Booking Open for First-Year Development Workshops May-June 2015

Booking is now open for the remaining First-Year Development Workshops for this academic year, which will be delivered between the end of May and June 2015.  Please see the dates and course codes in the table below.  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
20-22 May First-Year Development Workshop yes 28 APRS012
3-5 June First-Year Development Workshop yes 28 APRS013
17-19 June First-Year Development Workshop yes 28 APRS014

If the workshop you wish to attend is fully booked, and none of the current workshop dates and times is suitable for you, please register your interest using our Expression of Interest Form.


CSD Workshops for Poster Day 2015 – Creating and Printing your Poster

In the run-up to Poster Day and Poster Day Online Computing Services are delivering 8 workshops for PGRs who are unfamiliar with creating and printing a poster or who want instruction on good practice. The workshop covers how to create an effective poster, including layout, colour choices, image handling and the best use of fonts. The workshop will also guide you through the steps to print your poster. The title of the workshop is called: Poster Day – Creating and Printing your Poster.

To book a place (on a first come, first served basis) please submit your request by logging in to use your MWS login and password. On the next page (see screen grab below) click onlog a support call‘. Then book your selected workshop by using the online form. Enter the course details (including course name, date and time) into the box marked ‘Description’. Then click on ‘Submit.’ 










 Poster Day – Creating and Printing your Poster – next available dates and times:

6/3/15 at 10.00
9/3/15 at 2.00
11/3/15 at 10.00
17/3/15 at 10.00
19/3/15 at 2.00


Friday 13th March (2-4pm)
Wednesday 18th March (2-4pm)

Computing Services advertise their workshops here:

When you make a booking, you will receive a confirmation email from the Helpdesk. One week prior to the event you will receive a second email to remind you of your booking. If you can no longer attend please cancel your place as there may be others that want to attend – remember there are only 12 places per workshop. This workshop is specifically for research postgraduates who are submitting a poster for the Poster Day event on 26th March 2015.

PGR Development complements this workshop with online support which you can find here:

Full Guidelines for posters presented at Poster Day and Poster Day Online, in terms of the required format and content are provided at

New video guidence on Intellectual Property and Copyright:

Copyright poster:

Link for IP:

Webinar: Effectively Using the PGR Toolbox – 29th Jan and 4th March

29th Jan and 4th March — 12 – 1pm (approx)

You will need to book a place through the Educational Development Booking web page:!

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. and scroll down to the appropriate date.
(Or follow the links in the top section)