Next week on the Professional Development and Research Training Programme

Write Club : Coach Lane

Monday 5th December 2016 09:30 – 12:00

RDF A1 (Knowledge Base)

Open to Students at any stage

Write Club is an opportunity for PGRs to meet up with other PGRs on a regular basis and write. Whether you’re writing a thesis chapter, research paper, or a funding application…Write Club provides a supportive place that’s free from distraction to release those words that have been struggling to come out. Sessions begin with discussing your aims for writing and any problems you currently have. Using the Pomodoro technique, Write Club is broken up into chunks of time to write in. You just turn up and write. Rules of Write Club:

1st RULE: You do not talk during WRITE CLUB

2nd RULE: You DO NOT talk during WRITE CLUB

3rd RULE: If someone says “stop” after 25 minutes, it’s time to take a 5-minute break

4th RULE: Bring your own writing equipment

5th RULE: No disruptions or distractions (e.g. no social media and mobile phones must be on silent)

6th RULE: 3 x 25-minute writing sprints and 2 x 5 minute breaks in one WRITE CLUB

7th RULE: If you come to WRITE CLUB, you HAVE to write.

Aims and Objectives:

By the end of this session participants will have:

  • Developed their academic writing skills
  • Will have completed a personal writing aim
  • Will have planned their next writing aim

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Pitch Perfect: Delivering Better Presentations

Thursday 8th December 2016 10:00 – 12:00

RDF D2 (Communication and Dissemination)

Open to Students at any stage

Delivering presentations, whether at seminars, conferences or through teaching is part of academic life. This session will introduce students to basic techniques to deliver engaging presentations. It will look at voice techniques and how to hone your personal style as well as the content of presentations.

Aims and Objectives:

By the end of this session participants will have:

  • Explored what makes a good presentation
  • Considered their personal presentation style
  • Planned their next presentation

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