PGR Students who Teach – Development Workshops

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The Lincoln Academy of Learning and Teaching (LALT), has announced a series of teaching and learning events to take place over the coming term.

These events are unique in offering discussion around university practice with senior teaching and learning figures, combined with practical advice and tips from current teaching staff in various disciplines.

If you are a Postgraduate Research Student who teaches you will be able to attend the workshops listed below. Please book onto the session via the instructions on the page.

Introduction for New Staff 10 – 11 am Tuesday 24 October
Giving Feedback Well 10 – 11 am Wednesday 1 November
Ensuring All Student Learn 10 – 11 am Monday 6 November
Marking Fast and Fair 10 – 11 am Tuesday 28 November
Briefing on New Module Evaluation Questions 12 noon – 1 pm Wednesday 29 November
Giving Feedback Well 3 – 4 pm Thursday 30 November
How to Get the Best from all Students 2 – 3 pm Monday 4 December
NSS Process and Expectations 1 – 2 pm Wednesday 6 December
Consultation Event on Possible Changes to Exam Board 10 – 11 am Wednesday 13 December

What every new researcher needs to know #Vitaechat

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What every new researcher needs to know #vitaechat

Whatever your situation, taking a professional approach to your development from the start can help make the path smoother, and enable you to be more successful in the long run.

During your doctoral or postdoctoral research you will push the boundary of current knowledge, increasingly becoming an expert in your field. However, being a professional researcher involves not just writing a thesis or papers, but also developing your skills and building your profile. So how do you make the most of your PhD or postdoc and prepare yourself for what’s coming next?

Our moderator will be joined by a panel of researchers at various stages of their careers to discuss what they wish they’d known when starting out. The #vitaechat will help you to answer questions such as:

  • As a PhD researcher, or postdoc in a new role, which first steps should I take?
  • How do I manage my relationship with my supervisor or PI?
  • How do I plan my research project and what are the typical milestones?
  • What kind of development opportunities will I have, and how do I prioritise them?
  • When should I start thinking about my post-PhD career?

Join us on the 19 October, at 12pm on the #vitaechat stream to discuss how to get started and to understand how to prepare yourself for undertaking your doctorate/new research project or new job

Register your interest HERE and you will be sent a reminder.

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Postgraduate End of Year Social at The Swan SU | 16th May

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Join Bradley Allsop at the Swan SU Pub between 19:00-22:00 to celebrate the end of the academic year in good company :)

Bradley Allsop, Postgraduate Student Officer, Students’ Union, is hosting an end of the academic year postgraduate social at the Swan SU next week on 16th May.

“Come along and meet some fellow postgraduate students, and me, your postgraduate officer! Please INVITE people and SHARE this event.”

For further details please check the Facebook event page: http://lncn.eu/ruv8

2017 Images of Research – Last Chance to Enter

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Images of Research Competition 2017

The 2017 Images of Research competition closes this Friday 10th March, dont miss your chance to enter! All the information you require regarding the competition is below. 

What is the Images of Research Competition?

The Images of Research Competition showcases the research taking place at the University of Lincoln. Participants are asked to submit a unique image, along with an abstract of 150 words describing how the image reflects their research.

Who can participate?

Any staff member or student can participate who is undertaking research at the University of Lincoln.

Prizes

The winning entries will be decided by a panel of Staff and Students representative of the University.
•Overall winner receives £100 amazon voucher
•People Choice Winner £100 amazon voucher
• All entries will be part of an exhibition where all images will be developed into posters for display

How to Enter 

Download the checklist and Application form HERE and return the completed application form with your image to graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk before the closing date Friday 10th March 2017

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3 Minute Thesis Competition 2017

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The 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition final closing date is Friday 31st March, you still have time to enter.

What is the 3 Minute Thesis Competition?

3 Minute Thesis (3MT) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland which challenges research students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in JUST three minutes in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The competition is held in at least 170 universities across more than 17 countries worldwide.

How does it work?

Each university host their own competition with the winner going forward to represent their university in the National UK Online Semi-final in July 2017 hosted by Vitae. The top six finalists are then selected and go on to the UK final which takes place during the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference in September 2017.

How to Enter

If you would like to enter the University of Lincoln 3MT competition please click HERE for more information and to download an application form.

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3 Minute Thesis Competition – Enter Today

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The 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition for 2017 is now open for applicants, don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this world wide competition.

What is the 3 Minute Thesis Competition?

3 Minute Thesis (3MT) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland which challenges research students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in JUST three minutes in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The competition is held in at least 170 universities across more than 17 countries worldwide.

How does it work?

Each university host their own competition with the winner going forward to represent their university in the National UK Online Semi-final in July 2017 hosted by Vitae. The top six finalists are then selected and go on to the UK final which takes place during the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference in September 2017.

How to Enter

If you would like to enter the University of Lincoln 3MT competition please click HERE for more information and to download an application form.

Please note the closing date for this competition is Friday 31st March 2017, you will also need to be available to attend the UoL 3MT final on Wednesday 10th May.

If you would like to be part of the audience at the Lincoln 3MT final you can register for your ticket HERE.

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British Sociological Association Study Day Wed 29th March

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Public sociology and the role of the researcher: engagement, communication and academic activism

Wednesday 29 March 2017
Queens Building
De Montfort University

What is the role of the researcher outside the academy? This event invites Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers to innovate and critically reflect on three related areas of public sociology: academic activism, public engagement, and participation and co-production. It encourages researchers to articulate and address diverse challenges, such as neutrality, networking, and whether activism can be considered a form of public engagement.

The keynote lecture, from distinguished speaker Dr Mark Carrigan, Digital Fellow, The Sociological Review, is titled “What does it mean to be a public sociologist in the era of @realDonaldTrump?”. This will be followed by three presentations by invited speakers on subjects as diverse as ethics and emotion work in FGM research, participant engagement in a study on LGBT people with MS, and reflections on ethnographic research with Iraqi refugees.
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