Our DTP students have formed an editorial team to produce a DTP Newsletter as a way of improving the communication and networking between our three universities. The Editor in Chief Caitlin McQueen says:
‘We hope that this newsletter will help build friendships throughout the three universities to achieve a real sense of support and involvement outside of the arranged sessions we attend during the year.
The really exciting part about this newsletter is that it is completely student run- this means that if you have something that you want to talk about, or a suggestion for a future section/recurring article, you have the ability to do so! I really think this newsletter has the potential to get us all helping each other in labs, sharing techniques and woes, but also to get everyone involved in our “other lives” not quite so freely shared with each other- so if you’re fundraising for charity, wanting some support for your band, or your sports team, please use this opportunity to get us all supporting you!
In our first issue we will be talking to some PIPs survivors to get some advice and inspiration for potential placements, we will have some scientific features articles from the cohort and a feature on the recent second year visit to the Research Complex at Harwell in Oxford. We will also be saying goodbye to our first round of PhD students and will be catching up with a few to see what they have lined up post thesis submission’
You can read the first issue of the Newsletter here:
The second issue of the Newsletter is currently in production. Please look out for requests from the Editorial Team – all help gratefully received!