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PG Researcher Development Programme

What’s coming up in December:

3 December – SPSS Workshop 8: Factor Analysis – Discriminant Function Analysis
7 December – An Introduction to Focus Groups
9 December – Academic Assertiveness
9 December – The Transfer Process
10 December – SPSS Workshop 9: Binomial/Binary Logistic Regression
10 December – Introduction to Nvivo (Day 1)
11 December – Advanced Nvivo (Day 2 ) – Limited Places and by invitation only. Attendance at Day 1 is mandatory
14 December – Interviewing in semi-structured interviews
16 December – Preparing for your Initial Review

Booking is via myBU Graduate School PGR Community (don’t forget to log on using your student username and password).

If you have any questions about the PGR Programme, please contact Clare Cutler, Research Skills Development Officer via email: pgrskillsdevelopment@bournemouth.ac.uk

PG Researcher Development Programme

PGR workshops coming up in November:

  • 5 November – SPSS workshop 4: ANOVA Analysis in SPSS
  • 6 November – ResearchPAD: A beginner’s guide…
  • 11 November – Intro to ‘Observation as a social science research method’
  • 12 November  – SPSS workshop 5: Correlation & Regression Analysis using SPSS
  • 17 November – Managing Working Relationships (supervisors & pgrs)
  • 17 November – Peer Mentoring
  • 18 November – Managing Pressure Positively
  • 19 November – SPSS workshop 6: Non-Parametric Testing
  • 25 November – An Introduction to Public Engagement
  • 26 November – SPSS workshop 7: Introducing Factor Analysis

Booking is via myBU Graduate School PGR Community (don’t forget to log on using your student username and password).

If you have any questions about the PGR Programme, please contact the Graduate School via email: pgrskillsdevelopment@bournemouth.ac.uk

PG Researcher Development Workshops – A new programme for 2015-16

Organised by the Graduate School, a new programme of workshops is now available to all Postgraduate Researchers.

Coming up in October:

  • SPSS Workshop 2: Managing and Manipulating data in SPSS
  • Time Management AM – Limited Places available
  • How to Manage your Research Project – PM – Limited Places available
  • How to Conduct a Literature Review
  • SPSS Workshop 3: Normality testing and t-tests in SPSS

A full programme of workshops is available – see PGR Workshops – 2015-16 Timetable for further information.  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).

Supervisors – information on how you can support your PGRs in their personal and professional development can be found on the Graduate School Intranet.

Faculty of Management academics win the Academy of Marketing Research Initiative Funding scheme 2015

Dr. Julie Robson and Samreen Ashraf from the Faculty of Management were announced as the successful recipients of the 2015 Academy of Marketing Research Initiative Funding Scheme for 2015 at the conference in Limerick, Ireland last week.

Their research, ‘Perceptions and use of pension savings: the case of South Asian consumers living in the UK’, examines how UK consumers originally from India, Pakistan and Bengal will use their pension savings following recent changes in the pension market.  Drawing on concepts developed within behavioural economics, specifically framing and mental accounting, this study will identify what has informed consumer perceptions of their pension savings and how this influences the way in which their pension money is used.  This research is both important and timely given recent pension changes, and government and societal concern that individuals (particularly ethnic groups such as those from South Asia) are not adequately prepared for their retirement.

The results of this research project will be presented at the Academy of Marketing conference next year.

Dr Julie Robson image2Samreen BU pic2

2015 BU PhD Studentship Competition – Round 3 Call for Proposals

The Graduate School is delighted to announce the launch of Round 3 of the 2015 BU PhD Studentship Competition. Potentially, there will be up to 8 studentships available across two parallel strands: (1) Matched Funded and (2) Fully Funded/Part-Funded.

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

Full details can be found on the Graduate School Staff Intranet.

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 5pm on Monday 13 July 2015.

