Category: Miscellaneous

1st Year PhD students required for research project

How does a non-Imperial postgraduate education prepare students to embark on a PhD?

You are invited to take part in a research project if you are:

  • a 1st year PhD student in the Faculty of Medicine (any department)
  • a Masters’ degree graduate from an institution other than Imperial not part of a DTP or CDT
  • a first-timer at Imperial i.e., have not studied or worked here prior to starting your PhD

What’s this research project about?

This project aims to understand the experience of 1st year PhD students who are also first-timers at Imperial. It is part of an MEd (University Teaching and Learning project) which may lead to the development or enhancement of support for future students.

What’s involved?

If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will be invited to a 1-hour interview to share your experiences and perspectives. Information shared will be anonymised before analysis, and participation will be confidential.

Participants will be entered into a draw for a £25 voucher (Amazon or similar).

Next steps

To take part in this project, or to get more Information before deciding, please email Elaina Maginn (

The Petri Dish: Making Science Social

Welcome to The Petri Dish, we are a community made for scientists, by scientists, to promote more interdisciplinary social conversations for early career researchers.

We aim to bring together scientists from all disciplines across industry, academia and start-ups by providing events, and a space to reach out to people with varying expertise. We hope to not only use this community to talk about our own work and passions, but to use the network to foster relationships and collaborations across disciplines.

Help us tailor TPD to you by filling out our form:

If you want to be involved as a team member please reach out to:

Borrow recreational audiobooks and e-books with Libby

Borrow recreational audiobooks and e-books to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive.

Sign in to OverDrive for access to nearly 600 audiobooks and e-books including bestsellers, prize-winning fiction, and titles in German, Spanish and French.

Download the Libby app to borrow up to 10 titles for 14 days. Titles expire automatically at the end of the loan period so you do not have to return them.

If someone else has borrowed the title you want, just place a hold on it and the service will let you know when it’s available.

You can also use ‘Recommend to library’ to suggest additional titles to purchase. This feature is available in OverDrive (coming soon to Libby).

Libby is only available to Imperial staff and students.