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Workshops for Research Degree Supervisors

Theses at UoNNew for this year, we are running a series of workshops for research degree supervisors related to the stage that your student has reached. These workshops will be a mix of information about the formal procedures with a discussion about how to support the student through this phase of their programme. The two ‘early stages’ workshops are timed to coincide with student induction when you may have a student starting their research degree programme.  All workshops are equally appropriate for those new to supervision and for those experienced supervisors who need a refresher.

Supervising the early stages of a research degree

David Watson and Ian Livingstone

This workshop is intended for supervisors who are supervising a research degree student who is just starting. We will cover the formal requirements of the student and the supervisory team between initial enrolment and transfer. We will ensure that you are aware of the university’s but we will also have some discussion about how we can supervise students in these early stages. This workshop is equally appropriate for those new to supervision and for those experienced supervisors who need a refresher. The workshop will run again on Wed 14 March 2018.

 Date: Thursday 19 October 2017 12:00-14:00 ( Lunch provided) 
Venue: MY120 Avenue Campus
To book, please see the link

Maintaining your research degree student’s momentum

Jeff Ollerton and Ian Livingstone 

This workshop will consider your strategies as a research degree supervisor for supporting your students through the middle stages of their research degree programme when some students run out of steam or lose focus. We’ll consider how you can help them to keep going, and we’ll think about the priorities for you and the student. This workshop is equally appropriate for those new to supervision and for experienced supervisors.

Date:  Wednesday 24 January 2018 12:00-14:00  ( Lunch provided)
venue: Tba
To book, please see the link

Supervising the early stages of a research degree

Ian Livingstone and David Watson

This workshop is intended for supervisors who are supervising a research degree student who is just starting. We will cover the formal requirements of the student and the supervisory team between initial enrolment and transfer. We will ensure that you are aware of the university’s procedures but we will also have some discussion about how we can supervise students in these early stages. This workshop is equally appropriate for those new to supervision and for those experienced supervisors who need a refresher.

Date:Wednesday 14 March 2018 12:00-14:00 ( Lunch provided)
Venue tba
to book, please see the link

Supervising the end game

Chris Roe and Ian Livingstone 

This workshop will consider how you as a research degree supervisor can support your student through the final stages of writing up, submission and viva. We’ll provide a reminder about the university’s formal requirements but we will also have some discussion about how we can supervise students in these final stages. This workshop is equally appropriate for those new to supervision and for experienced supervisors.

Date: Thursday 10 May 2018 12:00-14:00 ( Lunch provided)
Venue MY120, Avenue campus  (Lunch provided)
To book, please see the link

Project Management in Science and Technology Workshop on September 19th 2017

tke logoWe 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

 

 

Graduate School Update Day

DDek5n1WsAATqCdOn Thursday 29th June, Graduate School Update Day was held on Park Campus with an attendance of over fifty PGR students and supervisors. Every year The Graduate School hold this event to provide a space for both PGRs and supervisors to get together, discuss one or two topics of relevance to them via workshops and provide an opportunity for both parties to feed back on the year’s Graduate School provision and service.  This year, the event started with a one hour session on research ethics, during which Professor John Horton, Chair of Research Ethics Committee provided an update on changes to research ethics processes for research degree students at the University of Northampton including the new proforma for ethics applications. The second workshop of the day was led by Clare Jones, an expert in researcher careers for research staff and PhD students from the University of Nottingham. Clare started her workshop providing an overview of the PhD landscape with examples of some career related issues and challenges that postgraduate students encounter in their PhD journey.DDewiNOXYAAAMiu Read the rest of this entry

Nominations for the Times Higher Education Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year 2017 are NOW OPEN!

 

outstanding research supervisor of the yearNominations for the outstanding research supervisor of the year award are now open.  Sponsored by the Times Higher Education, this award will be given to the individual who has created the most supportive, stimulating and inspirational research environment for doctoral students. Entries will be accepted from institutions, supervisors themselves or their students or colleagues, but in all cases the institution must support the submission and student testimonies must be included in the supplementary documentation. Entries are open online until Wednesday 28th June 2017. Read the rest of this entry

Your online thesis: what you need to know

The PGR Thesis and Examination Policy states that it is mandatory for final, post-examination copies of research degree theses to be deposited in NECTAR.  But what does this mean for PGR students (and their supervisors)?

This post will outline the policy and procedure for depositing your thesis in NECTAR and some the issues you need to consider when doing this.

Gather your strength and read on…

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Research related committees – When are they and who are they?

Welcome to the 2015-16 cycle of committees (research degrees board, research degrees committee, research ethics committee)!

The committee dates and deadlines are now available in the supervisor toolkit and student toolkit.

It is also important that you know who the members of the committees are and what their roles are. You can find a listing below. Postgraduate Research students are reminded that RDB members are available for pastoral support (please see the PGR Code of Practice in the Student Toolkit for more information)

Each of the committees includes student representatives and if any postgraduate research students are interested in being involved, they should contact me. Read the rest of this entry