New year’s resolutions: new skills anyone?

Happy new year to all from The Graduate School.

mature students photoIf you’re a Postgraduate Research Student how about making a new year’s resolution to focus more on your skills development. What knowledge or ability do you need to develop in 2016 to support your research degree? And what about your future career? Don’t wait until you’ve nearly finished your doctorate before you focus on that!

All the skills development workshops provided by the Graduate School (and the individual School’s discipline based programmes) are free to Northampton PGRs, so why not tap into them and learn some new skills to help support your doctoral studies and your career. Many workshops are also open to early career researchers working at the University.

Workshops coming up:

Career management for researchers: Self-employment – business planning on Monday 11 January 13:30-15:30.
Pre-Transfer Development Day for PGR students approaching Transfer of Registration. 14th January.
Finding alternative sources of funding (for PGR students) Wednesday, 20 January 15:00 to 17:00.
Career management for researchers: CV workshop on Monday 25 January 2016 12:00-13:00.
Smarter speed reading on Tuesday 26th January 2016 10:00-13:00 (waiting list only).
Using MS Excel for data management and descriptive statistics on Weds 3rd February 13:00-15:00.
Publishing and Promoting your Research Development Day on 16th February.
Using MS Excel for descriptive and inferential statistics on Weds 17th February 13:00-15:00.
Career management for researchers: Mock interview workshop on Thursday, 18 February from 12:00 to 13:00.
Finishing Development Day for PGRs between Transfer and completion. Tuesday 23rd February.
Leadership Skills for Researchers Day on Wednesday 24th February.
Building Professional Relationships: How to get the best from the student/supervisor relationship
on Tuesday 1st March 9:30-12:30.
Career management for researchers: CV workshop on Tuesday, 1 March from 16:00 to 17:00.

Graduate School WorkshopsFor the full list of workshops up to June 2015 see the Research Support Hub Post at More workshops are added from time to time so do check back regularly for updates.

If you would like a 1-1 session identifying your skills requirements, professional development needs or careers options, please contact Simone.

About Simone Apel

Researcher Developer for The Graduate School, University of Northampton.

Posted on January 4, 2016, in Events, Researcher careers, Researcher development, Workshops & Training and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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