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9 March 2009


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National Student Survey Drop-in Sessions

The School is organising two drop-in sessions with free lunch in the 3rd year lab for on-line completion of the NSS survey. The sessions will be publicised in the student newsletter due out later this week, but if you could also alert your tutees that would be appreciated. The sessions will take place at the following times:

Thursday 19th March 13.00 14.00
Thursday 26th March 12.00 13.00

The invitation to lunch also extends to those who have already completed the survey. The lab will be closed to students for those 2 hour-long sessions, unless they're doing the survey.

Guidance on Procedures for Students with Health Problems

The university has produced guidance on procedures for interacting with and referring students with health problems, including possible mental health problems. These are available from:


The guidance essentially provides a procedure for dealing with cases that have typically been handled more informally in the past, and seeks to take account of the legal obligations on the university.



SET for Britain competition 9 March 09

The overall aim of SET for BRITAIN is (and has always been) to encourage, support and promote Britain's early-stage and early-career research scientists, engineers and technologists who are the "engine-room" of continued progress in and development of UK research and R&D, and ultimately of UK plc. Dr Douglas Naysmith MP, Chairman of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, will sponsor an exhibition and reception in the House of Commons Terrace Marquee on Monday, 9th March 2009 during National Science and Engineering Week. SET for BRITAIN Awards are made solely on the basis of the very best

research work and results by an early-stage or early-career researcher.

Invitation letter (PDF)

Graphene: the magic of flat carbon 12 Mar 09

Dr Kostya Novoselov, University of Manchester

14:00, C1, George Begg building

New Funding and Award Opportunities top

None this week.

Research Awards top

None this week.