The 2016-17 PGR and ECR Skills Development Programme

Graduate School WorkshopsThe 2016-17 Graduate School’s development programme for postgraduate research (PGR) students and early career researchers (ECRs*) is now live in Gateway!

Booking is open for postgraduate research students, so just log into Gateway and click on Calendar (left hand menu). For full instructions on how to book and on gateway’s development tools for research students, see this Hub post.  

DEVELOPMENT DAYS (linked to a stage of study or for all researchers)

Getting Started 1 (for PGR students at the beginning of their doctoral studies)
December 1st 2016 in the TPod, Park Campus.

Setting out on your Research Project (includes Ethics) (9:30-12:30)
Writing & Structuring your Thesis (13:15-15:15)
Project and Time Planning Tips (15:30-16:45)

Getting Started part 2 (for PGR students at the beginning of their doctoral studies)
December 8th 2016 in the TPod. This will run again in Spring/summer 2017, date to be confirmed
Systematic literature searching (9:30-11:30)
Risk Assessing your Research (11:45-13:15)
Word: Working with Long Documents (14:00-16:00)

Academic writing Development Day (for all PGRs and ECRs*)
December 12th 2016 in MY120, Avenue campus.
With Dr Adair Richards

Finishing Development Day (for PGRs writing up/pre-submission)
February 21st 2017 in MY120, Avenue campus

Preparing for the Viva (10-12)
Alumni Lunch / viva survivors Q&A (12:00-13:00)
Editing and finishing your thesis (13:00-15:00)
Proofreading your work (15:15-16:45)

Presenting Skills Development Day – Excellent conference presentations
April 7th 2017 in PY101 (Pytchley – near to the Student Centre and Santander Bank)

With Dr Adair Richards. (For all PGRs and ECRs*)

Getting Started 1 (for PGR students at the beginning of their doctoral studies)
May 3rd 2017 PY101, Avenue

Setting out on your Research Project (includes Ethics) (9:30-12:30)
Writing & Structuring your Thesis (13:15-15:15)
Project and Time Planning Tips (15:30-16:45)

We will also schedule a Pre-Transfer Development Day and a Publishing Development Day – content and dates to be confirmed.

WORKSHOPS

September 7th 2016  11am-1pm Making the most of NECTAR  TPod.

September 20th 2016 (Morning) Research Project Management workshop (venue to be decided).

September 21st 2016 11am-12 Preparing for Transfer (for students who enrolled/started prior to August 1st 2016) in MY120, Avenue. This will run again in 2017 in the Pre-Transfer Development Day, date to be confirmed.

September 21st 2016 12:15-13:15 Gateway for research students in MY120, Avenue.

September 28th 2016 10:30-1pm Shut Up and Write! Writing Coffee Morning. Top Lodge Conservatory. BOOK HERE. Future dates can be found  on the Shut Up and Write! Padlet.

September 29th 2016 13:30-14:30 Gateway for supervisors in the TPod, Rockingham Library, Park Campus. Book here.

September 29th 2016 14:30-15:30 Gateway for research students in TPod, Rockingham Library, Park Campus. Book here.

October 19th 2016 2-4pm Finding Resources on the Web. TPod, Rockingham Library.

October 31st 2016 10-1pm Shut Up and Write! writing session. MY120, Maidwell, Avenue Campus. All dates can be found  on the Shut Up and Write! Padlet.

November 8th 2016 5-7pm, Preparing for the Viva in the TPod, Rockingham Library. (Also running on the “Finishing Development Day” on 21st February 2017 (see above)).

November 9th 2016 – deadline for Images of Research submissions!

November 15th 2016 12-3pm Smarter speed reading in the TPod, Rockingham Library.

November 16th 2016 2-4pm SPSS 1 beginnner’s workshop in the Library IT Training Room, Rockingham Library.

November 30th 2016 2-4pm SPSS 2 in the Library IT Training Room, Rockingham Library.

December 1st 2016 Getting Started 1 (see Development Days above)

December 5th 2016 11-2pm Shut Up and Write! writing session. Top Lodge Conservatory. All dates can be found  on the Shut Up and Write! Padlet.

December 8th 2016 Getting Started 2 (see Development Days above)

December 12th 2016 (all day) Academic writing development day (Dr Adair Richards) in MY120, Avenue.

