Weds 30th Sept 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM BST
Details and registration
The world has changed a lot in the past few months, and our university life may not be what we expected. The PhD experience is itself surrounded with uncertainty. Many of us will be working towards long-term goals in less than ideal working conditions (e.g., lack of access to offices, closed labs, less use of facilities). How do we make the best of the uncertainty?
The aim of this session is to help
us understand how we can adapt to this ‘new normal’. We will be talking
about different ways of adapting to the uncertainty of the research,
‘the new normal’, as well as making sure to enjoy the PhD experience
under the new circumstances.
All PhD students at the University of Liverpool are invited to join the conversation. Please register in advance using your university email.
Peers for PhDs is a student-led project for people undertaking PhDs at the University of Liverpool. We aim to support wellbeing by providing more opportunities for postgraduate researchers from across the university to meet, share practical solutions to common challenges and support each through the ups and downs of the PhD.
You can be added to the mailing list to hear about future events or ask questions by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
The Peers for PhDs team.
A new series of online workshops for researchers in the first few months of their PhD.
For new researchers we offer a series of half day workshops presented online in Zoom. Each workshop may be taken on its own, but together they will support you to take ownership of your own PhD. Collectively the series includes:
- Advice to settle into the PhD in the first few months to an activity to help you envisage the whole PhD
- Guidance to manage your own working time and support to build a good working relationship with your supervisor
- Ways to build your resilience for the challenges in research and take a professional approach to your own development
- Starting your networking and gaining practice in introducing your research to your peers
All workshops in the ‘Taking Ownership’ series are discussion based and include opportunities to network with other researchers from across the University. The use of a microphone and webcam are recommended for use in the small group discussions
These workshops will be delivered by Dr Shirley Cooper, from the LDC Development team, working with PGR tutors, who will share their own experiences of doing a PhD at the University.
also offer a further
webinar on how to effectively the software in the PGR Toolbox.
The full timetable for these workshops is listed below. The workshops in October are open for registration (follow the link on the title)
will be limited. If you book and find that you can no longer attend,
please cancel your place so that it can become available to another