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Exam Wellbeing

Examination Schools have collaborated with the Counselling Service and the AAD Communications team to create the Exam Wellbeing campaign to advertise the supportive resources available to students preparing for exams. The Counselling Service has also produced an online guide for students available online at www.ox.ac.uk/examwellbeing.

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 Karen Hampson 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.

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

Seminars/lectures/conferences/courses

Access and Diversity

Summer Student Positions/Summer Schools

  • Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems - Summer Internship 2022 - deadline 3 December 2021

See poster for details.

Internships

  • Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems - Summer Internship 2022 - deadline 3 December 2021

See poster for details.

University Careers Service

  • How to make the most of the Careers Service

https://www.careers.ox.ac.uk/#/

Careers/DPhils

  • Graduate Student Positions in Quantum Condensed Matter Physics, Université de Montréal - deadline 16 December 2021

See poster for details.

  • Virginia Tech Physics Graduate Open House - Oct. 16 and Nov. 13

See poster for details.

  • Open Test Engineer Role at Seeqc, a superconducting quantum computing company

See poster for details.

Paid opportunities

Please see the Access section above for paid access work.

  • Hiring outreach tutors

We are starting a new outreach initiative aimed at 6th form students at UK state schools. The program is called COMPOS, Comprehensive Oxford Mathematics and Physics Online School, and its mission is to help enthusiastic students to systematically learn mathematics and physics. The COMPOS curriculum largely follows the school syllabus, but presents the material at a higher and deeper level, concentrating on problem solving skills, thereby preparing the students for higher education and eventually a career in physics and mathematics. Further information can be found at https://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/engage/schools/secondary-schools/projects-a....

We are looking for COMPOS tutors. Each tutor will be assigned a group of 5-6 participants. You will have to mark the assignments submitted by the members of your group and give them weekly 1-hour online tutorials. The COMPOS pilot phase will aim to enroll 100-120 participants, meaning that we will need about 20 tutors. Each tutor is expected to work 2-3 hours a week. To be eligible, you need to be at least in your second year and, as a rule, your current academic standing should be no lower than class 2.1.

In addition to a bit of supplemental income (the remuneration is at the level of Oxford graduate student tutors, about £14-£15 per hour), the benefits of joining us include invaluable teaching experience (which you can put on your resume) and an opportunity to revise and improve your school knowledge. Most importantly, you will be providing a helping hand to your younger fellows from state schools, who are passionate about maths and physics, but may not have much opportunity to pursue this passion.

If interested, please contact Professor Alex Lvovsky at Alex.Lvovsky@physics.ox.ac.uk. He is looking forward to hearing from you.

Student societies

  • Oxford Google Developer Student Club (GDSC)

The Oxford chapter of GDSC was founded over the summer with the aim of helping students interested in developer technologies to grow their knowledge in a peer-to-peer learning environment and build solutions for local businesses and their community. It is a program offered by Google Developers to support community-run developer groups.

Over the course of this upcoming academic year, we will be hosting hands-on workshops, events, talks, and project-building activities – both online and in-person. We are aiming to run our inaugural event during Week 3 of Michaelmas 2021 and will be sharing updates on our activity and progress via Facebook (@Google Developer Student Club Oxford) and LinkedIn (@GDSC University of Oxford).

  • 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.

  • Physics Society
  • Oxford University Scientific Society

New! Oxford University Scientific Society have worked with the Careers Service in designing this survey to gather careers-related feedback from students studying a scientific discipline. Filling in this survey will be beneficial in tailoring the Careers Service to ensure it meet the needs of the scientific student population at Oxford.
You can fill this survey in anonymously, however you may wish to fill in your email address to enter the prize draw for £10 Amazon vouchers. Please use this link to participate: https://forms.gle/8TiqRDyoBHhnMt6P7

Established in 1882, OUSS is the oldest student-run science society in the world. For those who are not familiar with what we do, ordinarily, at this point in term we would be busy hosting speakers from a variety of backgrounds and organising social events. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, this term we have moved online, and virtual events are well underway.

In the past few years, the OUSS have hosted hundreds of speakers, 18 of which were Nobel Prize winners. In addition, the committee hosts social and careers events to foster an interdisciplinary scientific community within the university.

If you are one of our old friends (i.e. already subscribed to our mailing list), you would have received an email last week about us moving our mailing list. The new mailing list will allow us to target different events at different audiences, connect like-minded people together, and much more. We are planning to reach out to as many people as possible, whether you are a student, a researcher, an experienced academic staff, as long as you are interested in science, it would be wonderful to have you on board!

Sign-up by filling out this Google Form: https://forms.gle/VWdTnaqGoUb3y9TF8, it should only take 2 minutes of your time!

