We have opened booking for most of the remaining events for this academic year on March 5th. These cover a range of subjects and include some exciting events new to the programme. The workshops are arranged under the following headings:
- Workshops to develop your writing
- Research challenges and productivity
- Careers Preparation
- with some event details still to come.
NB you will need to register for each workshop in the lists below separately.
Places are still very limited – please only book if you can attend!
Also, if anyone is interested in the opportunities to teach your research area in local schools and hear about the work of the Brilliant Club, they are offering an upcoming webinar:
The upcoming programme includes a range of workshops to help you improve your writing techniques including two new series of workshops provided by Dr Matt Lane, who delivered our ‘From Surviving to Thriving’ series.
Places on all workshops are limited so we ask that you only book on one of the following three workshop series, to allow others the opportunities (Thank you!)
1. Dr Matt Lane’s first workshop is aimed at those in their first year and are writing their Literature review or their First year report:
|28-Apr||09:30 – 12:30||Writing the First Year: The Literature Review and First Year Report|
2. Dr Matt Lane will also deliver a further series for those in their second year or beyond and are looking to advance their writing skills for research publications or their thesis:
|04-May||09:30 – 12:30||The Foundations of Academic Writing, Part 1 – Laying the Foundation|
|11-May||09:30 – 12:30||The Foundations of Academic Writing, Part 2 – Effective Drafting|
|18-May||09:30 – 12:30||The Foundations of Academic Writing, Part 3 – Effective Editing|
3. In addition, we are also offering three shorter webinars, delivered by Dr Shirley Cooper and based on the research writing webinars provided in previous years.:
|14-Apr||13:00 – 15:00||Webinar: Developing Writing Techniques – Finding Motivation|
|21-Apr||13:00 – 15:00||Webinar: Developing Writing Techniques – The Academic Document|
|28-Apr||13:00 – 15:00||Webinar: Developing Writing Techniques – The Editing Process|
These remain challenging times and the following workshops aim to support you overcome general challenges as a researcher:
|22-Apr||09:30 – 12:00||The Emotionally Intelligent Researcher|
|19-May||13:00 – 15:15||Surviving the PhD – The Middle Years|
|09-Jun||09:30 – 11:30||Webinar: Get Unstuck – Procrastination Busting Techniques|
|23 Jun||09:30 – 11:30||Taking Charge of Your Time: Avoid Drifting|
The following series from the Company of Mind will also help you gain control:
|13-Apr||10:00 – 12:30||Getting Organised for Research (and Life) 1, Tasks that Plague our Minds|
|20-Apr||10:00 – 12:30||Getting Organised for Research (and Life) 2, Research Literature and Information|
|27-Apr||10:00 – 12:30||Getting Organised for Research (and Life) 3, Get Control of Life’s Projects|
Finally it is a pleasure to welcome Dr Fraser Robertson of Fistral Training & Consultancy for a repeats of the Project management workshops:
|7 May||09:30 – 11:30||Introduction to Project Planning, Part 1: Establishing Foundations|
|14 May||09:30 – 11:30||Introduction to Project Planning, Part 2: Scoping the Project|
|21 May||09:30 – 11:30||Introduction to Project Planning, Part 3: Creating the Plan|
The following workshops, delivered by our Careers consultant Sally Beyer, will help those preparing for a career at all stages of the PhD:
|15-Apr||09:30 – 12:00||Shining at Interview|
|06-May||09:30 – 12:00||PGR ‘Career Ready’ Bootcamp|
|13-May||09:30 – 12:00||Effective Career Networking|
|20-May||09:30 – 12:00||Overcoming Imposter Syndrome|
|10-Jun||09:30 – 12:00||Creating Effective Job Applications|
Details still to come:
We expect to continue our online writing retreats over the summer period. New dates will be share with all who have already signed up to the existing list for these retreats on the link:
New Series – We have now released details of a further series of team-based workshops by the Company of Mind (Dr Adrian West)., which are spread over the three dates: 25th May, 1st June and 8th June.
A full up-to-date list of all events is available on our programme timetable.