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MY120, Maidwell Building, Avenue Campus, University of Northampton NN26JD

St George's Ave

Northampton

NN26JD

United Kingdom

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Introductory Development Day

Who is it for? Research Students between Enrolment and Registration

What will it cover? This development day has been designed for research students who are in the early stages of their research degree and will cover Writing and Structuring your Thesis, Planning and Time Management, Successful Research Proposals and Ethics. All Development Days include lunch and refreshments and the opportunity for students to meet and chat with students from other disciplines.

Schedule

09:15 Arrival and Registration: Refreshments available
09:30 Writing and Structuring your Thesis: Prof. Ian Livingstone and Prof. Jeff Ollerton
11:30
Refreshments
11:45 Planning and Time Management Tips: Challenges and solutions: Ms Simone Apel
13:00 Lunch
13:45 Successful Research Proposals and Ethics: Mr David Watson, Prof Ian Livingstone, Mr John Morris.
15:00 Refreshments
15:15 Successful Research Proposals and Ethics continues.
16:20 Questions and Evaluation
16:30 Close

Content

Writing and Structuring your Thesis
Prof. Ian Livingstone and Prof. Jeff Ollerton

The aims of this session are to introduce research students to the typical formats used in writing and structuring MPhil and PhD research theses and to consider good practice in effective academic writing. It is never too early to start thinking about writing and structuring your thesis, therefore students at all stages are encouraged to attend.

By the end of this workshop you will:-

  • understand how research theses are structured within your own discipline and in other fields
  • be aware of the University regulations relating to this (and why they are so few in number
  • have learned some effective approaches to academic writing.

Planning and Time Management Tips: Challenges and solutions
Ms Simone Apel.

This workshop addresses some of the challenges in managing a research degree around life's other commitments. A variety of tips for prioritisation, increasing productivity and reducing workload stress will be discussed.

Successful Research Proposals & Research Ethics
Mr David Watson, Prof Ian Livingstone, Mr John Morris.

This workshop covers the requirements for registration as an APG. We will discuss the completion of the formal paperwork but will also consider what the research degree boards are looking for in the student's research proposal. It will also cover the essential elements of research ethics. The workshop is essential for pre-registration research students but is also important for any supervisors who expect their students to be registering soon.

This workshop is open to any student currently registered on a research degree programme at the University of Northampton. Further information is available from Simone Apel (simone.apel@northampton.ac.uk; 01604 893418).

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MY120, Maidwell Building, Avenue Campus, University of Northampton NN26JD

St George's Ave

Northampton

NN26JD

United Kingdom

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Organiser The Graduate School, The University of Northampton

Organiser of Introductory Development Day

The Graduate School plays a central role providing a University-wide framework for skills development, career preparation and administration to support all postgraduate research degree students, their supervisors and early career researchers.

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