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CADRE workshops

CADRE offers a range of development and training workshops across the year. The schedule for 2022-2023 has now been finalised. Sign-up forms for the sessions can be found below.

If once you have signed up to a session, you realise you are no longer able to attend, please email CADRE@warwick.ac.uk to let us know. If you wish to sign up to a session but the sign-up form says the session is full, please email CADRE@warwick.ac.uk to be placed on a waiting list.

If you have any queries about this training - or if you have suggestions for sessions/themes you would like to see covered - please contact: CADRE@warwick.ac.uk

2022-2023 Schedule - Term 1

Sessions will be held fortnightly, from 11.00-13.00, in 'odd' weeks. They will be held in-person. Lunch will be provided, except for the Tuesday 1 November session as food cannot be brought into the Modern Records Centre.

  • Tuesday 4 October: Arts Faculty PGR Welcome and Induction - Wolfson Research Exchange (Library) - max. 25 places
    1st year Arts PGRs
    A chance for new PGRs to meet one-another and hear from staff from across the university about services for PGRs

  • Tuesday 18 October: PhD Survival Guide - Wolfson Research Exchange 3 (Library) - max. 25 places
    1st year Arts PGRs
    Led by three final year Arts PGRs, this session will give you the inside track on getting through the next 3.5 years.
    Facilitators: Nora Castle (English), Louise Morgan (History), Dave Steele (History)

  • Tuesday 1 November: Locating Your Sources: Libraries, Archives, and Reference Management - Modern Records Centre Seminar Room - max. 16 places
    1st year Arts PGRs
    Led by academic support librarians, archivists, and current academics who will share their expertise in terms of accessing and using primary source material.
    Facilitators: Melissa Prior (Modern Records Centre), Andrew Calvert (Academic Support Librarian)

  • Tuesday 15 November: Developing a Critical Voice Through Academic Writing and Critical Reading - Wolfson Research Exchange 3 (Library) - max. 25 places
    All Arts PGRs
    Led by two final year Arts PGRs, this session will help you reflect on your own critical thinking. The facilitators will share their experiences of developing an 'academic voice' and of engaging with the secondary literature for their topic.
    Facilitators: Louise Morgan (History), Di Zhao (SMLC)

  • *postponed* Tuesday 29 November: Your Research in the Digital World - Wolfson Research Exchange 3 (Library) - max. 25 places
    All Arts PGRs
    Led by one of Warwick's academic technologists, this session will show you how to use the digital world to get the most out of your research.
    Facilitators: Robert O'Toole (Arts Faculty), Louise Morgan (History), Di Zhao (SMLC)
    You can sign up to the session here

Other sources of training

Your department may also offer seminars and workshops on similar topics to those covered by CADRE and RDO - please ask your department for details of their specific provision.

2022-2023 Schedule Terms 2 & 3

Workshops will be held in-person, 11.00-13.00, in the Wolfson Research Exchange unless otherwise stated. Refreshments will be provided

  • Tuesday 10 January: Completing Your PhD - Wolfson Research Exchange (Library) - max. 25 places
    Final year Arts PGRs
    Hear about the process of completing your thesis: the last stages of writing up, submission, Viva, and corrections.
    Facilitators: Louise Morgan (History), Di Zhao (SMLC)
    You can sign up to the session here

  • Tuesday 24 January: Getting Published - Wolfson Research Exchange (Library) - max. 25 places
    All Arts PGRs
    Hear from journal editors and recently graduated PGRs about how to get published.
    Facilitators: David Lambert (History), Gaz Johnson (editor of Exchanges), Louise Morgan (History), Di Zhao (SMLC)
    You can sign up to the session here

  • Tuesday 7 February: Stress, Work-Life Balance, and Wellbeing - FAB2.25 - max. 25 places
    All Arts PGRs
    This session focuses on mental wellbeing for PGRs. It provides a space to identify issues PGRs face and to share tips on how to stay well across the period of the PhD. The session will be led by members of the university's Wellbeing team.
    Facilitators: TBC (Wellbeing), Louise Morgan (History), Di Zhao (SMLC)
    You can sign up to the session here

  • Tuesday 21 February: Impact and Engagement - Wolfson Research Exchange (Library) - max. 25 places
    All Arts PGRs
    The word 'impact' is used a lot these days when discussing research outputs. This session addresses how to create, measure, and evaluate impact, and introduces attendees to ways in which they can get involved in engagement activities. It will include contributions from current PGRs about their own experiences of engagement activities, as well as contributions from Research and Impact Services (RIS) and Warwick Institute of Engagement (WIE).
    Facilitators: Emma Roberts (RIS), Helen Luckworth (WIE), Louise Morgan (History), Di Zhao (SMLC)
    You can sign up to the session here

  • Tuesday 7 March: Developing Writing Confidence - Wolfson Research Exchange (Library) - max. 25 places
    All Arts PGRs
    Building on some of the ideas discussed in Term 1's 'critical voice' session, this session offers guidance on how to get the most out of your writing.
    Facilitators: Louise Morgan (History), Di Zhao (SMLC)
    You can sign up to the session here

  • Tuesday 25 April: How to Get Post-doctoral Research Funding - Wolfson Research Exchange (Library) - max. 25 places
    3rd and Final Year Arts PGRs
    The question of 'what now?' can seem daunting, especially on the back of 3 or 4 years working on a thesis. This session provides guidance on finding post-doctoral research funding, both at Warwick and beyond, and guidance on writing a successful application.
    Facilitators: James Green (RIS), Louise Morgan (History), Di Zhao (SMLC)
    You can sign up to the session here

  • Tuesday 9 May: Careers Outside Academia - Wolfson Research Exchange (Library) - max. 25 places
    3rd and Final Year Arts PGRs
    Of course, academia isn't the only option after a PhD. This session provides guidance on moving into sectors outside the university and will include contributions from recently graduated Arts PGRs.
    Facilitators: Mark Eastwood (M4C), Louise Morgan (History), Di Zhao (SMLC)
    You can sign up to the session here

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