LALT Teaching Development
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.
The library currently delivers a number of academic development workshops specifically for postgraduate research students. This workshop will aid you in building a search strategy that works, and will help develop your search techniques, including: Continue reading “Literature Searching”
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.
Questionnaires – whether administered electronically or by more traditional means – are a widely used research method, including in the collection of qualitative data. This workshop considers the questionnaire, its context, and the kinds of data the questionnaire is capable of capturing. We will then explore the questionnaire structure: its layout and appearance; the ordering and types of question posed; as well as approaches to maximising response rates and ensuring validity in the data collected. In addition, consideration will be given to sampling techniques and guidance of questionnaire deployment. Continue reading “Questionnaires: An Introduction & Overview”
Much importance is now attached to ‘getting published’. This session offers some practical guidance for publishing your research.
The workshop begins by asking why publish – what are the reasons for publishing and what are the benefits of doing so? Attention will then turn to journal selection and where to publish, before the question of how to get published is addressed. Here consideration will be given to the writing stage – the steps involved and the need to think about the journal’s readership. The subjects of article structuring and referencing, as well as preparing the final manuscript, will also be examined.
In the second part of the session the focus will turn to the submission process, including the writing of covering letters, before consideration is given to dealing with feedback, including handling revisions and managing possible rejections. The session will finish with some recommendations from those ‘in the know’, amongst them journal editors, as well as suggestions on the intermediate steps that can be taken to support the successful submission of your first article, including writing for newsletters and contributing to blogs and e-bulletins.
By the end of the workshop, participants will have:
- Explored the reasons and motivations for publishing
- Gained an understanding of the stages involved in preparing a paper for publication
- Considered how to structure an academic article
- Acquired an understanding of the submission process and how to handle feedback
- Considered a range of recommendations for success in getting published.
Getting Your First Article Published
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 from 09:30 to 12:30
Village Hall: Room VH0002
Book now: http://lncn.eu/mpxy9
To view the entire Researcher Development Programme, click here.
Whilst much academic writing, including the PhD itself, is associated with long pieces of work comprising many thousands of words, there is value in being able to complement this skill with more concise writing. This ability is required in preparing abstracts, providing a concise overview of a larger study. Whilst they often accompany articles, abstracts are increasingly used in the selection of conference and seminar papers. Consequently, there is much value in being able to master the skill of writing abstracts.
This workshop begins by identifying the characteristics that distinguish a conference abstract from one that would accompany an article, and the purposes it serves. It then considers the typical format and key components of a conference abstract, before exploring what makes a great abstract, and providing a range of tips for writing a successful conference abstract. In the final part of the workshop, focus will turn to supporting participants in planning and preparing their own abstract.
Writing a Great Conference Abstract
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 from 13:30 to 16:30
Village Hall: Room VH0003
Book now: http://lncn.eu/knvz
To view the entire Researcher Development Programme, click here.
Newly enrolled PGR student? Don’t forget to attend our Doctoral School Induction. Aimed at those starting their PhD, this session focuses on the early phase of the PhD process with the objective of ensuring participants get off to a good start. Continue reading “Beginning Your PhD: Getting off to a Flying Start”
The Doctoral School is pleased to announce the launch of the NEW 2017/18 Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme which is NOW open for registration.
About the Programme
The Researcher Development Programme (RDP) is delivered by the Doctoral School and offers academic, professional and personal development through a number of training workshops and event opportunities, all intended to support the research community at the University of Lincoln.
Continue reading “New 2017/18 Researcher Development Programme”