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PGR Events and Workshops

As a member of the faculty you are a member of CADRE and you have access to all of the seminars 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 Term 2.

Please note that whilst we endeavour to run the workshops as advertised occasionally speakers, content or the schedule may have to be changed. Please check the back here for up to date details.

When bookings open workshops can be booked through Warwick’s SkillsForge platform.

To book, click on the event title and sign up through the SkillForge portal.

Event

Content

Details

Arts Faculty PGR Welcome and Induction

Open to first year PhD students in the Faculty of Arts. This is a chance for new PhD students to meet each other (virtually!) and members of staff in an informal environment and to find out more about what support is available throughout the Faculty.

Wednesday 6th October 2021

11am – 12.30pm

Online live event via Teams

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 20th October 2021

11am – 1pm

Online live event via Teams

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 3rd November 2021

11am – 1pm.

Online live event via Teams

Developing a Critical Voice through Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Aimed at PGR students in their first term of study, but suitable for any student wishing to develop their critical voice. 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.

Wednesday 17th November 2021

11am – 1pm.

Online live event via Teams

Your Research in the Digital World

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 1st December 2021

11am – 1pm

Online live event via Teams

Completing your PhD

Find out how to prepare for your viva. Hear from experienced supervisors and post-doctoral students about how to successfully complete your thesis, and finish your doctorate.

Tuesday 11th January 2022

1pm – 3pm

Online

Getting Published

Workshop looking at how to develop a publication strategy with the Head of Scholarly Communications. Also advice and guidance from leading academics on turning your thesis into a publishable book, and getting published in journals.

Tuesday 25th January 2022

1pm – 3pm

Online

Impact and Engagement

This workshop will address questions such as how to create, measure and evaluate impact and how to deal with the questions, problems and issues that might arise while working on delivering impact in your PhD.

Tuesday 8th February 2022

1pm – 3pm

Online

How to get Postdoctoral Research Funding

Attend this session to discover where to look for postdoctoral funding, how to write a successful application and how to make important connections.

Tuesday 22nd February 2022

1pm – 3pm

Online

Careers outside Academia

If a career in academia after your PhD isn’t for you, then what other options might there be? Hear from a range of doctoral non-academics who have taken a different route and explore what other opportunities might be open to you.

Tuesday 8th March 2022

1pm – 3pm

Online

Stress, Work/Life Balance and Wellbeing

Aimed at all PhD students, this session aims to identify some of the issues we face, how we can stay connected, how to stay productive and how to keep well.

Tues 22nd March 2022

1pm – 3pm

Online


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