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New Development Days for PGRs

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The Graduate School are running new monthly Development Days for PGRs – a full day on campus on a theme – featuring practical workshops with lunch and the opportunity to meet with your fellow PGRs from across the university. Seriously consider taking a day out to do this. Doctoral study can be isolating and meeting up with others is a great way to share your concerns, chat about your research, share tips and tricks for progressing and increasing your motivation.

Please book on Gateway using the links below (click on the green Respond button). Contact Simone with any booking issues.

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Support for part-time research students from Midlands universities

If you are a research student studying on a part-time basis, did you know that there are workshops coming up designed specifically to support your mode of study?

Three Midlands universities are holding the Vitae-inspired Part-Time Researcher’s days so, whether you are still near the beginning of your studies or coming to the end of your research degree, there is a day for you. Read the rest of this entry

Finishing Development Day for research students on 23rd February

Graduate School WorkshopsAre you a research student in the final stages of your doctorate, post-Transfer? If you are, you may be interested in the Graduate School Finishing Development Day, running on Tuesday 23rd February.

The 3 sessions will be:
9:30: Preparing for the viva: Prof Chris Roe.
Followed by Meet the ‘viva survivors’! PhD alumni talk about their experiences for a frank and informative question and answer session.
13:00 Editing and finishing your thesis: Prof. Ian Livingstone.
15:15 Proofreading your work: Prof Ian Livingstone and Simone Apel.

You can find out more and book a place on just one or all three workshops here.

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. Read the rest of this entry

Graduate School Workshops in February 2015

mature students photoWe have a range of workshops running in February, open to Postgraduate Research Students and Early Career Researchers at UN.  They include short 2 hour workshops in qualitative and quantitative data analysis, a CV workshop and bibliometrics. Longer sessions include a presentation skills day for those of you presenting at conferences this year, plus Hugh Kearns will be visiting us again to help you tackle self-sabotage – procrastination, ‘too busy’ syndrome and disorganisation. His seminar will help you to understand why your thesis or research isn’t getting done and what you can do about it. Read the rest of this entry