In September we welcomed our new cohort of Fusion CDT students across the five university partners. These new students are currently spending three weeks together here in York studying their first taught modules; ‘Introduction to Fusion Plasmas’, ‘Introduction to Materials’ and ‘Computational Techniques’.
As well as studying there has been time to socialise as a group and get to know each other. A teambuilding afternoon took place on Wednesday 18th October where activities included ‘the water tower’ and ‘blindfold human shepherding’! This was followed by an evening meal at Banyan in York. Students said afterwards, ‘our afternoon and evening together was a very valuable experience to get to know the group, make stronger bonds and have fun as a cohort’ and, ‘the whole event was really enjoyable and went a long way to strengthening some of the friendship that had already been made’. Some photos of the day are below.
The next step for our Fusion CDT first years is a week at University of Oxford studying ‘Materials Applications in Fusion’.
By the end of the taught programme students will be well equipped to go on to deliver first class PhD projects in a range of fusion related research areas.