Progression from taught to research degrees in the mathematical sciences
Progression from taught to research degrees in the mathematical sciences: an ICMS online community meeting
Support for the transition from taught degree programmes to research degrees is becoming particularly urgent with the reported extra funding of £20M for PhD places and the expected expansion of the HIMR programme. ICMS has resources to address this need across research areas and geographical regions.
We would like the UK Mathematical Sciences community to engage with and suggest possible initiatives. As a first step ICMS will run a two day virtual community meeting to get ideas, to make sure we are not replicating existing initiatives (or if we are, that there is a need to enhance them), to consider ED&I issues and to scope potential calls for activity.
There will be some background talks from the Learned Societies and other interested bodies, and breakout time to consider the most effective interventions. We hope that representatives from Mathematical Sciences departments in the UK and other interested people can come and comment on local needs.
(All times in GMT)
3 March - Day 1
14:00: Paul Glendinning (ICMS/Manchester): Additional Funding, ICMS and the early pipeline.
14.20: Chris Parker (Birmingham) LMS programmes which support Early Career Mathematicians.
14.40: Snezana Lawrence (Middlesex) IMA programmes for Early Career Mathematicians.
15.00: Mary LLewellyn and Tiffany Vlaar (Edinburgh), co-leads of the Piscopia Initiative: Tackling the participation crisis of women and non-binary students in postgraduate research programmes in the mathematical sciences
15.20: Jon Forster (Warwick) Statistical community initiatives
15.40: Comfort Break
16.00: Breakouts: What works, what’s missing, outreach, role of CDTs, diversity and disadvantage
4 March - Day 2
10.00: Welcome back
10.05: Breakout feedback
11.00: Panel Q&A: Experiences, existing mechanisms, gaps, reaction to breakouts (see list of participants above)
11.45: Comfort Break
12.00: Breakouts and take home messages *What are most important actions
13.00: End meeting