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. 

The 2019 open days have all taken place now:  The locations were:  Manchester, Southampton, Bristol, Newcastle, Kings College London, Leeds, Oxford University Hospitals, Cartnavel Hospital Glasgow, Western General Hospital Edinburgh

For more general information about the STP application process and deadlines click here .  The 2019 Direct Entry application deadline has now passed.

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


The IET Healthcare Technologies Student and Early Career Awards 2019

Submissions close: 28 June 2019 at 5:00 pm (GMT)

The Healthcare Technologies network offers three reputable awards (Dennis Hill Award (£400), William James Award (£500), J.A. Lodge Award (£600)) open to Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students, as well as early career professionals. These have been designed to encourage and support the work and research of academics and newly qualified professionals in healthcare, medical and biomedical engineering arenas.

Winners will also be invited to present their work to a prestigious audience at our Annual Healthcare Lecture 2019 at IET London: Savoy Place in October.

Read the full event description and register at: 


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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