Category: Students Resources

McGill PostDoc Opportunity: 2015

McGill PostDoc Opportunity: 2015

From the website of the respected McGill Institute of Air and Space Law: "The Institute of Air and Space Law of McGill University intends to appoint one or two Postdoctoral Research Fellow(s) during the 2016-2017 academic year. The position will pay a taxable minimum salary of C$50,000 per annum." See...

Humans in Space Art Video Challenge 2014

Get in there students and artists--this looks like fun! The 2014 Humans in Space Art Video Challenge is now open!   Join NASA’s International Space Station Program and Humans in Space Art in a journey of exploration.  Interested college students and early career professionals worldwide are invited to influence the...

22 April 2014: Essay contest "Preparing for the Distant Future of Civilization"

22 April 2014 deadline, 1500 word essays by students between the ages of 18 and 30. From the website here The activities of our global civilization are now intertwined with the evolution of the Earth system. Human civilization will face many challenges as it adapts to a rapidly changing world,...

9 June 2014: ISU Space Studies Program, Montreal

9 June – 8 August 2014 From the website here Overview The Space Studies Program (SSP) is an intense nine-week course for postgraduate students and professionals of all disciplines. The curriculum covers the principal space related fields, both non-technical and technical and ranges from policy and law, business and management...

Scheme for 500 funded MSc degrees in aerospace engineering

With scholarship funding as tight as it is at the moment, I found this pretty impressive... RAeS to run competition for 500 funded Masters degrees in aerospace engineering The Royal Aeronautical Society has teamed up with government and industry to run a competition to fund 500 Masters Degrees in Aerospace Engineering. The...

Dr Jill's top ten viva tips (pass your PhD oral exam)

I compiled these a couple of years ago, to send to friends as they went through the viva process. It occurred to me that the tips might appeal to a wider audience--thus posting them here! My PhD was in the humanities/ social sciences, but perhaps these would be useful for other...

Best Job Websites for UK-Based Humanities Students

Best Job Websites for UK-Based Humanities Students

This post targets students at the London School of Economics specifically, but may be of use to other London- or UK-based students completing degrees in the humanities. The websites listed are primarily focused on work (including internships) in the UK, though not exclusively so. There are dozens of websites out there--these...

Money saving websites for London students

Money saving websites for London students

Websites and a few extra tips on saving money in this expensive city that we call home... For All London Students (LSE-specific tips are further below) Perhaps the best website I've come across out there with advice for students on saving money--from the best bank accounts to ways to reclaim...

Free study guide audio clips from Palgrave Macmillan

Free study guide audio clips from Palgrave Macmillan

Students: Palgrave Macmillan is running a promotion allowing you to download clips for free from some of their study guides. You might want to stick them on your MP3 player for your commute? This is clever marketing on their part, but 'meh', I don't mind so long as my students...