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PGR Professional Development Programme 17/18

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University of Huddersfield

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Postgraduate Professional Development Programme

This programme has been designed to tackle some of the main issues faced by Postgraduate Researchers when entering in to the world of academia. Dr Andy Mycock and Dr Chris Gifford will offer their expertise and experience in these areas to help you develop skills and become a professional in the academic world.

The PGR panel sessions are run by PGRs, for PGRs, and provide a great forum for discussion and the sharing of experiences. It is expected that new PGRs attend as many of these sessions as possible in order to understand what is expected of you as a PGR.

Research Impact and Dissemination - Wed-15-Nov 16:00 – 17:00 (R1/11)

Dr Andy Mycock is one of the School leads on Impact for the forthcoming REF and widely-experienced in impact-orientated research. He will provide an overview of how Postgraduate Researchers can enhance the impact of their research, discussing how to reach a range of policy-making, academic, and media audiences. He will also consider how you might disseminate your research through different engagement strategies and mediums.

PGR Panel 1 – Academic English is a learned language - Thurs-16-Nov at 16:00 – 17:00 in R2/25

A small panel of existing post-graduate researchers will discuss academic writing throughout the post graduate journey, e.g. theses, conference papers, publications, bids, abstracts, blogs etc. Academic writing will become very important to you over the coming years. If you can only come to one session, make it this one.

Academic Writing and Publishing - Wed-22-Nov at 16:00 – 17:00 in R1/11

Dr Chris Gifford discusses the challenges of academic writing and publishing. Academics rarely discuss the difficulties of writing and publishing, even though these activities are fundamental to an academic career. When we are struggling with writing, we can too easily assume that it is our problem. Yet academics at any stage of their career can find writing difficult and will have to deal with criticism and rejection that comes with publishing. Strategies and approaches we can take to write and publish more effectively will be discussed.

PGR Panel 2 – Extend your competencies with our training programme - Mon-27-Nov at 16:00 – 17:00 in R2/25

A small panel of existing post-graduate researchers will discuss CPD and the training and development opportunities available to you. The panel will explain how to utilise the School of Human & Health Sciences training programme to your advantage to increase the impact of your work. What’s good, what’s great and what is absolutely essential. If you want to accelerate your career, this is the session for you.

Organising and Presenting at Conferences - Wed-29-Nov at 16:00 – 17:00 (R1/12)

Dr Andy Mycock will provide an overview of how to organise a conference or other academic and non-academic events. Drawing on a range of personal experiences and published academic work, he will discuss how to: source funding, design a call for papers, develop a programme of speakers, and identify keynote speakers. He will also discuss how to present research at different types of events and for different audiences

PGR Panel 3 – It’s all about the journey – the Postgraduate experience - Mon-04-Dec at 16:00 – 17:00 in R2/25

A small panel of part-time and full-time post-graduate researchers (from years 1-7) will discuss their experiences during the last year. The panel will talk about progression through each year, conference attendance & organisation, followed by questions for the panel from the audience. Viva’s will be upon you in no time!

PGR Panel 4 – Space the final frontier – spaces where you can work and spaces where you can talk - Mon- 11-Dec at 16:00 – 17:00 in R2/25

A small panel of existing post-graduate researchers will talk about spaces where you can get on with your work and spaces where you can discuss your research. The panel will discuss talking spaces, quiet spaces, and silent spaces on campus. And as every good researcher knows working from home can be the best place of all (as long as you regularly come to campus for coffee and a chat!!!).

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