Upcoming Workshops & Events

2018 Postgraduate Research Showcase Conference

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Wednesday 21st February 2018 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Brayford Wharf, LN1 1YW.

About the Showcase Conference

The annual Postgraduate Research Showcase conference brings together and recognises the excellence of Lincoln’s postgraduate research.

For postgraduate researchers, this is an opportunity to hone your presentation and public engagement skills, showcase your research, explore new connections with the wider University community, and potentially win a prize. Your research has the potential to have a huge impact, and the Research Showcase gives you the opportunity to share what you do with the world.

All postgraduate research students are eligible to submit a presentation abstract or poster. All entrants must be currently registered for a research degree (PhD, Masters by Research, MPhil, EngD, EdD, professional doctorate) at the University of Lincoln on the date of the Showcase.

Benefits
  • Entering the showcase will give you the chance to:gain confidence in communicating your research
  • develop effective communication and presentation skills
  • network with other researchers and build your profile
  • public engagement opportunities
  • Ability to present your research to a lay audience

Showcase Presentation Submissions

The showcase provides an ideal development opportunity for new and existing researchers from all disciplines to present their research, discuss and share good practice with others in a comfortable and supportive environment. The presentations should be 10 minutes long, and there will be 5 minutes allocated for questions after each presentation.

If you would like to present please submit your interest by emailing an abstract & preliminary information (see below) to doctoralschool@lincoln.ac.uk

Please submit the following by Friday 15th December 2017 5.30 pm:

  • Your Full name
  • Presentation Title
  • College and School
  • Email address
  • An abstract  of maximum 250 words summarising your presentation; e.g. Outlining your research, its context, methods, results (if any), conclusion.

Please note you should write clearly for a general academic audience.

Showcase Poster Submissions

Whatever your discipline, poster presentations are a powerful and widely used means of disseminating research in both academic and non-academic contexts. Distilling your research into an A1 poster that is engaging and visually appealing can be a challenge, but is an excellent way to stretch your creativity and demonstrate the impact of your work.

We would like to invite postgraduate research students to submit a poster, please email your expression of interest with your abstract & the preliminary information (see below) to: doctoralschool@lincoln.ac.uk

Please submit the following by Friday 15th December 2017 5.30 pm:

  • Your Full name
  • Poster Title
  • College and School
  • Email address
  • An abstract  of maximum 150 words summarising your poster; e.g. Outlining your research, its context, methods, results (if any), conclusion.

Please note you should write clearly for a general academic audienceFor further details please email: doctoralschool@lincoln.ac.uk

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Your First Conference Paper with Dr Kate Hill

First conference paper

About this Workshop

Giving your first conference paper can be the most daunting part of PhD study, but also the most rewarding. In this session we’ll demystify the process, think about conferences in general, discuss content and delivery, and share practical tips not only to help with nerves, but to get the most out of the whole experience. The session is suitable for Arts and Humanities PGR students who have not yet presented a conference paper as well as for those who have a small amount of experience.

This session is open to all Postgraduate Research Students, with priority given to College of Arts students for registration. 

For further information please contact khill@lincoln.ac.uk

Dates

Wednesday 6 December 2017, 2:30pm Start Book now

College of Arts: The Viva - A Participatory Masterclass

About this Workshop

This one hour session provides essential information, tips, and recent reactions– from the viewpoint of an external examiner and supervisor, plus two students who have undergone the experience recently. At least half the time will be given over to questions. This participatory workshop, aimed at all PGR students who face a viva, will comprise:

1. Fear and Loathing in Lincoln? Professor Jane Chapman will ask whether you should feel trepidation about, or welcome the help of the external? Jane will talk about expectations and reality from her experiences as both examiner and supervisor, and the learning points these personal thoughts may provoke (whilst preserving anonymity at all times).

2. Remembrance of Things Past? Once it’s over, is it best forgotten? Two Lincoln PhDs, in conversation, discuss their own memories and thoughts after the event.

