PRACTICE: PGR Access to Careers and Training Inside Companies and Employers – New deadline

For those of you preparing bids for PRACTICE we have a new deadline: 17.00, Friday 15th February.
Also, we are now accepting applications for up to £1000!
To facilitate bids there have been two bid writing workshops for PRACTICE which aimed to facilitate bids and help PGRs address the bid writing process itself. If you require further information on PRACTICE please contact Dr Richard Hinchcliffe ( before the deadline.

The bid writing courses are now over. There will be other events which we will offer first to those those that are successful with their PRACTICE applications. Please stay tuned!
To see further examples of what kind of projects PRACTICE funds can be used for here are some PRACTICEexamples.


NEW Training Workshops: ‘Effectively Using the PGR Toolbox’

PGR Development will be providing training workshops for using the new PGR Toolbox during February and March. 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
26 February 11:00-12:00 G. 07 in 126   Mount Pleasant
18 March 14:00-15:00 G. 07 in 126   Mount Pleasant

The session 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, visit the Educational Development Booking web page. and scroll down to the appropriate date.


PRACTICE Bid-writing workshop for PGRs

Following on from our previous post we’re delighted to announce a PRACTICE bid-writing workshop for PGRs.

The Bid Writing Workshop workshop will provide an opportunity for PGRs to gain practical experience of developing an idea and writing a real funding bid that will relate to their own opportunity for professional development.

Ideas Diagram

Ideas Diagram

During the workshop you’ll conceive and develop an idea for a knowledge exchange (KE) project based on your ongoing research. Through a peer- review process you’ll refine your idea, create a draft plan of activities and consider how your proposed project meets the aims and objectives of PRACTICE.At the end of the workshop you will have a completed draft application, suitable for review and revision by your supervisor. Once revised and approved it will be eligible for submission and consideration for funding by a review panel within your faculty.

If you’d like to book onto a PRACTICE workshop please go to the ED Dev Booking Page here and select one of the following dates:

Practice Bid Writing 1 – 29th January 12.30 – 16.30

Practice Bid Writing 2 – 30th January 12.30 – 16.30

There will be a possible third date if the demand is high – 31st January 12.30 – 16.30. This will not be advertised until it is clear what the demand will be.

Prior to coming to the workshop it will be useful to speak with your supervisor in order to identify a suitable non-academic partner to work with, but this is not a pre-requisite of attendance.