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Part-Time Researcher Day: Starting The Journey!

Cup notebook iphone and walletThe Doctoral College Team at the University of Leicester are hosting a Part-Time Researcher Workshop for those who have just started their research degree but may also be beneficial for those who are in the pre-probation period of their studies.

It will focus on three themes: time management, managing the supervisor, and staying connected. Throughout the day there will be opportunities to mingle and discuss these themes as well as activities. We also have two guests – Prof Lisa Smith and Dr Sarah Seaton. Both did their research degrees part-time and will share their experiences while also providing some tips.

Spaces are limited so we advise booking soon. You can find out more here

Best wishes

 

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

Part-Time Researcher programme for PGRs running on May 25th 2017

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If you are a Postgraduate Research Student studying part-time then you might be interested in the Part-Time Researcher Development Day The Graduate School are running on Thursday 25th May, in collaboration with the University of Leicester.

Originally developed through Vitae, the Programme is a day-long series of discussions and workshops, offering part-time research students the time and space to share and discuss issues which directly affect their research degree study.

During the day there will be a number of development sessions, which will include how to get the best from your supervisor at a distance and part-time and a workshop on time, productivity and motivation management. A facilitated discussion on the ethos and problems of part-time research will be tackled through the day, with a problem solving session later on. Additionally, the programme offers a valuable opportunity for students to meet and chat with fellow part-timers to share experiences and solutions.

The programme will be advertised to all part-time research students from the regional Midlands Universities. For more information and to book a place see the Eventbrite booking page. For more information please contact Simone Apel from The Graduate School.

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

Part-Time Researcher programme for PGRs running on May 6th

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If you are a Postgraduate Research Student studying part-time then you might be interested in the Part-Time Researcher Development Day The Graduate School are running on Friday 6th May, in collaboration with the Open University and Keele University.

Originally developed through Vitae, the Programme is a day-long series of discussions and workshops, offering part-time research students the time and space to share and discuss issues which directly affect their research degree study. 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

Are you a part-time research student? If so, read on…….

Warwick logoPart-time research students, who are in the first half of their studies, are invited to a free Part Time Researcher day at the University of Warwick on Friday 6th February from 10am to 4:30pm.

The day offers an opportunity to meet and share experiences with other part-time researchers and, with the support of facilitators, discuss common issues facing part-time researchers and work towards practical solutions to some of them.

The workshop will cover:

  • The ethos and process of part-time research
  • Working with your part-time supervisor
  • Managing your time / avoiding self-sabotage
  • Setting practical objectives to help you work more effectively

To book or for more information please see the Part Time Researcher document attached.

Part-Time Research students: Are you 18 months away (or less) from submitting?

university-of-birminghamIf so, you may be interested in a Part-Time Researcher Finishing Workshop, which will take place on September 30th.

Graduate School WorkshopsA joint workshop by the Universities of Birmingham and Northampton, it will be hosted here in Northampton in the TPod, Rockingham Library, Park Campus. Sessions will include Editing & Finishing your Thesis, Preparing for the Viva, Careers talks with advisers via Skype from the University of Birmingham and a session on Getting Published.

For more information please see the booking page. Please note there are few places left on the workshop, as it has been open to regional universities, so get in quick if you are interested! Please note this is only for part-time students and those with less than 18 months to thesis submission.

 

Calling all part-time doctoral research students!

Graduate School WorkshopsAre you a research degree student studying part-time? If so, why not come along to the Graduate School’s second Part-Time Researcher Development Day on Tuesday 8th July.

Vitae logoOriginally developed through Vitae, the Programme is a day-long series of discussions and workshops, offering part-time research students the time and space to share and discuss issues which directly affect their research degree study.

During the day there will be a number of development sessions. A facilitated discussion on the ethos and problems of part-time research will be tackled throughout the day, with a problem solving session later on. Additionally, the programme offers a valuable opportunity for students to meet and chat with fellow part-timers to share experiences and solutions.

The programme will be advertised to all part-time research students from the regional Midlands Universities. For more information and to book a place see the Eventbrite booking page. http://ptresearcher14.eventbrite.co.uk/.