Next week on the Professional Development and Research Training Programme

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 – 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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