SHU Three Minute Thesis (3MT) 2017 results

Caroline Claisse, of the Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI) was named the winner of our 2017 Three Minute Thesis Competition. Fazila Husain and Mootaz Salman were commended by the judges. The standard of competition was extremely high, and all our finalists deserve congratulating on excellent performances. Caroline will now go on to represent SHU in…

Vitae focus on navigating the research environment

https://www.vitae.ac.uk/focus-on-current-theme/focus-on-navigating-the-research-environment Vitae’s latest ‘focus on’ is designed to provide researchers with strategies to navigate and keep up with the ever-changing research environment. Their website contains a range of resources grouped around the themes of: Policy affecting researchers Your online academic profile An open world Coping with technological changes Engaging beyond research The next Vitae hangout…

The Brilliant Club: A meaningful, well-paid teaching opportunity for PhD and Post-Doc researchers

The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that recruits, trains and pays doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to deliver programmes of university-style teaching to small tutorial groups of high-performing pupils in schools that serve disadvantaged communities. Over the course of the 2016-17 academic year, The Brilliant Club placed over 400 researchers in schools across the UK,…

Writing Sessions

It’s never too early to start writing and if you are looking for a bit of a push to get going why not try one of our writing sessions? We know it can be difficult to protect time to write so come and join us away from everyday distractions. The Doctoral School and Library Research…

Three Minute Thesis 2017

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a competition developed by the University of Queensland which challenges doctoral students to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance, in just three minutes. Sheffield Hallam will be holding its 2017 3MT competition on Tuesday 27 June. As well as winning a prize of £500…

Vitae focus on work-life balance and well-being

Vitae’s current ‘focus on’ showcases some useful strategies for researchers, including tips on managing yourself, staying positive, overcoming common challenges, and work-life balance. https://www.vitae.ac.uk/focus-on-current-theme Watch the recording of their Google Hangout on Tuesday 14 March to learn more about looking after your own mental health and well-being and hear researchers share their experiences of balancing life and…

RDF Planner – new speedy assessment feature

Try a new feature to identify your strengths and weaknesses How often do you use your RDF Planner subscription? Perhaps you don’t have time to dig through layers of information or you’re not sure where to start? Vitae has developed a new RDF Planner feature to help you quickly identify your strengths and weaknesses as…