The Doctoral College would like to present the December monthly update
This monthly update is for PGRs and their supervisors to outline upcoming research skills and development opportunities including events, workshops and networking opportunities supported by the Doctoral College. In this update we would like to introduce the inaugural 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) event, R.E.D talks, the Researcher Development Programme for 2017-18 (January to July sessions now bookable), and the 10th Annual Postgraduate Conference.
We are very happy to announce that our Keynote Speaker for the 10th Annual Postgraduate Conference is Professor Lee Miles from the BU’s Disaster Management Centre. With the deadline soon approaching, don’t forget to submit an application for oral, poster and photography presentations to present your research to your peers and colleagues.
These exciting development opportunities are taking place now so check out our application processes and booking information to advance your current skills, knowledge and networks.
Don’t forget to check out out the Doctoral College Facebook page and Researcher Development Hub on the website.
At the start of the academic year, the new and improved Researcher Development Programme (RDP) was launched by the Graduate School. The programme, aimed at postgraduate researchers, now consists of an annual programme of 145 diverse training workshops, online video resources and podcasts in addition to 31 online training programmes. Click the following link to access the 2016/2017 RDP brochure
The RDP aims to increase the academic and professional skills and knowledge of BU’s PGR’s, assisting them throughout their PhD journey, whilst also enhancing their employability after completion of their research. Now, don’t take my word for it, here is what PGR students say about the programme …Click Here
For all Postgraduate Researchers – the following PG Researcher Development workshops are available throughout June/July:
- Tuesday 2 June 2015 – Time Management
- Tuesday 2 June 2015 – How to manage your Research Project
- Wednesday 3 June 2015 – Presentation Skills
- Wednesday 10 June 2015 – Introduction to Nvivo
- Thursday 11 June 2015 – Advanced Nvivo – By invitation only*
- Monday 15 June 2015 – Manage, Influence & Motivate!
- Wednesday 17 June 2015 – Library Session: Development a Search Strategy and Using Researcher Tools
- Thursday 18 June 2015 Intro to ‘Observation as a social science research method’
- Thursday 25 June 2015 – Managing your Citations using Endnote and Endnote Web
- Tuesday 7 July and Thursday 9 July – Advanced Presentation Skills – By invitation only*
- Wednesday 22 July 2015 – Preparing for your Initial Review
If any are of interest to you, booking is via myBU Graduate School PGR Community (don’t forget to log on with your student username and password)
Here’s what’s coming up in January 2015:
- Tuesday 13 January 2015 – Presentation Skills – Places are limited – if the workshop is full – add your name to the waiting list
- Thursday 15 January 2015 – Academic Writing – 1 Day Course – Places are limited – if the workshop is full – add your name to the waiting list
- Friday 16 January 2015 – Repeat: Academic Writing – 1 Day Course – Places are limited – if the workshop is full – add your name to the waiting list
- Wednesday 28 January 2015 – Library Information & Using Researcher Tools
- Wednesday 28 January 2015 – An introduction to Case Studies
- Thursday 29 January 2015 – An introduction to Action Research
Further details and information on how to book your place, are available via myBU (Graduate School PGR Community).
Don’t forget that you’ll need to log on with your student username and password.