This is an exciting Symposium is being organised by the Dunn School Graduate Student Association.
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) actively contributes to student life and aims to maintain a social and supportive graduate student community within the department. The GSA is run by student volunteers, with a broad base of support among the group leaders, from the Head of Department, the Graduate Studies Administrator and Director of Graduate Studies.
The GSA encourages a social atmosphere within the department by organising regular games nights, coffee mornings, movie nights, and beer and pizza evenings, and also coordinates a number of academic events: termly lunch or cake clubs allow students to share their expertise by presenting on their research techniques, experience and findings in an informal setting, while GradShare events aim to provide students with insight into future career paths, both within and outside of academia. Over the last year we had exciting talks from science PhDs, many of them Dunn School alumni, who started careers in secondary school teaching, healthcare consultancy, science communication, and pharmaceutical research. Everyone in the department is warmly invited to these events, regardless of their role or job title.