Images of Research 2017 – voting is now open!

Voting is now open for the Images of Research Competition 2017!

Following the success of the inaugural Images of Research competition in 2015, this exhibition showcases and celebrates current research by bringing it to the public arena.

The exhibition will run from 17th-29th June at The Hive.

An Overall Winner’s prize will be awarded for the best submission judged by a professional panel. There is also a Public’s Choice award voted for by you!

Visit The Hive and vote for your favourite images in the Public Choice category. Look for the box, located in the Atrium!

Can’t make it to The Hive to vote in person? Vote online! Browse our online catalogue and vote for your 3 favourite images (in no particular order). Online voting will close on 27th June.

 

 

PG Research Conference – Call for late-breaking abstracts

Did you want to submit an abstract to the Postgraduate Research Conference but missed the deadline?

On behalf of the conference committee, we are pleased to announce a call for late-breaking abstracts (poster presentations only). This is an idea opportunity to practise your presentation skills and disseminate your research in a supportive environment. I would strongly encourage anyone who has not yet submitted an abstract for a poster presentation to consider presenting your work at the conference. Don’t have any data to present? Not a problem! Whether you’re in the early stages of your research degree or almost ready to submit, a poster is an ideal format to outline your work.

Submissions should be in the following format:

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Overview of the presentation (no more than 300 words)
  • Brief bio (no more than 100 words)

For more information and to submit your abstract please contact: worcspgrc@outlook.com

Please submit all abstracts by: Friday 9th June.

Don’t forget to register for the conference too, book your place here and follow the build up to the Conference on Twitter @UoWPGC

Images of Research Competition 2017

Some of our entries from our 2015 competition

We’re excited to announce the launch of our 2017 Images of Research Competition!

Following the success of our inaugural Images of Research competition in 2015, this year’s exhibition will take place between 16th-29th June at The Hive. This is a unique opportunity to communicate and disseminate your research to a non-specialist audience and enhance public engagement.

We invite all research students and staff to submit an image that encapsulates your research, accompanied by a short 100-word text. If you would like some inspiration, have a look at our catalogue from our 2015 exhibition.

How to enter

If you would like to submit an entry to the Images of Research competition, please complete the Images of Research application form 2017 and return to: researcherdevelopment@worc.ac.uk. The deadline for entries is 29th May.

If you have any questions, please contact researcherdevelopment@worc.ac.uk

We look forward to receiving your entries!

The Researcher Development Team

Thinking about presenting your research? Why not submit to our annual PG Research Conference?

Want to practise your presentation skills and disseminate your research in a supportive environment? Submit your abstract to our postgraduate research conference as an oral or poster presentation.

Book your place at our FREE conference here.

For more information, please contact: worcspgrc@outlook.com

Follow the Conference on Twitter @UoWPGC

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Tell us about your experience as a postgraduate research student for a chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher

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The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey at the University of Worcester is now open. The survey is your chance to tell us about your experience as a postgraduate research student.

Feedback is vital to the university and your department. It lets us know how your programme of research is going, and allows us to compare how we are doing against the experience of students at other institutions, helping us make changes that will improve the experience for research postgraduates in the future. All your responses will be confidential and any reporting will be anonymous.

Information about previous PRES surveys and the changes that have been made as a result of feedback can be found on the ‘Student Surveys’ page on the Research Degree Programme Blackboard organisation.

To complete the survey, look out for emails in your student email inbox with a link to the survey. Please complete the survey by the 18th May.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Could you contribute to the RDP?

Would you like to contribute to the Researcher Development Programme 2017/18?

We would like to invite colleagues from across the University to contribute to our Researcher Development Programme 2017-2018. To see our current programme of workshops for 2016-2017, click here.

If you have an idea for a workshop which you think would benefit our community of researchers, we would love to hear from you! If you have a workshop idea which does not fit neatly into one of the named clusters, please still send us your ideas.

Submitting an expression of interest

Please complete the attached form and email to: researcherdevelopment@worc.ac.uk by Friday 31st March 2017 at 5pm.

Expressions of interest will be reviewed by the Researcher Development team (Charlotte Taylor and Rosie Plimmer), and Dr John-Paul Wilson. All colleagues will be contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date to discuss expressions of interest further.

If you have any questions, please contact us via email: researcherdevelopment@worc.ac.uk

Expression of Interest Form

Would you like to contribute to the RDP in 2017/18?

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Would you like to contribute to the Researcher Development Programme 2017/18?

We would like to invite colleagues from across the University to contribute to our Researcher Development Programme 2017-2018. To see our current programme of workshops for 2016-2017, click here.

If you have an idea for a workshop which you think would benefit our community of researchers, we would love to hear from you! If you have a workshop idea which does not fit neatly into one of the named clusters, please still send us your ideas.

Submitting an expression of interest

Please complete the attached form and email to: researcherdevelopment@worc.ac.uk by Friday 31st March 2017 at 5pm.

Expressions of interest will be reviewed by the Researcher Development team (Charlotte Taylor and Rosie Plimmer), and Dr John-Paul Wilson. All colleagues will be contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date to discuss expressions of interest further.

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Coming up on the RDP in March…

March is a busy month in the Researcher Development calendar. Have a look at what’s on and book your place online:

Students: www.worcester.ac.uk/workshops select ‘Researcher Development’ from the drop-down menu.

Staff: Book via the staff portal, ‘staff development workshops’ under ‘your online services’.

01/03/2017 1:15pm 4:15pm EE G027 Introduction to Statistical Methods Dr Roy Bhakta
07/03/2017 12:15 1.45pm JL G008 CVs for Researchers Rosie Plimmer
07/03/2017 5.15pm 6.45pm EE G024 Engaging the Public with your Research Prof Maggie Andrews
08/03/2017 12.15pm 1.15pm JL G012 Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights (STAFF ONLY) Louise Heath
09/03/2017 12.15pm 1.15pm JL G010 Hosting an International Visiting Researcher @ UoW (STAFF ONLY) Charlotte Wasilewski
14/03/2017 12.15pm 1.45pm JL G010 Leading in Research (Vitae material) for PGRs (STUDENTS ONLY) Rosie Plimmer
15/03/2017 1:15pm 3:30pm EE G021 Making Sense of Stats in Applied Health Research Prof Lisa Jones
21/03/2017 1.15pm 3:15pm BY 1145 Engaging Parliament with Your Research Paul Browning
23/03/2017 12.15pm 1.45pm EE G020 External Research Relationships and Collaboration Prof Jo Smith
30/03/2017 9.00am 5.00pm EE 2012 Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal Charlotte Taylor