Upcoming Event: 19th July 2016, PGR: Making the Most of Your Career

Presenters: Sally Beyer and Sharon Nicholson

Start time 09.15 End Time: 16.30

 When did you last take some quality time to think about you and your future?

Do you need space and time out to reflect on your career and create a strategic career plan for the next 1-3 years?
Do you need to enhance your ability to influence others positively in networking situations?

Are you keen to explore ways to enhance your networking presence via Social Media?

This one day face-to-face career workshop offers a provoking and interactive session to help you develop your career management and networking skills. Note, this session is for PGRs who have not attended previous sessions on ‘Career management’ and ‘Developing networking skills’

In this session, we will help you to explore how employable you are, identify the work values that drive you and set personal and professional goals for the next 3 years.  Along with creating a plan of action for you to maximise your potential both in and outside of work; it will give you some breathing space in a non-judgmental environment, providing tools to be honest with yourself about what you really want.

The session will also provide practical techniques to structure your networking approach, enhance your rapport building skills using Neuro-Linguistic Programming Techniques and help you to identify and hone your ‘Elevator Pitch’ to promote yourself and your research.


  • Opportunity to reflect on and collate a foundation of information about yourself that will help you make career choices in the future (relating to both, work and life).
  • Give you some breathing space in an environment where no judgments will be made about you – the chance to be honest with yourself about what you really want.
  • Time to create a strategic plan for how you will make the most of the next 1-3 years so that you are going in the right direction for you.
  • Offer an interactive session to gain confidence in your ability to network effectively.
  • Enhance your ability to influence others positively in the way you communicate via face to face and online/email networking.
  • Build your network with fellow PGRs by discussing ideas, reflecting on experience and supporting one another.

To book your place, please complete the following Registration form.

Thank you. PGR Development

Call for Registration – University Poster Day 2015 and Poster Day Online 2015

Please sign up for University Poster Day 2015 or, Poster Day Online 2015 through Liverpool Life using the specific module codes.

University Poster Day 2015 (module code APPR002) will take place on Thursday, 26th March 2015, 10am-3pm in the Mountford Hall, Liverpool University Guild of Students (building 501 on the Campus Map).

To book your place, please read carefully the following registrations rules:

A restricted registration system applies from 27th Oct to 10th Nov 2014*, when a registration is open exclusively for students more advanced into their PhD who have not yet completed this requirement, specifically:

  • full-time students in their 3rd year and later on the 26th March 2015,or
  • part-time students in their 5th year and later on the 26th March 2015

*We may delete registrations made in this period from PGRs who do not fulfil the above criteria.

As of 10th November 2014 registration will open for:

  • full-time students who will be in their 2nd year by 26th of March 2015 and
  • part-time students, who will be in their 3rd or, 4th year by 26th March 2015.

Further booking instructions are available at http://www.liv.ac.uk/pgr-development/poster-day/Liverpool/.

Poster Day Online 2015 (module code APPR004) is also open for registration and runs from 20th April to 9th May 2015. To register for this event, please follow the registration procedure available at http://www.liv.ac.uk/pgr-development/poster-day/online/.

 8th Feb 2015 – Both registrations will close.

We look forward to your participation.

PGR Development


Poster Day and Poster Day Online 2014 – Call for Registration

PGR Development invites eligible PGR students to register for participation on Liverpool Life  for

Poster Day, which will be held on 10th April 2014 or,

Poster Day Online, 7th April – 2nd May 2014.

For further details on registration, eligibility requirements and guidance on poster preparation visit:

For Poster Day 2014: http://www.liv.ac.uk/pgr-development/poster-day/liverpool/.

The Participant Registration Deadline for Poster Day is Friday, 21st February 2014.

For Poster day Online 2014: http://www.liv.ac.uk/pgr-development/poster-day/online/ There are more stringent requirements for Poster Day Online as listed on the above website.

Poster Day and Poster Day Online provide opportunities for you to engage in public communication.  At both events you will present your research to a degree-educated general public and researchers in other subject areas.  These events provide valuable experience in gaining feedback on your presentation and research from senior academics and fellow research students. No exhibition will be allowed without pre-registration.


We look forward to your participation!


PGR Development, University of Liverpool

Registration opens for University Poster Day 2013

PGR Development is pleased to announce that the University Poster Day 2013 will take place on Thursday, 11th of April 2013 between 9am and 3pm in the central atrium of the University of Liverpool’s new Central Teaching Laboratories (CTL). This annual research event is open to the public and features 270 individual postgraduate research poster presentations drawn from all disciplines across the Institution.

PGR Development hereby invites second year full-time and third or fourth year part-time Research Postgraduate Students to register for participation on Spider, under the code APPR002.

Students more advanced into their PhD, who have not yet completed this part of the PGR Development Programme, are particularly urged to register for participation as soon as possible.

The Participant Registration Deadline is Monday, 18th February 2013.

Students who cannot attend on the day, may consider participation at Poster Day Online instead. Poster Day Online will run from 8th April to 29th April 2013. For further details please visit  our website at http://www.liv.ac.uk/pgr-development/poster-day/.

In addition to the benefits of developing presentation and communication skills for Postgraduate Researchers, the Poster Day event also encourages an interdisciplinary dialogue and opens new routes for collaboration. As a knowledge exchange event, it helps Postgraduate Researchers enhance their research by providing opportunities to exchange ideas and views with fellow researchers, University staff, policy makers and the wider public in a friendly and supportive environment.

Below you can view pictures from successful previous events, held in Mountford Hall, Liverpool Guild of Students in recent years.

Poster Day 2012 photo gallery

Poster Day 2011 photo gallery

Further information on Poster Day 2013, including details on poster presentation workshops, event guidelines and online resources will be available on PGR website in due course.

We wish you all the best in your research endeavours and look forward to meeting you on 11th of April !