News on funding, conferences, social events, and opportunities for Warwick postgraduate students
Reflections on the COVID-19 pandemic: Perspectives on productivity, well-being and the futures of work
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged much contemporary thinking in terms of productivity, well-being and the futures of work. The shift to home working, sectors unable to work, and others that are overwhelmed there is no ‘one size fits all’ response. In this series of webinars experts from across the University of Warwick will be reflecting on the way in which COVID-19 has questioned traditional thinking in relation to and aspect of productivity, well-being and the nature of work. The webinars are intended to spark conversation and debate. They will help to connect those with common interests for further discussion and exploration.
Warwick Enterprise Summer Programme 2020 - Online
There will be a variety of activities for you to engage with online such as seminars, group meet-ups, 1:1 appointments and interactive presentations. We'll also provide links to external resources we've found, in case you want to explore a topic in more depth.
PhD/EngD Studentships - School of Engineering / WMG - CDT - Future Mobility Technologies
To All final year undergraduates (years 3/4) and MSc students across the Faculty of Science.
Fully funded studentships are being offered by the School of Engineering / WMG - CDT in Future Mobility Technologies and applications from Home / EU students are now welcome. Details of the funding, how to apply and information on the project research streams can be found here.
Cumberland Lodge have announced their two-year scholarships for 2020-2022 and welcome applications from PhD students. They are designed to fit around, and enhance, doctoral studies and provide a unique opportunity to develop skills in communications, public engagement and interdisciplinary working. These scholarships opened for applications on Monday 2nd March 2020.
Application Deadline: The application deadline has now been extended until midnight on Friday 17 April 2020. This is to give prospective applicants more time to apply. The interviews will go ahead on Monday 4 May 2020, but they will be conducted online, and shortlisted candidates will be sent straightforward details of how to take part via video conferencing.
Shortlisted applicants will be informed by Thursday 30th April 2020 and interviews will take place on Monday 4th May 2020.
For full details and to apply online please see web-site link provided above.
Digital technology is responsible for substantial environmental impacts globally. It has roughly the same carbon footprint as aviation, and is one of the most widespread sources of hazardous substances in waste streams. Furthermore, its emissions are growing currently. However, it has also been argued that digital technology can play a key role in the transition to a low carbon society. Progressive IT companies are making significant efforts to reduce the environmental impact of their activities, and searching for new ways of supporting lower impact ways of living. In this talk, I will look at the big picture and arguments from both sides. I will also present more detail on how to understand and mitigate the environmental impacts of a digital service such as a website, Google Search, Facebook, YouTube or BBC iPlayer. Where in the system are the ‘hotspots’ and what can we do to tackle them? What are the longer term trends in such patterns? I will present some results and lead a discussion on this topic.
The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund will be offering up to 18 scholarship awards of £5,000 to Canadian citizens studying in the UK for the academic year 2020/2021. These awards are for academic and artistic studies and are exclusively for students who have already started their multi-year studies in the UK in multiple disciplines. Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided above.
The deadline for applications is: Midnight on Sunday 8th March 2020
BFWG Prizes for outstanding academic excellence
This competition is now open and the awards are made to women doctoral students who will be in, or going into, their third year (or part time equivalent) of work for a research PhD/DPhil etc. in the autumn of 2020. Awards are, in effect, one off prizes varying in value from £1,000 to £6,000 and are given for overall outstanding academic excellence. For further details please visit the web-site link provided, where information including criteria for eligibility can be found.
The closing date for applications is: 5pm on Saturday 22nd February 2020
BFWG Research Presentations Day - Saturday 2nd May 2020
This one day meeting in London is an opportunity for postgraduate students to present their work to a general audience. A small prize of £120 is offered for the student giving what is judged the best presentation. It is also an opportunity to meet students from other universities and other disciplines. Further detailed information can be found on the link provided.
The closing date for applications is: Saturday 14th March 2020
Conference - Cumberland Lodge
Starts on Thursday 27th February 2020 at 10.00 am and finishes on Friday 28th February 2020 at 4.00 pm. (Participants are expected to attend the whole event)
This Conference is an opportunity for PhD students to attend a two-day residential Conference at Cumberland Lodge, which will explore thought-provoking, challenging and innovative examples that can lead the way towards more inclusive forms of community life and opportunities for shared commitments in the wake of events or developments that fracture and divide local populations.
There are five bursaries available for this conference to support PhD students working in relevant fields with the costs of travelling to and from Cumberland Lodge. All conference costs, shared-accommodation and meals will be provided free of charge.
To find our more about the conference and to download the bursary application form, please visit the Cumberland Lodge web-site, link provided above.
Deadline: Applications should be submitted by Monday 20 January 2020.
Celebration of Warwick's International Scholars - 2019/2020
A welcome reception was held earlier this month to recognise the achievement of our international sponsored students in securing highly prestigious and competitive scholarships to study at Warwick starting in 2019. The event was attended by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor Ann Lucas OBE and senior Warwick officials. Read more about this occasion here and see further pictures taken through-out here.