Enhance your communication skills: new workshops for preparing proposals and delivering academic presentations

PGR Development have now opened booking for the following workshops, which both offer opportunities to communicate your research to an interdisciplinary audience and learn through discussion and feedback.

Preparing Proposals: Effectively Communicate Your Research

18 Dec 12:00 – 4:30pm

This workshop provides an opportunity for postgraduate researchers to develop a grant/funding proposal to an audience of multi-disciplinary researchers. You will have an opportunity to present your proposal to your peers, gain feedback, further refine your proposal and experience a peer review. As a result, you will gain a greater understanding of the peer assessment process and how to effectively prepare proposals.

This workshop is open to all PGRs in the University of Liverpool

Further information and booking

 

Delivering Academic Presentations in the Sciences

15 Dec 9am – 12pm
16 Dec 1pm – 4pm

This workshop will help you develop the essential presentation skills to deliver effective academic presentations. Through video recordings, you will have an opportunity to analyse your delivery methods for your own professional development and learn from the feedback of your fellow participants.

This workshop is open to all PGRs engaged in a science related PhD*.

Further information and booking

*Dedicated workshops in Academic presentations are provided in March/April for those in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Online Resources

If you are unable to attend our workshops on campus, you can still view our range of online resources at http://www.liv.ac.uk/pgr-development/further-development/online-resources/ – see Section D.

We are also planning to offer further webinars covering communication skills in early 2016.

 

Part-time Teaching Opportunities to support our online courses

Would you like to learn and engage in online teaching and development in a paid part-time position?

PGR Development have two opportunities for part-time support for our online courses. Both roles can be mostly undertaken on a flexible basis at times to fit in with your research and other work.

For both roles you should be a PhD researcher in at least your second year, or have recently completed a PhD at Liverpool and are currently working in the University.

Submission for these positions is now closed.
The courses begin on either 11th or 25th January 2016.

Assistant Tutor for Communicating Research in the Sciences Online (0.1 FTE)
This course is delivered over a ten week period and we require  a contribution of half a day per week to start the week of the 11th January. Within this role you will work with the course tutor to develop and engage participants in online discussions, help the delivery of supplementary webinars and support participants to develop their communication skills through their ‘research blog’ or video produced in the course.

Applicants are expected to be doing a PhD in a science discipline in either the Faculty of Science and Engineering or the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.
Further Details
Interviews will take place in either the week of the 14th Dec or the week of 4th January.

Assistant Tutor for Communicating Research in the Humanities & Social Sciences Online (0.1 FTE)
This course is delivered over a seven week period and we require  a contribution of half a day per week to start the week of the 25th January. Within this role you will work with the course tutor to develop and engage participants in online discussions, and support participants to develop their research ideas through their ‘research blog’ produced in the course.

Applicants are expected to be doing a PhD in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Further Details
Interviews will take place in the weeks of either the 4th or the 11th January.

For both roles, experience of participation in an online environment and teaching experience, together with knowledge of the difficulties faced by part-time or off-site students will be useful. Technical skills are not necessary for either post.

Guidance and informal training will be provided and the roles offer opportunities to  explore teaching ideas within an interactive online environment.

If you would like further information about either of the two courses, please contact Dr Shirley Cooper, Shirley.cooper@liv.ac.uk

Applications

To apply for one of these positions, please send a CV and covering letter* to – shirley.cooper@liv.ac.uk by the 8th December 2015.

 

*For further advice see ‘Covering letter guidelines and examples’ from the Careers and Employability service

 

New workshop dates: Building a Successful Academic Career, Future-proof Your Career, Viva Survivor and more ….

PGR Development have now opened booking for the following workshops, open to all PGrs in the University of Liverpool:

Building a Successful Academic Career

23rd Nov 09:30- 12:30

Worldwide, the number of PhD graduates competing for secure academic positions is increasing every year. It is more important than ever to stand out. Understanding what is required to secure and maintain a successful academic career can help you better position yourself for success.

Future-proof Your Career

23rd Nov 13:30 – 16:30

How can you plan for the future when you don’t know who you’ll be or what you’ll want and need? In this workshop we’ll invite you to reflect on who you are in reference to the workplace, to identify your ‘core values’ and how these may help you make future decisions.

Viva Survivor

4th Dec 2015 09:30 – 12:30
4th Dec 2015 13:30 – 16:30

29th Mar 2015   09:30 – 12:30
29th Mar 2015   13:30 – 16:30

Viva Survivor is a session for postgraduate researchers close to submitting their thesis who want to get some ideas on how to be well prepared for their viva. During the session we will consider the purpose of the viva and how one can prepare for it.

Delivering Academic Presentations in the Sciences

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.

Added 13 Nov:

15th Dec 9:00 – 12:00
16th Dec 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Booking:

You can book any of the above workshops by clicking the links in the dates above  or through the CLL booking system at: http://www.liv.ac.uk/cll/booking/.

All workshops take place on the Liverpool campus.