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Graduate School Workshops: Highlights for November and December 2014

From now until the end of December, the Graduate School are offering doctoral students at UN a variety of skills development sessions.

Graduate School WorkshopsFor new PGRs: Two Development days are on offer – Getting Started 1 and 2 – containing no less than 6 different skills workshop.


For those students who are well into the task of writing: We have the skilled and knowledgable Adair Richards coming in to run an academic writing day – a skills training session AND practical writing retreat. Only 11 places left on this so book soon!

For those near the end of their PhD: Chris Roe’s Preparing for the Viva will run as an evening workshop and a careers workshop will support those looking for research work in academic and non-academic fields.

For all: We are also running two SPSS training sessions, these are open to Early Career Researchers and PGR students.

See below for booking details and more information …. 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.