Postgraduate Skills for Success Series

A one-week course to support students transition to postgraduate study

  • Mon 12 - Fri 16 Jul 21


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    Workshops, training and support

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    PG Webinar Series Team

We are hosting an online webinar series for students that are about to embark on (or thinking of!) studying a Masters degree. Our Skills for Success Series is a week-long event with sessions designed to support students in their transition to a postgraduate level of study and equip them with the skills to succeed and thrive at Essex.

Join us for a free one-week online course that comprises daily sessions on upskilling students in areas of research, critical thinking, presenting, career planning, networking and more.

You can pick and choose which sessions to attend and you will be eligible to receive a certificate of attendance if you attend four or more sessions.


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Making the Most Out of Studying your Masters, Monday 12 July, 12pm-1.30pm BST

In the first half of this session we explore how to overcome writer’s block. This workshop provides practical ways to break through the creative barrier in search of the right words. We also explore time management and organisation skills as well as how we support our postgraduate students so that they can make get the most out of support services available.  

Research Skills for Postgraduates: Developing a Research Proposal and Exploring Library Resources, Tuesday 13 July, 10.30am-12pm BST

The dissertation is one of the most important elements of postgraduate study. This session is an introduction to what a Master’s dissertation is and how to choose a good research topic. We will look at ways to produce an effective research proposal and provide tips on how the library resources can help you find high quality, relevant material. 

Critical Thinking at Postgraduate Level, Wednesday 14 July, 10am-11am BST

Postgraduate study demands excellent analytical skills. This session will explore the challenges of postgraduate work and consider the critical thinking skills required for effective study at this level. We will also share with you the forms of support available to you to improve these skills while you are studying at Essex. This is also an opportunity for you to ask us questions that you may have on this aspect of postgraduate studies.

Finding your Postgraduate Academic Voice, Thursday 15 July, 2pm-4pm BST

Hear from current postgraduate students and recent alumni about their experience transitioning from undergraduate study to postgraduate. We will be joined by three representatives, one from each faculty, to discuss postgraduate academic culture within their field of study and provide you with tips and techniques to succeed.

Create time for Career Planning: Developing Employability and Presenting Skills, Friday 16 July, 10am-11.30am BST

This session is about keeping ahead and ensuring you are making the most of our careers service as a postgraduate student. We will look at how to create time for career planning, make new contacts/networks, and develop skills on building your personal brand. We will also provide tips on presenting including how to deliver presentations, as well as sell yourself and your ideas confidently. 

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Get a Taste for a Masters at Essex

Our Postgraduate Webinar Series are short online courses that offer an insight in to what it would be like to study a Masters degree at Essex. Take a look at our upcoming courses and see which of our departments are next to deliver a Postgraduate Webinar Series.

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