Month: June 2019

CDT Festival of Science – Tuesday 02 July 2019

Date: 2nd of July

Place: Lecture theatre G16, Seminar Rooms 119-122 and Level 1 Concourse; Alexander Fleming Building; Imperial College London; South Kensington Campus

Morning session theme: Science Communication

9.30 – Coffee and breakfast

10 – 10:45 – Gareth Mitchell; Talk Title: “Good Science Communication: How and Why?”

10:45 – 11:30 – Dr Shini Somara; talk on her experience as a science journalist and how to tailor media towards different audiences. Talk title: “Visualising the invisible”

11:30 – 11:45 – Brief introduction by Amelia Perry, Big Bang Fair competitions manager, and Emily Xu, GSK Young Scientist of the Year 2018 and Big Bang Fair winner 2018, on The Big Bang Fair science competition and how researchers can get involved in judging children’s science competitions.

11:45 – 12:30 – Panel discussion with all previous speakers + Dr Jess Wade, on the topic “Hurdles: making the jump from research to communication”

12:30 – Lunch:

13:00 – 14:30. “Racing extinction” film showing

Afternoon session: Climate Change and Science Policy

17:00- 17:30 Tea and Cake

17:30 – 18:00 – Sir Norman Lamb, MP

18:00 – 18:30 – Sigourney Luz from the IPCC, talk on her role as Communications Manager for IPCC WGIII

18:30 –19.00 Wine, cheese and snacks break + informal Q&A / Networking with speakers

19:00 – 20:00 – Dan Page, BBC sitcom writer and podcast producer; workshop on how to write comedy for science

20:00 – event closure

Engaging in the world outside your PhD – 28 June 2019

This is a unique opportunity to get inspired and informed about using your skills to drive change. We have organised a series of talks from current PhD students and STEM professionals who are involved in start-ups, science communication, education, non-profits and more. The event is open to all Imperial PhD students and we hope to facilitate networking between students across years and disciplines.

Find out more and register here

Spaces are limited so please register soon to avoid disappointment

Volunteer for the International Student Energy Summit 2019!

Calling all students passionate about energy!

Want to take part in the biggest youth energy conference in the world? Keen to meet like-minded people from over 100 countries? Is helping out and being friendly your jam?

Then join us as a volunteer in the 2019 International Student Energy Summit! We’re looking for friendly and passionate students to help out with a range of tasks between July 17th and 20th right here in South Kensington.

In return, you’ll get free lunch and plenty of coffee for all 3 days, lots of great networking opportunities and an invitation to our Summit closing party in the iconic Natural History Museum! Plus of course the chance to contribute to the largest student energy event in the world!

Interested? Fill out this handy Google form to express your interest. Any questions? Get in touch with Farin Lari on

Further info

Exploring Your Post Ph.D. Careers (Princeton alumni event hosted by ICBS) – 2 July 2019


Exploring Your Post Ph.D. Careers

2 July 2019

What can you do with your Ph.D. outside academia?

Our panellists share their experiences

We often talk about the skills one acquires as a scholar, researcher, teacher, thinker while completing a doctorate degree. However, there is a growing need for a more concrete understanding of the doctorate degree’s versatility and applicability in real life.

Please join our distinguished panellists with Princeton Ph.D.s who work in various sectors, to explore the prospects of what one can do beyond working in academia.

Mika Provata-Carlone *02, Ph.D. (Comparative Literature), Independent Scholar, Translator, Illustrator, Editor

Pedro Goldbaum *05, Ph.D. (Physics), Managing Director/Co-head G10 Non-linear rated trading at Citi

Yan Hue *93, Ph.D. (Electrical engineering), Co-founder, Managing Partner and CIO of Capula Investment Management

Christopher Marks *96, Ph.D. (WWS), Managing director, head of emerging markets, EMEA for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG)

Elena Peregrina-Salvador *15, Ph.D. (Spanish and Portuguese), Lead corporate strategy manager, Digital at Hutchison

Cecilia Tilli *14 Ph.D. (Philosophy), Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning Researcher

This event is organized by Princeton Graduate School alumni, and generously hosted by Imperial College Business School.

When:  6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Where:  Imperial College Business School, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK

Registration:  Free event. Please register here for capacity purposes:

Calling all surgical trainees with OOPEs in a low-middle income country

Dear Colleague,

My name is Sonia Basson. I am a surgical trainee and am currently completing a Masters in Surgical Education at Imperial College. I am conducting a study to explore how the experiences of UK surgical trainees undertaking an out-of-programme experience (OOPE) in a low- middle-income country (LMIC) contributes to their professional identify and return to surgical practice on return to the UK.

This study would entail you attending a 30-60 minute one-to-one audio-recorded interview to explore your personal experience.  I am hoping to recruit 5-10 participants across all the surgical sub-specialities to gain a wider understanding on this topic.

Please see the study participant information leaflet, which describes the study in more detail.  If you are interested in participating in this study or have any further questions, then please do not hesitate to contact me at

Kind Regards,

Miss Sonia Basson

ST8 Paediatric Surgery Registrar, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Masters in Surgical Education, Imperial College student

The PhD to Consulting (PtC) conference – 20 September 2019

We are delighted to announce this year’s PhD to Consulting 2019 Conference, which will take place on Friday 20th September 2019 at Imperial College London.

This student-run event is a one-day annual conference serving as a unique opportunity for PhD researchers who are looking to pursue a career in consulting. The conference provides a platform for discussion and networking for PhD students and professionals from top consulting firms, such as McKinsey, BCG, IBM and more. The conference will discuss topics such as:

  • Exploring how receptive the UK consulting industry is to PhD students/graduates.
  • Determining the scope for PhD recruits in consulting.
  • Defining the consulting industry expectations of PhD students/graduates.
  • Outlining the skills that PhD recruit should have for a career in consulting and how they may apply.
  • Establishing any sector/industry specific demands for PhD students/graduates.
  • Analysing typical recruitment and assessment procedures, including case interviews and competencies.

Venue: City and Guilds Building, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ

Registration: £30 first release, £35 second release, £40 final release

Register soon to avoid disappointment! First release tickets expected to be sold out by the end of this week!

To find more information about the event and register, please visit our website

We look forward to seeing you at PtC 2019,


On behalf of

The Organising Committee,

PhD to Consulting Conference 2019

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