PGR Events – Thesis Writing Sessions: Extra Sessions Added!

Dear Postgraduate Researcher,

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PGR Development announce a new series of Thesis Writing events for the next academic year. Please note two extra sessions! 18/12/14 and 6/1/15

To book just click on the event:
Tuesday 9/12/14 – Thesis Writing 2 – Constructing Argument

Thursday 18/12/2014 – Thesis Writing 1 – Developing Structure

Tuesday 6/1/15 – Thesis Writing 2 – Constructing Argument

Tuesday 3/3/15 – Thesis Writing 1 – Developing Structure
Tuesday 17/3/15 – Thesis Writing 2 – Constructing Argument
Tuesday 26/5/15 – Thesis Writing 1 – Developing Structure
Tuesday 9/6/15 – Thesis Writing 2 – Constructing Argument

Thesis Writing 1 – Developing Structure looks at how to plan your thesis, how to arrange the text and how to organise and accumulate chunks of writing in order to help finish your thesis within the registration period. We will look at the most effective ways to become a good research writer both in terms of quality and production and in particular we will emphasise the need to practice writing. We will discuss how writers engage in many different approaches and processes when developing effective writing and we will describe ways in which you can learn your subject area discourse. The overall aim is to create productive and effective research writers.

Thesis Writing 2 – Constructing Argument will discuss what argument is with regard to academic and thesis writing; why we need argument in a thesis; how to critique the argument of others and how to construct effective arguments for ourselves. There are some elements of critical thinking involved in the session but overall the aim is to enable participants to construct, identify, and analyse arguments for use within a research degree thesis.

PLUS – For our Careers Events please see our new Events page

There are still place on the Careers Development Portfolio Networking event for Wednesday 19th of November.





From Networking to Interviews – Career events for Autumn 2014

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Workshops arranged by PGR Development

The following workshops support PGRs in various stages of career preparation covering: an introduction to the essential skills in career management; networking for your career; making an impact at work; advice to help make effective academic applications and practicing your interview skills.  The sessions are given by two external consultants who have a wide experience in delivering events for personal  and career development.

The workshops supplement our provision for the online Career Development Portfolio, but are open to all PhD students at Liverpool.

The sessions and dates are as follows. Each event will be repeated later in the year (See the CLL booking system for further information). Please follow the links below for further information.

Date Time Workshop
6th November 2014 9:15- 12:30 Career Management
13th November 2014 9:15- 12:30 Networking
20th November 2014 9:15- 12:30 Interview Skills
27th November 2014 9:15- 12:30 Making an Impact
4th December 2014 9:15- 12:30 Academic Applications

Use the above links to book your place. All workshops will take place in 126 Mount Pleasant. However,  places are restricted to 15 per workshop. Please, only book a place if you are sure that you can attend on that date.

You may also want to consider our next Career Development Networking Event, which takes place on the 19th November, pm on campus. The event is aimed at those on the Career Development Portfolio, but is open to all PGRs at Liverpool.

For those in Science and Engineering:

LivWiSE speed networking 6 Nov 2014 17:30 to 19:00 (GMT)
University of Liverpool, School of Engineering, Harrison Hughes

LivWiSE speed networking sessions are intended to act as an introduction for participants to get to know more members of LivWiSE, interact with companies and find out about different people and areas of work, study and research in STEM.

The event is a great opportunity to meet LivWiSE industry partners and develop networks for your future career.

How to raise your independent profile? #vitaehangout

27 November 2014, Online event – open to ALL PGRs (- national event arranged by VITAE)

Online Q&A for postdoctoral researchers on self-promotion, pitching your ideas, networking and developing your independent profile inside or outside academia. Book via Vitae site above.

PGR Development