Booking is now open for the First-Year Development Workshop, APRS001, which takes place on 25-27 September 2013. If you were unable to book a place during 2012/2013, please consider booking this workshop. Places are limited to 28, and demand for workshops is high, so book early to avoid disappointment.
We will announce when booking is open for the remainder of the workshops for the 2013/2014 on this blog. The dates of the workshops are provided below in order to help you plan your schedules.
|APRS001||25-27 September||Open to all PGRs||28|
|APRS002||30 October-1 November||Open to all PGRs||28|
|APRS003||13-15 November||Open to all PGRs||28|
|APRS004||27-29 November||All PGRs from the School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Computer Sciences||28|
|APRS005||11-13 December||Open to all PGRs||28|
|APRS006||7-10 January||School of Physical Sciences||28|
|APRS007||22-24 January||Open to all PGRs||28|
|APRS008||5-7 February||All PGRs from the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences (t.b.c.)||28|
|APRS009||19-21 February||Open to all PGRs||28|
|APRS010||12-14 March||Open to all PGRs||28|
|APRS011||26-28 March||Open to all PGRs||28|
|APRS012||7-9 May||Open to all PGRs||28|
|APRS014||14-16 May||Open to all PGRs||28|
|APRS015||28-30 May||Open to all PGRs||28|
The First-Year Development Workshops are a formal requirement of the PGR Development Programme and you are recommended to attend one of these workshops early in your degree.
The Structure of the Workshop
During the workshop participants will work in teams to devise a novel interdisciplinary research project. Each team will write an abstract outlining the need for the project, deliver a persuasive group presentation and take part in a peer review at the end of the workshop. This workshop provides:
- Opportunities to network with researchers from other disciplines and to learn new approaches towards research
- Occasions to communicate your research and ideas with peers
- Discussions concerning the wider research environment
- A safe and supportive environment where you can practice the skills and behaviours to enhance your research career
For information on what happens during the workshop and pre-workshop tasks, please visit: