Welcome to the DAMTP Graduate Students and Post Docs web pages
Dr Jonathan Evans is the DAMTP Director of Graduate Education. Dr Helen Mason is the Research Student Advisor. They are both available for advice and support. There are lots of training opportunities at DAMTP which we encourage you to engage with. They are listed below.
- Introduction to Research
- Research Students' Handbook
- Research and Development (formerly TST or Transfrerable skills) advertising and events
- Supervision workshop sign up
- Applications toolkit workshop series sign up
- Useful info on using LaTeX
- March 2013 Research Development Newsletter
- DSPACE for electronic submission of PhD Theses and other material
- Research Skills Training Logs - can be downloaded here:
Please fill in your 'Researcher Development Log' for 2012/13 ASAP (by 14th June 2013 at the latest). We need this information to ensure that each student and post- doc is developing his/her skills, to report back to funding agencies and to plan future activities. Forms should be countersigned by your supervisor (grad students) or group leader (post-docs) and returned to Amanda Stagg (B2.16 CMS, or her pigeon hole).
- Computing for Graduate Students
- Pre-application for departmental permission for conferences or research visits for Graduate Students
- Reimbursement form for expenses for DAMTP research students (doc) and PDF version
Research Students must take out per-trip insurance, which is free. Please see the insurance section of BGS. Going to scientific conferences is regarded as an important part of the training of research students (see below), and the Department will normally support your attendance at three meetings (national or international) during your three years.
- Cambridge Graduate Mathematics Society
- Young Researchers in Mathematics 2010
- Opportunities at DAMTP/DPMMS for graduate students to engage Part III students. Contact Marj Batchelor.
- Guerilla Science
- Opportunities to work with School Students
- CMS Safety Policy
We intend to provide some courses and workshops this year in liaison with the School of Physical Sciences. Please register via this web form: Graduate Development course booking form
Non CMS based TST courses provided by Staff Development. For calendar please click here.
For Post Docs the Careers Service offers a wide range of events, workshops, and
sessions which may also be of interest to you. Please see link what's on for Post Docs.
Some comments and feedback from DAMTP and DPMMS students who have attended these courses. The question asked was: 'What did you like about the course?'
Time management course 'The instructor was good and I liked the fact that he had a good perspective- the course wasn't on how to cram as much as possible into one day, but how to use the time you have in the way that best suits you.' (DAMTP)
'The urgent/important classification of tasks that we learned about sounded very useful. I have already started applying it with good results! I like how the course leader made it very interactive, and there was a lot of audience participation and discussion.' (DPMMS)
Starting your PhD 'It got me thinking about the big picture regarding my research. The Q&A session with third-year students was very useful. It was good to get a timeline for the PhD.' (DAMTP)
Writing your 1st Year Report 'Hands-on writing practice - it really forced me to think about how I would approach the report.' (DAMTP)
Presentation Skills (with one-to-one feedback) 'I liked practical skills acquired' (DAMTP)
The Art of Negotiation and Influence 'Very insightful, useful, real life applications' (DAMTP) 'Everything! It was awesome' (DPMMS)
Effective Communication (Non-verbal) 'Good presenter. useful information. Ideas presented in a way that I can directly use them without too much trouble. Activities proved useful' (DAMTP)
Information will be circulated and posted on this website regularly so please continue to check. Please take advantage of these opportunities for both academic and personal development.