UK Postgrad Fire Discussions
The University of Edinburgh are hosting a two day workshop on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th May 2018 for all PhD students, based at UK universities, who are working on fire-related research projects.
The intention is simply to share research ideas, stimulate discussion & collaboration, and build friendships & working relationships which will last far beyond your time in postgraduate study.
This is not a forum for presentations of research projects which have now concluded. We are seeking contributions from PhD students (and PDRAs) at all stages in their research projects - from those just setting out, to those writing up and struggling with those last bits of data analysis.
The workshop will be held in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. There will be a £40 fee for attendance, this covers the cost of refreshments and lunches. We will not make a profit on this. See below for accomodation suggestions.
Assuming this fiery get-together is a success, there will be a similar workshop next year, hosted by Imperial College London. The intention is for the gathering to happen on an annual basis, moving around the UK from university to university. Maybe you can consider hosting in 2020 or beyond?
The workshop is open to all UK based fire researchers, students, academics, whatever. But only students currently registered on a course of PhD study (and a few PDRAs) will be giving presentations.
Booking is now available through the University of Edinburgh's ePay system:
During registration, you will be able to indicate if you want to have the chance of presenting your research at the event or not. Once we have a reasonable pool of registered delegates, we will make a selection from among those who want to present to create a programme for the event, which will be posted here in due course. The selection will aim to achieve a good mix of presenters spanning all years of PhD study (and PDRAs), all represented fields of fire research, and from all represented universities. If you are not selected for presentation, please do not take this as a judgement of the quality of your research! And you will be very welcome to bring a poster with you anyway!
The nearest chain hotel is the Travelodge, which is a 10 minute walk away [Travelodge Website]
Alternatively there are many guest houses on Mayfield Road or Craigmillar Park, all within a 15 minute walk. www.visitscotland.com is a good resource for finding accommodation. We're also on several bus routes from the city centre.