The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University recently ran a Part-time Researcher Workshop which was attended by over 30 researchers and staff from seven different universities from three different regional Vitae Hubs. The workshop was praised by participants.
"This course was the ideal format for the part-time researcher. It was focused, to the point and well worth making space in your schedule to dedicate a day to this programme. The course covered a wide variety of topics, from student/supervisor relationships, the emotional and social impact of researching (including the isolation felt by part-time researchers) through to approaching and structuring your PhD."
"Engaging and informed speakers delivered a series of relevant lecturers and it was an excellent opportunity to meet other part time researchers - all of whom were facing the same challenges, concerns and feelings as myself. Whilst still daunted by the huge amount of work facing me over the coming years, for the first time I realised that I was not alone! It's easy to feel that working full time and studying part time is an impossible juggling act, but it was invaluable to meet others doing the same and having the opportunity to not only discuss the practicalities but share your research ideas with others."
"I highly recommend Vitae and strongly encourage other part time researchers to make the best of this (free) opportunity. Don't miss this!"
If you would like to attend a Part-time Researcher (PGR) Workshop or would like to know more about the support available for Part-time Researchers (PGR) please visit the Part-time Researcher pages.