New events, new themes and a new teaching placement scheme
We, in the Liverpool Doctoral College Development team, have now launched our programme for the coming academic year, 2019-20. The workshops and webinars offered in Autumn are now open for registration and a full list of dates for our core programme for the year, organised by our programme themes, can be downloaded below.
Programme themes: A fuller introduction to all our programme themes can be found on our website together with a short video introduction to each theme. This year we have made a slight change to our themes, to separate out the topics of Writing, Presentation and Productivity, which we believe are important topics for the development of all postgraduate researchers.
New sessions: We have several new workshops and webinars in our programme for the coming year, which include:
- Webinar: Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
– An introduction for PhD students 20th Nov 2019, delivered by Laura David, IP Manager, Research Partnerships and Innovation
- Establishing a Research Vision 19th Feb 2020
- Risk Planning during your PhD 1st April 2020
- An Introduction to ‘Development through Design Thinking’ 20th May 2020
- Development through Design Thinking Boot Camp Camp 16th June
- Webinars on Research Writing, these have been revised into three new titles, Finding motivation and making a start, Constructing an academic document and Managing the editing process, to be delivered in Nov 2019 and March 2020.
Regional workshops – Liverpool are part of a regional group of researcher development partners, which have agreed to openly share selected programme sessions. There are two upcoming workshops offered by LJMU (registration not yet open) which University of Liverpool PGRs may attend.
- ‘How to be Shy or introverted in academia’ – Thu 5 December, 2-3pm
- ‘How to write well: some tips for PGRs’ – Wed 22 January, 2-3pm
Brilliant Club: For 2019- 2020, the LDC have an agreement with the Brilliant Club to provide five paid placements for PhD researchers. Under this scheme you would deliver lessons relating to their own research area in local schools, supporting pupils to develop the academic skills, knowledge and confidence needed to progress to highly-selective universities.
To find out more, see the website information on our Careers Theme page or join Webinar: The Brilliant Club: meaningful, paid teaching experience for PhDs at 12:30 on the 13 Nov.
So what’s your development plan for 2019-20?