PG Researcher Development Workshops available throughout June/July

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)

 

PG Researcher Development Workshops available throughout May

For all postgraduate Researchers – the following PG Researcher Development workshops are available throughout May:

  • Friday 1 May 2015 – ResearchPAD – A beginner’s guide
  • Wednesday 6 May 2015 – Creative Thinking
  • Thursday 7 May – IT Skills: Word – Structuring your Thesis
  • Wednesday 13 May 2015 – How to Conduct a Literature Review
  • NEW for 2014-15: Wednesday 13 May 2015 – Careers Series: Marketing yourself in person: Interviews
  • Thursday 14 May –  IT Skills: Excel – Introduction to Essential Features
  • Wednesday 20 May 2015 – Ethics: ethical systems, requirements and professional standards
  • Thursday 21 May – IT Skills: PowerPoint 2010: Create and Enhance your Presentation
  • Thursday 21 May 2015 – Interviewing in semi-structured interviews
  • NEW for 2014-15: Wednesday 27 May 2015 – Careers Series: Commercial Awareness
  • Thursday 28 May – IT Skills:  Introduction to Access
  • Thursday 28 May 2015 – Introduction to Focus Groups

See PGR Workshops – An Overview for further information about the workshops.  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)

PG Researcher Development Workshops – What’s coming up in April

For all postgraduate Researchers – the following PG Researcher Development workshops are available throughout April:

  • Tuesday 21 April 2015 – An Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
  • Tuesday 21 April 2015 – Research Methodology – Mixed Methods
  • NEW for 2014-15 – Wednesday 22 April 2015 – Careers Series: Marketing yourself on Paper: CVs, Cover Letters, Personal Statements, Application Forms
  • Wednesday 22 April 2015 – The Transfer Process
  • Wednesday 29 April 2015 – Introduction to Practice-Led Research

See PGR Workshops – An Overview for further information about the workshops.  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)

Round 2 – 2015 BU PhD Studentship Competition – Now open for Project Proposals

The Graduate School is delighted to announce that Round 2 of the 2015 BU PhD Studentship Competition is now open for project proposals. There will be up to 15 studentships available for Matched Funded Projects only.

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 January 2016 start.

Full details can be found on the Graduate School Staff Intranet

Submission Deadline:

Applications should be submitted on the Studentship Proposal form to the Graduate School – email: phdstudentshipcompetition@bournemouth.ac.uk) no later than 5pm on Monday 11 May 2015. Funding decisions will be made in line with the Studentship Policy within 3 weeks of the deadline.

General Enquiries:

Please email the Graduate School Team – graduateschool@bournemouth.ac.uk

Vice-Chancellor PhD (Fee Waive) Scholarships

The Graduate School is delighted to announce the launch of the 2015 Vice-Chancellor Doctoral (Fee Waive) Scholarships (VC PhD Scholarships) which will offer support to up to 25 outstanding postgraduate research students (PGRs).

The VC PhD Scholarships will be awarded to candidates who meet the eligibility criteria, have the support of their supervisory teams and are accepted by the relevant Faculty and UET.

Details of the Scholarships:

The VC PhD Scholarships will provide a full fee waive for up to 36 months, and exceptionally to a maximum of 48 months in the case of part-time candidates.  Fees will be charged after 36/48 months respectively.  To be clear about the ‘48 month exception’: this is included so that in some cases a sponsor or employer may continue to provide candidates with part-time employment, effectively releasing them for doctoral study part-time.  Please note these scholarships will only be allocated to part-time candidates in exceptional circumstances.  The Scholarships may NOT be used to support professional doctorates, current BU postgraduate research students, nor may they be used to support BU staff to complete doctoral programmes.

Stipends, to cover living expenses, are NOT included in the scholarship and candidates must demonstrate at application stage that they are able to support themselves as part of the application process.

It is up to the Faculty the number of Scholarships allocated.  Please speak to your Deputy Dean for Research & Professional Practice for guidance on the number that will be available for your Faculty.

For full details about the Scholarships, including Candidate Eligibility, Process and Timetable, please refer to the VC PhD Scholarship 2015 – Policy.

Prospective applicants should be directed to: https://research.bournemouth.ac.uk/pgr/vice-chancellor-phd-scholarships-2015/

Further information on VC PhD Scholarships can be found on the Graduate School Intranet.

An invitation to share my PhD research at University of Canterbury

by Samreen Ashraf – Postgraduate Researcher – Faculty of Management

After receiving funding from The Graduate School, I presented my paper at British Academy of Management Conference (BAM) held in Belfast last year.  As a result of my interaction at BAM, I was invited by the University of Canterbury to present my research to them. As a PhD student it was a great opportunity to disseminate my research. I am studying consumer multiple identities in the context of the banking industry. Although the concept of identity is studied through different academic lenses, in marketing studies, the concept has been acknowledged in relation to consumption decisions. However, in financial industry (most specifically banking) this topic is not given enough attention and there is a gap in understanding the implications of the concept especially in the context of consumer’s bank choice. My presentation was well received with constructive feedback from a range of academics with varied research backgrounds accompanied by some good networking opportunities. Not to mention the amazing Canterbury Cathedral, this was beautiful even on a freezing day.

