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19 March 2012


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Senate Elections

Caroline Jay has been elected to Senate:

The role of Senate is defined in the University Charter as:

"There shall be a Senate of the University which, subject to this Charter, the Statutes and the authority of the Board, shall be the principal academic authority of the University and be responsible for the promotion of research and for the regulation and superintendence of the education and discipline of the students of the University."

National Science and Engineering Week

The School was represented at two stands, including one on Graphene. Aravind Vijayaraghavan was subsequently interviewed on BBC1's North West Tonight, screened on 13th March. You can watch the broadcast at, and find out how to make graphene at:



Software Techniques for Energy Conservation on High-End Computing Systems   21 Mar 12

14:15, Lecture Theatre 1.4, Kilburn Building

Professor Dimitris Nikolopoulos. Queen's University Belfast


Funding Opportunities

School Research Office

There is information about support for grant writing and submission at

Enhanced Welsh KTPs                                                                                                 

Welsh Government has recently announced a pilot funding stream for enhanced KTP projects with large organisations in Wales. The funding is limited, with an expectation of only 4 projects being supported.


Alongside standard (TSB) KTP criteria, these projects are targeted towards large enterprises operating in Wales and their associated supply chain. Unlike standard KTPs, the projects awarded will only be available for a duration of 3 years, and Associates can either be already qualified to PhD level, or use the KTP as an opportunity to gain a PhD qualification. There is also an expectation of international travel (engaging with company / supply chain / other knowledge base partner) for both the Associate and Academic Supervisor (additional budget available).


An example of companies with bases in Wales include:

  • GE Aircraft Engine Services
  • Dow Corning
  • Cadbury's
  • BAE
  • Toyota
  • ConvaTec
  • Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
  • BASF Coatings

The next KTP deadlines are April 26th / June 21st and support for developing a proposal is available from Mark Godber or Caroline Stanton.  Further questions to Mark Godber.