Webinar: Effectively Using the PGR Toolbox – 8th Sept

8th Sept 2015 — 12 – 1pm (approx)
+ further dates to be announced soon

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 15 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/index.htm?filter=toolbox&button=Go!  and scroll down to the appropriate date.

Delivering Academic Presentations

In preparation for a new programme of events in 2015-2016 we are offering an opportunity to join in a pilot version of this new workshop:

Delivering Academic Presentations    26th Aug 2015
1.00 pm – 4.00 pm  126 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool

Book now

‘Practice makes perfect.’
This workshop will help you develop the essential presentation skills required to participate in the research community, to gain academic impact for your research and to further your career  as a researcher.

The workshop offers an opportunity to film and analyse your deliver methods for your own professional development and is based on a very successful session delivered at the School of Physical Sciences First Year Workshop.

‘Practicing giving presentation in less formal environment was great and good for confidence – seeing myself back (in video) is feedback’

‘I was not looking forward to having my presentation recorded but afterwards I found it was a really useful exercise’

Watching yourself on film is one of the most effective ways to improve your presentation skills and together you will learn how to use the experience to further develop as a presenter. We will work in small groups of around 7 participants and through friendly facilitated discussions you will gain feedback from fellow participants and the course tutor and also learn through watching and giving feedback to other colleagues.

Join us for an interactive workshop where you will explore how to:

  • Further develop your presentation skills
  • Engage with your audience
  • Create an effective structure
  • Effectively use PowerPoint, or other methods of data visualisation

Important preparation: You will need to prepare  a 5 minute presentation on your research, which includes an introduction to those working outside of your area of research.

This is a pilot version of a workshop that we expect to repeat in 2015-2016. While this is an interdisciplinary workshop, as part of the workshop evaluation, we will assess the benefits of the interdisciplinary environment for this training.

The skills and abilities addressed in this workshop relate to sub-domains  B1, B2, B3, & D2 of the Researcher Development Framework.


Liverpool Doctoral College – Call for Focus Group Members

Would you like to take part in a focus group consultation on the new professional development opportunities for the Liverpool Doctoral College?

This is a unique opportunity for you to influence your research environment and to ensure the career and professional development needs of PGRs are met. The focus group will specifically discuss the process for PGR and Supervisor to complete a Development Needs Analysis.

A focus group meeting facilitated by the Guild and PGR Development will be held on Friday 7th August at 10.00 – 12.00 in the Centre for Lifelong Learning, 126 Mount Pleasant with refreshments provided.

If you are available to take part, please reply to me Richard Hinchcliffe: rjh@liv.ac.uk please include details of your Faculty and School/Institute/Department.

We may not be able to accommodate everyone at the session, however, we will report to you all on the outcomes of the meeting and we welcome any feedback you wish to give.