PG Researcher Development Workshops coming up in March 2015

Workshops available in March 2015:

  • Wednesday 4 March 2015 – Preparing for your Viva
  • Monday 9 March 2015 – Developing Researcher Networks
  • Monday 9 March 2015 – Saying No Positively (new workshop for 2014/15)
  • Monday 10 March 2015 – Managing Pressure Positively
  • Wednesday 18 March 2015 – Ensuring Originality & Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Tuesday 24 March 2015 –  Preparing for your Initial Review

Booking is via myBU Graduate School PGR Community (don’t forget to log on with your student username and password)

PG Researcher Development Workshops coming up in February 2015

Here’s what is coming up in February 2015:

  • Wednesday 4 February 2015 – Managing Working Relationships (Supervisor and PGR)
  • Wednesday 4 February 2015 – Peer Mentoring
  • Thursday 5 February 2015 – Imposter Syndrome
  • Wednesday 11 February 2015 – Managing your Citations using Endnote and Endnote Web
  • Wednesday 18 February 2015 – An Introduction to Critical Thinking
  • Wednesday 18 February 2015 – Introduction to Research Philosophy
  • Wednesday 25 February 2015 – The Art of Facilitation

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.

PG Researcher Development Workshops – What’s available in January 2015

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.

PhD Studentship Competition – An Update

The PhD Studentship Competition Policy has now been updated to include a new section on due diligence and the necessary checks that Schools/Faculty should take if any supervisory team are intending to apply for Matched Funding.

The Lead Supervisor must now complete a Matched Funder Due Diligence Form, to show at least in broad terms where the money being given comes from and assure that the organisation is appropriate for the University to be involved or associated with.

The core elements of due diligence involve taking reasonable steps to:

  • Identify the organisation, where are they based, who its directors are;
  • Verify the organisation, checking company registration details;
  • Know what the organisation’s primary business is;
  • Consider how the relationship with the University has come about; and
  • Comply with the University’s Anti-Bribery, Conflict of Interest, Fraud policies and the Code of Ethical Fundraising.

Where proposed matched funders are based internationally, due diligence checks must take into account any relevant circumstances arising in the particular country or region of the funder’s operations. Risks could arise from for example, internal conflicts, military action, and known terrorist or criminal activity in the area.

Final approval of the project will be subject to satisfactory due diligence checks on the proposed matched funder.

Both the Policy (see section The Matched Funder) and Proposal Form have been updated to reflect these changes and copies can also be found on the Graduate School Intranet.

Proposals, together with a copy of the Due Diligence Form and Letter of Support (from matched funder) should be submitted via email to phdstudentshipcompetition@bournemouth.ac.uk by Monday 19 January 2015

  • General questions about the PhD Studentship Competition should be directed to the Graduate School Team
  • Questions regarding the due diligence process should be directed to Legal Services

PG Reseacher Development Programme – New Workshops

A number of workshops have now been added to the PG Researcher Development Programme for 2015.  Highlights include:

  • Peer Mentoring Training
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Managing Pressure Positively
  • Developing Researcher Networks
  • Brand new to the Programme – Saying No Positively

To register for these and many more workshops, please log on to myBU Graduate School PGR Community and click on Programme of PG Researcher Development Workshops

BU 7th Annual Postgraduate Conference – Call for Abstracts

The BU 7th Annual Postgraduate Conference is a fantastic opportunity for postgraduate students to present their work via an abstract for oral presentation, poster or photo.

The submission deadline for all abstracts is Monday 10 November 2014. Find out more >>

The Conference will be held on:

Date: Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 January 2015
Venue: Allsebrook Lecture Theatre & The Retreat Talbot Campus

Alternatively, if you’d like to just attend please register online >>

We hope to see you there

Best wishes

The Graduate School team

PG Researcher Development Programme – additional workshops now available

New workshops have now been added to the Programme:

  • An introduction to Public Engagement
  • An introduction to Case Studies
  • Preparing for your initial review
  • Looking for sources of funding and how to write a research proposal for funding
  • An introduction to Bournemouth Research Information and Network (BRIAN)
  • Academic Writing – 1 Day course – Places are limited

Further information about the workshops and how to book your place, can be found on  myBU Graduate School PGR CommunityProgramme of PG Researcher Development Workshops