Part-time Postgraduate Researchers Workshop February 2019

Venue:

Part-time Postgraduate Researchers Workshop February 2019

Birmingham,  

Time:

From  2019-02-13 09:15:00  to  2019-02-13 16:00:00
Event Description
Nottingham-Birmingham Part-Time Researcher Programme Background about the 2018/2019 Programme The Nottingham-Birmingham Part-Time Researcher Programme involves a series of workshops throughout the academic year specifically designed for Part-time research students. The training and development events aim to give part-time research students the opportunity to explore issues that affect their research study. They include facilitated training and discussion on the nature of researching part-time, and some of the problems faced by part-time researchers are addressed during the sessions. The workshops are a collaborative venture between the University of Nottingham and the University of Birmingham and, as such, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and network with fellow part-timers from each university and share experiences and solutions to problems.  There are two workshops throughout the year, initially covering those topics related more to starting a doctorate, in December, with a later workshop in February tackling academic writing and motivation. A third workshop will be held later in the academic year for those who are in the late stages of their PhD, and will discuss finishing the thesis, the viva and future careers. Workshop details The second workshop of the 2018/2019 programme will be held on Wednesday 13th February. As well as the opportunity for you to meet other part-time research students in the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham, we have a series of skills sessions on the workshop agenda, on the topics of 'Sustaining progress and avoiding defeatism', 'Structuring your thesis' and 'Academic writing'. Refreshments and registration will be from 09:15 and we will start promptly at 09:30. The workshop will close at 4pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please email G.C.Hardy@bham.ac.uk if you have any specific dietary requirements, although 50% vegetarian catering is usually ordered automatically. How to get there TBC Cancellations If you no longer require your place on this workshop, please cancel your place as a matter of urgency within Eventbrite or email elizabeth.davey@nottingham.ac.uk