Part-Time Researcher Day (May 2016)
Friday, 6 May 2016 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)
Part Time Researcher Workshop
Who is it for? Part-Time Research Degree Students
What will it cover? The Part-Time Researcher Workshop is a day long event which gives part-time research students the time and space to share and discuss issues which directly affect their research degree study.
A facilitated discussion on the ethos and problems of part-time research will be tackled throughout the day, with a problem solving session and 2 development workshops. Additionally, the day offers a valuable opportunity for students to meet and chat with fellow part-timers to share experiences and solutions to problems.
Part time researcher workshop: Schedule
9.15 Arrival and registration
9.35 Icebreakers and objective setting
10.00 Part-time success stories on video
10.15 Ethos and process of part-time research – group exercise to determine priorities, concerns, common ground.
11.15 Refreshment break
11.30 Skills workshop 1: Working with your Supervisor part time and at a distance
Robin Laney and Bart Rienties (Open University)
13.45 Skills workshop 2: Time, productivity and motivation: Tips for part-timers
Simone Apel (University of Northampton) and Jen Smith (University of Keele)
15.15 Refreshment break
15.25 Objectives review
15.40 Action planning
15.50 Questions and Evaluation
This workshop is open to any research degree student from Midlands universities studying part-time.
Further information is available from Simone Apel (email@example.com; 01604 893418).
The Graduate School plays a central role providing a University-wide framework for training, support, career preparation and administration to help all postgraduate research degree students and early career researchers achieve their potential.
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