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Training and Development

Programme for 2017-18

Departmental Postgraduate Induction

Arts Faculty PGT Induction and Welcome will take place on Monday 2nd October 2017 in H0.52, 5pm – 6.30pm with refreshments.

The Departmental welcome and induction will be on Tuesday 3 October 2017, 1-2 in H0.60 for all PG students, followed by a party, also in H0.60.

Further sessions for new PGs will follow that same day.

The Department provides a full induction into subject-specific research methods and techniques to all research students in the course of their first year. The programme below also incorporates the sessions provided by CADRE, which are compulsory for all new PhD students.

Attendance at Induction sessions (as appropriate for year of study) and Work-in-Progress seminars is required for all Research Postgrads. Please note that certain sessions are formal attendance monitoring points.

Autumn Term
Week 1

Mon 2/10 5.00-6.30 H.0.52 Arts faculty welcome party

Tues 3/10 1-2 H0.60 Department Induction for all PG students (Caroline Petit)
2-3 H0.60 Dept Party for PGs
3-4 H2.04 PGR Tabula training session (Caroline Petit)
3-4 S2.73 MAT induction (Suzanne Frey-Kupper)

Wed 4/10 11-1 Wolfson Research Exchange : CADRE welcome afternoon tea!

Week 2

Wed 11/10 1-2pm in the Library Training Room (floor 2, Library) - Helen Ireland

Week 3

Wed 18/10 11-1 Wolfson Research Exchange: CADRE training session ‘PhD Survival Guide’

Week 4

Wed 25/10 H. 2.04, 10-12am Elena Giusti: Researching Latin literature

Week 5

Wed 1/11 11-1 Wolfson Research Exchange: CADRE training session ‘Locating your Sources: Libraries, Archives and Reference Management

Week 6: reading week, no class
Week 7

Wed 15/11 11-1 Wolfson Research Exchange: CADRE training session: Developing a Critical Voice through Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Week 8

Tuesday 21/11, 1-3pm H.2.04 Roel Konijnendijk: ‘Old words, new perspectives: using literary texts to write ancient history”

Week 9

Wed 29/11 11-1 Wolfson Research Exchange: CADRE training session
Finding your research community

Week 10

Wed. 6/12 10-12 H. 2.04 Victoria Rimell: Critical Theory for Classicists

Skills Sessions:
Academic German Class (Dr Daniel Hall)

Wednesdays 1-3pm from Term 1, week 5. H2.04.

For other language training needs, please contact your supervisor and the Director of Graduate Studies.

Please see also the University’s Skills Programme:

Work in progress seminars:

Wednesdays 3.30-5pm from Term 1, week 2 (excluding reading week 6). Room OC.1.02

Chair: Elena Giusti

Organiser: Annie Sharples

Visual and Material Culture Reading Group

Wednesdays 12-1pm in H.2.06 (led by Clare Rowan) in weeks 2, 4, 8, 10. Please email Clare Rowan for details!

PG Colloquium:
May 2018 (exact date tbc)

Training for PhD students beyond their 1st year:
CADRE Workshops 2017/18

term 2, weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 in the Wolfson Research Exchange

Tuesday, January 16, 1-3pm: Completing your PhD

Tuesday, January 30, 1-3pm: Getting published

Tuesday, February 13, 1-3pm: How to get PDR funding

Tuesday, February 27, 1-3pm: Impact and Outreach

Monday, March 12, 1.30-3.30pm: Developing Writing Confidence

Other Skills training:

Academic Writing Programme

A series of sessions are held by the University to support academic writing skills. See the webpage for details.

Masters Skills Programme

ITS training sessions

IATL postgraduate interdisciplinary modules

The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance will be holding courses on

Italian palaeography
English palaeography
Latin for research

If any of these are of interest to you, please get in touch with Dr Marco Nievergelt to find out more details.

Arts Faculty PG Work-in-progress seminar:

Further Postgraduate Training Opportunities

Students are also encouraged to attend the extensive programmes laid on by the Faculty and University:

latin palaeography class

above photo: Latin Palaeography

Introduction to the library presentation.

Follow up from Digital Humanities Talk, October 2014:

Link to GIS instruction manual for Historians

Instructions on how to download Office 365, including Onenote

Follow the button to learn more about extending the impact of your research:

Postgraduate Researcher Enterprise Programme