Academic Career Success workshop

Don’t forget to book your place on one of the final workshops of the One Day Events Summer School this year. 

Places are filling up quickly and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Academic Career Success – Monday 2nd July, 1pm-4pm                                                The Graduate School Suite, 2nd Floor, University Lecture Building

Academic Career Success – Tuesday 24th July, 9am-12pm                                           The Graduate School Suite, 2nd Floor, University Lecture Building

>> Further details and booking form

(*Please note that this is the same workshop, repeated on different dates – do not book a place on both workshops)

University of Manchester Enterprise School 10-13 July 2012 – Now full up.

 

Bassenthwaite Lake, photo by Jenkinhill

 

University of Manchester Enterprise School 10th to the 13th of July at the Best Western Castle, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Lake District.

Thanks to all of you that have applied to go on this event – unfortunately the event is now full and there are no places left. If you have applied but not been contacted by the organiser you may still be contacted right up to the first day of the Enterprise School if someone drops out.

As soon as other places on other Enterprise related events become available we will post the opportunities here on PGR News @Liverpool.

 

 

Academic Career Success workshops – Booking now open

One Day Events Summer School 2012

Two new workshops have now been added to the Summer School schedule and will shortly be open for booking:

Academic Career Success – Monday 2nd July, 1pm-4pm                                                The Graduate School Suite, 2nd Floor, University Lecture Building

Academic Career Success – Tuesday 24th July, 9am-12pm                                           The Graduate School Suite, 2nd Floor, University Lecture Building

>> Further details and booking form

(*Please note that this is the same workshop, repeated on different dates – do not book a place on both workshops)

Intellectual Property Workshop – Friday 22nd June

Places are still available for the Intellectual Property workshop on Friday 22nd June, 9.30am – 12pm.

This workshop provides a basic introduction to Intellectual Property and Commercialisation, including:

  • What is IP?
  • Why is it important and what benefits can it have for industrial engagement and research impact
  • The principles of protecting IP – what is protectable and what is the process involved?
  • Inventorship & Ownership and what is the process for commercialising IP at the University of Liverpool
  • Routes of commercialisation
  • IP Do’s & Don’ts

The workshop is part of the One-Day Events Skills Summer School and will take place in the Graduate School Suite (2nd Floor, University Lecture Building) http://www.liv.ac.uk/gradschool/suitelocation.htm

The workshop is open to all PGRs and operates on a first-come-first-served basis.  Refreshments will be available.

For further information and details of how to book online, please visit http://www.liv.ac.uk/gradschool/events/onedayevents.htm

Important notice regarding use of the Postgraduate Personal Development Record from 1st June 2012

Information for all PhD, MPhil and MD students and their research supervisors

The software used for the Postgraduate Personal Development Record (PDR) is being completely redeveloped for the year 2012 – 2013 and, for students, will no longer be based within LUSID.

From 1st June 2012, the facility to create new records in LUSID is being removed and LUSID can only be used to view older records of the ‘PDR Meetings Record’ and the ‘Record of Training’ for 2011-2012 and previous years.

To record supervisory meetings for 2012, a new system, the “Liverpool PGR Toolbox”, will become available for students within Spider on 6th June 2012.

All PhD, MPhil and MD students will need to use this software to complete the annual submission requirements for their degree. Further details are available on the Graduate school web-site.

Students can access the new software from 6th June 2012 as follows:

  • Login in to Spider at http://wspi.liv.ac.uk/spi/ using your personal Spider ID and user pin.
  • Go to the ‘Students Record’ section.
  • You will find the link to the Liverpool PGR Toolbox at the bottom of this list.

Staff will continue to use TULIP to view meeting data and sign off the meetings, but there will be changes in the appearance and functionality of the system.

Further details, including user guides and online tutorials will be made available in June through the Graduate school web-site.

This new software is still under development. Initially the PGR Toolbox will only contain the ‘Record of Supervisory Meetings’ (formerly called the ‘PDR Meetings Record’).

The new PGR ‘Portfolio of Activity’ will become available during September 2012, as a replacement for the current ‘Record of PDR-credited training and generic skills activities’.

The ‘Record of registered formal training’ will also become available by the end of September 2012 in a revised format.

The software release date has been brought forward to make it available for the start of the new recording year for the formal supervisory meetings and some features will not be available initially, including the facility to upload documents relating to these meetings. We are hopeful that this will be completed by September.

If you encounter any problems relating to this new software please contact PGR Development at pdrgrad@liv.ac.uk.