Here at the Institute of Ophthalmology we have a number of networks for staff and students to socialise and collaborate
The post-doc network has been set up by a group of post-docs at the Institute to arrange events such as talks, regular coffee mornings and a mini symposium. The aim of this is to foster the sharing of ideas, experiences and expertise, bringing together post-docs from differing academic areas to create a strong community.
Come to our coffee mornings. Every second Monday of each month in the common room, 10.30am-11.30am.
To find out more about our events or join our mailing list, please email our committee team members: Karen (Chairperson) (firstname.lastname@example.org), Tasi (email@example.com), Martha (firstname.lastname@example.org), Paromita (email@example.com), Cami (firstname.lastname@example.org), Rosa (email@example.com) and Fran (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Professional Services Network
The aim of the network is to bring together staff who are working in similar roles and to ensure that all Professional Services staff feel integrated into the Institute.
We currently run a monthly coffee morning. Whilst the coffee mornings are fairly informal, we hope to develop a network of staff that are able to provide information to and support for each other. For further information please contact Heather Kneale – email@example.com or Susie Sandford Smith – firstname.lastname@example.org
For all staff to network more informally, there is the Socials Committee (SoCo) that organises weekly lunchtime clubs (book, knitting, yoga, Mandarin) and monthly evening socials for students and staff. We also run the annual BBQ in the summer. Contact: email@example.com
Women in Vision UK
The Women in Vision UK (WVUK) network has been set up to promote connections between women working in all fields related to Vision, to foster collaborations and mentoring, and overall increase our female profile.
Our network is aimed broadly to all women working in and around vision, from basic research to clinical practice. We hope to use the network as a dynamic and lively tool to promote contacts and disseminate information and support tools, particularly for early career researchers.