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Graduate School Update Day and 2022 PGR Poster Competition

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When: Tuesday 24th May 2022 10:30am-4:15pm;

Where: CH105, First floor, Creative Hub, Waterside Campus

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the first Update Day since June 2019. Annually, prior to the pandemic, we have held this day for postgraduate researchers and their supervisors to get together to discuss topics of relevance via workshops. And, just as importantly, to provide a space for both parties to meet, discuss issues and support each other – and enjoy a nice lunch.

This year’s workshop sessions will be on Equality and Diversity for Researchers and a discussion session on doctoral study and supervision in a post-Covid environment. As well as Update Day, we’ll be holding our annual PGR Poster Competition. Please add the event into your calendars. For more information, the schedule and to book a place see the Gateway page.

Graduate School Update Day looks to the future for research students


Every year The Graduate School holds an ‘Update Day‘ where the focus is on topics of interest to supervisors and their postgraduate research students. This year, after an update on UoN ethics processes, a session on ‘Researcher Futures’ looks at career direction strategies beyond academia for researchers. In an employment landscape vastly different from that 20 years ago, research students often look to their supervisor for guidance on career support, even on non-academic choices. This workshop will help both supervisors and PGR students together to

  • explore the pathways open to research degree graduates outside of academia;
  • introduce techniques and resources that can support further career exploration and decision making;
  • recognise potential in skills, experience, attributes and achievements whether the student wants a career in academia or, increasingly commonly, outside it.

For more information please see the programme or book via Eventbrite.

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Graduate School Update Day – research integrity and ethics

This year’s Graduate School’s Update Day will run on Thursday September 24th 2015 from 11am to 4pm in the Delapre Lecture Theatre at Park Campus. We are offering supervisors, research students and researchers in the University two related workshops on research integrity and ethics. We are very pleased that the workshop on integrity will be led by Dr Andrew Rawnsley (UK Council for Graduate Education). Please note this date in your diary – booking details are here.

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Graduate School Update Day – Free food AND two workshops!

Danish pastryIt’s time again for the Graduate School’s Update Day, which will run throughout the morning of Tuesday 17th June and include, as usual, Danish pastries for breakfast AND a free lunch! And, this year, we are offering supervisors, research students and researchers  in the University TWO workshops, one looking at Supervision and how our past experiences influence our expectations of the supervisory process. And a second workshop which will facilitate a discussion on how we might improve the University’s Research Degrees Code of Practice. If you are free, book your place and come along to contribute to some very interesting discussions.

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Graduate School workshops and events coming up!

Graduate School WorkshopsThe Graduate School are running seven generic workshops in May and June 2014 for UN research students, plus our Graduate School update day and PGR Student Annual Conference. Click on the links below for more information or to book.

21st May 16:30-18:30 Disseminating your research and keeping up to date
23rd May 11:00-13:00 Experiencing the Doctorate Read the rest of this entry

Graduate School Update Day – Tuesday 18th June

Don’t forget to book your place on the Graduate School Annual Update Day for research degree supervisors and students.

Holdenby Lecture Theatre 3, Park Campus
9am-13:30pm (includes danish pastries & lunch!).