SMSTC’s prime aim is to provide high-quality broad training in fundamental areas of mathematics and statistics for beginning PhD students at a level comparable to that of first-year PhD courses in North America or mainland Europe. Teaching is by video-conference lectures in two semesters, from October to March, as shown in our timetable. There are sixteen 10-week core modules (organised in four “themes”) plus a varying number of supplementary modules. The about us page has more information on SMSTC.
We welcome participating PhD students from any place and discipline (provided you meet the pre-requisites).
Are you an early career researcher in environmental science? Are you interested in public engagement especially working with people affected by climate change and ecological crises? Would you like to work toward social and sustainability goals?
Virtual Community Science Camp is a 5 week interactive online learning programme exploring the concept and practice of community-centred approaches to research as seen through a diverse set of case study examples.
Applications open 9 February and the deadline for applications is 5pm, 8 March.
We highly recommend you sign up to the introduction event on 8 February (2.30pm-4pm), which will give you an opportunity to ask questions and gain insight into how the course can support your professional and personal development.
6-7 May 2021
MEDDLE training – Multiple Environmental Driver Design for Lab Experiments
These informal discussion are organised to help you meet people from various walks of life, including research, industry, and policy, who are in the position to influence and make a difference. The event will take place on-line, using Zoom, and is facilitated by two students (so please let us know if you would like to volunteer to lead such a conversation).
At this event, chat with Anna Metaxas of Dalhousie University.
19 May, 1900
You are invited to a special Grad School screening of ‘Trapped by Plastic’ on Thursday 20th May at 7pm.
Trapped by Plastic is a short documentary film by First Move Productions about the extraordinary work of award-winning photographer Mandy Barker, highlighting the devastating and far-reaching impact of marine plastic pollution. The film shows how Mandy developed a distinctive ‘call to action’ using strikingly colourful, intricate images following an expedition with scientists to Henderson Island (South Pacific Ocean).
Have your popcorn at the ready for the private screening, discussion time and chance to socialise 19:00 – 20:00 within video chat platform Gather.town (as used for the recent Grad School Retreat evening dinner event).
24 November 2021
Graduate students (MSc students, MASTS/SUPER PGRs) are invited to spend the afternoon with NatureScot policy & advice colleagues who will deliver a number of interactive sessions.
5-7 Oct 2021
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