Graduate School Workshops: Highlights for November and December 2014

From now until the end of December, the Graduate School are offering doctoral students at UN a variety of skills development sessions.

Graduate School WorkshopsFor new PGRs: Two Development days are on offer – Getting Started 1 and 2 – containing no less than 6 different skills workshop.


For those students who are well into the task of writing: We have the skilled and knowledgable Adair Richards coming in to run an academic writing day – a skills training session AND practical writing retreat. Only 11 places left on this so book soon!

For those near the end of their PhD: Chris Roe’s Preparing for the Viva will run as an evening workshop and a careers workshop will support those looking for research work in academic and non-academic fields.

For all: We are also running two SPSS training sessions, these are open to Early Career Researchers and PGR students.

See below for booking details and more information ….

November 13th 2014 @ 9:30-16:00
Getting Started Part 1: (Development Day for PGRs between enrolment and registration).

  • Systematic Literature Searching
  • Risk Assessing your Research
  • MS Word: Working with Long Documents”

November 17th 2014 @ 10:00-12:00
SPSS part 1: Introduction to SPSS (for PGRs and ECRs) (part 2 is on December 1st – see below)

November 18th 2014 @ 17:00-19:00
Preparing for the Viva
(for PGRs)

November 26th 2014 @ 12:00-14:00
Careers focus: Preparing for Interviews
(for PGRs)

December 1st 2014 @ 10:00-12:00
SPSS part 2: Basic Inferential Statistics in SPSS (for PGRs and ECRs)

December 10th 2014 @  9:15-16:30
Academic Writing Development Day (for PGRs at transfer to writing up stage).
Dr Adair Richards  Academic writing workshop plus practical writing retreat. 20 places only!

December 17th 2014 @ 9:30-16:30
Getting Started Part 2: (
Development Day for PGRs between enrolment and registration).

  • Successful Research Proposals and Ethics
  • Writing and Structuring your Thesis
  • Project / time planning tips and resources

For the full list of workshops and activities this academic year, please see the generic Skills Development Programme Hub Post.

About Simone Apel

Researcher Developer for The Graduate School, University of Northampton.

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