This week on the Professional Development and Research Training Programme

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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Next week on the Professional Development and Research Training Programme

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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