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A roaring evening hosted by the Graduate School

Over 200 of our postgraduate research and taught students came together to celebrate the end of a challenging year at the BU Postgraduate Summer ball organised by The Graduate School.

The event gave students the opportunity to relax, dress up, and celebrate being a part of the postgraduate community at the prestigious Bournemouth Hilton Hotel. Live entertainment was provided throughout the night along with a few surprises to capture some truly memorable moments.

For more photos and information of other events please like our Facebook page.

Best wishes

The Graduate School team

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Celebrating personal development – Postgraduate Development Award (PGDA)

In a blink of the eye the academic year has evaporated into the fabric of time. As we look back on a hectic year we saw the conclusion of the Postgraduate Development Award (PGDA) with the ceremony being held in the Student Centre on the 19 July 2016 to celebrate the 70 Master’s students who committed over a whopping 1400 hours to the award.

11 awards were also given out for exemplary performance on the award. These awards were given to those students who showed relentless attention to detail regarding the presentation of their development portfolios, outstanding time management, and vigorous reflective writing to strongly evidence personal and professional development.

Xiaohua Zheng, MSc International Risk Management and Finance student and Gold Award winnner, shared “This was one of the best ceremonies I have attended and I was very excited to receive my award. Completing the Postgraduate Development Award programme and all the activities has been a brilliant and unforgettable experience, and this was a great way to celebrate reaching our goal!”.

The PGDA offers students on postgraduate taught courses a range of activities which focus on research skills training, career management and transferable skills. There are also social opportunities encouraging students from all subject background to interact. At the start of the award, all students undertake a skills audit to identify their strengths and areas for development which is then used to focus their work and activities undertaken for the award to enhance their employability.

For further information about the PGDA please email Jay

Best wishes

The Graduate School team

 

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PGR Feedback – we need your help!

Dear all,

BU and SUBU are currently conducting a survey regarding the experience of those studying a research degree at BU (MRes/MPhil/PhD/EngD/DProf ).

The survey asks questions relating to supervision, resources,  research degree policies, administration and research culture. In order for BU to understand the best practices and things that could be improved we need to build an accurate picture by gathering as many responses as we can.

If you could spare just 10-15 minutes of your time to complete this survey we would massively appreciate it: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BU_PGR_Student_Experience_2016

Warmest regards

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Final 3 Minute presentation (3MP) event for the 2015/16 academic year

Dear all,

3MP is back for the final time for this academic year. This event challenges postgraduate researchers to talk about their research in 3 minutes and is designed to expose the audience to a variety of ideas from different disciplines in a bitesize way. There will be plenty opportunities to meet like-minded individuals and to create new connections among staff and colleagues across the University.

Just to give you a small sample of what to expect we have talks about:

  • Midwifery
  • Diabetes & lifestyle
  • Hacking & Gaming Technology
  • Corporate governance
  • Nature Conservation
  • and much more!!

The event will commence on Thursday 19th May from 18:00 on Talbot Campus.

To attend – book your 3MP ticket here

We hope to see you there!

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3MP – last one for the 2015/16 academic year!

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The final 3 Minute Presentation (3MP) event for the academic year will be held on Thursday 19 May 2016, 18:00, Talbot Campus.

If you haven’t already heard about this event it provides postgraduate researchers, staff and post-docs opporunitities to collaborate, gain research exposure and celebrate being a part of research in a fun dynamic way.

We have 10 presentation spots left (2 for post-docs) and if you’d like to challenge yourself into presenting your research in 3 Minutes please email pgevents@bournemouth.ac.uk for an application form. All presentation spots are decided on a first come serve basis and the deadline for all applications is Monday 9 May 2016.

To attend the event please book here: 3MP ticket

We hope to see you there

Best wishes

The Graduate School team

 

2016 BU PhD Studentship Competition – only 1 week left!

2016 BU PhD Studentship Competition

Call for submission of up to 20 matched funded Postgraduate Research Projects now OPEN

The Graduate School is delighted to announce the launch of the 2016 BU PhD Studentship Competition, with up to 20 matched funded projects available.

At this stage, Academic Staff are invited to submit proposals for studentship projects which, if successful, will be advertised to recruit PhD candidates for a September 2016 start.

