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How to be an Effective Researcher

Monday 3rd April 2017, 09:30 – 16:30

RDF B2 (Self-Management)
Open to Students in their first year -it is highly recommended that students in their first year attend this programme.

A one-day workshop for postgraduate researchers in the first year of their doctorate drawing on the experience of their first few months. The course approaches the PhD as a project and engages with students to address issues of planning, time and resource management, problem solving and creativity. The supervisor and student relationship is also tackled, focusing on assertiveness and communication skills. This is a workshop focused training session and is only suitable for those who enjoy this kind of experiential learning.

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/


Faculty Ethics Training – Engineering and Environment

Tuesday 4th April, 14:00 -16:00

RDF C1 (Professional Conduct)
Open to Students at any stage

Each Faculty provides training on research ethics led by the Faculty Research Ethics Directors. The training covers not only the process of ethical approval at Northumbria for research projects, but is grounded in the principle of informed consent.

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/



Faculty Ethics Training – Health and Life Sciences

Thursday 6th April, 14:00 -16:00

RDF C1 (Professional Conduct)
Open to Students at any stage

Each Faculty provides training on research ethics led by the Faculty Research Ethics Directors. The training covers not only the process of ethical approval at Northumbria for research projects, but is grounded in the principle of informed consent.

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/


Developing your Academic Writing

Friday 7th April, 10:00 -12:30

RDF A1 (Knowledge Base)
Open to Students at any stage

Developing your writing skills as early as possible during your PhD will make the writing up process much easier. This may be the first time that you have written anything that is intended to result in a published academic paper, or the size of a thesis. This can be daunting, so honing your writing skills is crucial. It sounds simple but the more you write, the better you will become at it. This is a hands on session so you will be expected to write!

Aims and Objectives:

By the end of this session participants will have:

  • Examine some of the barriers to writing
  • Developing your time management skills to develop a writing plan
  • Used a number of techniques to develop your writing style
  • Completed exercises to develop your academic writing

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/

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Event Postponed – Doctoral Dillemmas: Exploring the international student experience

Due to circumstances beyond our control, it has become necessary to postpone the “Doctoral Dilemmas: Exploring the International Student Experience” scheduled for Monday 27th March.  The session will now take place Monday 8th May 2017.

If you were booked on to the original session your booking has been transferred to the new date.

More details about Doctoral Dilemmas: Exploring the International Student Experience…. 

Open to Students at any stage

Doctoral Dilemmas aims to explore the issues often not covered in formal training or supervision. Questions panels will cover consist of issues such as how do you get started? How do you keep going? How do I know when I have done enough? How do I prepare for the viva? The format is an invited student panel discussing doctoral problems with the audience followed by networking opportunities

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/

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Early Intervention: Career Planning for Postgraduate Researchers

Monday 20th March 2017, 10:00 – 12:00

RDF B3 (Professional and Career Development)

Open to Students at any stage

This innovative workshop is for first year students to enable them to begin to plan their career expectations and goals from the beginning of their doctorate. The workshop will cover the current HE landscape and different job opportunities as well as looking at how students can use their doctoral study to generate the skills and profiles required for their future career.

By the end of this session participants will have:

  • An understanding of the HE sector and doctoral career expectations
  • Explored how to use the RDF to plan their transferable skills
  • Completed practical exercises to explore different career option

 

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/


Research Philosophies and Paradigms

Tuesday 21st March 2017, 10:00 -12:00

RDF A-2 (Cognitive Abilities)

Open to Students at any stage

These sessions will present the philosophy of research, including alternative epistemological positions to provide researchers with a context for theory construction. The workshop will allow attendees to develop a critical understanding of the disciplines and methods, and a brief talk about those construction training courses bolton for boosting the knowledge upon which they will be drawing including the validity and scope of knowledge and appropriate alternative approaches to research.

By the end of this session participants will have:

  • Discussed the nature of knowledge and originality
  • Considered different philosophical paradigms appropriate to their research
  • Discussed with other research students the nature of research and the epistemologies that underpin it

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/



Lab Demonstrator Training

Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 13:00 -15:00

RDF C1 (Professional Conduct)

For any Postgraduate Research Students who are supporting Undergraduate Students doing lab work. This course will consider the role and responsibilities of being a laboratory demonstrator. The course is specifically aimed at those wanting to act in this role or have some experience of being a laboratory demonstrator.

