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Part-Time Researcher Day: Starting The Journey

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The Doctoral College

103-105 Princess Road East

Leicester

LE1 7LG

United Kingdom

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This day is for part-time researchers, including those who study at a distance, and brings together three key subjects that help with the beginning of the research journey: working with your supervisors, managing your project, and staying connected as part-time researcher. This day will also have a variety of activities and a chance to share your experiences so far and meet other part-time researchers.

We recommend this event for people who have yet passed their probation review or upgrade: usually those in the first two years of their candidature.

The programme of the day is as followed:

9:00-9:30

Registration

9:30-10:00

Welcome: Doing Research as a PT Research

Prof Lisa Smith

10:00-11:00

Managing Time

This session opens up discussion about one of the most challenging elements of doing doctoral research part-time – time management. This session will look at time-sinks and time-savers with a chance for everyone to share their procrastination pleasures and tips.

11:00-12:00

Activity

12:00-13:00

Managing Supervisors

Research shows that the student-supervisory relationship is an essential component for successful completion of a doctoral degree. This session looks at the supervisor-student relationship, breaks down some hard truths, and evaluates how part-time researchers can make the best of their meetings.

  • Led by Dr Chantal Bielmann (Doctoral College)

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:30

Staying Connected: Teams, Yammer, and More

Another regular challenge for part-time researchers is staying connected and feeling part of the researcher community. This session brings to the table new digital ways to stay connected while working from home to the Doctoral College as well as to your supervisors without relying on email. We also open discussions on how to combat research loneliness.

  • Led by Dr Chantal Bielmann and Pete Alfano (Doctoral College)

15:30-16:00

Break

16:00-16:30

Close: My Experience


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Leicester

LE1 7LG

United Kingdom

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