Researcher Development Programme 2018-19

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 below, 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.

To book your place on any of these workshops please email:
graduateschool@staffs.ac.uk except where otherwise specified

Researcher Development Programme 2018-19

October 2018

Ethics 101 9/10/18 1-3 D144

Organising Workshops and Small Conferences 11/10/18 10-12 T203

Graduate School Induction Day 20/10/18 9-5 L410

Writing Up Your Thesis 26/10/18 10-12 T203

Preparing for Your Examination 26/10/18 1-3 T203

November 2018

First Steps in Research Publishing 8/11/18 1-3 T103

Introduction to the Research Funding Landscape 12/11/18 10-12 TBC

Statistical Computation with R:
a statistical training session for PGR Students 15/11/18 10-1 D120

December 2018

A Guide to the Early and Late Stage Reviews 5/12/18  1-3 T203

Long Documents in Word 12/12/18 2-4 S202

January 2019

Getting the most out of Excel 16/1/19 2-4 TBC

Session for Staff Pursuing Research Degrees
or Considering Doing 30/1/19 1-3 TBC

February 2019

Writing Up Your Thesis 6/2/19 10-12 TBC

Preparing for Your Exam 6/2/19 1-3 TBC

Software for Referencing 13/2/19 10-12 TBC

How to Write A Successful Funding Bid 12/2/19 10-12 TBC

Graduate School Induction Day 20/2/19 9-5 TBC

March 2019

Qualitative Analysis with NVivo 6/3/19 1.30-2.30 TBC

Qualtrics Online Survey Software 14/3/19 10-12 TBC

April 2019

Academic & Critical Writing
for Doctoral Students: Session#1 4/4/19 10-12.30 TBC

Academic & Critical Writing
for Doctoral Students: Session#2 11/4/19 10-12.30 TBC

Open Access: Raising Your Scholarly Profile 17/4/19 2-4 TBC

May 2019

CV Building for Research Degree Students 2/5/19 10-12 TBC

Making the most of Lynda.com online training 7/5/19 10-12 TBC

I.P. & Commercialisation TBC