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Summer Graduation Ceremonies

The summer graduation ceremonies will take place from Monday 18 - Friday 22 July 2016. The breakdown of which courses will go through in each of the ceremonies has now been confirmed. Click here to view the summer ceremony breakdown.

18- 22 July Summer Degree Congregations at Birmingham Town Hall – volunteers required

There will be nine degree ceremonies taking place 18 - 22 July. To make sure all of the ceremonies run as smoothly as possible, we will need a large number of volunteers (no experience is required). If you would like to help out at one or more of the ceremonies, please register (no later than 10 June) here. Academics who would like to take part in the academic procession, please register using a separate form located here by 17 June. For further information, contact the graduation team by emailing graduationhelpers@aston.ac.uk.  

Wednesday 4 May – Dr David Bott presents his Keynote Lecture on Managing Innovation
G11, 5.30pm - 7pm

David is one of the UK’s leading authorities and speakers on innovation, and he draws on his wide experience of developing new ideas and bringing them to market. The talk will break down the process into simple steps and the activities that need to be carried out to achieve progress - and then outline the ways others have been successful. For further information, click here. To register your place, please email Elizabeth Rogers .

Friday 6 May - ‘Modelling of Biomolecular systems and their relevance for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)’ by Dr Dmitry Nerukh and Dr Michael Stich (EAS) 
Wright Lecture Theatre (MB653), 1pm, tea & cakes and an opportunity to network will be provided

An overview of the theoretical and numerical techniques used to build computer models of biological objects from atomistic to population level, in particular for relevance for AMR. This lecture will emphasise Molecular Dynamics, a standard methodology for simulating biomolecular systems (currently up to the size of viruses) and population dynamics models which are successful to describe ecological and evolutionary processes on much larger space and time scales. There will also be a discussion on the scope and limitations of these modelling approaches and their application to AMR.

Wednesday 11 May - Teaching and Learning Spaces Workshop

MB653 Wright Lecture Theatre, 10am - 12 noon

Dr Kate Sugden (EAS) and Riccardo Bongiovi (ECD) will be chairing a Teaching and Learning Spaces workshop along with academic speakers and students to determine the structure and design of teaching and learning spaces going forward. This will be an opportunity for all staff to have a say in the way our teaching and learning environment should become, taking into consideration teaching styles, space and technology. Find further information here.All academic staff welcome, a buffet lunch is included. To book your place, email Oksana Doughty by Tuesday 3 May.

Thursday 12 May - Forced Marriage Unit Seminar

Room G03 (Health Sciences Building), 1pm - 2pm

Aston Women presents this free event which will cover the definition of forced marriage, factors behind forced marriage, consequences and the warning signs. The Forced Marriage Unit will also discuss how they can assist, legislation and forced marriage protection orders. All welcome. Register for the event here.

Friday 27 May - MP Andrew Mitchell on ‘Brexit’

G11, 12 noon - 12:45pm 

Aston Politics Society presents an afternoon with MP Andrew Mitchell, who will speak on ‘Brexit’ followed by a question and answer session. Further information will be released soon. For further information, email Rory Demel.

Wednesday 1 June - McLaren Memorial Lecture

Sumpner Lecture Theatre, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

The 2016 McLaren Memorial Lecture in partnership with the Chartered Management is a free lecture delivered by MP and Historian Tristram Hunt.  To book your space, click here.

Monday 20 to Tuesday 21 June - 14th Annual BriSCEV Course and Conference

Aston Conference Centre

On behalf of the British Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision, Dr Antonio Calcagni invites all those interested in vision sciences and visual electrophysiology to the 14th annual conference being held at Aston. Find further conference details here.