Workshop for research students approaching Transfer of Registration

mature students photoThe Graduate School are running a Development Day on Thursday 14th January for research students approaching or preparing for their Transfer of Registration. Our Pre-Transfer Development Day includes 3 workshops: Preparing for Transfer, Create your own data management plan, and Communicating your Research: Preparing for the Transfer viva and seminar.

All the Graduate School’s Development Days include lunch and refreshments and the opportunity for students to meet and chat with students from other disciplines throughout the day.


09:15 Arrival and Registration: Refreshments available
09:30 Preparing for transfer: David Watson
10:45 Refreshments
11:00 Create your own data management plan: Dr Miggie Pickton
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Communicating your research: Preparing for the mock viva and transfer seminar: Simone Apel
16:00 Questions and Evaluation


Preparing for transfer:  David Watson
This session will generate a discussion about the purpose of the transfer of registration and what is required of students and their supervisors. You will find out what Research Degrees Boards and Research Degrees Committee regard as good practice.

Create your own data management plan: Miggie Pickton & Nick Dimmock
PLEASE BRING A LAPTOP FOR THIS SESSION. Good research is underpinned by good research data management. A data management plan enables the researcher to plan, monitor and review their data handling and may help them win ethical approval for your project. This workshop, which builds on the basic introduction to research data management given during induction week, will focus on the elements of a successful data management plan, including: data collection; documentation and metadata; ethics and legal compliance; storage and backup; selection and preservation; and data sharing. Students will have the opportunity to use a data management planning tool to complete a plan for their PhD research data.
By the end of this session students will:
• have an understanding of the main elements of a data management plan;
• have made a start on completing a data management plan for their own research project.

Communicating your research, preparing for the Transfer viva and seminar: Simone Apel
This session will focus on your communication skills and how you can prepare yourself for both the Transfer viva and seminar. We will discuss the purpose of the seminar and viva at Transfer and discuss some guidelines and tips to help you prepare. We will outline some presentation skills dos and don’ts and look at ways to handle nervousness & improve your performance at both the viva and seminar.

Book this workshop. Please note you can attend a single session if you don’t wish to attend the whole day.

About Simone Apel

Researcher Developer for The Graduate School, University of Northampton.

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