placements in Defence and Space allow you to be involved in one of our graduate projects which means you can either work on a short technical project or work with various universities to develop key relationships with future graduates.

Within Commercial Aircraft, graduates are encouraged to study towards professional accreditation and will often be supported financially to do this. It means you could work towards chartered status from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, the IET or the Royal Aeronautical Engineering Society if you’re an engineer. For non-engineers, chartered status can be achieved from bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

You will also have considerable support during the scheme to ensure that your overall learning experience will complement your future career, giving you the opportunity to work with stakeholders such as:

• Line/Placement Manager, who will help you with your development journey through recommending training courses, placements opportunities and will work with you to set tasks and objectives
• Graduate Programme Manager, who will ensure you are fully supported through the programme
• Senior Level Career Mentors, to offer guidance and support during your career progression.
• Chartership Mentor (Commercial Aircraft) to help you gain appropriate professional accreditation to aid career progression.
• Graduate Programme Buddy: a past graduate who will provide guidance throughout the programme, as well as being a point of contact 3 months before the start of your new role.

Salary & Benefits
• £27,000 (plus welcome payment £2000)
• Membership of the company pension scheme
• 25 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays
• Flexible working
• Extensive support, guidance and training through the programme
• Financial support to achieve Chartership status and professional membership of an appropriate institution (Commercial Aircraft)

  • Funded D.Phil. position available in sustainable PV

Due to additional funding being found the department has a fully funded place available on the sustainable photovoltaics Centre for Doctoral Training program associated with a project for using carbon nanotubes in the production of novel perovskite solar cells, described in more detail in the attachment. Anyone interested in this position is asked to contact:
Prof. Robin Nicholas (robin.nicholas@physics.ox.ac.uk) or Prof. Moritz Riede (moritz.riede@physics.ox.ac.uk )
quickly.

More details.

  • DPhil studentship in Quantum and Atomic Physics - National Physical Lab/Oxford

Details. Further information is available from Dr Rachel Godun (rachel.godun@npl.co.uk)

  • A 4-year fully-funded PhD project on the theory of molecular information processors

Research will be performed as part of Dr Ouldridge's "Principles of Biomolecular Systems" group (http://www.imperial.ac.uk/principles-of-biomolecular-systems/positions/) in the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London

The project will involve the development and analysis of stochastic models for biomolecular processes, both analytically and through simulation, and interpreting the results in terms of thermodynamics, computation and information theory (expertise in these particular disciplines is not expected, but an interest is important). Further details, and instructions on how to apply, can be found on the group website.

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/principles-of-biomolecular-systems/positions/

  • New Master Program: Radiation Biology at Technical University of Munich

The program concentrates on the effect of radiation on the human body, especially on cancer progression and control.

For more information, please see flyer.

For questions, please contact mscradbiol.med@tum.de

Paid opportunities

  • Day as a Physics Undergraduate - outreach paid opportunity

I have a primary school visit to the Department on the 12th March from 10.00am to 3.00pm. The pupils are normally children who would not normally attend public events in the department or pursue higher education once they leave school. I have 40 children in total,
I desperately need helpers to assist as well as deliver simple workshops. I have all the materials for the day already prepared. Your input would be only be delivering and assisting, without your help I will have to cancel the visit.

It may be possible to help for one hour if you are time constrained.

Can you please let me know if you are available to lead or help out on Tuesday 12th March. We pay £10.00 per hour. Please see poster for further details.

External job opportunities

  • Graduate Assistant at Tonbridge School

Details

  • STEM Graduates Wanted for Strategy Consultancy in London

Boutique Strategy Consultancy seeks STEM graduate talent! London. Rolling start dates available in 2019. Min £30k.

Are you looking for a graduate role in a top boutique consultancy? Have you studied for a STEM degree? Are you detail driven with the willingness to work hard and learn? Our client seeks smart, intellectually curious graduates to deliver growth to their clients...

Company Boutique Strategy Consultancy
Location London (Soho)
Role Graduate Consultants
Salary Min £30k
Start Date Flexible - ASAP or Summer/Autumn 2019
Apply here www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk

Deadline 15th February 2019

Student societies

  • Physics Society
  • Oxford University Scientific Society
  • Oxford University Aeronautical Society - AerOx

Other opportunities

  • Oxford University Racing (OUR)

Do you want to shape Oxford’s latest big initiative? Wait no longer: Oxford University Racing (OUR) is currently recruiting!

We are a team of mostly undergraduates who are building a single-seat electric race-car from scratch in order to compete in the prestigious international Formula Student competitions. Every single aspect of the team is run by us, students: from recruiting corporate sponsors and pitching a business scenario, to designing the powertrain and optimising the vehicle’s aerodynamics.

Formula Student usually forms part of a degree-level project and is viewed by the motorsport industry as the standard for engineering graduates to meet, transitioning them from academic study to the workplace. It is a recognised confirmation of practical engineering experience.

Apply to get the exciting benefits of joining the group, including a great team environment, invaluable practical experience and the opportunity to be involved in a thrilling project. Please see the attached image for more details and we hope to see you soon.

  • Monaco Yacht Club Solar & Energy Boat Challenge 2019

The organisers of the Monaco Yacht Club Solar & Energy Boat Challenge 2019 are seeking Oxford students who may wish to team up and submit an entry. The link to this project comes via our relationship with the team at the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, who are currently funding a research project on sustainable fishing.

In terms of costs to enter, university applicants’ entrance fees are eligible for reimbursement. In addition to the reimbursement of the entry fee, each team will have free accommodation provided for 5 team members for the duration of the contest. Any additional team members may benefit from preferred rates negotiated by the Yacht Club de Monaco. Also, the 5 team members will receive invitations to attend the social program of the event such as the opening cocktail and closing ceremony/dinner where several prizes are presented: innovation, tech talk, spirit prize etc.

