Making Progress Workshop for Part-time researchers

The Open university

If you’re a part-time researcher in the mid stages of your research degree, join The Open University, Milton Keynes, for a dedicated one-day workshop.

Monday 19 June 2017, 09.30 – 16.30 

Christodoulou CMR 15, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes 

By the end of the workshop you will have:

  • Recognised the progress you have made in relation to your overall project
  • begun to define and refine your research hypothesis and your thesis structure
  • understood the requirements of the part-time PhD, including the assessment criteria
  • reviewed how you manage your part-time PhD
  • developed a short- to mid-term action plan to help you successfully complete your thesis on a part-time basis.

Refreshments and lunch vouchers for the Hub canteen will be provided.

How to book 

If you would like to register for this event please email: with ‘Making Progress Workshop 19th June 2017’ in the subject line.

  • Please include details of your University, faculty/department and year of study in your email
  • Please note that places are limited and applications will be treated on a first come first served basis.

If you need any more information, please email:

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Part-Time Researcher Workshop – University of Northhampton

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Thursday 25th May 2017, 09:30am – 4:00 pm

MY120, Maidwell Building, Avenue Research Centre, University of Northampton, NN2 6JD

Who is it for?

Part-Time Research Degree Students within their first or second year.

What will it cover?

The Part-Time Researcher Workshop is a day long event which gives part-time research students the time and space to share and discuss issues which directly affect their research degree study.
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Enter the Three Minute Thesis competition 2017


 Entries for the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition are open, enter today!
Deadline is 31st March.

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.

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LIH Research Development Seminar 29th March

Professor Alina Rodriguez will lead the next Lincoln Institute of Health Research Development Seminar entitled Biological Psychology meets Epidemiology

This will take place on Wednesday 29th March 2017, from 12.00noon to 2.00pm in the Minerva Building MB3203.

The presentation will be from 12.00noon to 1.00pm, followed by a Q&A, discussion and action planning from 1.00pm to 2.00pm.

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Images of Research Competition entries close on Friday 10/03/17


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Images of Research Competition 2017

The call is still open for entrants to the 2017 Images of Research competition.  All the information you require regarding the competition is below, dont  miss your chance – Enter today! 

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.

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British Sociological Association Study Day Wed 29th March


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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