By the end of this session participants will have:

  • Considered the roles and responsibilities of being a demonstrator
  • An understanding of health and safety guidelines relevant to this role

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/

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Faculty Induction – Business and Law

Monday 13th March 2017, 14:00 – 15:30

RDF C2 (Research Management)

Compulsory to Students in their first year

The session will provide students with an overview of what resources and support is available within the Faculty – as well as what expectations the Faculty will have of them.

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/



Using Nvivo

Tuesday 14th March 2017, 10:00 -12:00

RDF A1 (Knowledge Base)

Open to Students at any stage

This session will explore how researchers can use Nvivo as a tool for managing qualitative data.

Aims and Objectives:

By the end of this session participants will have:

  • Gained an understanding of how to use Nvivo
  • Will have imported data into an Nvivo programme

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/



To Tweet or not to Tweet – social media for researchers

Wednesday 15th March 2017, 10:00 -11:00

RDF D2 (Communication and Dissemination)

Open to Students at any stage An innovative session which will examine how researchers can best make use of new technologies to support and publicise their research.

Aims and Objectives:

By the end of this session participants will have:

  • Considered whether new technologies could improve their research practice
  • Discussed using a range of new technologies and how they can be used to enhance research.

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/



Faculty Induction – Engineering and Environment

Wednesday 15th March 2017, 12:00 -14:00

RDF C2 (Research Management)

Compulsory to Students in their first year

The session will provide students with an overview of what resources and support is available within the Faculty – as well as what expectations the Faculty will have of them.

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/

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Annual Progression: Preparing for the Panel

Thursday 2nd March 2017, 10:00 -12:00
Ellison Building, Block A, Room 102B

RDF C2 (Research Management)

Compulsory – all second year students should attend.

Open to Students in their second year Each year students undergo annual progression to monitor their progress. For full time students their second year AP consists of a panel and report submission. This session covers what is required and how students can use the Panel as preparation for their viva.

Aims and Objectives:

By the end of this session participants will have:

  • Explored what is required to complete annual progression
  • Have planned their final year before their Viva voce
  • Understood the requirements for a research degree at Northumbria

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/



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n introduction to Academic Publishing

Friday 3rd March 2017, 10:00 -12:00
Ellison Building, block A, Room 108

RDF D2 (Communication and Dissemination)

Open to Students at any stage.

Writing and getting published are staple activities in academic life. The phrase “publish or perish” has become well known. The aim is to help you get you work published – and to do so as successfully as possible. We will focus on journal articles and here from experienced academic writers and journal editors who can support you in developing a publication plan.

Aims and Objectives:

By the end of this session participants will have:

  • A critical understanding of where and how to publish their work
  • Developed a publication plan and considered which Journals to publish in
  • Understood what processes are involved in getting published? Who does what, when?

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/

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Write Club 

Coach Lane Campus, A111

 Tuesday 21st February 2017, 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

 

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/

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Faculty Ethics Training – Health and Life Sciences  

Thursday 16th February, 14:00 -16:00

RDF C1 (Professional Conduct)

Open to Students at any stage

Each Faculty provides training on research ethics led by the Faculty Research Ethics Director. The training covers not only the process of ethical approval at Northumbria for research projects, but is grounded in the principle of informed consent.

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/


Developing your Academic Writing

Friday 17th February 2017, 10:00 -12:30

RDF A1 (Knowledge Base)

Open to Students at any stage

Developing your writing skills as early as possible during your PhD will make the writing up process much easier. This may be the first time that you have written anything that is intended to result in a published academic paper, or the size of a thesis. This can be daunting, so honing your writing skills is crucial. It sounds simple but the more you write, the better you will become at it. This is a hands on session so you will be expected to write!

