Students and Postgraduates - Hospital Open Days

Every year in January and February hospitals which are involved in the STP training (England) and Clinical Scientist Training in Scotland hold open days for potential trainees.  They are free to attend but you need to book a place in advance.  Attending one of these events will give you a chance to meet some other trainees and have a look around a medical physics or engineering department (depends on the hospital)- so well worth doing if you are considering applying for the training programme. In 2019 open days took place in:  Manchester, Southampton, Bristol, Newcastle, Kings College London, Leeds, Oxford University Hospitals, Cartnavel Hospital Glasgow, Western General Hospital Edinburgh

Forthcoming open days for 2021


Oxford - 9 January 2021, 11.00-15.00 

Any further or queries please contact:



Newcastle - 15 January 2021, 12.30 - 16.30
Any questions or queries, please contact:





For more general information about the STP application process and deadlines click here .

For general information about the Clincial Scientists training in Scotland click here


We have also put together some advice and tips from our trainees on the interview should you apply to the STP scheme.  


Academic Practice : A handbook for physicists and Engineers involved in biomedical research and teaching

This practical 'how to' handbook is principally aimed at current and prospective university staff and PhD students. It covers:

  • the academic career from PhD student to post-retirement
  • practical issues in research, such as how to write a PhD thesis and project management
  • research funding in universities, in the NHS and industry
  • teaching.

    With an approach of 'What I would like to have been told when I started in this area', this book takes a realistic view of academic life, the pitfalls as well as the prizes. For more information about how to order this book please click here.


External funding opportunities

We try and summarise suitable funding opportunities for students as well as research grants here.  If you want to us to advertise any such opportunities please contact Eva McClean

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