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Practice No. 1197
Last modified: 15/11/2010 10:40:43
Institution: University of PlymouthThis conference showcases presentations and posters from UoP research students. We offer research students a valuable opportunity to practice presenting, listen to presenters, test their posters, view the work of other research students and, participate in the overall experience of a cross-discipline researcher conference.
Practice No. 1187
Last modified: 03/11/2010 10:58:28
Institution: University of ExeterAs a follow up to our ‘SmartStart’ PhD inductions (see practice 929) that we organise or the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD; in collaboration with the University of Plymouth) we hold an ‘Annual Researcher Event’. All doctoral students at PCMD are required to attend the two-day residential event, where they present on an aspect of their research to an audience consisting of their peers and academic staff from PDMC. Each year two students receive an award for their outstanding presentation and abstract. The event is also complimented by an annual dinner.
Practice No. 1019
Last modified: 14/12/2009 11:20:28
Institution: University of PlymouthThese two half day sessions are designed to develop key communication skills for the viva. The main focus for 'debating skills' is on developing practical skills that will be useful for students in both presenting an argument (in a thesis or an academic paper), and in defending those ideas in a viva or a seminar. The main focus for 'the thesis defence' is to provide a valuable opportunity for students to practice defending their thesis.
Practice No. 1076
Last modified: 14/12/2009 10:30:22
Institution: University of BristolPhD students are given a budget to use to organise their own seminar series, both of their peers, who typically are not invited to Departmental seminars and 'big' names who are often monopolised by staff.
Practice No. 929
Last modified: 27/11/2009 11:55:15
Institution: University of ExeterWe have strived to improve our PGR induction provision by developing a more interactive and timely session entitled ‘SmartStart’. The session brings together academic and professional development staff with current PhD researchers to deliver a high quality, dynamic start to their research studies.
Practice No. 926
Last modified: 27/11/2009 11:47:28
Institution: University of ExeterThis is a collaborative project in which the Universities of Exeter, Bath and Bristol are producing online e-learning skills recourses to part-time or distance based PhD researchers at the three institutes.
Practice No. 928
Last modified: 27/11/2009 11:27:56
Institution: University of ExeterSeveral ‘Careers in Academia’ workshops have been held, covering all subject cohorts, in which the steps needed to secure an academic position were discussed. The workshops were supported by the staff from the careers unit as well as senior and junior academics from across the university.
Practice No. 920
Last modified: 12/11/2009 10:41:24
Institution: University of the West of EnglandThis one day intensive workshop aims to prepare researchers to gain the most out of attending research conferences. The day begins with an exploration of what the benefits of conference attendance are, then focuses down on practical considerations of preparing poster presentations and ends with an engaging look at making an impact during presentations.
Practice No. 888
Last modified: 05/11/2009 09:38:10
Institution: University of BathTraining needs handbook and log for research postgraduates – combining guidance on training needs analysis, space for planning and reviewing personal and professional development and provides examples of training and development activities.
Practice No. 885
Last modified: 05/11/2009 09:36:26
Institution: University of BathA half day workshop intended as a starting point for any researcher interested in applying for independent research funding.