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Women in Physics

About Women in Physics
The Women in Physics mission is to create a supportive environment for everyone within physics and that means everyone has a role to play. We organise a series of events throughout the year to help promote networking and diversity in physics at Oxford.

Contact Charlotte Palmer to find out more.

Institute of Physics (IoP)

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. More

Dr Kathryn Boast
Access Officer
T: 01865 (2)82336 E: kathryn.boast@physics.ox.ac.uk

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/courses

  • Hintze Lecture - 14 November 2019

See poster for details.

  • Creative Destruction Lab Student Programme - October 2019 - April 2020

The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) Student Programme is designed to expose students to the world of entrepreneurship, and give them a chance to interact with early-stage, science-based companies. Students will work with technical founders admitted to the CDL programme on bespoke challenges, such as developing financial models, evaluating potential markets, or fine-tune strategies for scaling.

See poster for details.

Access and Diversity

  • IntoUniversity Physics monthly after School Club – Term time only, Wednesday 14.45 - 16.30

We have formed a partnership with IntoUniversity to run monthly Physics after-school club for children aged 7 to 11 years during term time. It works out to be 3 or 4 Wednesday afternoons during term.
I am currently looking for 4 student ambassadors to help with the club. You will receive training on working with primary school children and a free DBS check.
The activities are basic physics and fun e.g. making magnetic slime, rainbows with prisms, popping rockets etc.
Please email Lena if you’d like to get involved or want to know more about the club. You will be remunerated for your time.

Internships

  • Internship in Germany

Please see posters for information.

  • ICFO - Student research fellowships - Fall 2019

The ICFO - Institute of Photonic Sciences (www.icfo.eu) is a center based in the Mediterranean Technology Park, in the Barcelona metropolitan area (Spain), devoted to research and education in Photonics at the highest international level.

ICFO is currently offering opportunities for internships to top-qualified graduate students who wish to accomplish Final Degree Projects / Masters' Theses or to participate in a research stay in any of the photonics- related research fields. In this sense, we recently launched the "Student Research Fellowships – Fall 2019" call for all interested students who meet the requirements described.

Please see poster for details.

  • A paid 4-week teaching internship, Wykham Park Academy in Banbury

Please see the advert for more details.

Careers/DPhils

  • Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics Graduate Open Day - Tuesday 19 November 2019

Please click here for details.

  • Astrophysics Graduate Open Day - Tuesday 3 December 2019

Please see poster for details.

  • Atomic and Laser Physics Graduate Open Day - Wednesday 4 December 2019

Please click here for details.

  • Particle Physics Graduate Open Day - Monday 9 December 2019

Please see poster for details.

  • Institute of Cancer Research | PhD Opportunities for Physics and Engineering

We’re searching for the brightest minds in cancer research. Successful candidates will undertake a four-year research training programme under the guidance of a supervisory team of our world-class researchers, starting in October 2020. Students receive an annual stipend, currently £21,000 per annum, as well as having fees and project costs paid for the four-year duration.

See poster for details.

  • Research Openings for MS/PhD and postdocs at MIT

See poster for details.

  • Physical & Theoretical Chemistry Open Day - 26th Nov 2019

Department of Chemistry would like to invite you to our Graduate Studies Open Day to learn more about our graduate programmes in Physical & Theoretical Chemistry.

Where: Physical & Theoretical Chemistry Lab., South Parks Road, OX1 3QZ
When: Tuesday, 26th November 2019, from 12.15-5.00pm

The event will include introductory talks, a summary of application procedures, a poster session to learn about the chemistry of the different research groups in the Department, a chance to meet with prospective supervisors as well as tours of research labs.

Attendance is free, but registration is required. If you would like to join us, please register using the following link: http://postgraduate.chem.ox.ac.uk/physical-theoretical-chemistry-open-da...

Any questions, please email: graduate.admissions@chem.ox.ac.uk and see poster for details.

