The Graduate School’s new Development days are monthly, in-person events on campus, with lunch. These will offer experiential learning, discussion and networking, group work and collaboration – all those things that are far better delivered in-person than online. Each day will have a theme and our first day is on Finishing your Doctorate
Our Graduate School Development Day: Finishing is happening on campus on the 14th of November! It is a full day event (with lunch provided!) designed for those who are in the writing up stage of their doctorate. Consisting of two parts, it will start with a workshop led by Prof Ian Livingstone about editing and proofreading your work. It will be followed by a session with Dr Emel Thomas which will explore the core aspects of the viva experience and include a Q&A panel with UON doctoral alumni.
If you are in the final stages of writing your thesis and preparing for the viva, we invite you to join us for this day packed with valuable information and opportunities to network with your fellow researchers. Find out more information about the sessions and schedule and register for the Development Day on Gateway.
The Graduate School will be running a series of generic workshops in 2019! The workshops will cover a wide range of skills for postgraduate research students including training on software such as SPSS and Nvivo, workshops on qualitative data, getting published in journals and more. To see the full programme of workshops and to book, Please visit the Gateway Calendar.
The Graduate School has invited Dr Neil Raven to run a workshop for our postgraduate researchers on reflective practice and the research process: collecting and analysing qualitative data.
The workshop will take place on 16 Jan 2018, from 09:15 to 16:00 in MY120 , Avenue campus. Any postgraduate researcher interested can book on Gateway.
The SPSS 1 beginner’s workshop is now rescheduled for Monday 18th Dec from 2-4pm in the IT Training Room. This workshop is facilitated by Paul Rice and has two parts; the follow on workshop will be held on 8th January 2018 from 10-12. Please note that you need to have attended part one (or have the appropriate skills in SPSS) to attend part two. There will be homework to do between the two workshops.
SPSS 1 beginnner’s workshop takes place on 18 Dec 2017, from 14:00 to 16:00 in Library IT Training Room, Rockingham Library, Park Campus. Please use the link to book.
SPSS 2 (follow on workshop from 18th December) takes place on 08 Jan 2018, from 10:00 to 12:00 in Library IT Training Room, Rockingham Library. Please use the link to book.
We are pleased to announce that thyssenkrupp , a leading international company with their manufacturing, service and research and innovation centres (RIC) located in Brazil, China, Spain, South Korea, UAE, UK, and USA, in cooperation with the Graduate School, is organizing a workshop on Project Management in Science and Technology. The workshop falls within the framework of Partnership for Research and Innovation between the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology and thyssenkrupp Elevator AG (tkE) and will take place on Tuesday 19th September 2017 from 10am to 5pm in Grand Hall, Newton building, avenue campus. Facilitated by experienced senior management staff from (tkE), the workshop aims to develop an understanding of efficient adaptive Project Management (PM) methods. This event is open to PGR students, specifically in science/technology, engineering/product design and manufacturing. This one day workshop will be organized in two parts (theory and Practice), for more information about the workshop, please see the Programme
To book please visit the link
Are you a postgraduate researcher at UoN who is self-funded or partially funded? If so, you might be interested in coming along to Lucy Atkinson’s workshop, on 12th July 2017 from 12:00 to 14:30 in SO36. Lucy will show you possible routes to finding alternative sources of funding, whether for fees, maintenance, research expenses, conferences or travel. Lunch is also included! Read the rest of this entry
On 10 Jul 2017, from 13:00 to 16:00, the Graduate School is running a workshop on using Nvivo for intermediate level. Attendees are expected to have access to NVivo and have basic NVivo knowledge (adding data sources, creating node trees and coding). Nevertheless, there is still an opportunity for students without prior knowledge of NVivo to attend the workshop. Lynda, an online training package, offers the basics of Nvivo in an easy and simple way through an online course. This can be found here but make sure you read the getting started with Linda below for instructions.
To book your place, please visit Gateway
On February 8th 2017 we are welcoming back researcher & educator, Hugh Kearns, who will be running a workshop for academic staff and researchers “Developing a research track record on a shoestring”. Hugh is recognised internationally and regularly lectures at universities across the world, including Oxford, Harvard, Stanford and, now for the fourth time, Northampton.
Academics and researchers are constantly being told to increase their research outputs if they want to get promoted or funded, but it becomes a catch 22 when you can’t do much research because you have no money, but no one will give you money because you haven’t done enough research. Despite this situation there are ways to build a research track record that require less money and can give you the start you need to build a decent track record (or even just to keep your head above water!). Read the rest of this entry
Library and Learning Services in conjunction with the Graduate School are delighted to announce a new workshop for research students and staff.
Elaine Devine from Taylor & Francis will be leading the workshop and will bring a publisher perspective to the two important scholarly activities of getting published and becoming a peer reviewer.
|10 – 11am||How to get published in an academic journal: tips to help you succeed|
|Questions / break|
|11.15am – 12pm||How to be an effective reviewer for an academic journal|
|12 – 12.30pm||Breakout review exercise on effective reviews for journals Including feedback and questions|
|12:30 – 1pm||Lunch|
|1pm – 2pm||Taylor and Francis focus group: give your views on the journal article publishing process (optional)|
Where: Pytchley 101, Park Campus
When: Thursday 30th June from 10am to 1pm (includes lunch)
Who: Research students and staff
To book a place: Please register on our Eventbrite site
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