Postgraduate Research Experience Survey – Last Chance!

PRES

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is a survey run via the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Launched in 2007, PRES is a sector wide survey to gather insight from postgraduate research students about their learning, provision, and supervision experience.

The survey is the opportunity for Postgraduate Research students to tell us of their experiences as a researcher at the University of Lincoln, whether they are new or have nearly completed, are studying part- or full-time, for a Masters by Research, a PhD, or a professional doctorate.

Your views matter to us and are crucial in ensuring that the University provides the experience postgraduate research students need, and to improve provision for current and future PGRs.

All students will receive an email invitation to complete the survey which contains a password. You can then log on to lncn.eu/qtuvy to complete the survey.

For further information or queries please contact doctoralschool@lincoln.ac.uk

Closing Date: Friday 27th April 2018

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YES18 Competition! Enter today!

Unleash your ingenuity – Yes18!

YES is designed to develop business awareness and an understanding of entrepreneurship in UK postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers. This goal is achieved through a competition in which those participating prepare a business plan for a hypothetical company. All disciplines are involved.

YES is designed to develop business awareness and an understanding of entrepreneurship in UK postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers. This goal is achieved through a competition in which those participating prepare a business plan for a hypothetical company.

YES will be taking place this autumn. There are themed workshops covering the full spectrum of academic disciplines from the medical and biological sciences to astronomy, physics, chemistry and engineering, social sciences, energy and environmental sciences and the arts and humanities.

YES is organised jointly by The University of Nottingham’s Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HGI), the  Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC).

For more information and to enter please visit http://www.yescompetitions.co.uk/

2018 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey – Get involved

PRES

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is a survey run via the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Launched in 2007, PRES is a sector wide survey to gather insight from postgraduate research students about their learning, provision, and supervision experience.

The survey is the opportunity for Postgraduate Research students to tell us of their experiences as a researcher at the University of Lincoln, whether they are new or have nearly completed, are studying part- or full-time, for a Masters by Research, a PhD, or a professional doctorate.

Your views matter to us and are crucial in ensuring that the University provides the experience postgraduate research students need, and to improve provision for current and future PGRs.

All students will receive an email invitation to complete the survey which contains a password. You can then log on to lncn.eu/qtuvy to complete the survey.

For further information or queries please contact doctoralschool@lincoln.ac.uk

Closing Date: Friday 27th April 2018

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Part-Time Researcher-Beginners Workshop Event

 

Part-time Researcher – Beginnings Workshop
Act One, Scene Two! How to keep going once you have started.

This workshop is open to all students attending universities within the Midland Hub, 10 places are currently available with a view to open more if the uptake is increased.

The workshop will be held at the Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, on Monday 18 June 2018, 09.30 – 16.30:
Venue: Christodoulou CMR 15.

The event will be subsidised by the Open University, but you will be expected to pay for your own travel and accommodation costs if required.

Target Audience: This course is aimed at Research Students at the start of their research journey (6-18months PT). They are likely to have attended some element of university or department induction course and perhaps some research specific skills.

Overview: This programme has been designed to help part-time researchers navigate some of the practical issues of their early days from a self-management perspective as they start to organise themselves and their research and think about how their supervisor relationship will develop.
Participants work with other doctoral researchers from different disciplines through a series of
activities specific to this stage in their research. The purpose is to give consideration to skills and practices that they already have in their repertoire and to consider new ways to use these skills and the new skills that they will need to acquire.
By sharing social time and informal discussions over lunch and during break times, we hope to foster informal networks and personal contacts which are helpful in sustaining enthusiasm and focus during the mid- stages of your Ph.D. research. Students usually find this aspect of workshops a real boost to motivation.
During this workshop participants will:
– build awareness of current skills applicable to their doctorate and areas for further development
through acknowledging the progress already made.
– identify and apply practical tools and techniques for self-management and time management of research activities.
– understand the supervisor role in their research and how to manage this relationship through
identifying techniques to effectively communicate and develop this relationship now and in the
future
– recognise the difference between PT study and FT study to ensure progress is measured
realistically and rewardingly by creating an action plan to take productive steps forward to complete their doctorate

Dr Katy R Mahoney is an independent professional development coach, trainer and consultant. She specialises in project coaching, supporting researchers who want improve their productivity, self-confidence and communication skills in order deliver successful research projects on time and on budget.
If you would like to attend please contact: Academic Professional Development Team by emailing: Doctoral-PACE@open.ac.uk

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Save the Date!

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 2018 East Midlands Doctoral Network Conference

The EMDOC 2018 conference is taking pace on Wednesday 19th September, at Bishop Grosseteste University (Lincoln).

This interdisciplinary conference provides an excellent opportunity to network with peers from across the region from all 9 university members of EMDOC as well as engage with research outside of Lincoln.

Further information will follow shortly regarding the call for papers and how to book as a delegate, please note this conference is free to attend and transport will be provided by the Doctoral School.

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