Month: October 2023

Inclusive Technology – Live Webinars (Autumn and Spring Terms)

Using the right software and apps can help you increase your effectiveness and feel better equipped for the demands of work and study. Tackle online study challenges by learning how to work better, faster and smarter. From mind mapping solutions to advanced spell checkers, Imperial provides multiple options to help you improve.

To support you in using this technology to its full potential, Imperial has collaborated with Diversity and Ability (D&A) to offer all students free webinars across the Autumn and Spring terms.

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Conception X

Are you a PhD student looking to create real-world impact with your research? Sign up here to discover Conception X.

Conception X’s free nine-month programme helps PhD students to explore entrepreneurship and launch deeptech startups based on their research. You take part in entrepreneurship training designed for scientists and engineers, meet fellow entrepreneurial students from around the country, connect with industry experts and become eligible for innovation grants, awards and venture capital funding.

The programme runs alongside your PhD, so you don’t need to make any immediate, life-altering decisions when you join. Its two-track approach supports you whether you’re starting to think about how to commercialise your research and your career post-PhD, or if you’re ready to launch or accelerate your startup.

Our partnership with XTX Ventures supports 6-12 new companies per cohort – focusing on AI, quantum computing, robotics, biotech and other transformative areas of deep technology – with a typical cheque size of £100,000.

You can learn more about the Conception X programme and if it is a good fit for your ambitions by joining a Discovery Session. The first online session is on Tuesday 31 October– register here!

Applications for Cohort 7 will open mid November,  but we are taking early registrations of interest here.  More about the programme here. If you have any questions, please reach out to

Upload your research seminar through Cassyni, for free

Cassyni is a platform for universities to organise, run, and publish online seminars in which researchers talk about their latest work. Seminar recordings are enhanced using Cassyni’s proprietary AI technology to produce high quality transcripts, extract slides, and resolve references to scholarly works contained in the talk, linking seminars to the wider scholarly literature. The enhanced recording is then published with a DOI making it part of the scholarly record.  

Funded through the Imperial Experience Project, in 2023-2024, the Graduate School is piloting a collaboration with Cassyni, to provide all Imperial PhD students the opportunity to publish a seminar about their research, for free, helping to increase the impact and visibility of their work and build research connections.

Once published your seminar will receive a citable DOI giving you another research output to add to your academic CV, helping you to stand out to future employers and increasing the impact of your research.

Find out more and access the dedicated Imperial sign-up portal

International Family Network

Do you have your family , that can be either just your partner or partner and children , with you while you are studying at Imperial?  If so do join the International Family Network we organise lots of fun events and trips such as theatre trips to West End Theatres , trips to tourist attractions and also on campus events such as the annual Easter Egg Hunt for the children.

Please email Shelagh for more information and to join the mailing list