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.
Places are limited so please register your attendance at the earliest possible opportunity.
Please visit the registration page
10.00am arrival, registration, tea and coffee
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
If you have any questions about bookings, please contact Angela Townsend, Angela.Townsend@iop.org