Category: Courses & Workshops

RCDS Hackathon 2024 – 12 July 2024, SK Campus

Welcome to the RCDS hackathon 2024 – The fast and the curious!

Friday 12 July 2024, 10.00-17.00, SK Campus

You are welcome to join us for another instalment of the Graduate School’s Research Computing and Data Science Programme hackathon. Last year, we experimented with GitHub’s Copilot; this year, we will speed up code. You can leverage LLMs, different programming languages, good old Stackoverflow, or anything else you can think of – as long as your code runs within our Python test framework.

We recommend working in teams, but individual contributions are fine. You will receive a set of short-ish tasks and race them against the original version on one computer. The team with the best overall speedup over all tasks will receive a prize.

Book via Inkpath – Book your place on the Hackathon

Booking closes 03 July 2024

Open to all PGT and PGR Students

The event will take place on South Kensington Campus.
Catering will be provided.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Research Computing & Data Science Team, The Graduate School

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.

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).


Imperial after:hours – adult education classes enrolling now

With spring on the way here in London, why not join Imperial’s Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication on one of our adult education evening class courses?

You can study online or in person, on a variety of classes, including an array of languages, from Chinese, Japanese and Hindi, to French, German and Italian, as well as practical art courses in painting, photography and creative writing, and classes on history and culture. You might be interested in joining Dr Matthew Rowe exploring the History of Science, or learning about the lives of the saints in paintings, sculpture and literature with Dr Sarah James

Those who love history are well catered for too, with courses on the Cold War and the role of espionage in the cyber age, and if you want to explore science in the news why not join Dr Arkhat Abzhanov on his weekly discussion class. And there is much more besides.

Beginners welcome, and there are no assessments or exams. Imperial students and staff can enrol at a reduced rate.

Full details can be found on the CLCC Imperial after:hours website.

The London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP) – Training & Networking Opportunities

The London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP) provides training, development and networking opportunities for any social science doctoral student at King’s College, Queen Mary University or Imperial College. You do not need to be funded from the LISS DTP to benefit.

Register as a LISS DTP Affiliate to receive the regular newsletter and gain access to training and other activities. Sign up for Autumn Term courses now! Visit the LISS DTP Training Page for a complete list of online research methods training courses.

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