Interdisciplinary Collaborations –– creating the conference environment

12th Jan, 9th Feb 2016 for PGRs in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Further dates are being arranged later in the year.

Are you looking to develop essential research skills as part of your professional development plan?
Do you want more opportunities for inter-disciplinary networking?
Do you want to learn more about how to plan your own conference  or learn how to make the most of conferences?

During this workshop you will work in self-selected interdisciplinary groups to:

  • Devise a proposal for an innovative interdisciplinary postgraduate conference
  • Work collaboratively to produce an idea and work plan for organising an interdisciplinary conference
  • Present a case for that proposal as an abstract and as a presentation
  • Assess other proposals as part of a peer review process
  • Respond positively to a peer review

Through this exercise, you will  learn more about the conference process and how to make this experience more effective.  The activities will also you assess your further needs for professional development and enable you to develop your skills in all domains of the Researcher Development Framework including:

  • working as part of an interdisciplinary collaboration with other researchers from different backgrounds
  • creativity thinking to develop new ideas
  • presenting new and convincing ideas in a succinct manner
  • project planning and time management
  • performing a critical peer review and responding to feedback
  • self-reflecting on your progress

Further details and booking