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November 2019

Academic Writing Month / WriteFest 2019

November 4 - November 29

November is Academic Writing Month and WriteFest 2019.  We have a series of events planned and encourage you to join us.  Details of what's on can be found on WriteFest 2019  

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PGR Career Essentials – Becoming an Academic

November 19 @ 12:00 - 13:00
Charles Street 12.2.10, City Campus
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Career Essentials – feed your career over your lunchbreak: Pressed for time? Try a 50 minute, no frills, just the facts session on Becoming an Academic The sessions will be facilitated by Darcey Gillie of the Careers and Employability Service Book your place via Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/career-essentials-for-pgrs-becoming-an-academic-tickets-75862904991

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WriteFest 2019 – Reading and Synthesis for your Doctorate

November 19 @ 13:00 - 14:00
Adsetts 6515, City Campus
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 1WB United Kingdom

Would you like to learn more about reading techniques and strategies for your doctorate? In this session, we will explore techniques for synthesising large volumes of literature, as well as identifying what to extract from your reading. We will also discuss strategies for enhancing reading motivation. This session is relevant for all doctoral students, at any stage of their study. In this session, we will: Explore different techniques for synthesising large volumes of reading; Identify strategies for reading motivation; Consider…

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WriteFest 2019 | Shut Up and Write! – Online Session

November 19 @ 16:00 - 17:00
online via Twitter

This is like a standard Shut Up and Write! session - just in your choice of location as it will be run online via Twitter @shu_suw #AcWriFest19    

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WriteFest 2019 | Shut Up and Write!

November 20 @ 09:30 - 12:30
Charles Street 12.2.19 (City)

If you struggle to find time to make regular progress with your writing then a change of scene and some (supportive) peer pressure could help. The aim of a Shut Up and Write! session is to provide you with dedicated time and space, away from everyday distractions, to progress your own writing projects. You will work in short, focused bursts of time on a writing task of your choice (e.g. a journal article, monograph, thesis chapter, conference paper, blog post…

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University English Scheme – Academic English for your Doctorate

November 21 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Arundel 10212a (City), SHU City Campus

University English Scheme, Semester 1 Non-credit Academic English Classes Academic English for your Doctorate is a non-credit module designed for students working independently on a research degree (eg PhD/Professional Doctorate).  The focus is on practising and developing language and rhetoric to explain and present your research in both written and spoken forms.  This is open to all students, it is not a course aimed at non-native English speakers.  The timetable for Semester 1 is attached.  UES Timetable 2019-20 semester 1 The University…

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WriteFest 2019 – Critical Writing for your Doctorate

November 21 @ 12:00 - 13:00

What is critical thinking and how does it translate into our academic writing?  This session introduces students to the key aspects of being critical and how to transform descriptive writing into critical writing. Further information and booking link to follow.  Please check the Skills Centre Doctoral Skills webpages for more information here

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WriteFest 2019 | Shut Up and Write! – Online Session

November 22 @ 10:00 - 11:00
online via Twitter

This is like a standard Shut Up and Write! session – just in your choice of location as it will be run online via Twitter @shu_suw #AcWriFest19

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Introduction to the Vitae Researcher Development Framework Planner – Practical IT Session

November 22 @ 14:00 - 15:00
Owen 320 (City)

As part of the RF1 (or equivalent) process, new doctoral researchers at Sheffield Hallam University are required to confirm they have undertaken a Development Needs Analysis and set some initial actions in priority areas. This must be done on the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF) Planner and the ‘My Actions’ and ‘My Action Plan’ reports must be attached to your RF1 (or equivalent) application. This practical, hands-on session provides an introduction to the Vitae RDF Planner online tool and an…

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Research Degree Examiner and Independent Chair Workshop

November 25 @ 10:00 - 13:00
Charles Street 12.2.20, City Campus
Sheffield, S1 1WB

The workshop is intended to be of benefit to a wide range of Sheffield Hallam staff with an interest in, or responsibility for, research degree student examinations. It is likely to be of particular interest to inexperienced research degree examiners and inexperienced independent chairs and staff who are considering putting themselves forward for either or both of these roles. Aims to raise awareness of the University's Research Degree Examination Procedures; to explore the roles of the internal and external examiner…

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