CORE introductory week and kick-off meetings, Glasgow

Official Kick-off meeting and Introductory event

What, When & Where

Download the Introductory Week information book with full programme
The MCSA ITN CORE introductory week and kick-off meetings took place on 30 January - 3 February 2017 in Glasgow. During the kick-off meeting, the 15 newly recruited Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) and their supervisors, together with representatives of the partner organisations, and the project manager met to discuss the start-up of the CORE project.

On Monday 30 January 2017, 09:00hrs ESR participants met for the first time at the Introduction to the Network in the Lord Hope Building (Room LH228), University of Strathclyde. Supervisors and partners could participate on a voluntary basis. This was followed throughout the week by lectures, lab sessions and classes.  Some of these sessions were conducted jointly with the CMAC DTC.

On Thursday 2 February, the first meeting of the network Supervisory Board took place, this was followed by a visit to Glengoyne Distillery and dinner at Ross Priory on the banks of Loch Lomond. 

A detailed agenda is presented below.


Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), their supervisors and colleagues, representatives of the partner organisations and members of the management team were invited to participate to the kick-off meeting and introductory event.


All ESR participants were expected to be present on Monday 30 January 2017 at 09:00hrs in Room LH228, Lord Hope Building, University of Strathclyde. 


Getting from the Airport to Premier Inn Hotel

Glasgow is served by two airports:

Glasgow International Airport - being just a few miles outside the city centre is the main airport for transatlantic and worldwide flights. There is a regular bus service (500) into the city centre (Buchanan Street Bus Station), with tickets costing around £7, which can be purchased on board using cash or credit card, alternatively a taxi from the airport to the Premier Inn will cost around £20 to £25 and are available outside the arrivals hall.


Glasgow Prestwick International Airport is approximately 30 miles away from Glasgow city centre and is a smaller airport mainly used by low cost airlines offering domestic and European flights. Prestwick Airport is connected to a train station which is accessed via a covered walkway and journey time between the airport and Glasgow city centre is approximately 50 minutes. Passengers are entitled to a 50% discount on the train fare if they show their flight ticket/confirmation (the fare is approximately £6 with discount). The Premier Inn hotel is around a ten minute walk from Glasgow Central railway station or a short taxi journey (the fare is approximately £5).


Getting from Central Train station to Premier Inn Hotel

The Premier Inn hotel is around a ten minute walk from Glasgow Central railway station or a short taxi journey (the fare is approximately £5).


Getting from Premier Inn to University of Strathclyde

The Premier Inn hotel is located a short 5 minute walk from the University buildings.


Beneficiary participants (supervisors and ESRs) made their own hotel arrangements. Hotel accommodation was arranged for associate partners. The recommended hotel was the closest to the University – Premier Inn, George Street http://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/scotland/strathclyde/glasgow/glasgow-city-centre-george-square.html

Detailed agenda

Monday 30 January 2017

Start End Room Activity
09:00 10:45 LH228 Introduction to the CORE Network and Industrial Toolbox (JtH/CS)
10:45 11:00 LH228 Coffee break
11:00 12:30 LH228 Introdution to Industrial Crystallization (JtH)
12:30 14:00   Lunch 
14:00 15:45 LH228 Stereochemistry in Synthesis & Crystallization (RS)
15:45 16:00 LH228 Coffee
16:00 17:30 TIC6 Lab tour (JtH/RS)
17:30 18:30 Babbity Bowsters Drinks Reception - Meet the CMAC DTC PhD students

Tuesday 31 January 2017

Start End Room Activity
09:00 10:00 CW507a and b CORE Network Lecture - Crystal shape engineering by Prof Marco Mazzotti, ETH Switzerland [book online here]
09:00 12:30 CW506a Introduction to PAT (AN)
12:30 14:00   Lunch
14:00 17:30 TIC6 Lab Session
18:00   Drygate Evening Event with all CMAC PhD students (cash bar)

Wednesday 1 February 2017

Start End Room Activity
09:00  10:30  CW506b  Industrial Partner Lectures - Dr Sean Birmingham (PSE) and Prof Richard Kellogg (Syncom) 
10:30  11:00    Coffee 
11:00  12:00  CW506b  Committee Chairs meet with ESRs (see introductory week book, page 7)
12:00 13:30 CW506b  Lunch 
13:30 17:00 CW506b Solid State Science (AF) - for ESRs
13:30 17:30 SW108 Steering Committee - for Beneficiary Partners only [closed meeting]
19:00   Gandolfi Fish Dinner with CORE Members 

Thursday 2 February 2017

Start End Room Activity
09:00 10:00 CW507a/b CORE Network Lecture - Processes to separate enantiomers by Prof Andreas  Seidel-Morgenstern, Otto von Guericke University and Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, Germany [book online here]
10:00 10:30 CW506a "Speed Networking" Coffee with PhD students, Supervisors and Industrial Partners
10:30 12:30 CW404b Supervisory Board Meeting 
12:30 13:30 TIC reception Lab Tour for partners (TMcG)
13:45 14:00 TIC reception  Collect paper bag lunch for eating on Bus
14:00 21:00 TIC entrance  Bus to Glengoyne Distillery for Tour and followed by dinner at Ross Priory
21:00     Bus returns to Glasgow

 Friday 3 February 2017

Start End Room Activity
09:30 12:30 LH228

Introduction to Managing Your PhD Project and Supervisor Relationship (FR)

12:30 14:00 Dahkin  Lunch
14:00 17:00 LT901  Introduction to Mathematics II (CB/AN)

Download the Introductory Week information book with full programme


For any questions, please contact:

Claire SCOTT
Project Manager
CORE ITN Project, University of Strathclyde
p: +44 141 548 7198
w: http://www.strath.ac.uk/staff/scottclairems/
e: claire.scott@strath.ac.uk


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