Researcher Development

All research degrees students need to attend to their professional development. For students on the new regulations, this replaces the old Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods.

The basic rule is that full time students should do SIX professional development activities each year, chosen in conjunction with their supervisors, and report on them at their annual progress review stages. These could be chosen from the Graduate School’s programme, or they could be a variety of other things, including attending conferences, joining research workshops here or elsewhere, getting training or experience in software, languages, lab techniques, research methods, teaching, or whatever would be useful to either your research or your career.

Researcher Development Programme 2016-17

September 2016

How to write a successful research funding proposal, Wednesday 21st September, 10-12, Cadman Conference Room

October 2016

Organising Workshops and Small Conferences, Wednesday 12th October, 10-12, Cadman Conference Room

The PhD by Published Work, Thursday 20th October, 1-3, Cadman Conference Room

November 2016

Graduate School Induction Day, Saturday 5th November, 9-5 (lunch provided) Cadman Conference Room

Teach Well Workshop, Wednesday 16th November, 10.30 – 12.00, B357 Brindley Building (pre-booking essential)

Technical Report Writing for Engineers, Thursday 24th November, 10-12, S204 Mellor Building

December 2016

A Guide to the Early and Late Stage Reviews (for students & supervisors), Tuesday 13th December, 10-12, Cadman Conference Room

January 2017

Research Funding Workshop, Tuesday 17th January, 10-12, Cadman Conference Room

Teach Well (Full-day session), Wednesday 25th January, 9-4, S101 Mellor Building

February 2017

Organising Workshops and Small Conferences, Wednesday 1st February, 1.30 – 3.30, BG045, Brindley Building

Session for Staff Pursuing Research Degrees or Considering Doing So, Thursday 9th February, 1-3 pm Cadman Conference Room.

Software for Referencing Workshop, Thursday 16th February, 10-11, C101 Cadman Building

March 2017

April 2017

POSTPONED: Research Ethics 101, Tuesday 4th April, 12-3, Cadman Conference Room

How to Do Systematic Reviews, Wednesday 12th April, 1-3 pm, R101 Science Centre

Co-authoring, Wednesday 26th April, 1 – 2.30, BG046 Brindley Building.

May 2017

CV Building for Research Degree Students, Wednesday 3rd May, 10-12, B122

Tips for Writing Up Your Thesis and Preparing for your Exam, Thursday 11th May 2017, 10-12 & 1-3

Intellectual Property & Commercialisation Workshop #1 (Introduction to IP Protection), Thursday 18th May, 10 -12 am, C101 Cadman Building

Writing Retreat, Monday 22nd May, 9-1, R301 Science Centre

Intellectual Property & Commercialisation Workshop #2 (IP Exploitation & Commercialisation), Thursday 25th May, 10-12, S101 Mellor

June 2017

Writing Retreat, Wednesday 14th June, 9-1 R119, Science Cenre

Introduction to Mendeley Referencing Software, Wednesday 21st June, 1-3 pm, R101 Science Centre

July 2017

Writing Retreat, Thursday 20th July, 9am – 2 pm, R301 Science Centre