  • Postgraduate opportunities at the Quantum Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training

The University of Bristol's Quantum Engineering CDT offers a unique training and development experience for those wishing to pursue a career in the emerging quantum technologies industry, and we are now recruiting to our PhD programme for entry in September 2020.

We are holding two open day events at The Bristol Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information:
Women in Quantum Engineering on 4th & 5th December 2019, open to female and non-binary students: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/quantum-engineering/events/women-in-quantum-eng...
University of Bristol Quantum Engineering CDT Open Day on 5th December 2019, open to all undergraduate and masters students.

  • PhD in Quantum Engineering

Quantum engineering is a revolutionary approach to quantum technology. It encompasses both fundamental physics and the broad engineering skill-set necessary to meet the practical challenges of the future. Our PhD programme supports the understanding of sound fundamental scientific principles and much more, and our students are given the opportunity to put their burgeoning knowledge of science and engineering into practice from the outset.

Our ‘cohort’ approach to learning – through peer-to-peer teaching, group lab projects and research challenges – creates an environment that is both stimulating and empowering. It supports students in the development of leadership skills and in the creation of personal support networks, and offers a first-class foundation for developing and completing a PhD project.

The PhD application deadline for UK applicants for entry in September 2020 is Friday 28th February 2020.

If you’d like to know more, visit www.bristol.ac.uk/quantum-engineering or contact quantum-engineering@bristol.ac.uk

  • IOP/SEPnet Career Panel Event, Wednesday 4 December 2019, 15.00 – 19.30, IOP London N1

The Institute of Physics and SEPnet are organising a joint career event for all physics students. This event will give an insight into the broad range of career paths open to physics graduates including PhD graduates.
This event aims to help, inspire and motivate you to explore the careers options open to you in a welcoming and friendly environment. You will hear from a range of panellists, including graduates and PhD graduates in physics-related fields who have gone on to pursue interesting, successful careers in diverse areas – both in and outside academia.
You will have time to question our panellists in groups and to chat informally with them and other students over refreshments.

This event is free to members of the IOP. Non-members pay a £30 registration fee. Membership of the IOP starts at £15 for undergraduates. To join the IOP visit: www.iop.org/join

Register for the event here: https://www.iopconferences.org/iop/1441/home

Travel expenses can be reimbursed for SEPnet students by their Employer Engagement Advisers.

  • University Careers Service - Careers Fairs

Here are quick links to the 8 fairs this term, including the talks, and extra related events for alumni and those with disabilities before each fair.
4. Careers in Computing Fair Tuesday 29 October, Week 3
5. Science, Engineering and Technology Fair Saturday 2 Nov, Week 3
6. Internship Fair Wednesday 6 Nov, Week 4
7. Law Fair Saturday 9 Nov, Week 4
8. Jobs for Mathematicians Fair Tuesday 19 Nov, Week 6

Term Planner
The new Michaelmas term planner will as usual be sent to all penultimate and final-year undergraduates and graduates.

How to make the most of the Careers Service
This new, pocket guide to the Careers Service will be available at fairs, 1:1s and the Careers Service - and of course online

Facebook
All Michaelmas term events will be published on Facebook on a regular basis throughout the term. Students are already interacting with the events: Oxford University Careers Fair - 1,949 guests, Internship Fair - 1,521 guests, Management Consultancy Fair - 592 guests. They will receive notifications when the fair booklets are up, and get automated reminders in the run-up to the events.

A list of services is now available on the Careers Facebook page and is a useful introduction to the Service for new users at the beginning of term.

Oxford Guide to Careers 2020, in association with Oxford SU
The 2020 edition of this key careers resource for Oxford students will be delivered to all penultimate and final year (both undergraduates and graduates) in your college.

  • PhD Position at the University of Manchester

Entry requirements - First class bachelors/masters. IELTS must for candidates whose first language is not english Motivated and brilliant students who want to do cutting-edge science are welcome to apply.
About group research - https://radhaboya.weebly.com/

Research will primarily involve experimental work related to novel 2D materials, angstrom scale capillaries, electrical and ionic measurements, nanofabrication, and molecular transport, but not limited to above.

