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.