New workshops offering essential skills for PGRs and a drop-in opportunity for networking

Are you approaching your second year and have missed attending a First Year workshop in 2014-15?
If so, do you still want the opportunity to improve your skills in self-reflection, professional development planning and gain a greater knowledge of the wider research environment?
Do you want to practise and develop your communication, collaboration, time-management and networking skills to help progress with your research career?
Are you looking for an informal opportunity to network and discuss your research with other researchers?

PGRs in group activity
PGR Development is offering two new one-day workshops and one drop-in session for PGRs in September . The one-day workshops are aimed at PGRs who are in their second year but have not had the chance to book a First Year Development Workshop, (see below *) The two workshops are complimentary, but you may book for either workshop on its own.

These workshops would be beneficial for PGRs who are interested in increasing their skills in communication, collaboration, time management, self-reflection, professional development planning, networking and understanding the wider research environment or want to practice their
networking skills.

Lunches, tea and coffee are provided for both one day workshops.
Details about the workshops are below:

1. Introduction to Professional Development for Researchers   Wednesday, 23 September, 9:15-16:30

This one-day workshop offers an induction into the research environment and your own professional development needs.  The workshop provides a number of short sessions that introduce the key skills essential to a successful PhD experience, including:
•    Project management and how to complete a PhD on time
•    Building professional research networks to progress with your research
•    Ways to build a successful relationship with your supervisor
•    Planning your professional development as a Researcher

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2. Interdisciplinary Collaboration     Thursday, 24 September, 9:15-16:30

This one-day inter-Faculty workshop offers an experiential learning opportunity to work in collaboration with other postgraduate researchers from different disciplines in order to produce and present a research proposal for an interdisciplinary conference. The event provides an opportunity to develop skills in communication, collaboration, time management and networking in a research context.

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3. Networking Exchange Drop-In Session    Tuesday, 29 September, 13:30-14:30

The third event is aimed at all PGRs, at any stage of their PhD, who would like the opportunity to meet and discuss their research with fellow postgraduate researchers from across the University. The session provides a friendly space for group discussions, short presentations and casual networking.

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*Note for second year PGRs: While PGR Development workshops will no longer be compulsory from the 1st Oct 2015, these workshops may be highly recommended in the training statements of your individual Schools/Institutes for 2015/16.   Therefore, we expect that places on these workshops will be in high demand and ask that interested PGRs book as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment.


To Book:
Please follow the individual links above for further information and to book your place.