Here are some of the points I discussed at the
introductory meeting on October 18, 2013 in my role as Chair of
the Graduate Education Committee.
Doing a PhD here is nothing like Philip Guo's famous
Ph.D. Grind, but
some points in his videos
Why Pursue A Ph.D?
Bad Advice for New (and Old) PhD Students are worth thinking about.
- The Computer Laboratory
awesome history and now has:
- 81 professional researchers (fellows, RAs, SRAs etc.)
- 39 academic staff (lecturers, readers, professors)
- 122 PhD students
- Research groups overlap and have flexible boundaries
- What is a PhD?
- apprenticeship in research
- leads to a PhD thesis (max 60,000 words!)
- Important milestones
- Supervision and research
- norm is weekly meetings with supervisor
(recommended but not mandated)
- you can (and people often do) change supervisors
- termly supervision reports available through
- work in Lab as much as possible
- seminars, summer schools, conferences
(Lab will usually cover up to £1000/year, though this is not guaranteed)
- develop transferable skills
- happy hour: cheap drinks in FC24 - the 'fishbowl'
(sometimes free, e.g. today ☺)
- undergraduate supervisions: talk to Megan (first OK with supervisor)
- problems: talk to Lise, supervisors, college tutors, or see
This page last updated on Tue Oct 29 2013.