Thank you for your attention, keep well, and we hope to meet you again in the future. For any queries, please contact us at:
Email: scientific.society@studentclubs.ox.ac.uk
Website: https://ouscisoc.org/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OUSciSoc/

  • Oxford University Aeronautical Society - AerOx

Other opportunities

  • New MSc - opinions sought - Department of Oncology - deadline 1st Nov 2021

The Department of Oncology currently runs an MSc in Radiobiology. We’re planning on making a change to this course to split it into two, one part biologically focused and a second MSc in Medical Physics with Radiobiology for the physics side.

We would like to consult with potential course students on their views and would appreciate any undergraduate physics students who could comment on the proposed changes. In particular any students who took short option S10 (on medical physics) in Trinity term but any undergraduates would be very welcome. The consultation would be via a short meeting where we would present the changes and ask for comments on what is being planned so we can take on board any feedback.

Please email Morag Rose on morag.rose@oncology.ox.ac.uk if you are interested in taking part in this short consultation.

  • Mentorship opportunity - Encouraging Women Across All Borders

Encouraging Women Across All Borders (EWAAB) is offering a year-long mentorship program to first and second-year women/non-binary students at the University of Oxford!

Join a multi-national community to build confidence, professional skills, and your network - applications are open now until the 1st of November.

Learn more about EWAAB and its Bridge mentorship program here, or reach out to Oana, oana.bazavan@bnc.ox.ac.uk!

  • New photographic competition open to all physics students!

We have launched today a competition on Instagram, we hope you follow us, and take part. We’d love to know what ‘Physics at Oxford…’ is/means to you, so share those pics: in class, studying, out and about, lab, buildings, anything that represents your life in Oxford as a physics student.

Please go to our IG (@physics_oxford) and read the rules on our feed.

We look forward to seeing your photos 😊

Any questions, please write to valeria.crowder@physics.ox.ac.uk

  • Citadel Virtual Datathon 1 - 8 November 2021

Hosted by Citadel LLC and Citadel Securities in partnership with Correlation One, the Data Open is inviting students in Europe to virtually compete at Europe Regional Datathon this Fall!

The Data Open challenges students from the world's best universities to tackle real-world social challenges in topics such as urban traffic, renewable energy, and education. Top performing students have the opportunity to win USD15,000 in cash prizes, exclusive recruiting opportunities with Citadel, and global recognition. The winner of Europe Datathon will also receive an invitation to the Data Open Championship - you can click here to watch a clip from our past Championship event.

Taking place between November 1st and 8th, teams will have a week to work on their submissions, with the flexibility to showcase their skills on their own schedule. Europe Datathon is a regional data science competition, so it will be more exciting than our university-wide events and bring the best students across Europe together!

Who: Undergraduate, graduate, Ph.D., and post-doc researchers
When: November 1-8 (flexible structure, so that teams will be able to work anytime during this week to accommodate their schedules)
Where: Virtual
Prizes: USD15,000 + Exclusive recruiting opportunities with Citadel LLC and Citadel Securities

Here's the link to sign up!

Admissions are made on a rolling basis, so I encourage you to apply now!

If you have any questions or want to learn more about the event, contact mert@correlationone.com. We look forward to receiving your application.

  • Novo Nordisk International Talent Programme - deadline: 25 October 21/1 April 22

The Novo Nordisk International Talent Program awards scholarships to students to study abroad at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) at third-year undergraduate or Masters level. The scholarship is open to students at the University of Sydney and students at universities that are, like ours, part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU).

The scholarship will typically amount to approximately €1,200 a month. Depending on the costs and length of the study period, it may increase to up to €26,000 in total. The scholarship may be spent towards the cost of tuition fees, travel, insurance, and other expenses incurred in connection with studying abroad at UCPH. The program gives priority to applicants who display a strong academic background and have submitted an ambitious study plan for their stay.

There are two deadlines every year: students must apply before 25 October 2021 for the following semester, or before 1 April 2022 for the following semester.

Applicants can come from a range of fields in Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences or Medicine. Their studies should relate to metabolism, insulin, haemoglobin, obesity, big data or digitalisation. Students in other disciplines can also apply with projects relating to these specific areas.

Full details about eligibility criteria and application requirements can be found here.

2022 will be the last year that the program will be run, so I warmly encourage all those interested to consider applying. If you have any questions, please email UCPH at nnitp@adm.ku.dk

  • Nightline

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 or message us online at oxfordnightline.org/talk. 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 23rd and 30th of October and 6th of November (Oxford University 2nd-4th week) or the Sundays of 24th and 31st of October and 7th of 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. 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!

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