BFWG Scholarships 2017

British Federation of Women Graduates
British Federation of Women Graduates

BFWG Scholarships 2017

BFWG (British Federation of Women Graduates) founded in 1907

BFWG awards scholarships annually to women studying for doctorates at British universities. Whilst described as Scholarships, these awards are in effect prizes for outstanding academic excellence as determined from information given on application forms, in referee reports and, for shortlisted candidates, at interview.  Awards are given out in early autumn (October/November) of the relevant year and awards usually range between £2,500 and £6,000.

 The 2017 BFWG scholarships competition is now open.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 24th March 2017

Please go to www.bfwg.org.uk and look under Scholarships to find out details of the application process and of eligibility.  The competition is open to women doctoral students (PhD, DPhil or equivalent) at British universities (not Northern Ireland) who began full time doctoral studies between September 1st 2014 and October 31st 2015 (or the part time equivalent) are eligible to apply and who will not be submitting their thesis before the end of February 2018.  

 In 2012 we celebrated one hundred years since BFWG (originally the British Federation of University Women) first gave an award to a woman postgraduate to support her research.  Now in our second century of award-giving, we look forward each year to the variety and quality of the applications we receive.

 Go to our webpages www.bfwg.org.uk for further details.

 Further queries should be addressed to awardsqueries@bfwg.org.uk

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Understanding Our Unconscious Bias

Unconscious Bias

Understanding our Unconscious Bias

This is a thought provoking, enlightening, interesting and challenging workshop that provides delegates with the opportunity for honest self-reflection in a safe environment. Students take time to reflect on what has and still does influence their thoughts, values and opinions. 

Through this experiential session the following topics will be covered:

  • Define unconscious bias
  • Explain how unconscious bias affects our decision-making
  • Explain the adverse impact unconscious bias has, both on individuals and organisations
  • Detect and describe their own biases
  • Reduce incidents of unfair treatment in the work and study environment
  • Recognise how different peoples life experiences, upbringings, cultures, backgrounds and protected characteristics affect what we think and how we behave.

To register for a place please click the date you require below

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BFWG Research Presentations Day 2017

British Federation of Women Graduates
British Federation of Women Graduates

Do you have research you want to present?

BFWG Research Presentations Day 2017

BFWG (British Federation of Women Graduates) founded in 1907

Saturday June 10th 2017at BFWG HQ, 4 Mandeville Courtyard, 142 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 4NB

All welcome

BFWG holds a Research Presentations Day each year at which women postgraduate students are invited to give short presentations of their research work to a general audience.  A prize of £100 is offered for the presentation judged ‘best’ in terms of quality of presentation and ability to communicate the subject to an educated but general audience.  Those interested in making a presentation should go to www.bfwg.org.uk to download an abstract submission form.  Abstracts should be submitted to rpd@bfwg.org.uk.

Closing date for abstracts is Friday April 28th 2017

It may be necessary to make a selection from abstracts submitted if there are too many entries for the time available.  Please note: BFWG is not able to pay travel or other expenses.

All undergraduates, postgraduates, members of BFWG and others who are interested will be very welcome to attend the RPD even if they do not wish to submit a paper.  There is no charge for bona fide students, whether or not they are presenting a paper, but there is a charge of £10 on the door for others.  (A sandwich lunch is provided).  The Research Presentations Day is usually a good opportunity to meet other postgraduate women students and to look objectively at the presentation styles of others.  It can be a useful learning experience and an opportunity for networking. 

If you wish to attend the day please contact: Dr Elizabeth Poskitt: rpd@bfwg.org.uk if possible before June 3rd 2017 .

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New Researcher Developement: Leadership & Teamworking

Leadership & Teamworking

New Researcher Development Workshop

Leadership & Team-working Workshop 

Friday 19th May 2017

This half day workshop is designed specifically for postgraduates who are interested in further developing their skillset in order to enhance their employment prospects beyond graduation. When hiring new team members, the professional environment is now increasingly choosing individuals with transferable skills such as leadership, team-working, strong communication, negotiation and cooperative working. How an individual perceives their own working style, what their preferences are and how they interact with and manage others is a key part of this, and researchers can benefit from exploring their own personal method of working.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course:

  • the leadership case study will help students to recognise and relate to specific leadership practices and employ these in their own work;
  • participants will be able to apply the knowledge from the workshop to the development of their own personal leadership style;
  • participants will be introduced to team roles and will be able to identify their own personal preferences based on the Belbin SPI evaluation;
  • each participant will emerge with a personal action plan for their own professional development;
  • participants will be able to draw on the leadership and teamwork experience they gain at the workshop and apply this knowledge to real world environments.

 Course structure

  • An introduction to different organisational cultures.
  • An introduction to leadership: what is leadership? The different types and styles of leadership, finding leadership opportunities, leadership case study (or studies).
  • Team roles – Belbin SPI overview and group exercise. (**optional)
  • Group exercise – solve a problem, requires participation from all group members, negotiation skills, cooperation and competition with another group.
  • Design a personal action plan for professional development using action plan cards.

REGISTER HERE

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2017 Images of Research Competition

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The 2017 Images of Research Competition is now open, please find below all the information you require regarding the competition and participating.

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 the exhibition with winner and runner up images developed into posters for display

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Weekly Round Up

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Welcome!

Missed our posts this week, don’t worry The Weekly Round Up is here and provides you with another opportunity to read them all again.

Here you go…enjoy!

The Tyranny of an awesome Supervisor – Thesis Whisperer

Quit a Lonely PhD? How to go from Lonely to Invincible PhD Student – Next Scientist

Changing Disciplines – Research Whisperer 

What I learned about academics from Novels – PhD Life Blog 

PhD Interview Tips – Elisa Assays

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3 Minute Thesis Competition

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The Graduate School are delighted to announce the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition for 2017 is now open.

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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2017 Images of Research Competition

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Images of Research Competition 2017

The 2017 Images of Research Competition is now open, please find below all the information you require regarding the competition and participating.

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 the exhibition with winner and runner up images 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

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

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