December 14th 2016 10am-12noon Career management for researchers: CV workshop. Top Lodge Conservatory.

December 15th 2016 10am-12noon Grounded Theory in PY101, Pytchley, Park Campus.

January 10th 2017 10-1pm Shut Up and Write! writing session. MY120, Maidwell, Avenue campus. All dates can be found on the Shut Up and Write! Padlet.

January 23rd 2017 12:30-15:30 Nvivo for beginners. Library IT Training Room, Park Library.

February 8th 2017 Hugh Kearns returns to deliver two new workshops:

Morning 9:30-12:30 Communicating the impact of your research
Afternoon 13:30-16:30 Developing a research track record on a shoestring

Feb 21st 2017 Finishing Development Day (see Development Days above)

February 22nd 2017 10-1pm Shut Up and Write! writing session. Top Lodge Conservatory. All dates can be found  on the Shut Up and Write! Padlet.

March 1st 2017 2-4pm Career management for researchers: Mock Interview workshop. TPod, Rockingham Library, Park Campus.

March 7th 09:30 to 16:30 Effective Progress: For research students mid-way into their studies MY120, Maidwell, Avenue Campus.

March 14th 2017 10-1pm Shut Up and Write! writing session. MY120, Maidwell, Avenue campus. All dates can be found on the Shut Up and Write! Padlet.

March 30th 2017 10-12 noon Designing Questionnaires (follow up workshop on April 3rd Analysing Questionnaire Data. TPod, Rockingham Library, Park Campus.

First week in April 2017 – Call for Posters for Graduate School Poster Competition on 17th May 2017

April 3rd 2017 10-12 noon Analysing Questionnaire Data (follows from Designing Questionnaires workshop on March 30th). TPod, Rockingham Library, Park Campus.

April 5th 2017 14:00-16:30 Poster Design and Presenting  in MY120, Avenue.

April 7th 2017 (all day) Excellent conference presentations (Adair Richards) PY101 (Pytchley – next to the Student Centre)

April 11th 2017 1-4pm Shut Up and Write! writing session. Top Lodge Conservatory. All dates can be found on the Shut Up and Write! Padlet.

First week in May 2017 – Call for Papers/abstracts for Graduate School Conference on 20th June 2017

May 3rd 2017 Getting Started 1 (see Development Days above).

May 17th Graduate School Poster Competition. Rockingham Library Dialog Cafe.

May 23rd 2017 10am-12 noon Career management for researchers: CV workshop. MY120, Maidwell, Avenue Campus

May 23rd 2017 1-4pm Shut Up and Write! writing session. MY120, Maidwell, Avenue campus. All dates can be found on the Shut Up and Write! Padlet.

June 14th 2017 10-1pm Shut Up and Write! writing session. Top Lodge Conservatory. All dates can be found on the Shut Up and Write! Padlet.

June 20th Graduate School PGR and ECR Annual Conference. HLT3.

Please note that, as well as these generic workshops from The Graduate School, your Faculty will provide discipline-related development and your supervisors project-specific support. Please talk to your Faculty’s research leader or your supervisors for advice.

If you would like to see a generic workshop in a subject not currently covered by the Graduate School Development Programme then please contact Simone Apel with details.

EVENTS

Inductions for new PGR students

OCTOBER 2016 INDUCTION
Tuesday October 25th – Friday October 28th 2016

MARCH 2017 INDUCTION
Tuesday March 21st-24th 2017

Images of Research

Call for Images open  – closes on 9th November 2016. Watch this space!

Gallery corridor exhibition – Monday 30 January to 17 February 2017
Launch party January 31st 2017

Graduate School PGR Poster competition
Weds 17th May 2017

Graduate School PGR and ECR* Conference
Tuesday 20th June 2017

Graduate School Update Day
Thursday 29th June 2017

Post updated 3rd November 2016

Also, look out for emails via your northampton.ac.uk account. [To find out how to forward emails from that account to your personal account see the Hub Post here]. Notifications will also appear on:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnGradSchool
LinkedIn https://uk.linkedin.com/in/ungraduateschool
Twitter https://twitter.com/UNGradSchool

* We define Early Career Researchers (ECRs) as those members of University staff starting out on their career whose work role involves a substantial amount of research.

About Simone Apel

Researcher Developer for The Graduate School, University of Northampton.

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