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2015 Skills Development Days for UN research students and Early Career Researchers

Graduate School WorkshopsFrom January to April the Graduate School are holding 4 different Development Days for PGRs, two of which are also open to Early Career Researchers working at UN. For PGRs preparing for Transfer, a Pre-Transfer Development Day is running on January 15th and a Personal Effectiveness Day on March 3rd looks at managing your supervisory (and other professional) relationships and handling the ups and downs of doctoral study.

For Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and PGRs we have a Presentation Skills Day in February, featuring experienced and highly effective trainer and researcher, Dr Adair Richards. This day is a must for all of you preparing to deliver conference and seminar papers in the spring and summer. Lastly we are holding a Publishing Day for support on publishing & writing for academic journals.

To book or for more information just click on the links below. Read the rest of this entry

The Graduate School PGR and ECR Skills Development Programme 2014-15

mature students photoThis Hub Post is a permanent link to the 2014-15 Generic Skills Development Programme. This year the Programme has been designed for Postgraduate Research Students (PGRs) and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and is available via the links below.

This year we have over 40 workshops, one Development Day every month and six events to take part in. Many thanks for all the feedback we had on last year’s programme.

Some additional workshops may be added, along with some inevitable changes to the programme, so do make sure you come back here regularly for the most up-to-date information. Workshops and events will be advertised via UN email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and on NILE RES001. Do email me for further information or if you have any questions.

Graduate School generic workshops list 2014-15 (updated May 19th 2015, previous update April 20th 2015)

Also available is the Workshop brochure 2014-5 (updated May 19th 2015) which includes general information on the development programme, how to book or cancel your place on workshops, booking etiquette, workshop descriptions and alignment with Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework.

Calling all part-time doctoral research students!

Graduate School WorkshopsAre you a research degree student studying part-time? If so, why not come along to the Graduate School’s second Part-Time Researcher Development Day on Tuesday 8th July.

Vitae logoOriginally developed through Vitae, the Programme is a day-long series of discussions and workshops, offering part-time research students the time and space to share and discuss issues which directly affect their research degree study.

During the day there will be a number of development sessions. A facilitated discussion on the ethos and problems of part-time research will be tackled throughout the day, with a problem solving session later on. Additionally, the programme offers a valuable opportunity for students to meet and chat with fellow part-timers to share experiences and solutions.

The programme will be advertised to all part-time research students from the regional Midlands Universities. For more information and to book a place see the Eventbrite booking page.

Research creativity and leadership workshops in January

GSWLogoThe Graduate School are holding a development day for research students next month  with experienced trainer & researcher, Dr Adair Richards.

On the 16th January 2014, Adair will present two practical and inspiring workshops, in the morning “Creativity in Research” and in the afternoon, “Leadership and your research career.” Read the rest of this entry

Development Day for Pre-Transfer Research Students

Are you a UN research student between APG Registration and Transfer? If so, the Graduate School are running a development day for you on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 from 09:15 to 16:30 in MY120 in the Avenue Research Centre. Read the rest of this entry