First Year Development Online 2014-2015

We expect to run First Year Development Online twice in 2014-2015

Course Code Date
APOS001 6th Oct – 15th Dec 2014
APOS002 19th Jan 2015 – 30th March

This course is open to all part-time and off-site PGRs, and other PGRs who are unable to attend the three day workshops in Liverpool.

–    Further information, eligibility criteria and booking form

To book your place, please enter your details and reasons why you are eligible, onto the mailing list form on the above link, before the start of your preferred course. (Booking is not available through Liverpool Life)

NB We cannot accept course registrations after the start of the course.

This is a ten week course, which can be completed on a flexible basis, around the needs of your work or research projects, subject to an overall commitment of ~ 2 hours each week.

The course offers networking opportunities with other research students working part-time or off-campus, to share experiences, to exchange good practice on research skills, to present your own research online to students from other faculties, to learn more of other student’s research, and to offer and receive feedback on the online research presentations. The course is designed to meet the needs of part-time and off-site students.

Please see the PGR Development website for further information on all our other courses.

Booking Open for First-Year Development Workshops 2014/15

Booking is now open for the first half of First-Year Development Workshops, which will be delivered during 2014/15.  For further information about the workshops, pre-arrival requirements and instructions for booking a place, please visit the PGR Development website:

The First-Year 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 your 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 further information and to see workshop activities, please visit the following webpages:

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Date Workshop Booking Open Places Course Code
24-26 September First-Year Development Workshop yes 28 APRS001
29-31 October First-Year Development Workshop yes 28 APRS002
12-14 November School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science yes 28 APRS003
26-28 November First-Year Development Workshop yes 28 APRS004
10-12 December First-Year Development Workshop yes 28 APRS005
13-16 January School of Physical Sciences yes 28 APRS006
4-6 February Humanities and Social Sciences yes 28 APRS007
18-20 February First-Year Development Workshop no 28 APRS008
11-13 March First-Year Development Workshop no 28 APRS009
15-17 April First-Year Development Workshop no 28 APRS010
6-8 May First-Year Development Workshop no 28 APRS011
20-22 May First-Year Development Workshop no 28 APRS012
3-5 June First-Year Development Workshop no 28 APRS013
17-19 June First-Year Development Workshop no 28 APRS014

PGR Development – ‘New look’ website

Our website now has a new appearance!

PGR Development:

We have now revised our website to improve the visibility from mobile devices and to accomodate revisions following feedback. Most of your favourite links should still work, but we have simplified some sections, which we hope will make information easier to find.

We welcome your feedback.

PGR Development new front pageWe have also announced dates and opened booking for many parts of our programme for the coming year.

  • Bookings are open for the first 7 First-Year Development Workshops. Please see the website for dates, workshop policies and other information.
    Booking is open for First-Year Online using the form provided on the web-site.
  • We are about to open booking for the three offerings of the Career Development Portfolio for 2014-2015
  • Information on other parts of the programme will follow shortly

We will be updating the introductory video in the next two weeks.