Month: May 2024

CfAE Advanced academic writing (30 May, 13 June & 27 June 2024)

Do you want to improve your academic STEMM research writing?

Join CfAE’s ‘Advanced academic writing‘ guided activity sessions, designed to train you to improve the effectiveness and all-round readability of your STEMM research writing.

Through a series of group activities, you will practise refining texts to better communicate STEMM research. This will help you understand how your own science can be presented in a more logical, impactful and reader-friendly way.

These sessions are interactive guided sessions, not lectures. Because of this interactive nature, please note that these sessions are not recorded. If you’d like input on advanced academic writing, we recommend you complete our online self-study learning blocks.

30 May: Flow and cohesion

Produce cohesive texts which flow and present your scientific work in a logical and reader-friendly way.

13 June: Clarity

Improve the readability of your research writing by focusing on clarity and impact.

27 June: Concision

Focus on understanding how to be concise (e.g. how to avoid redundancy), but not too concise.

Climate Solution Capture 2024 photo competition (deadline: 05 August 2024)

The Climate Solution Capture 2024 photo competition, organized by PhD students from the SSCP DTP at the Grantham Institute, is now open! The competition aims to encourage innovative efforts by individuals and communities in combating climate change. We invite everyone to capture climate solutions for nature-positive and sustainable living in their daily lives.

There will be prizes for the top three winners. The deadline for submissions is 17:00 on August 5, 2024, and the shortlisted entries will be announced by the end of August.

Please click on the link to learn all details and how to submit your Photo!

Vaccine Student Research Network Conference 2024 – 10 September 2024

Join us for our annual Vaccine Student Research Network conference on the 10th September 2024 at South Kensington campus and showcase your work around vaccines or vaccine-related subjects.

All MRes and PhD students from across the college are invited to register for the conference and submit an abstract for an oral presentation and/or research poster.

This conference is a great opportunity to meet fellow scientists and learn about the cutting-edge vaccine research happening across Imperial College London!

The deadline for abstract submission is 01 August 2024

Register here

Drug Student Research Network’s Annual Conference – 17 September 2024

Drug Student Research Network’s Annual Conference

Tuesday 17 September 2024

Welcome to our first network event!

We are thrilled to have you join us for this in-person conference organised by and for the students of the Drug Student Research Network (DSRN) at Imperial College London. Our primary goal is to celebrate drug-related research conducted by postgraduate students like yourself and provide a platform for meaningful discussion, exchange, and collaboration.

The Drug Student Research Network brings together students from across the college working in fields relevant to drug, inclusive of students from the faculty of engineering, the faculty of medicine, the faculty of natural sciences and the Imperial College business school. It provides opportunities for networking and collaboration, promote cross-disciplinary learning, and enrich perspectives for personal and professional development beyond the boundaries of your research group.

This year’s conference keynote speakers and other speakers include:

  • Dr Mike Romanos: Faculty of Medicine Associate Dean for Enterprise at Imperial College London
  • Dr Sarah Caswell: Associate Principal Scientist at AstraZeneca
  • Dr Chuanzi Yue: Research associate Health Economics at Imperial College London
  • Dr Viacheslav Trush and Dr Benedikt V Holbling: Drug Discovery Hub at Imperial College London

Further information about the network can be found on:


To register for the conference, please click on the link below and send a short abstract of your work to present at the conference.

For more information, please contact Fouzia Khan:

PhD Summer Showcase – Volunteer to be a Judge!

The Graduate School would like to invite all students and staff to join our official judging team for the PhD Summer Showcase which takes place on Wednesday 10 July 2024 at the South Kensington Campus.

The challenge for this year’s competition is for students to communicate their research via a three-minute presentation pitch. Presenters will be assessed on their ability to explain their research in a way that can be shared with the public. Our judges will also be assessing the visual impact & creativity of each presentation.

Judges will be allocated approximately four presenters to visit and assess their three-minute presentation pitches against the categories below:

There are two judging time slots to pick from: Judging Slot 1 (11.00-12.00) or  Judging Slot 2 (11:30-12.30).

This is a fantastic opportunity to hear more about the sorts of PhD research taking place across the College. Please contact Sarah Faux if you would like to volunteer or find out more – all students and staff are welcome! 

Your Opinion Matters in Shaping Sustainability Education at Imperial (deadline: 20 June 2024)

We’re looking for your feedback on our proposals for integrating sustainability into our education programmes . By providing your thoughts on our Education for Sustainability (E4S) Green Paper, you’ll help shape the White Paper which will outline specific policies to implement sustainability education at Imperial. Share your insights and help us make a positive difference.

How to Participate:

Deadline for Responses:

  • Thursday, 20 June 2024


Call for Aligned PhD researchers to SSCP DTP Cohort 11 – application deadline: 26 July 2024

Call for Aligned PhD researchers to SSCP DTP Cohort 11 – application deadline: Friday 26 July 2024

We invite applications from Imperial PhD researchers to join the next cohort of the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet DTP, who commence 28 September, 2024. Successful applicants’ research must relate to the NERC remit, and applicants must have commenced/are commencing their PhD in 2024.

As an aligned PhD researcher, students will receive bespoke skills gap training from academic and industry experts, interdisciplinary peer to peer collaboration, and support from the SSCP DTP team.

Further information, including costs and how to apply, can be found here (pdf).


Designing Healthcare Interventions for Women and Girls: A Collaborative Workshop – 08 July 2024

Monday 08 July 2024 | 10.00 – 15.00 (registration from 09.30) | CR1/CR2, Translation and Innovation Hub, 84 Wood Lane, W12 0BZ

Despite advancements in healthcare, women and girls continue to face unique health challenges often overlooked by traditional research and design practices. Moreover, it is increasingly recognised that products, technologies and interventions aimed at all genders have primarily been designed for men, with the needs of women and girls inadequately accounted for throughout the design and implementation process.

To address this, the Imperial College Women’s Health Network of Excellence is organising a one-day collaborative workshop to bring together researchers from different disciplines to brainstorm ideas for healthcare interventions designed with women and girls in mind. The workshop is designed to lay the foundations for the development of new Imperial-led proposals for the MRC funding opportunity for early stage development of new healthcare interventions. Through interactive activities, talks, small group work and networking, participants will engage in lively discussions, share ideas and expertise, and explore new avenues for collaboration.

This event is aimed at academics of all career stages, including those who are interested female-specific health as well as those whose area of work is not specific to women but where an important gender health gap exists. Early- and mid-career researchers particularly encouraged to take part! This event is open to Imperial College researchers and academics only.

Find out more about this exciting event and register your interest via this link. This event can accommodate 30 participants only and so register quick if you’d like to get involved.