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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.

Call for papers: Food security conference on World Food Day

GEMPhDThe 16th October 2013 is UN World Food Day. To tie in with this, the University of Warwick is holding a one-day conference, “Food (In)Security Research Network: International and trans-disciplinary perspectives”. Supported by BISA-PGN and GEM PhD School, the conference will be the starting point for a new multi-disciplinary postgraduate community focusing on issues and ideas relating to food security.

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RSS tips #2: subscribe to a YouTube playlist

While blogging about University of  Warwick’s new Just About… channel, I was surprised to learn that Youtube doesn’t offer an RSS option for subscribing to playlists. But I found a workaround – read on for details.

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‘Just About…’: YouTube researcher tips from University of Warwick

University of Warwick library have launched Just About…, a new YouTube channel for sharing short tips and guides for researchers, based on their information skills workshops. Among the initial offerings is a guide to setting up alerts in Web of Knowledge and Google, which any researcher may find useful.

Don’t forget that University of Northampton research training videos are also available through the NILE RES001 module – new additions are posted to our Training category.

Thumbnail image: Hungarian television set from 1959 by Takkk via Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons)