NEWS26 October 2020

Access funded consortium to upskill or recruit staff

Upskill your staff or recruit highly skilled graduates as part of a £370k funded consortium

SEPnet (South East Physics Network) has kick started its £370k funded project to support regional industries and national science priorities and is encouraging businesses on the Park to register their areas of interest now.

To help build its recently formed SME Doctoral Training Network please complete the survey here by 6th November.

By forming small consortia to share costs, facilities and expertise, SMEs and large companies will develop industry-relevant research and create skilled, adaptable and commercially-focussed PhD graduates to help meet their needs now and in the future.

PhD students will be recruited from diverse backgrounds to carry out industry-relevant research in areas including:

Companies will share the costs of each PhD studentship with a SEPnet university partner and work with academic to shape projects in line with each company’s business strategy. The first PhD students will start in October 2021.

For more information, visit:

To discuss your project, email

SEPnet is a consortium of 9 university physics departments at Hertfordshire, Kent, OU, Portsmouth, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, Southampton, Surrey, Sussex.