Aims and Objectives:
By the end of this session participants will have:

  • Examined some of the barriers to writing
  • Developed your time management skills to develop a writing plan
  • Used a number of techniques to develop your writing style
  • Completed exercises to develop your academic writing

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/

 

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Write Club – City Campus

Monday 6th February 2017, 14:00 -16:30

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

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/



Doctoral Dilemmas: Developing Researcher Resilience

Tuesday 7th February 2017, 11:30 – 13:30

RDF B1 (Personal Qualities)

Open to Students at any stage

This innovative workshop will look at the following aspects of successfully completing a doctorate. It will focus on how you can manage the competing demands of your doctorate including, supervisory relationships; university processes; career aspirations and your wellbeing. The programme is aimed at students in year two.

Aims and Objectives:
By the end of this session participants will have:

  • Explored how to best support your relationship, get through doctoral processes, and tackle the thesis
  • Reviewed the spaces created by the doctorate and the possibilities to develop academic entrepreneurship
  • Recognised the stresses and strains of completing a doctorate and developed strategies to manage your doctoral journey.

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/



Faculty Ethics Training – Business and Law

Wednesday 8th February, 11:00 -13:00

RDF C1 (Professional Conduct)

Open to Students at any stage – this is a compulsory training session

Each Faculty provides training on research ethics led by the Faculty Research Ethics Directors. The training covers not only the process of ethical approval at Northumbria for research projects, but is grounded in the principle of informed consent.

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/



Using Nvivo

Thursday 9th February 2017, 14:00 -16:00

RDF A1 (Knowledge Base)

Open to Students at any stage This session will explore how researchers can use Nvivo as a tool for managing qualitative data.

Aims and Objectives:

By the end of this session participants will have:

  • Gained an understanding of how to use Nvivo
  • Will have imported data into an Nvivo programme

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/



An Introduction to Academic Publishing

Friday 10th February 2017, 10:00 -12:00

RDF D2 (Communication and Dissemination)

Open to Students at any stage

Writing and getting published are staple activities in academic life. The phrase “publish or perish” has become well known. The aim is to help you get you work published – and to do so as successfully as possible. We will focus on journal articles and here from experienced academic writers and journal editors who can support you in developing a publication plan.

Aims and Objectives:
By the end of this session participants will have:

  • A critical understanding of where and how to publish their work
  • Developed a publication plan and considered which Journals to publish in
  • Understood what processes are involved in getting published? Who does what, when?

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/

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AHRC Early Career Researcher History Event

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is holding a History event for members of the AHRC Peer Review College (PRC) and early career researchers conducting research in the discipline of history. This one day event will provide attendees with an opportunity to; discuss the current position of the discipline, including emerging areas of interest, build connections with other researchers, and, share learning around developing grant funding applications and the reviewing process.

When
Wednesday 8th March 2017, 09:30 – 16:30

Where 
Brookfield Campus, University of Leicester

For further information, and to book your place, follow this event webpage The registration deadline is 5pm, Wednesday 22nd February 2017.

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Careers in Academia

Tuesday 31st January 2017, 14:00 -15:30

RDF B3 (Professional and Career Development)

Open to Students at any stage

This workshop will look at careers outside of academia and explore how you can develop your transferable skills to market yourself outside of academia.

Aims and Objectives:

By the end of this session participants will have:

  • Developed skills to search for jobs outside of academia
  • Considered their transferable skills developed through the doctorate
  • Explored how to market themselves outside of academia

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/

 


Preparing for the Viva: the end is in sight

Wednesday 1st February 2017 , 09:30 -12:00

RDF A3 (Creativity)

Open to students in their final year

Don’t know your word count limit? Unsure what a viva involves and who will be there? This half day workshop will provide practical advice and information about university procedures around the viva and submitting your thesis. You will have the opportunity to hear from both recent graduates and experienced examiners on what their viva experiences have been like. It will demystify the process for you so that you feel confident entering the exam room. This course is compulsory.

Aims and Objectives:

By the end of this session participants will have:

  • An understanding of the University procedures involved in submitting their thesis and arranging their viva
  • An understanding of what to expect from the viva and how to prepare for it

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/

 


Write Club – Coach Lane Campus

Thursday 2nd February 2017, 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

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/

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