Highlighted this week: 

  1. WriteFest 2020 
  2. Transmission Event  |  Tuesday 10 November | 1630 GMT  
  3. ESRC Festival of Social Science 2020 
  4. Resources for Supervisors 


 1. WriteFest 2020 | Throughout November 

As we go into Week 2 of WriteFest there are lots of opportunities for you to get involved and celebrate academic writing.   

You can participate in a number of different ways – from workshops on specific aspects of writing and publishing, to less formal café conversations about academic writing to time and space to be more productive and focussed  

Coming up on 11 November is the next event in the SHU virtual Creative Writing seminar series – Stephen Sexton:  Times of the Image: Contemporary Ekphrasis.  Further information on this event and the virtual seminar series can be found on the Creative Writing Seminar series link 

You can see the calendar of events on the WriteFest pages on the Doctoral School Blog site and follow our Twitter feed @SHUDocSchool. 


2.Transmission Event  |  Tuesday 10 November | 1630 – 1800 GMT 

Speaker:  Sarah Smizz 

Host:  Rose Butler   | Respondent:  Sharon Kivland 

“To transmit is to transfer, from communication, action sending a message, to radiant energy that passes through a substance like in radiotherapy.  In this talk I will discuss how the act of transmission underpins the values and hopes of my practice – to help reveal the invisible, to draw out information and power imbalances, to use art practice as a tool to enact actions of radical care”. 

Check your email for the zoom link 


3. ESRC Festival of Social Science 2020  |  7-15 November 

Just a reminder that the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences begins tomorrow.  If you want to attend events at the Festival of Social Sciences 2020, you need to register for each event on Eventbrite. 

The Eventbrite links can be accessed via the FoSS website: https://festivalofsocialscience.com/events/partner/sheffield-hallam-university/ 


 4. Resources for Supervisors 

 Supervisors may also be interested to watch the UKCGE Q&A video of Prof Christine Le Maitre being interviewed by Prof Doug Cleaver about the influences on her supervisory practice, her collaborative approach to supervision and how reflection helps to enhance her practice. 


 If you would like to share any good news stories, highlight any events that might be of interest to the SHU PGR community or wish to request any specific development sessions that would appeal to cross-disciplinary PGR students or supervisors, please get in touch via doctoralschool@shu.ac.uk  We’re always pleased to hear from you. 

You can find upcoming events in the doctoral school calendar (including the weekly PGR Focus Thursday and PGR Virtual Café events) https://blogs.shu.ac.uk/doctoralschool/events/ 

Looking after our physical and mental health remains important. You can find help and information about supporting your wellbeing via the University website on https://www.shu.ac.uk/wellbeing 

Best wishes, 

Nicola, Elizabeth and Liz