Law Research Seminar | 22nd Nov

Research Seminar

Wednesday 22nd November 2pm with Professor Susan Breau, University of Reading, venue; Bridge House

The seminar will discuss The European Migrant Crisis and the Recording of Civilian Casualties – an uneasy relationship.

A group of scholars convening at LSE recently released a ‘Last Rights Legal Statement’ which has influenced the work of the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions in her recent report entitled ‘Unlawful Death of Refugees and Migrants’. Susan Breau was one of the authors of the legal statement and will discuss the thorny legal issues of the threshold and classification of armed conflict and the relationship of IHL to the dead and disappeared in the Mediterranean.

If you would like to attend, please email

The Weekly Round Up



The Weekly Round Up provides you with another opportunity to read of the posts that the Doctoral School have posted this week!

Here you go…enjoy!

Believe in your #PhDShelfie – PhD Life Warwick

Breaking up with your PhD is hard to do – Thesis Whisperer

The PhD Experience this far and no further – Times Highered

What Lies Beneath? Dealing with uncertainty during a post PhD career change – 

Tips for Writers block – Elisa Genie 

Continue reading “The Weekly Round Up”

Great Lives Talk: Judy Friedberg | Wednesday 22 November


Journalist Judy Friedberg is a freelance media consultant and journalist who worked on both foreign and home news before specialising in Higher Education as Universities Editor at the Guardian newspaper responsible for the University Guide and Guardian Students and overseeing the Higher Education editorial.


  • Wednesday 22 November 2017
  • 5.30pm for 6pm start
  • Stephen Langton Lecture Theatre

Quotation start Judy Friedberg will visit the University of Lincoln in November 2017 for the first time to talk about her career in journalism and offer insight into her role at the Guardian, a flagship media outlet embracing the digitalisation of media reporting. The audience will also hear about Judy’s very personal experiences of growing up in South Africa at the time of the Apartheid, encouraging her to start teaching in local townships overcoming adversity and breaking down prejudices that were ingrained in the South African culture and education system at the time. Judy is a great ambassador for education with the ability to inspire both young and old audiences with both humour and humility.Quotation end

Judy was recently well received at a talk she provided in London for a University of Lincoln Alumni and Teachers Network Event.

This lecture is free to attend but booking is essential via the form:

Research Seminar: Health Technology Assessments | 28 November

Research Seminar
The seminar will take place on Tuesday 28th November from 11am to 12noon in SSB1104, Sarah Swift Building.

Quotation start The economic evaluation of health technology is increasingly used to inform decision making on adopting new or novel technologies. This process depends on identifying the costs and consequences of introducing the technology. Armed with this information, evaluation of competing technologies proceeds using methods taken from incremental economic analysis. In this presentation we examine a selection of these methods and how they were used in the context of past NICE technology appraisals.Quotation end

Everyone welcome, booking not required.

For further information please contact Sue Bowler, College of Social Science,

PRIDE Network | Doctoral Supervision Webinar 24 November

PGR Supervisors are invited to join the first PRIDE (Professional in Doctoral Education) Webinar on 24 November 2017 at 12 noon (CET).

Supervision seems to strongly influence the time to degree and is one of the main influential factors when it comes to PhD satisfaction. However, what is good supervisory practice? Whilst the significance is well recognised, there is less consensus on how to answer this question. What kind of support, can universities and especially professionals in doctoral education provide in order to improve supervision?

To discuss these and other questions with Stan Taylor and Melita Kovačević please register on the PRIDE Network website here:

Closer to the event PRIDE will send you a login for the webinar. You are also welcome to send them your questions in advance.

Let’s design social media that drives real challenge| Wael Ghonim

Wael Ghonim helped touch off the Arab Spring in his home of Egypt … by setting up a simple Facebook page. As he reveals, once the revolution spilled onto the streets, it turned from hopeful to messy, then ugly and heartbreaking. And social media followed suit. What was once a place for crowdsourcing, engaging and sharing became a polarized battleground. Ghonim asks: What can we do about online behavior now? How can we use the Internet and social media to create civility and reasoned argument?