Facilities and support
Studentship levels are following the UK's research council minimum stipend (£14,553 per year for students starting Sept 2017), and also provide UK/EU fees (about 4,200 per year).
Students are supported by a supervisory team of supervisors, and have an additional academic tutor who is not part of the supervisory team. Students are also embedded in the CDT network, including the fellow students in the current cohort and older cohorts, the manager, and the directors, who are also intensely engaged in the day-to-day delivery of the programme.
Conference and workshop attendance, in the UK, Europe and beyond is encouraged as part of the doctoral training, and funds to support this are available.
This EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Next Generation Computational Modelling provides a wide range of additional training activities including the annual NGCM Summer Academcy. Short reports from some of the training activities are available in our blog.
Students are provided with their own laptop for the duration of the four-year programme (Sept 2015: MacBook Air 11", 256SDD, 8GB RAM). In addition, they are also provided each with a powerful workstation at the beginning of the research component in year 2 (in Oct 2016: Intel i7, 3.6GHz, 32GB RAM, 250GB SDD, 4TB HDD, 2 monitors).
CDT students will be housed during their first year in the brand-new complex at Boldrewood Campus at the University of Southampton, which will also serve as the focal point for training and research, interaction with visitors from industrial and academic partners, external teachers, and which is co-located with the Centre's manager, director and tutors.
The CDT students have access to a range of machines with diverse computational specifications, including
These machines are available to support our training and research, and can be used, for exjample, to host continuous integration services for research projects and to explore performance characteristics of different CPU and accelerator technologies.
Students will also have access to the UK's national supercomputer ARCHER.
NGCM studens will benefit from being part of Southamptonís established computational modelling community, the interdisciplinary Computational Modelling Group, which involves over 170 academic staff from across all of Southamptonís faculties and campuses, supervising more than 500 postdocs and PhD students.