The new PGR Development website

We are pleased to present a new website for the PGR Development Programme at:

home page of the PGR development web-siteThe new site has been re-designed to meet the direct needs of the PGR Development Programme and we hope the website is more transparent and easier for all to use. The website structure closely follows the structure of the programme, with allocated sections for each programme component to outline the range of options for participants to fulfil each requirement, whilst promoting useful and relevant activities.

We have also included a separate section to help students plan their own ‘Further Development’, development you will need to engage in to promote your research career and prepare for your future after your PhD, and to help you select appropriate activities for your Portfolio of Activity.

This is the first part of a wider project to split the Graduate School website into the  parts representing the activities of the two teams, PGR Development and the PGR Student Team. We have released this first part now to release information on the First Year Development Programme  and the Careers Development options for the coming year.

In the long-term, the front  page of the graduate school website, will remain as a recognised portal into the two separate web-sites. For the present the links to the PGR Development programme will re-route you to the appropriate pages in our new web-site.

Your feedback is welcome.

Shirley Cooper, on behalf of PGR Development

NEW Training Workshops: ‘Effectively Using the PGR Toolbox’

PGR Development will be providing training workshops for using the new PGR Toolbox during October. During the workshop we will explore how to use the:

Record of Supervisory Meetings, including how to arrange meetings with your supervisors, set an agenda and targets, upload documents, and send Outlook appointments to your supervisors.

PGR Portfolio of Activity, including how to record your training activities, email your portfolio to your supervisor, how to print your portfolio for compiling your CV.

PGR Record of Formal Training, including how to determine whether you have met your training requirements.

Date Time Location
4 October 10.00-11.00 G. 07 in 126   Mount Pleasant
11 October 10.00-11.00 G. 07 in 126   Mount Pleasant
18 October 10.00-11.00 G. 07 in 126   Mount Pleasant
25 October 10.00-11.00 G. 07 in 126   Mount Pleasant

Testing will take place in Training Room G.07, in 126 Mount Pleasant, building number 114 (grid reference C4) on the University Campus Map. G.07 is located on the ground floor. From the main door to the building, go through the first internal door and G.07 is the room directly opposite you.

To book your place, please click on your preferred date above and fill in the form.