Interested candidates, please write to me, at radha.boya@manchester.ac.uk
We particularly welcome applications, which clearly outline "why you would like to join our team".

http://www.findaphd.com?pj=111105

  • Graduate Positions at the University of Alabama Department of Physics and Astronomy

As part of a rapidly expanding department now ranked #38 in grants and research expenditures by the American Institute of Physics’ GradSchoolShopper, we have an exciting array of graduate positions available. Please click here to view/download our program brochure. In addition, a list of actively recruiting faculty is listed below. Please note that this list is meant to be a sample: Research groups not shown here are always interested in new students and we encourage students to contact them as well for more information.

We do not require a student to have a group or subfield in mind when applying and encourage all prospective students to apply. If students are interested in our program but unsure of their direction yet, they are welcome to contact me for help at physgrad@ua.edu, or find information for applying at http://physics.ua.edu/grad/AdmitGrad.html

Claudia Mewes (Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics) and Tim Mewes (Experimental Condensed Matter Physics) are recruiting students for fundamental and applied research projects in the area of magnetism, including high frequency applications, spinlogic and spintronic devices, and topological excitations. More information can be found at http://magneticslab.ua.edu/.

Wang-Kong Tse, Theoretical Condensed Matter: Dr. Tse is looking for graduate students for research projects in studying non-equilibrium many-body physics, transport and light-matter interaction effects of novel quantum materials including low-dimensional systems and topological matters. Email: wktse@ua.edu Homepage: http://tsegroup.ua.edu/

Conor Henderson, Paolo Rumerio and Sergei Gleyzer, Experimental High-Energy Physics: Drs. Henderson, Rumerio and Gleyzer are recruiting students to collaborate on the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, where they are using advanced analysis techniques, including machine learning, to search for evidence of new physics beyond the Standard Model Email: conor.henderson@ua.edu, pgrumerio@ua.edu and sgleyzer@ua.edu

Georg Schwiete, Theoretical Condensed Matter. Dr. Schwiete is looking for graduate students who are interested in working on problems related to transport and dynamics in quantum many-body systems. This may include, for example, localization phenomena, aspects of quantum criticality or spintronics research. Email: gschwiete@ua.edu

Igor Ostrovskiy, Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics: Dr. Ostrovskiy is looking to recruit students to work on 1) Neutrinoless double beta decay with the EXO-200/nEXO experiments and 2) Magnetic monopoles at the Large Hadron Collider and in space. E-mail: iostrovskiy@ua.edu

NSF funded scholarships for Physics graduates are available to produce certified science teachers. The scholarship pays up to 17,100/Year to complete a fast track one-year Teacher Certification MA Program. In addition, graduates of the program are guaranteed a teaching position in a local school system with a10,500 salary supplement for four years above the regular MA teacher level salary. Contact: Dennis Sunal dwsunal@ua.edu or Rainer Schad rschad@ua.edu

  • DPhil studentship

More details The studentship is an EPSRC iCASE award intended for EEA applicants. This studentship will be jointly supervised by Dr. Krzysztof Szymaniec (krzysztof.szymaniec@npl.co.uk)and Prof. Christopher Foot (christopher.foot@physics.ox.ac.uk). Please contact us for more information.

See the Oxford Physics Department website:
https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/study-here/postgraduates/atomic-and-laser-...

  • PhD positions with the Genoa ATLAS group

For more info, candidates should email the following address: atlas-info@ge.infn.it

  • Fully-funded ICASE PhD scholarship available

See: webpage for further information.

  • EPSRC studentships and PhD studentship opening at Imperial College London

Studentships and PhD opportunities.

