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PGR Events and Workshops

As a member of CADRE you have access to all of the seminars and reading groups being run across the faculty. To view the full range of events see the CADRE calendar. The Faculty recommends attendance at the Introduction to Arts Doctoral Research which takes place in the Autumn term for all Year 1 PGR Arts students. Students who are further on in their studies may wish to attend the more advanced sessions on offer. In particular, attendance at the six week Transition from Arts Doctoral Research programme is recommended for students in their penultimate and final year of study.

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Welcome afternoon tea Open to first year PhD students in the Faculty of Arts. Join us for tea and cakes. This is a chance for new PhD students to meet each other and members of staff in an informal environment and to find out more about what support is available throughout the Faculty. Wednesday 3rd October 2018 11am - 1pm Wolfson Research Exchange
PhD Survival Guide Aimed at PGR students in their first term of study. This session, led by Prof. Jenny Burns (Director of CADRE), will include discussion on how to build an effective working relationship with your supervisor. You will also be encouraged to consider key milestones for your year one research and have the chance to share some effective working practices with your peers. Wednesday 17th October 2018 11am – 1pm Wolfson Research Exchange. (Lunch included)
Locating your sources: Libraries, archives and reference management Aimed at PGR students in their first term of study. During this session you will hear from academic support librarians, archivists and academics about their experiences of accessing and using source material. You will also have the opportunity to watch a demonstration of several different types of reference management tools, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each. Wednesday 31st October 2018 11am – 1pm. Wolfson Research Exchange. (Lunch included)
Developing a critical voice through academic writing and critical reading Run by Dr Yvette Hutchison this workshop is aimed at PGR students in their first term of study. During this session you will reflect on your own critical thinking. Learn some techniques to improve the way you interact with literature on your topic, and consider a range of academic writing tools.
Tuesday 13th November 2018 11am – 1pm. Wolfson Research Exchange (Lunch included)
Your Research in the Digital World *Timing changed from 11am start to 10am start* Suitable for students in their first or second year. This session will cover social media, databases (bibliographic and otherwise), technology to assist in data visualisation, and ideas about how to communicate your research. Wednesday 28th November 2018 10am – 12pm Wolfson Research Exchange (lunch included)

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