A range of online training opportunities from Organisational Development are available to support your personal, professional and educational development as researchers.
All of the workshops seek to create an interactive, engaging and supportive environment that builds a sense of PGR community.
How to book
Scheduled and planned sessions are summarised below with links to further information, locations and booking details where currently available.
Research Writing Retreat
Our Research Writing Retreat has been developed in collaboration with Library Services to provide an environment for you to focus on your writing with built in accountability and coffee breaks! Booking via Proficio.
Three Minute Thesis Competition Training
The 3MT competition happens annually and we provide initial training in how to explain your research in an engaging way in 3 minutes to a non-specialist audience.
Presentation Skills explores how to share your research with others at conferences as well as considering how to present your ideas and expertise in any presentations you in other contexts.
Academic Posters for Conferences
Within this workshop we explore what makes a successful poster, how to create your own and some top tips for presenting.
Time to Present
The Time to Present workshop does what it says on the tin! It offers you time to practice your presentation skills to a small audience and gain some feedback.
Preparing for the Viva
Preparing for the Viva provides a platform to ask questions and explore what goes on during a viva. We give you valuable information on how to prepare and the process involved.
Making the Most of your Supervisor
Making the Most of your Supervisor explores ways in which to build an effective working relationship and to understand the expectations and requirements of the respective roles during the PhD journey.
Time / Project Management
This short session introduces a number of tools and techniques to help you manage your time effectively.
PhD 1:1 Coaching is also available at any point in the PhD journey with an opportunity to have some confidential space and time to reflect on and develop an understanding of specific needs, work through ideas and find ways of supporting yourself in this challenging phase of your study.
If you are a PGR student who is also a member of teaching staff, you have the opportunity to gain professional recognition as an Associate Fellow or Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) / Advance HE through our CADENZA programme.