Webinar: Effectively Using the PGR Toolbox

We are now offering two further dates for this webinar:

8th Oct and 22nd Oct — 12 – 1pm (approx)

To book a place: visit the Educational Development Booking web page. http://www.liv.ac.uk/cll/booking/

PGR Development are offering a webinar to help newly registered PGRs make effective use of the PGR Toolbox. During the workshop we expect to offer:

  1. A brief introduction to the Institutional requirements
  2. A demonstration of how to use the software in the PGR Toolbox
  3. A question and answer session where you can raise any queries or problem you have had using the software.

The webinar will specifically address:

  • PGR Toolbox within Liverpool Life
  • 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.

To attend you need only have Internet access. We will send a link to the Webinar software to all registered participants at least 30 minutes before the session starts, to allow you to test your connection.

To book your place, visit the Educational Development Booking web page. http://www.liv.ac.uk/cll/booking/ and scroll down to the appropriate date.

This workshop is for Postgraduate Research students, including staff who are also PGR students.

Durham Enterprise School 2014

University of Durham Enterprise School: Monday 8th  – Thursday 11 September 2014. Places on this course have now been filled. Applicants will be informed in the next few days. 

A four-day residential course for Ph.D. and post-doctoral researchers in any discipline, full-time or part-time.

Theme:  An introduction to enterprise of all kinds – including small business start-up, social enterprise and intrapreneurship (being enterprising within an existing organisation).

Description:  The 2014 Durham Enterprise School will be held in Collingwood, one of the Colleges of Durham University. Accommodation will be in en-suite study bedrooms and all meals and sessions (including a formal networking dinner with invited entrepreneurs) will be held in the College.

Particular emphasis is placed on the development of the underlying personal skills necessary for enterprise – such as team working, problem solving, creativity, communication etc.  Participants will work in teams of about 9, facilitated by an experienced tutor. There will also be a team of experienced entrepreneurs, who will work with the participants throughout the school. All these ideas are brought together through participants developing and pitching a business plan in their teams. Participants are drawn from the UK and EU so you will be meeting new researchers from a range of subject areas.

Key benefits:

  • Development of the underlying personal skills necessary for enterprise.
  • An understanding of enterprise in a variety of contexts – including start-ups, consultancies, social enterprise, large organisations.
  • Experience of the process of developing and pitching a business plan.
  • Networking opportunities with a wide range of entrepreneurs and enterprise support agencies.

Attendees:  Postgraduate research students and post-doctoral researchers from North of England Universities and the EU.

Expenses: PGR Development will refund the return train fare. There are no other costs – all meals and accommodation is paid for.

The course will run from 09:00 on the morning of Monday 8th September finish on Thursday 11 September at 17:30.  Participants will be required to attend all sessions of the course.  The course will be residential and all meals will be provided.

Available places have now been filled. Applicants will be contacted by Monday 18th August, by email, confirming a place or informing you that you’ve been unsuccessful.