Coming Up on the PGR RDP this December…


Here are a few highlights from our upcoming RDP workshops. View the full list on the Researcher Development Programme Blackboard site (you must be logged into your student account). Book your space here.

Moving Towards Completion

Practical Tips for a Professional Looking Thesis
This session for PhD students will cover practical tips on preparing your thesis for submission and will cover:

  • The use of heading/chapter styles
  • Inserting figures, tables and captions
  • Building tables of contents and lists of figures and tables
  • Cross referencing within your thesis
  • Putting everything together!

*Please bring a laptop to this session.

Date: 4th December
Time: 12:15-14:15

Preparing for Transfer (RDB2)
Thinking about your RDB2 (transfer) or already got a date in the diary?  This session outlines the transfer process for research students from MPhil/PhD to PhD and will give you guidance as you prepare and plan for transfer.  The session will be delivered by Helen Tabinor and Prof. Nick Evans. They will be joined by one of our current students who has successfully completed the transfer process to share their experience, and provide some reassurance!

Date: 5th December
Time: 12:15-14:15

Supporting PGRs and ECRs
This workshop will identify funding opportunities for researchers who have recently completed doctoral study or who are in the final stages of their PhD. In particular, it will highlight the range of fellowships and funding available for early career researchers.

Date: 11th December
Time: 12:15-13:45

Academic Writing: Towards Completion (Final year PGRs only)
In your final year of your PhD and preparing for the final countdown? This session will help you prepare for the final deadline including the drafting and redrafting process as well as troubleshooting some of your own obstacles in the writing process.

Date: 13th December
Time: 10:15-13:15

Working with external organisations in a research and consultancy capacity
Want to know more about:

  • How to develop relationships with external organisations that lead to research and consultancy opportunities
  • How to work successfully with external organisations in a research and consultancy capacity
  • Tips and tricks to networking, building and maintaining relationships with external organisations

The workshop will be delivered by Dr Amy Grubb in the context of her own experience of working with a number of different external organisations in a research/consultancy/advisory capacity (including police forces both in the UK/USA, the MoD, city councils and the NHS).

Date: 18th December
Time: 12:15-13:45


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