  • PhD studentship opening at Imperial College London

Job Title: PhD Studentship in Wearable Biosensors
Department: Chemical Engineering
Salary: £16,553 tax-free bursary per annum for up to 3.5 years, plus tuition fees at the UK/EU or overseas rate for 3 years
Campus: South Kensington, London
The Yetisen Group in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London welcomes applications for a PhD studentship to conduct work in the area of wearable biosensors. The studentship is funded by the Department of Chemical Engineering to create a wearable detection platform with the overall objective of developing a continuous monitoring system. You will be based in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus) under the supervision of Dr. Ali K. Yetisen.
Wearables as medical technologies are becoming an integral part of personal analytics, measuring individual’s physical status, recording physiological parameters, and informing schedule for medication. These new technology platforms promise to help people pursue a healthier life style, but also provide continuous medical data for actively tracking metabolic status, diagnosis, and treatment. Advances in the miniaturisation of flexible electronics, biosensors, microfluidics, and artificial intelligence algorithms have led to wearable devices that can provide real-time medical data.
The aim of this project is to develop wearable devices for continuous monitoring of metabolites in the body. Optical materials and methods including holography, laser ablation, and microfluidics will be used to create highly-sensitive and selective biosensors that can be reversibly detect biomarkers in real time. A smartphone camera interface will be developed to read the sensors quantitatively. As well as conducting your own research, you will work with a team of researchers, providing support to their projects; and be responsible for maintaining safe working practices.
Applicants are expected to have obtained (or be heading for) a first or upper-second degree at master’s level (or equivalent) in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry or Physics and be highly motivated.
Applicants should also be able to demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills, which will be essential in collaborating with industrial partners, and disseminating the results via journal publications.

Applications should be made through the College’s online application system:
http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/apply/how-to-apply/

Important information about the College’s PhD application process can be found on the following page: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg

  • DPhil projects at the National Physical Laboratory in experimental Atomic and Laser Physics

Applications are invited for three studentships are available for projects at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington that are jointly supervised by Professor Chris Foot in Oxford Physics, leading to an Oxford DPhil degree. The students will attend classes in Oxford on some days during the first year of the project but the experimental work will be carried out at the NPL. These are funded by Engineering & Physical Sciences Council (ICASE) awards, at a higher rate than a standard research council studentship, that should more than cover the additional expense of working in two places and travel. For further information, please see the Atomic and Laser Physics website: https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/study-here/postgraduates/atomic-and-laser-...
1. Laser-cooled ion optical clocks for fundamental physics and redefinition of the second
This is an experimental project working with one of the UK’s best atomic clocks at the NPL based on measuring the frequency of an optical transition between two internal energy levels within ions confined in an rf trap. The aim is to develop optical clocks that achieve fractional frequency uncertainties as low as 1 part in 10^18 (two orders of magnitude better than the current caesium microwave primary standards) as a precursor to a redefinition of the second.
2. Mini-fountain cold atom clock
This project will build a small footprint cold-atom frequency standard (clock) with excellent short- and long-term stability. Once fully developed, the mini-fountain clock will have applications in telecommunication, research facilities and defence.
3. Next-generation cold-atom compact atomic clocks
NPL looks to develop novel atom cooling and interrogation schemes for cold-atom high-stability frequency references with a volume < 800 cm^3. Existing compact microwave atomic clocks employ thermal atoms confined in small glass vapour cells but although these systems are very compact (< 17 cm^3 volume), the frequency stability is limited by collision broadening. Laser cooling the atoms minimises the effect of collisions thus greatly enhancing the Q factor and giving much higher performance timekeeping.
Christopher.foot@physics.ox.ac.uk

  • 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

  • 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

Summer Schools/Summer Student Positions

Paid opportunities

External job opportunities

Student societies

  • Quantum Information Society

Oxford's new Quantum Information Society has launched! From foundational physics to quantum technologies and learning to code on real quantum computers, we have exciting talks, discussions, tours and workshops planned for Michaelmas and beyond.