You will find more information about the 2019 race (including technical rules) as well as the 2018 highlights on the following webpage: https://www.yacht-club-monaco.mc/en/regattas-events/20-19/solar-energy-b...

There is also a Facebook group created to highlight the work of the teams taking part in the challenge and foster communication between the organisers and participants: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1262934193841859/

  • Laidlaw Scholars 2019

The scheme is open to all matriculated undergrads, from all years and in all subjects. It would be fantastic to see even bigger numbers of students applying for this great opportunity to undertake research and gain practical leadership training!

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me – laidlaw@careers.ox.ac.uk.

http://www.careers.ox.ac.uk/the-laidlaw-internship-programme-in-research...

  • Perimeter Scholars International: applications now being accepted

Applications are now being accepted for Perimeter Scholars International (PSI), the unique 10-month master’s program at Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.
Features of the program include:
• No application fee
• All student costs (tuition, living) are covered, removing financial and/or geographical barriers to entry
• This program exposes students to the full breadth of theoretical physics in courses taught by world-leading theoretical physicists - Perimeter researchers and visiting scientists.
• Students learn within the inspiring environment of Perimeter Institute while earning a Master of Science from the University of Waterloo
• Collaboration is valued over competition; deep understanding and creativity are valued over rote learning and examination
• PSI recruits worldwide: 85 percent of students come from outside of Canada
• PSI takes calculated risks, seeking extraordinary talent who may have non-traditional academic backgrounds but have demonstrated exceptional scientific aptitude.

Apply online at www.perimeterinstitute.ca/apply

  • Oxford Nightline Recruitment

Nightline is an independent listening, support, and information service run for students, by students. We aim to provide every student in Oxford with the opportunity to talk to someone in confidence – students can ring us on 01865 270270, Skype us at 'oxfordnightline', or visit our office at 16 Wellington Square. We don’t pretend to have all the answers, or try to solve people's problems, but we care about whatever is on your mind and we will listen to whatever you want to talk about without judging or telling you what to do.

Every term we run a training course for people who wish to join our team of volunteers. This teaches the listening and support skills you will need to work for us. Training requires commitment, but is a rewarding and worthwhile experience. It consists of three one-day sessions, either on the Saturdays of 26th January, 2nd February and 9th February (Oxford University 2nd-4th week) or the Sundays of 27th January, 3rd February, and 10th February (Oxford University 3rd-5th week).

If you would like to train to become a Nightline volunteer, please fill out a training form here: http://oxfordnightline.org/volunteer
If you would like more information about the training process, or have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us at training@oxfordnightline.org.

We are also always looking for new volunteers to join our Publicity, Fundraising and Outreach team (PFO). PFO volunteers act as ambassadors for Nightline by talking to students and organising events in their colleges and departments. It is not a large time commitment – you can do as much or as little as you have time for – and there are lots of opportunities to learn valuable skills and play a leading role in informing our publicity strategy. If you've got a flair for publicity or an interest in charity PR, please get in touch at publicity@oxfordnightline.org – we'd love to hear from you!

  • Volunteer Coaches Needed! - Universify Education

Universify Education is a local Oxford based charity that supports a diverse range of students who are currently in Year 10 at secondary school and who live in some of the most disadvantaged postcodes across the UK. Traditionally under represented at highly selective universities we are looking to address educational equality by supporting these students to raise attainment and aspiration. If you would like to know more take a look at the video on volunteering http://bit.ly/videovolunteering and please do share with suitable candidates.

We require student coaches to participate in 1 week residential in August
Support their three GCSE students 1:1 by skype/phone once a month
Residential 3 day course at Easter

Through the residential courses we offer Caoches free food, coaching, safeguarding and first aid training are provided free too. Find out more and APPLY:

http://bit.ly/VolunteerUniversify

  • Year in Industry 2019/2020: Opportunities at Diamond

Diamond’s 12 month 'Year in Industry' placement scheme allows undergraduate students studying for a relevant degree such as Engineering, Software/Computing, Physics, Chemistry or Biology, to gain experience working at a world-class research centre.
The students will work on their own project during the year, with support from their supervisors and collaborating with staff across the organisation. We have an excellent track record for helping students execute work which is valued by the whole Diamond community. You can read about the programme, and each of the available projects on our website: https://www.diamond.ac.uk/Careers/Students/Year-in-Industry.html

Students will also have the opportunity to get involved with other areas of work to gain a wider view of the full range of what a synchrotron does. Training and experience is also provided in the following areas:
• Presentation training to prepare for the final talk on the project
• Poster design as an important skill for the communication of science
• Python programming
• Science communication to the public, including training and involvement at events
• An internal programme of seminars and talks from leading scientists
• Tours and talks of other science facilities across the Harwell Campus, such as ISIS and the Central Laser facility

For example, in 2018, some of the Year in Industry students went to the Bluedot Science and Music festival to represent Diamond, and students have also gone to New Scientist Live and other external events.
Placement students must be registered as an undergraduate for the duration of their time at Diamond and ensure that they can commit to the whole 12-month period. Placements typically start during the summer between academic years 2 and 3. Applicants should be expecting to gain a first or 2:1 honours degree. For the positions advertised, students will need to either:
• Be a UK/EEA national or
• Hold a tier 4 Visa and have a year in industry (sandwich year) as a part of their degree.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Thursday 1st November 2018 . Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a student recruitment day on Tuesday 20th November and Friday 23rd November 2018.

If you would like to place an advert on this page or if you spot a mistake, please contact Hannah Glanville.