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Astrophysics Research Centre

School of Mathematics and Physics


Course fee

The Course is free to UKRI STFC-sponsored and self-supporting postgraduate students on a first-come, first-served basis. This includes: tuition, accommodation, tea/coffee breaks, lunches, a welcome pack and welcome reception, Course Dinner and a bus tour of Belfast City. UKRI STFC-sponsored and self-supporting students can claim their travelling expenses and costs of evening meals (apart from the Course Dinner) from UKRI STFC (see below).

Self-supporting students should contact the Course Director, Francis Keenan, at f.keenan@qub.ac.uk with details of their circumstances before registration.

Postgraduate students sponsored by bodies other than UKRI STFC, but who meet UKRI STFC’s residence requirements for eligibility for an UKRI STFC studentship, may attend tuition-free. The UKRI STFC residence requirements may be found on page 13 of the document available here. However, they or their sponsor will need to meet local expenses (accommodation and meals) as detailed in the Registration link. Similarly, postgraduate students who are employees of UK academic institutes (including postdoctoral researchers on fixed-term contracts) may attend tuition-free, but their employing institution will need to cover their local expenses.

Other postgraduate students and attendees will be required to pay full fees.

Claiming expenses from UKRI STFC

UKRI STFC-sponsored postgraduate students and self-supporting students can claim their reasonable travel and meals expenses directly from UKRI STFC using the form available here. Completed forms should be returned, along with relevant original receipts, to:

Ms Susan Blackwell
Education, Training and Careers
UKRI Science & Technology Facilities Council
Polaris House
North Star Avenue
Swindon
SN2 1SZ

Please note the UKRI STFC Travel and Subsistence Expenses policy, which is available here. Also note that advanced payment is not possible.

Course venue and accommodation

The Course will be held in the Bell Lecture Theatre in the Main Building of the School of Mathematics and Physics (marked L on the campus map which is available here). Accommodation will be provided in the Elms Village (location 38 on the campus map), a short walk from the School of Mathematics and Physics.

Registration and fees

Registration for the Course is now open. The registration deadline is Friday 6th July 2018 to guarantee room booking. However, students may register after this date subject to room availability. If you wish to register after the registration deadline, please email Emma Finnegan at e.finnegan@qub.ac.uk.

The fee structure for the Course is:

  • UKRI STFC-sponsored and self-supporting postgraduate students: zero charge.
    Self-supporting students should contact the Course Director, Francis Keenan, at f.keenan@qub.ac.uk before registration with details of their circumstances.
  • Postgraduate students sponsored by bodies other than UKRI STFC, who meet UKRI STFC’s residence requirements for eligibility for an UKRI STFC studentship (see page 13 of the document available here), and postgraduate students who are employees of UK academic institutes (including postdoctoral researchers who are on fixed-term contracts): £325.
    Supervisors of such students or postdoctoral researchers need to email the Course Director, Francis Keenan, at f.keenan@qub.ac.uk to confirm that the student or postdoctoral researcher either meets the UKRI STFC residence requirements, or is an employee of the UK academic institute.
  • Other postgraduate students or attendees: £450.

The above fees are inclusive of the costs of tuition, accommodation (5 nights; Sunday through Thursday), tea/coffee breaks, lunches, a welcome pack and welcome reception, Course Dinner and a bus tour of Belfast City.

To register for the Course, please visit the registration website here. As well as registering via this website, students will be able to note any special dietary requirements, plus any other requirements they may have.

Cancellations made before Friday 27th July 2018 will incur a £50 cancellation fee (in those instances where a fee is paid). There will be no refunds for cancellations after this date.

Arrivals and departure

Course registration and the welcome reception will be from 4pm – 6pm on Sunday 26th August 2018, in the Graduate School at Queen's University (marked on the campus map available here). However, note that on arrival in Belfast, students should first go to the Elms Village to check-in to their accommodation.

If you will arrive in Belfast too late for registration in the Graduate School, due to e.g. flight delays, you can register on Monday 27th August 2018 from 08.30am at the Bell Lecture Theatre, the Course venue. However, if you will miss registration in the Graduate School please email Emma Finnegan at e.finnegan@qub.ac.uk to inform her of this.

The Course will end at 12.30pm on Friday 31st August 2018, with lunch provided. Accommodation will be reserved accordingly, but if students have other requirements they should indicate these on their registration form.

public/stfc_iss_2018/registration_and_financial.txt · Last modified: 2018/05/30 14:26 by Francis Keenan

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