Research seminar series
PhD student speakers 2016-17
ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF WELCOME
Natural environment, cognition and stress
A qualitative exploration of uptake and retention in the Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP)
(Sport Psychology; title tbc)
Uptake and risk communication in NHS Health Check
The impact of social identification on social support, challenge and threat states, and perceived stress, in relation to overall life satisfaction in groups
Examining the Effects of Irrational and Rational Self-Statements on Performance
Physiological Characteristics and the Impact of Fatigue in Highly-trained Female Adolescent Netball Players: Implications for Injury Prevention
Social Isolation and loneliness
It’s sort of a bit of an optional extra: implementing adult safeguarding practices in NHS mental health trusts.
The induction day for both the new Researcher Development Programme and the final run of the old PGCRM which it will replace will be held on Saturday 5th November. The programme for the day is as follows – please email email@example.com to book your place:
|Saturday 5th November 2016
Researcher Development Programme & PGCRM Induction Day
||Researcher Development Programme
Cadman Conference Room
Cadman Executive Boardroom
|9:00 – 9:45
||Douglas Burnham: Introduction
|9:45 – 10:30
||Douglas Burnham: progression stages and the Early Stage Review
||David Webb: the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods
|10:30 – 10:45
|10:45 – 12:00
||Alan Eardley: Moving Towards Completion (Late Stage Review, writing up and submission, examination)
||David Webb / Doug Burnham: The RDC01 and after
|12:00 – 12:45
||Lunch (delivered to room)
|12:45 – 14:15
||Sarah Hall: Library and Electronic Information Resources
|14:15 – 14:30
|14:30 – 16:00
||Jana Fiserova: Literature Review as Integral to Research
|16:00 – 17:00
||Nachi Chockalingham: Research Ethics
If you are a research degree student here at Staffordshire, and are doing some part-time teaching for us, then you are required to attend teaching training workshops, normally at no cost to you. The first step in this is the Teach Well workshops, the first date of which is Wednesday the 16th of November, 2016, 1030 to 1200 and the main, full day workshop on January 25th. In your second year, you should take the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education. For both, your first steps should be to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This concise e-book answers all the key questions people ask when they’re considering, or beginning, doctoral study. Presented in an accessible question-and-answer format, and packed with facts, it is easy to read and to find your way around. Whether you’ve recently started your doctoral study, you’re still wondering whether doctoral study is for you, or you are supporting someone else through the process, this book will help. It is full of useful information and guidance for the early stages of this exciting new adventure.
You don’t need an e-reader to read it, anyone can download free software e.g. the Kindle app onto a laptop, tablet or phone, and then download the e-book via one of the following links:
Science Europe’s Report on Postdoctoral Funding Schemes in Europe was prepared by the Science Europe Working Group on Research Careers. The document is a survey report mapping 104 support opportunities available for postdoctoral researchers (postdocs) in order to improve understanding of what funders do to promote researchers’ careers after the completion of their PhD, and to learn whether existing funding schemes can be improved in terms of career development: http://www.scienceeurope.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/20160922-Survey-Postdocs-Final.pdf
Thursday 20th October, Cadman Conference Room, 1-3 p.m.
The PhD by Published Work Workshop is an alternate route to a research degree for people who already have a research career. This workshop will be an introduction to the principles and procedures, and will be of interest to anyone thinking this route might be for them, or know of a research colleague whom the route might benefit. Note also that the PhD by Published work regulations here at the University are scheduled to be reviewed, so we welcome attendees who have experience in this area, and can thus give us feedback that aides the crafting of the new set of regulations.
Please book on Iris if you intend to attend (under events/training) or email email@example.com or simply drop in on the day.
Are you juggling your degree, PhD or Masters with caring responsibilities? Join us for this discussion-based webinar to find out how others manage their time and commitments to get the most out of their university experience. This webinar is offered by De Montfort University. Please use the link below to access the session. The link will become live from 12.15 on the 13th of October, as a guest, you will not need to book a place. Headphones, or speakers are required to make the most of your experience. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Thursday, 13th October 2016
Social inequalities and social research Social inequalities are a central issue for the social sciences. We are all located within a structure of unequal relations of power, status and economic resources with lasting consequences, and our choices and opportunities are enabled or constrained by these unequal relations. Social science is concerned with the lived experiences of these inequalities, how they reproduce, and how they persist and endure. Once only understood as an issue of economics and politics, the understanding of social inequalities has now expanded to include symbolic representations of cultural difference.
We invite doctoral and early career researchers to submit abstracts concerned with social inequalities. We welcome abstracts on empirical and theoretical research on social inequalities, which could be based on, but not limited to, the following broad themes:
- Social class
- ‘Race’, ethnicity, and the nation
- Age and the life course
- Place and space
- Global inequalities
- Intersections of inequality
This is a one day event, costing £10, to be held on Saturday, 25th February 2017. We welcome abstracts of 250-350 words in length for presentations of 15 minutes, to be submitted to email@example.com by 25th October 2016. We look forward to hearing from you.
The Enquire Conference Team
Research students may be interested in a couple of talks arranged with IEEE. They are:
Tuesday 27 September. Ashley LT001 IEEExplore: what’s new, tips and tricks session 2.30-3.30
Tuesday 27 September. Ashley LT001 Publishing with IEEE 3.30-4.30
Booking is through Eventbrite:
- IEEEXplore – Whats New Tips and tricks – https://staffordshire-ieeexplore-tipsandtricks.eventbrite.co.uk
- Publishing with IEEE – http://staffordshire-ieeepublish.eventbrite.co.uk
The Publishing talk covers the process from submission to acceptance and Open Access publishing so may be of interest to a wider audience of research students.
Wednesday 21st September, 10-12, Cadman Conference Room
The Research Funding workshop will be an opportunity to network with fellow PHD students as well as having the opportunity to hear about how you can maximise your chances of success when applying for research funds. Staffordshire University is launching a new strategy for Research, including three distinct Research Institutes that will be supporting multi -disciplinary bidding and opportunities to collaborate and work with colleagues on the next REF 2021 submission. This 2 hour workshop will provide the following:
- How to improve your chances of success in research applications;
- Case studies of best practice from Staffs University;
- Update on the new University research structures;
Pre-booking is advisable (via firstname.lastname@example.org ) but feel free to just turn up on the day