We are pleased to announce a range of new online workshops, webinars and writing retreats for April, following the cancellation of all face to face workshops for the remainder of the academic year.
Al postgraduate researchers at Liverpool are welcome to join any of the events below. Further events for May and June will be announced soon and the dates will be be listed on our Programme Timetable, and communicated through this blog, PGR News @Liverpool, and on twitter at @livuniPGRDev.
Online workshops and webinars
We have expanded on our planned webinars for April, as follows:
|16 Apr||12:30 – 13:30||Webinar: Using Twitter for Academic Purposes|
|22 Apr||10:00 – 12:00||Mindfulness techniques to support self-isolation |
|29 Apr||12:30 – 13:30||Webinar: Time-management techniques for |
working in isolation
In addition, the Company of Mind have agreed to provide a series of three shorter online workshops for each of the originally offered full day workshops, ‘Practical thinking for researchers’ and ‘Working with difficult people’. These online workshops will be presented in the Zoom software and will provide a mixture of ideas and interactive activities, with a further half hour at the end of each workshop for questions and discussion. The first set of workshops are as follows:
|08 Apr||10:00 – 12:30||Practical Thinking for Researchers, 1 – |
Creative Thinking (Online workshop) – FULLY BOOKED*
|16 Apr||10:00 – 12:30||Practical Thinking for Researchers, 2 – |
Constructive & Practical Thinking (Online workshop)
|24 Apr||10:00 – 12:30||Practical Thinking for Researchers, 3 – |
Critical Thinking (Online workshop)
Each of these online workshops may be booked and taken separately. *Priority booking for the first session on the 8th April has been given to those who registered for the workshop for 31st March, and who will receive an email with further information.
Online presentations practise: We are also providing an opportunity to gain practise in delivering online presentations in a friendly environment, with supportive feedback. This first session will be trial session, please contact me directly, firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or suggestions.
|28 Apr||09:30 – 12:30|| Online Presentations practice session |
Online Writing retreats
During the period of Covid-19, we will need to meet virtually, but we hope that by setting out specific and protected time for writing, with set periods of discussion and silence, we give those attending a chance to motivate each other and feel part of a wider, supportive community. Each session will begin with a short general discussion for those attending to share any concerns or good practice.
The upcoming sessions are as follows:
|08 Apr||09:45 – 12:00||Online Writing Retreat|
|15 Apr||09:45 – 12:00||Online Writing Retreat|
|21 Apr||09:45 – 12:00||Online Writing Retreat|
|27 Apr||09:45 – 12:00||Online Writing Retreat|
Please note that we are using a single Eventbrite form; by signing up to this form, you will receive regular updates on this part of the programme and are not committed to attending on any specific date.
Methods webinars from LJMU
Liverpool John Moores University have kindly opened their series of webinars on methods to postgraduate researchers at the University of Liverpool. Further details and booking below:
27th April, 14.00-16.00 Writing Reflexivity
28th April, 10.0-12.00 Getting to Grips with Method and Methodology
28th April, 13.30-15.30 Focus Group Skills for Researchers
Please use your University of Liverpool email address when you register for any of the above events.