Portrait_de_famille_(1_px_=_1000_km) Gazing at the Future : The experience of male and female physics and astronomy doctoral students in the UK

Tuesday 19 May

10am – 1.15pm

Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, London.

 

The Institute of Physics (IOP) and Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) warmly invites you to the launch of our report Gazing at the Future : The experience of male and female physics and astronomy doctoral students in the UK, highlighting the differing experiences of male and female physics and astronomy doctoral students in the UK.

In 2014, the IOP and RAS commissioned a survey of physics and astronomy doctoral students, investigating their experiences and future career intentions. The survey found that men and women’s experiences of doctoral research and their career intentions differed in a number of areas. Informed by these findings, we have made a number of recommendations on how departments, funders and professional bodies can close this experiential gap between male and female students.

Our invited speakers, Dr Lesley Thompson, Director, Sciences and Engineering at The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Dr Emma Chapman, postdoctoral student at University College London and winner of the IOP Women in Physics Very Early Career Award in 2014, will be giving their perspectives on how funders and departments can improve the experiences of doctoral students.

Registration

Places are limited so please register your attendance at the earliest possible opportunity.

Please visit the registration page

Event Timetable

 

10.00am                                            arrival, registration, tea and coffee

10.30am                                            start

10.30am – 10.45am                       Professor Paul Hardaker IOP Chief Executive Officer- Welcome

10.45am – 11.15 am                      Dr. Emma Chapman – PhD student perspective

11.20am – 11.50 am                      Dr. Lesley Thompson – Research council perspective

11.50am – 12.30pm                       Panel question and answer

12.30pm                                            buffet lunch for all attendees

1.15pm                                              finish

 

If you have any questions about bookings, please contact Angela Townsend, Angela.Townsend@iop.org

 

 

 

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