Frequently asked questions
List of questions
Yes, please bring a laptop. This must be electrically safe.
Yes. The detailed requirements for all the courses vary. Please check out what is required to install for your particular courses from the web pages that link from http://ngcm.soton.ac.uk/summer-academy/ (you can either use the links in the navigation bar on the left or the links in the middle of the page within the "Training Courses" section).
We will provide wireless Internet access: if you have an eduroam account at your university in the UK or Europe, this will (or should) just work.
If you are from outside Europe or not from a university, please let us know at the registration or IT helpdesk, and we can arrange individual Internet access for you.
We are using the NGCM's twitter feed @NGCM_Soton and hashtag #NGCMSummerAcademy.
Tweets tagged with #NGCMSummerAcademy are listed here.
On the Boldrewood Campus of the University of Southampton.
To get to the workshop rooms, you need to enter through building 176, even though the rooms themselves are labelled to be in building 176L. Follow the orange arrow on the map below to find the entrance.
The NGCM Summer Academy does not provide any accommodation. However, there are several hotels and B&Bs in Southampton within walking distance or a bus ride away from Boldrewood campus. We suggest the following hotels:
The University currently has a set rate of £69.95 per night for a standard room with breakfast at the Elizabeth House Hotel. You should mention that you are expecting the University set rate when booking (but also check any deals available at the time, as these may be better).
Alternatively, you may be able to book a room in University accommodation by contacting the University's accommodation service.
All courses are relevant to computational research, but depending on your particular research project some may be more relevant to your own studies, or of more long term value than others. We have tried to provide some rough guidance here, ordered by the workshops available:
The NGCM summer school has 20 fully subsidised spaces that will be made available to UK PhD students working in some form with computational modelling. These could be from our Centre of Doctoral Training in Next Generation Computational Modelling, other CDTs, and other PhD students in the UK.
If you would like to register for the courses, please do so by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org’