19 Oct 2009
Steve Furber Receives DSc
Congratulations to Steve Furber on his selection for award
of a DSc from the
Careers Fair and MEng Presentations
The school hosted a Careers Fair last week:
Both undergraduate and postgraduate students from SCS were welcome to attend the fair on Thursday 15th, attended among others by Schlumberger, Informed Solutions, UBS, Morgan Stanley, Erikson, Barclays Capital, Citi Group, Bloomberg, NCC, Lamp Digital and Deutsche Bank all looking to recruit students from the school as Graduate or Placement employees. The event was a lively affair, with plenty of free gifts for the student visitors and many initial contacts made by the students with future employers, receiving advice and encouragement about the recruitment processes they face in their career search and giving them a chance to ask questions about the companies. Several of the industrial visitors to the fair also attended the MEng Presentations, where final year MEng students, as part of their assessed final placement, make a presentation about their summer project work to an audience of academics and industrial visitors. This is the fourth year of the event and it now seems to be a fixture in our careers calendar. Our grateful thanks go to Ona for her hard work in making this happen so successfully and to Sophia who was there to lend a helping hand and experience from previous years.
Abu Dhabi Trip
A team from the School (Ursula Hayes, Uli Sattler, Jon
Shapiro, Alex Walker) visited
Jeans for Genes Day
Many thanks to those of you who supported Jeans for Genes day this year. The School raised a total of £297 for this charity.
School Board (Resources Report) 21 Oct 09
15:30, IT building room 407.
School Board website for agenda and minutes from last meeting.
SIGGRAPH seminar 23 Oct 09
Matt Mahon, CAVA JISC Project
14:00, Room 1.10, Kilburn building
EPSRC Grant Eligibility Changes
EPSRC is changing its eligibility criteria for grant applicants from April 2010. From April it will bring in an application limit for repeatedly unsuccessful applicants. Further details of the criteria to be applied are available here and this months Connect newsletter outlines the changes in more detail here.
Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships Scheme Call for Applications 23 Oct 09
These Fellowships provide an opportunity for mid-career
academics based in
Share expertise and harness world-class research
capability by collaborating with international experts through the
Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Scheme.
Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award 6 Nov 09
Jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and BIS, this
scheme aims to provide universities with additional support to enable them to
attract to this country, or retain, respected scientists of outstanding
achievement and potential. Awards are made to the university and as such
researchers must remain at the university named on the application.The focus
of the award is salary enhancement. Research expenses are also considered for
research costs not suitable for Research Councils' research grants
applications and for overseas applicants to support integration into the