Full details can be found on the Graduate School Staff Intranet where the following information can be found:

Submission Deadline:

Applications should be submitted on the Studentship Proposal Form to the Graduate School via email to phdstudentshipcompetition@bournemouth.ac.uk no later than 9am on Monday 22 February 2016.

The Graduate School will manage the recruitment process along the following timetable:

Date Action
Wednesday 13 January 2016 Launch PhD Studentships Internal Competition – development of proposals
Monday 22 February 2016 Closing date for submission of proposals
Tuesday 15 March 2016 Panel meeting
Late March 2016 Feedback to supervisors and preparation of adverts
March – June 2016 Launch PhD Studentships External Competition – recruitment of candidates
September 2016 Successful Candidates start

Santander Mobility Awards 8 x £1000 available

Dear all,

Just a gentle reminder that the Graduate School is offering 8 x £1000 Santander Mobility Awards. These mobility awards can be used for attending conferences, undertaking a specific piece of research or to build/develop links with international researchers. This call is open to applications from any BU PGR (including MRes & MPhil), irrespective of mode of study (fulltime/ part-time); nationality (Home, EU or International) or funding status (BUstudentships / externally funded / self-funded). Awards made will cover only direct costs (travel; subsistence; training or development costs).

To apply:

Before applying please read the terms and conditions of the competition here: Santander Mobility Awards policy and complete Santander Mobility Awards application form

All applications must be sent via email to: gsfunding@bournemouth.ac.uk

Deadline for applications: Monday 11th January 2016, 17:00 GMT
In addition, please note this is a highly competitive funding stream and all applicants will be informed of the panels decision shortly after the deadline date.
Season’s greetings and good luck!
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3 minute presentation (3MP) – tickets available

The 3 Minute Presentation (3MP) is a brand new platform just for postgraduate researchers to learn about different types of research across BU in a fresh exciting format.

We have several excting presentations falling into the following categories:

  • Dementia
  • Sport Psychology
  • Biomechanics & Prosthetics
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Governance & Risk Management
  • Narratology & Transmedia
  • Sustainability & Consumption
  • Nursing and Midwifery

When? Wednesday 2nd December 2015 18:00 – 19:30 (Talbot Campus)

Along with these exicting presentations there will be an opportunity to ask questions and network after the event in a secret location!

If you are curious about the event or want to meet some like-minded individuals please don’t hesitate to book your 3MP ticket here.

If you have any questions about the event please email: pgevents@bournemouth.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Santander Mobility funding competition now open – 8 x £1000 available

Dear all,

It gives me great pleasure to announce in partnership with Santander we are offering 8 x £1000 mobility awards.

These mobility awards can be used for attending conferences, undertaking aspecific piece of research or to build/develop links with international researchers. This call is open to applications from any BU PGR (including MRes & MPhil), irrespective of mode of study (fulltime/ part-time); nationality (Home, EU or International) or funding status (BUstudentships / externally funded / self-funded). Awards made will cover only direct costs (travel; subsistence; training or development costs) and all applications will need to include a realistic precise breakdown of costs.

Before applying – please check the Santander Mobility fund Policy document for terms and conditions to avoid disappointment.

To apply – please complete in full the Santander Mobility fund application form and email to gsfunding@bournemouth.ac.uk

Deadline for all applications: 11th January 2016, 17:00 GMT.

All applications will be reviewed on the 13th January 2016 and applicants will be informed shortly after this to whether they have been successful or not.

Good luck!

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3MP – 3 minute presentation

Hello all,

A new and exciting event is being held on Wednesday 2nd December 18:00 – 19:30 (Talbot Campus) entitled: 3 minute presentation (3MP). The event will challenge current research students to present their research in just 3 minutes! This is an exciting and engaging opportunity to hear about cutting-edge research in a bitesize way.

At the end of the presentations we will also be celebrating the launch of this event in a secret location on Talbot Campus to give attendees the opportunity to mingle.

To attend please book your 3MP ticket here.

If you have any questions about the event please email: pgevents@bournemouth.ac.uk

Best wishes

The Graduate School team

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PGR Santander Mobility Awards – coming soon

Dear all,

It’s that time of year again and we are pleased to announce in partnership with Santander we will be offering 8 x £1000 mobility awards.

The competition will run between 4th November 2015 – 11th January 2016.

Stay tuned for more details.

Best wishes

The Graduate School team

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