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Making Progress Workshop for part-time researchers

OU imageOn Monday 19 June 2017, 09.30 – 16.30, The Open University in Milton Keynes is organizing a very interesting workshop, usually seen by students as a a real boost to motivation. The event is free but you will be expected to pay for your own travel. This one day workshop is open to all part-time research students within the UK. There are only few places left, so if you want to attend please book your place as soon as possible. Read the rest of this entry

Are you doing your research degree on a part-time basis?…

mature-students-seminar BHam…. then there are two day-long workshops coming up, free of charge to research students in the Midlands. All you have to do is to book your own travel!

The first, at The University of Birmingham on 9th June, is Part-Time Researcher, for students in the early stages of their research and will focus on the ethos and process of part-time research; Working with your Supervisor, Time Management and Making Progress, Forward Planning and Objective Setting.

If you are in  the final 18 months of your PhD or doctorate, the Part Time Researcher Finishing Workshop on 22 June at the Open University in Milton Keynes is for you. This includes sections on Editing, Preparing for the Viva, and Publishing.

Please click on the links above for more information and to book a place.

Free OU workshop for part-time research students

OU imageOn 22nd June the Open University in Milton Keynes are running a Part-Time Researcher workshop for doctoral students who are close to completing their thesis.  This free, day-long event is open to all part-time research students within London and the Midlands. Read the rest of this entry

Would you like some free training in image-elicitation methods in the social sciences?

OU imageIf you are a research student, early career researcher or just wish to develop your social science methodological expertise you might be interested to know that The Open University is offering free, ESRC-funded, on-line advanced training on image-elicitation methods.

Professor Helen Lomax, from UN, is working with colleagues at the OU to deliver the training. The three short modules will provide opportunities for participants to share their research and explore case studies from contemporary social science research in small groups, facilitated by experienced visual researchers. Read the rest of this entry

‘The Collaborative Researcher’: A two day workshop at the OU

OU imageOn January 21st and 22nd 2015, on their campus in Milton Keynes, the Open University are holding an intensive 2-day workshop to help researchers develop collaboration skills .

The course is open to research staff and final year PhD/doctoral students and will look at the building blocks of the collaborative style of research: inclusive communication, cultural awareness, robust planning, negotiation and the ability to work effectively with others.

Places are free and all you need to cover are your travel expenses and any overnight accommodation (if required). The course will be attended by up to 30 researchers from across the country, from different disciplines and career stages. It is led by a team of experienced facilitators who work with participants throughout the 2 days to support learning.

For more information and to book, please see the flyer.