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Piirus – connecting researchers

Piirus screenshotIf you are looking for a new research partner or wishing to extend your research network then Piirus may the place to start.

Open to anyone with an academic email address, once you have signed up and entered your own details, Piirus enables you find other researchers with similar interests to your own.  Think of it as a research dating service for potential collaborators!

Why not take a look?  I’d be interested to hear how you get on.

Piirus.

Workshops coming up: “Creativity in Research” and “Influencing, negotiating and networking”

AdairWe have a treat for all our postgraduate research students and early career researchers on 4th November, in the shape of excellent trainer, broadcaster and consultant Dr Adair Richards.

Adair will be running two workshops, in the morning Creativity in Research, and in the afternoon Influencing, negotiating and networking.

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PhD peer support lunch on Thursday 3rd July @12:30

Deli lunchThere will be another PhD lunch this Thursday 3rd July, at 12:30 in Avenue restaurant. Bring your sandwiches, pasta and chocolate bars and meet us there for a peer support chat!

Based in the Schools, research student communities often feel fragmented, not having a central place to gather and talk outside of their disciplines. These lunch breaks attempt to counterbalance this by offering a ‘place’ for students to gather. It is hoped that further down the line other socials might include meals and seminars with social time after. If you are interested in organising anything please contact Simone Apel. All doctoral research students, from all disciplines, are welcome.

PhD peer support lunch on Thursday 12th June @12:30

Deli lunchOur Research Students are holding a PhD lunch on Thursday, 12th June, at 12.30, in the Avenue restaurant. Bring your drinks and food and join us for some procrastination and peer support!

Based in the Schools, research student communities often feel fragmented, not having a central place to gather and talk outside of their disciplines. These lunch breaks hope to counterbalance this by offering a ‘place’ for students to gather. It is hoped that further down the line other socials might include meals and seminars with social time after. If you are interested in organising anything please contact Simone Apel. All doctoral research students, from all disciplines, are welcome.

Research Student ‘lunch break’: 29th May @12:30

Deli lunchResearch Students are holding another PhD lunch this Thursday 29th May at 12.30pm in the backroom of the Avenue restaurant. Bring your own lunch, come along and join your colleagues from different Schools.

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Another Research Student ‘lunch break’ planned

Another research student lunch break has been planned for Thursday 22nd May, 12:30pm at the main restaurant on Park campus. Bring your own lunch, come along and join your colleagues from different Schools.
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New Doctoral Research Student ‘Lunch Breaks’!

The research student community is planning monthly informal meetings over lunch to share ideas and problems, network… or just chat. The group meetings have been instigated by research student Anna Maria Everding, from the School of the Arts, as a chance for peer support and as a response to feelings of isolation that research students can face. Read the rest of this entry