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December 2021

PGR Essentials – Doctoral School session for all returning students

7 December 2021 @ 10:00 - 11:30
Online via Zoom United Kingdom

As part of ongoing training and development for PGR students, the Doctoral School and Research Institutes are running events for students in year 2 onwards.  This central Doctoral School session will be a reminder of where to access key information and university-level support for your studies, as well as a chance to reconnect with the broader doctoral community and meet the Doctoral School Director. Book your place here   There will be follow-on Research Institute sessions which will focus on…

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Online Bitesize Academic English for Doctorate students

8 December 2021 @ 11:00 - 12:30

A module for students working independently on a research degree (eg. 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. Book via Unihub or check the Friday email for the zoom link.

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SHU PGR Mentoring Scheme Briefing Session

8 December 2021 @ 12:30 - 13:00
Online via Zoom United Kingdom

Following a successful pilot, we are pleased to announce the SHU PGR Peer Mentoring scheme for 2021-22 is now open.  SHU PGR Peer Mentoring offers the first university-wide opportunity for PGR peer mentoring, supporting the needs of PGR students who would like to be mentored and providing a development opportunity for PGR student mentors, facilitating that all-important peer support and helping to address feelings of isolation amongst PGRs.   If you would like to find out more information about the…

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PGR Essentials – session for returning HRI PGRs

13 December 2021 @ 10:00 - 11:00
Online via Zoom United Kingdom

This follow-on session from the Doctoral School session will be run for PGRs within the Health Research Institute with a focus on completion planning and project management.   All returning PGRs in HRI will be invited to this session via the PGR Institute Admin Team

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PGR Essentials – session for returning IIRI PGRs

14 December 2021 @ 14:30 - 16:00

This follow-on session from the Doctoral School session will be run for PGRs within the Industry & Innovation Research Institute with a focus on completion planning and project management.  All returning PGRs in IIRI will be invited to this session via the PGR Institute Admin Team. This will be a hybrid event running on campus and via Zoom.

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PGR Essentials – session for returning SERI PGRs

16 December 2021 @ 15:00 - 16:00

This follow-on session from the Doctoral School session will be run for PGRs within the Social & Economic Research Institute with a focus on completion planning and project management.   All returning PGRs in SERI will be invited to this session via the PGR Institute Admin Team.  The session will be followed by a social event.  Further information will be provided on the timings and joining instructions. Please note the time shown below is still to be confirmed (the events calendar…

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January 2022

PGR Wellbeing Focus group – POSTPONED

January 10 @ 14:00 - 16:00
Cantor / zoom

What is the session about? The event is intended to enable a more detailed discussion around PGR wellbeing and to hear from your perspective. We will firstly feedback to the group as a whole (Students and Supervisors) of some of the activities we have implemented to support PGR wellbeing over the last 2 years and sign post to where students and supervisors can go to find support. We then aim to break of into two sections one for PGR students…

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Doctoral Skills session: Feedback Seminars for Doctoral Researchers

January 11 @ 12:00 - 13:00
Online

These sessions are being run in January and February by the Skills Centre and will be bookable via UniHub (links below).   In these collaborative online sessions, you will share a sample of your work in progress and gain practical tips and advice from two other doctoral researchers and an Academic Skills Advisor.  By acting on feedback provided, you can build confidence in your writing, polish your work, and improve structure and criticality.  In the session you will have up…

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PhD Resilience Workshop

January 12 @ 13:00 - 14:30
Online

PhD study is a long haul and requires vision, purpose, resilience, and motivation.   Does your resilience and motivation fluctuate?  Do you get nervous when submitting your drafts for comment?  Do you feel deflated, upset or frustrated when you get your supervisory feedback, and do you sometimes get conflicting views which you need to integrate?  Do you feel overwhelmed by the size of the task?   Would you like to feel more resilient and in turn more motivated?   In this…

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** POSTPONED ** Let’s Talk about Supervisor Wellbeing

January 14 @ 09:30 - 11:00
Online via Zoom United Kingdom

Supervisors of Doctoral students are invited to attend a session addressing the wellbeing of PGR supervisors.  The session will specifically focus on three themes:   Self-care strategies for stressed out supervisors Having courageous conversations Negotiating and navigating boundaries when supporting the wellbeing of your PGR students   The session is hosted by Márjory Da Costa-Abreu (PhD, SFHEA), Postgraduate Research Tutor in Computing and Informatics and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Lead for Computing, with experience in Student/Supervisor Wellbeing and Teaching/Learning Quality.…

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