Many graduate students contribute significantly to the life of the department beyond their immediate research and teaching activities.
We strongly encourage you, as a graduate student, to get involved in some of the activities listed below, as this will help you to develop skills and to build experiences which will be useful to you in your future career (whether within or beyond academia). Your involvement will also help the department to thrive, and to be a welcoming place for other students!
Towards the end of the year we will ask for nominations for awards for contribution to the department (self-nominations and nominations of others).
What can you do?
Here are examples of activities you can become involved in.
If you would be interested in running a new activity please let us know - contact Sandy Patel.
|Graduate Coordinator for a Research Group, helping to coordinate graduate student volunteering in that Research Group||Contact the faculty member with responsibility for graduate students in your Research Group.|
|Become a 'Peer Supporter'||More information to follow.|
|Happy Hour Organiser||Contact Sandy Patel|
|Happy Hour Volunteer||Contact the Happy Hour Organisers: currently Fabian Laakman, Tommaso Seneci and Chris Irving to help out|
|Graduate representative on CCG or another departmental committee||Contact Sandy Patel|
|Run a Junior Seminar or Group Meeting for your Research Group||Contact the faculty member with responsibility for seminars in your Research Group.|
|Give a talk or help out at the Graduate Open Day||Contact Sandy Patel|
|Contribute to outreach activities||Contact James Munro|
|Help to deliver or organise a Fridays@4 session or other training session for graduate students/ECRs||Contact Prof Sam Cohen|
|Help to welcome prospective graduate students coming for interviews (e.g. take them to lunch)||Contact Sandy Patel|
|Graduate representative in the department for a learned society (e.g. LMS, IMA, SIAM)||Contact Sandy Patel|
|Organise coffee club/walking group/Mathematrix or other events||Contact Sandy Patel|
|Be a 'buddy' for a new graduate student||Contact Sandy Patel|