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
How to write a successful research funding proposal, Wednesday 21st September, 10-12, Cadman Conference Room
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
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
A Guide to the Early and Late Stage Reviews (for students & supervisors), Tuesday 13th December, 10-12, Cadman Conference Room
Research Funding Workshop, Tuesday 17th January, 10-12, Cadman Conference Room
Teach Well (Full-day session), Wednesday 25th January, 9-4, S101 Mellor Building
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
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.
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
Writing Retreat, Wednesday 14th June, 9-1 R119, Science Cenre
Introduction to Mendeley Referencing Software, Wednesday 21st June, 1-3 pm, R101 Science Centre
Writing Retreat, Thursday 20th July, 9am – 2 pm, R301 Science Centre