December 08, 2011

Research Degrees and Summer Internships – Open Evening

Open Evening 8 Dec Open Evening 8 Dec 2011

With Christmas nearly upon us, exams and summer will be here before we know it and many students will have decisions to make:

  • For first and second years - how will I spend my summer?
  • For final year students - what to do next?

With that in mind, we held an open evening here at WMG for students from across the Faculty of Science to learn a little more about what we do and what opportunities could lie ahead with us. It was great to see almost 50 students keen to find out more.

After the opportunity to chat with staff and current students, watch the new International Doctorate promo video and take a look at some of our materials over drinks and nibbles, the action moved down to the auditorium.

Academic Director Professor Richard Dashwood gave a lighthearted and personal introduction to WMG, peppered with his own experience of doing a research degree. Recent graduate Mitan Solanki spoke about his PhD and gave valuable advice on what life is really like as a doctoral student. Another recent graduate and now WMG Technology Transfer Specialist, Ben Wood, entertained with tales of his EngD; the highs and lows and the many media opportunities that seemed to have come his way!

Rounding off the evening was Dr Steve Maggs who provided the much appreciated information that summer research internships for 1st and penultimate year students come with a £1,600 bursary!

After some great questions and another chance to speak to staff directly, students were taken on a tour of our workshop facilities and shown what they could be doing in the near future....

For anyone who missed the evening and is interested in doing either a PhD, EngD or applying for a summer research internship (remember it's paid!) then full lists of the available projects can be found on our Research Degrees pages. Also check back, as full details of the projects (not just titles) will be going up in the next couple of days.

Don't forget you can also follow us on Twitter @wmg_doctorate

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