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Departmental Postgraduate Induction

Arts Faculty PGT Induction and Welcome will take place on Monday 1st October 2018 in H0.52, 5pm – 6.30pm (for Taught Masters students)

The Departmental welcome and induction for all postgraduates will be on Tuesday 2nd October 2018, 1-2 in H0.60, followed by a party, also in H0.60.

3-4pm (2nd October, after the party) there will be an induction in S2.73 for the Taught MA students.

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.

Programme for 2018-19

*** please note the programme is still subject to changes and adjustments***

The Classics Work in Progress seminar is taking place every Wednesday from 3.30pm! Please see below.

Autumn Term
Week 1

Mon 1/10 5.00-6.30 H.0.51 Arts faculty welcome party

Tues 2/10 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 training session, including Tabula (Caroline Petit)
3-4 S2.73 MAT induction (Suzanne Frey-Kupper)

Wed 3/10 11-1 Wolfson Research Exchange : CADRE welcome afternoon tea!

1.30-3pm David Fearn/Elena Giusti, Using Literary Texts (OC 1. 07)

Week 2

Wed 10/10 11-12.30 Michael Scott, Presenting your research, R3.41

1-2pm in the Library Training Room (floor 2, Library) - Chris Vernon

Week 3

Wed 17/10 11-1 Wolfson Research Exchange: CADRE training session ‘PhD Survival Guide’

Week 4

Wed 24/10 11-12am Suzanne Frey-Kupper, Introduction to Material Culture, Lib2

Week 5

Wed 31/10 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 13/11 11-1 Wolfson Research Exchange: CADRE training session: Developing a Critical Voice through Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Week 8

Wed 21/11, 11-12.30 Clare Rowan, Digital Humanities, IN_R0.41

Week 9

Wed 28/11 11-1 Wolfson Research Exchange: CADRE training session
Your research in the digital world

Week 10

Wed. 5/12 10-12 Victoria Rimell, Interpreting Texts, OC0.04

Skills Sessions:
Academic German Class (Dr Daniel Hall) TBC

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 3.30-4.30pm from Term 1, week 1 (excluding reading week 6). Room OC.1.02

Chair: Elena Giusti

Organiser: David Swan

Please note the start time may vary. For the programme please consult the News Calendar. 

Visual and Material Culture Reading Group

TBC contact: Clare Rowan

PG Colloquium:
May 2019 (exact date tbc)

Training for PhD students beyond their 1st year:
CADRE Workshops 2018/19 TBC

FYI only here was the 2017/18 programme:

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: