Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF) Planner – training sessions

The Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF) is a professional development framework for researchers. It describes the knowledge, behaviours and attributes of successful researchers and can be used by individual researchers at all stages of their career. At Sheffield Hallam University we have acquired licences for all doctoral researchers for an online system called the RDF Planner.…

Career Planning and Management

For 2017/18 the Doctoral School and Careers & Employability Centre are running a number of events with a focus on helping doctoral researchers plan for their future career and position themselves to take advantage of the many options available to them. As part of the Doctoral Research Training Series, there is a full-day event on 29…

Academic English for your PhD – Mondays 10.30 Semester 1

Academic English for your PhD is a module for students working independently on a research degree (e.g. PhD). The focus will be on practising and developing the language and rhetoric to explain and present your research in both written and spoken formats. Sessions run on Mondays @ 10.30 in Semester 1. UES timetable 1718 amended The University…

Library Research Support sessions

The Library Research Support Team is running a series of ‘Bite Size’ and Practical sessions on a number of research related topics. You can find a full list on our Library Research Support Events page and on the Doctoral School Events Calendar, along with links to the booking page. Topics include: Finding sources Reference Management Research Data…

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…

Awards for doctoral researchers in PSP

Congratulations to the first recipients of two new awards for doctoral researchers in the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics (PSP). The Shine Award for outstanding academic achievement during the PhD was presented to Sara Hughes for her two publications in Personality and Individual Differences during her PhD. The Best Developing Academic Award is a…

Welcome to our new Doctoral Researchers

A very warm welcome to all our new doctoral researchers. This blog aims to update you on doctoral community news and events, showcase the achievements of our doctoral researchers and provide information on wider development opportunities. If you have anything that you’d like us to post on this site, please get in touch. You can also…

Prime Minister Award for SHU doctoral student

Congratulations to former Sheffield Hallam University student Dr Sandra Beale-Ellis, who has been awarded the Points of Light award by Prime Minster Theresa May for her voluntary work with autistic children. Dr Beale-Ellis studied for a doctorate in education (specialising in autism) at Sheffield Hallam, and received the prestigious award for her campaigning to encourage…

Doctoral Training Alliance

  Sheffield Hallam University is proud to be part of the University Alliance Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA), the largest multi-partner and only nationwide doctoral training initiative of its kind, designed in response to industry needs. We have doctoral students and supervisors in DTA programmes in Applied Biosciences for Health (launched in 2015), Energy (launched in 2016)…

Planning for finishing the thesis

This workshop, held on 27 June, aimed to spark discussion and debate around planning for finishing the doctoral thesis, drawing on the experiences of doctoral programme leaders and providing opportunities for group discussions and sharing experiences and strategies. It also covered essential advice on open access and copyright in relation to the thesis. The workshop…