Check out our term-card and poster and like our Facebook page for details at fb.me/quantuminfosoc. Undergraduates and graduates from any department are welcome.

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

Other opportunities

  • Graduate Opportunity with Teach First

Teach First is a charity whose aim is to end educational inequality in the UK. They offer a two-year salaried teacher Training Programme by the end of which you will have earned a (fully-funded) Post Graduate Diploma in Education and Leadership (PGDE). Their graduates are placed in areas of the country where they are needed most and are supported and trained while they teach.
Over 50% of places on the programme have been filled for the next academic year. To give yourself the best chance of being assigned to teach the subject you want in the area you want, it is best to start an application sooner rather than later.
Do reach out to the Physics Teach First Campus Rep, Alex (alexander.tometzki@magd.ox.ac.uk), if you would like to hear more and he would be happy to take you for a coffee.

  • Participate in LSE GROUPS survey

We are a group of LSE students taking LSE GROUPS and we are conducting research into women’s participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) fields at the university level and their continuation into STEM-related careers after university. Specifically, we are looking to understand the factors for female students deciding to continue into STEM-related careers or change their choice of industry.
The respondents we are looking for are mainly (1) female students doing both undergraduate and graduate STEM degrees; and (2) female faculty members who graduated from STEM degrees. Participants will have the chance to win 10 pounds Amazon voucher.
Below is the link to the surveys:
(1) for students:
https://forms.gle/FqFAqUrqM5Wysmq88

  • 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 October, 2nd November and 9th November (Oxford University 2nd-4th week) or the Sundays of 27th October, 3rd November and 10th November (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. 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!

  • Kilimanjaro Challenge

Join the University of Oxford Team and reach the Roof of Africa next summer! Volunteer Team Leader, Kyra Birkett, is on the lookout for a team of like minded adventurers to join this epic challenge. By taking on this challenge your support alone will be enough to change the lives of at least 75 school children through providing them with a clean water supply for the first time. Together, with your team, you will change the lives of thousands of school children and take part in a once in a lifetime adventure.

There are already 12 people signed up to the University of Oxford team and nearly 200 in total so far across the country - you can join them and be part of something amazing.

Deadline to sign up is Monday 2nd December. Find out more and register here.

You can also tune into our information webinar on Friday 29th November to hear all about the challenge - join the event.

If you have any questions you can contact the Dig Deep team on 0114 360 1471, email support@digdeep.org.uk or get in touch with your team leader Kyra Birkett on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kyra.birkett.

  • SolidariTee - recruiting. A student-led registered charity which works to provide legal aid for refugees in Greece

Want to help refugees, but don’t know how to combine that with your studies? Fancy being part of a driven, enthusiastic team of students committed to raising funds and spreading awareness of the refugee crisis in Greece? Have a burning desire to sell high-quality, ethically-produced t-shirts in the name of legal aid? Then SolidariTee is for you!

SolidariTee is an international student-led charity which seeks to raise awareness and further sustainable support for those affected by the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean. The situation right now in the region is desperate, and legal aid is one of the most tangible ways to make a lasting difference to people whose only crime is seeking refuge. Each sale of a SolidariTee shirt contributes in two ways; by raising funds for NGOs working on the ground, and by creating a visible show of solidarity across campus.

We want YOU to sign up to be one of our regional reps - you’ll be given a pack of 20 shirts to sell and be expected to help out at city-wide fundraising events, as well as organise your own if you fancy it! Don’t worry - you’ll have full support from the rest of the Oxford team at all times as you raise vital funds for our two partner charities operating in the Mediterranean.

Sign up today using this link (https://airtable.com/shrOfzMyJzskKbDc9?fbclid=IwAR3f8qtsW3dZRlVvY9z3kVrv...), and don’t hesitate to email Becca or Aura (head reps; becca.young0898@gmail.com & aura.schonfeld@sjc.ox.ac.uk) if you have any queries about what being a rep entails!

  • 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.

  • 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

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