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Webinar: Adapting to an international research environment within the UK

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PGR presenters: Caroline Morais (Engineering) and Priyanka Sakhavalkar (ITM)

with Dr Shirley Cooper, LDC Development Team


** available for bookings from Monday, 02 September 2019


This webinar aims to provide international PhD candidates who have come to the UK with essential practical advice on managing differences in language and culture during their doctoral research.

Many PhD researchers new to the UK will have concerns about adapting to the institutional and local context, culturally and academically. This might include concerns about communicating with your supervisor, or peers who come from a different background. In this webinar we outline how you can improve your intercultural awareness and communication skills and help you make the most of your PhD experience in your new environment.

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding the effects of cultural and language barriers

  • Ways to manage cultural and language differences in the research environment

  • Communicating with your supervisor

  • Socialising in multicultural environments (the importance of building networks to improve language and research skills)

  • Local information (e.g. transport passes, food and grocery shops, social events related to local culture)

There will also be opportunities for you to raise any concerns and questions regarding intercultural issues during this session.


This workshop offers opportunities to gain skills in 'Personal qualities ', 'Working with others' and 'Engagement and impact ', outlined in the RDF subdomains B1, D1 and D3.


Registration: You are recommended to use your University of Liverpool email to register on Eventbrite and then the calendar invitation will be added to your University calendar. We reserve the right to remove registrations of attendees who do not appear to be members of this University.

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