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.
If you haven’t entered Images of Research yet but wanted to, then we are pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for submitting your image, summary and title. Don’t miss out on your chance to raise your research profile, engage a public audience and disseminate your research in an annual event that challenges all researchers, including postgraduate research students and academics, to illustrate their work with just one unique image. The submission deadline has been extended to Wednesday 29th November 2017. For all details about the competition, please visit the IOR link, and if you have any query, please get in touch with Simone.
On the 4th of July 2017, the Graduate School will be running a one day workshop on qualitative research methods. In this workshop Dr. Neil Raven will introduce participants to a range of qualitative research methods that can be used separately or as part of a mixed methods approach. The day will begin by considering the use of interviews in academic research, before exploring the potential of focus groups. During the afternoon attention will turn to the use of observation and photography as methods that have the capacity to generate a wealth of rich qualitative data. Read the rest of this entry
The Graduate School are offering a 9-month paid internship for a Postgraduate Research Student, starting end of March 2017.
The purpose of the role is to provide administrative support and services for researcher development activities and to develop organizational skills transferable to a research career. If you would like part-time paid work (18.5 hours a week) whilst you study for your PhD then please see the Unitemps job outline below. Please also apply through the Unitemps link. If you have any questions on the position then please contact Simone.
A variety of researcher development workshops are coming up in the next few months, so if you are a PGR student or an early career researcher why not take advantage and book a place? They include Qualitative Data Analysis Using NVivo: Level 2 (Intermediate) on April 14th, Poster Design & Presenting on April 16th and the first of a series of four intermediate SPSS workshops on April 27th. A Publishing Day on April 29th, features workshops in Academic Writing for Journals, Blogging for Researchers and Getting Published. All these workshops are open to both PGR students and early-career researchers.
Solely for PGR students we are running a ‘Finishing your Thesis’ afternoon on April 22nd, which includes Editing and Finishing your Thesis and Preparing for the Viva. So if you are within a year of completing your doctorate this will be a valuable afternoon to attend. Read the rest of this entry