3. Speakeasy Q and A (“I hope she’ll be a speakeasy attendee – that’s the best thing a girl can be in the world”- Gatsby) Other gender/s also welcome, at this ‘safe space’ (another cliché) for you to pick up tips and voice concerns about the inevitable event to come.

Prof. Jane Chapman has examined PhDs at 7 different universities in England, Wales and Europe since 2009, in a variety of departments, including American Studies, Media, English, History, Journalism, and European Studies. She currently supervises a range of MRes., PhD and PhD by Practice students.

This session is open to all PGR students, registration priority will be given to College of Arts PGR students.

Dates

Wednesday 2 May 2018, 13:00 – 14:00 Book now

College of Arts: Mixed Research Methods

About this Workshop

  • This 3-hour interactive workshop on Mixed Methods Research is designed to help you:
  • Understand how lines of enquiry can lead to mixed methods
  • Build up the mixed methodology planning
  • Participate in exercises in multiple methods and knitting evidence together

This session is open to all postgraduate research students, with priority given to College of Arts Students for registration.

Dates

Tuesday 5 June 2018, 13:30 – 16:30 Book now

College of Arts: Working With Non-Academic Partners and External Stakeholders

About this Workshop

This workshop led by Professor Anne Chick will discuss co-production and working with non-academic partners and participants. It will include a consideration of the ethics of this multi-method approach, and also consider the issues of research power and ownership. The particularities of research planning and analysis involved in this type of research will also be covered.

This session is open to all postgraduate research students, with priority given to College of Arts Students for registration.

Dates

Wednesday 14 February 2018, 14:00 – 16:00 Book now

College of Arts: Reflexivity and Interdisciplinarity

About this Workshop

To become reflexive researchers means to turn a critical, interrogatory gaze upon the assumptions underpinning our research projects, to evaluate their origins and impacts. It is to explore the rhetorics, perspectives and claims for authority that are core to our practice and which, to a large extent, take shape within the conventions of particular disciplines. However, is it ever truly the case that a research theme, topic or question belongs exclusively to a single discipline? And, if it doesn’t, then what does this imply, for example, with respect to the ‘originality’ requirement of the Ph.D? Can there be ‘originality without disciplinary transgression?

In this session we will explore the connections between reflexivity, disciplinarity and interdisciplinarity and how they shape the knowledge we produce – and might themselves be transformed through the process of knowledge production.

This session will introduce the concepts of reflexivity and (inter)disciplinarity, opening up discussion of a range of meanings and debates that are relevant to research in the arts and humanities. It will also ask you to explore the implications of the concept for your own research; and, secondly, to participate in a collaborative generation of suggestions for practical ways in which we can become more reflexive researchers.

This session is open to all postgraduate research students, with priority given to College of Arts Students for registration.

Dates

Wednesday 25 April 2018, 15:00 – 16:30 Book now

Women in Academia: Imposter Syndrome Workshop

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The Women in Academia research group is an interdisciplinary postgraduate group which focuses on identifying and overcoming obstacles faced by women in academia. On Tuesday 14th November the group are hosting a workshop for all new and existing students who would like to find out more about Impostor syndrome.

Women in Academia: International Students Workshop

About this Workshop

For further information please email the acting WIA President Shelby Sutterby

Dates

Tuesday 12 December 2017, 13:00 – 15:00 Book now

Women in Academia: Presentation / Interview Skills

About this Workshop

For further information please email the acting WIA President Shelby Sutterby

Dates

Tuesday 9 January 2018, 13:00 – 15:00 Book now

Women in Academia: Mental Health & Academia

About this Workshop

For further information please email the acting WIA President Shelby Sutterby

Dates

Tuesday 13 February 2018, 13:00 – 15:00 Book now

Women in Academia: Women in STEM Careers

About this Workshop

For further information please email the acting WIA President Shelby Sutterby

Dates

Tuesday 13 March 2018, 13:00 – 15:00 Book now

Women in Academia: Academia and Family Life

About this Workshop

For further information please email the acting WIA President Shelby Sutterby

Dates

Tuesday 10 April 2018, 13:00 – 15:00 Book now