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Thu, Jan 11, '18
1pm - 5pm
Presentation Skills

This event has been organised by Research Student Skills Programme. For any enquiries please contact pgresearchskills@warwick.ac.uk.

This highly interactive workshop will cover techniques to delivering effective presentations, in order to create a positive impact, capture and keep your audience's attention and will look at:

  • how to overcome nerves to project confidently
  • how to use body language and voice to create a positive impact
  • recognising distracting mannerisms and how to eliminate them
  • how to prepare a structured presentation designed to engage an audience
  • how to feel comfortable answering audience questions
  • understanding why delivering key messages is important
  • using feedback to improve the way you present
Thu, Jan 18, '18
2pm - 4pm
Decision Making

This event has been organised by Research Student Skills Programme. For any enquiries please contact pgresearchskills@warwick.ac.uk.

Designed for Postgraduate Researchers at every stage.
 
We have to make decisions throughout our research process- about priorities, risk, engagement and stakeholders. We find that our peers and colleagues may hold different opinions and values regarding these decision processes so how do we navigate this effectively?
This is an interactive practical workshop and examines how you can:
  • assimilate and process a large volume of information quickly and efficiently
  • delegate responsibilities and allocate team roles
  • agree a realistic and achievable strategy
Fri, Jan 19, '18
10am - 12pm
Researcher Writing group
This event has been organised by Research Student Skills Programme. For any enquiries please contact pgresearchskills@warwick.ac.uk.

Designed for Postgraduate Researchers at every stage.

For some, writing is a chore, for others it is a pleasure but we all need to write for our research; whether it is for our thesis, a conference paper, a presentation or for our social media engagement.
This peer led group will address many of our writing needs, offering support, insight and friendly criticism. The nature of each session will be determined by the group and I suggest that we meet on 19th October to discuss how to motivate ourselves to write, tips and hints for writing, and what is plagiarism?
My suggestions for the subsequent three sessions are:
  1. Authorial voice - how we find our own critical voice and standpoint when writing (29 November 10-12pm)
  2. Starting with the hardest - one of our greatest challenges as writers and researchers is to write for an audience of non-specialists. Rather than being able to hide behind jargon and technicality, we need to be explicit and clear This is one of the most challenging writing skills possible - are you up for the challenge? (19 January 10-12pm)
  3. Editing - what to keep and what to ditch? Knowing when you are being 'wordy', hiding your argument behind extraneous words. Bring work with you that you are happy to share with peers as critical friends and help edit. (14 February 3-5pm)
Tue, Jan 23, '18
9:30am - 11am
Using Social Media for Researchers
This event has been organised by Research Student Skills Programme. For any enquiries please contact pgresearchskills@warwick.ac.uk.
Designed for Postgraduate Researchers at every stage.
Blogs, Twitter, Facebook and other digital tools can help you build global networks, promote research and enable discovery. But it’s essential to understand the risks associated with being a ‘digital researcher’ – and how to avoid them. The session explores the opportunities for engaging with other researchers, how to build your profile and get your research message across
 
1pm - 5pm
Effective Researchers
This event has been organised by Research Student Skills Programme. For any enquiries please contact pgresearchskills@warwick.ac.uk.

Designed for Postgraduate Researchers in their first year

This essential and intense four hour session will get you started in the right direction to ensure that you develop the skill set needed to be a successful and effective postgraduate researcher.
We will cover areas including:
  • project planning
  • time management
  • working with your supervisor
  • connecting with the research community, networking
  • professional development
The session will help you towards a greater self-awareness of the skills you already have and those you need to develop. It will connect you with fellow researchers and increase your awareness of the support services Warwick has to help you make the most of your research degree.
Wed, Jan 31, '18
1pm - 3pm
Preparing for your viva
This event has been organised by Research Student Skills Programme. For any enquiries please contact pgresearchskills@warwick.ac.uk.

Designed for postgraduate researchers in their final year

This workshop focuses on what a viva voce examination actually is and what makes it successful. As with any exam, preparation is essential and this session will discuss what preparations are appropriate both before and on the day, to develop the skills and confidence to enable you to succeed.
Thu, Feb 1, '18
1pm - 4pm
Poster Design

This event has been organised by Research Student Skills Programme. For any enquiries please contact pgresearchskills@warwick.ac.uk.

Designed for Postgraduate Researchers at early stages

Using posters to disseminate research is increasingly popular and competitions are common at most conferences. Good posters are clear, easy to understand and make new topics a pleasure to discover; this session's tips and techniques will help your poster make an impact. The workshop will cover:
  • your target audience and how to adapt your poster accordingly
  • what to include on a poster and what to leave out
  • evaluating example posters from previous authors
  • how to present your poster
Thu, Feb 8, '18
1pm - 4pm
Presentation Skills

This event has been organised by Research Student Skills Programme. For any enquiries please contact pgresearchskills@warwick.ac.uk.

This highly interactive workshop will cover techniques to delivering effective presentations, in order to create a positive impact, capture and keep your audience's attention and will look at:

  • how to overcome nerves to project confidently
  • how to use body language and voice to create a positive impact
  • recognising distracting mannerisms and how to eliminate them
  • how to prepare a structured presentation designed to engage an audience
  • how to feel comfortable answering audience questions
  • understanding why delivering key messages is important
  • using feedback to improve the way you present
Wed, Feb 14, '18
11:30am - 12:30pm
Thesis Submission Workshop
Wolfson Research Exchange

A service for Postgraduate Research students, Representatives from the Graduate School, Student Careers and Skills, the Library and Warwick Print will all be present to provide you with information about what you need to submit and how you do it. You’ll be able to find out more about how to prepare for your PhD viva and how the examination process works. This short presentation will be followed by the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

 
3pm - 5pm
Researcher Writing group
This event has been organised by Research Student Skills Programme. For any enquiries please contact pgresearchskills@warwick.ac.uk.

Designed for Postgraduate Researchers at every stage.

For some, writing is a chore, for others it is a pleasure but we all need to write for our research; whether it is for our thesis, a conference paper, a presentation or for our social media engagement.
This peer led group will address many of our writing needs, offering support, insight and friendly criticism. The nature of each session will be determined by the group and I suggest that we meet on 19th October to discuss how to motivate ourselves to write, tips and hints for writing, and what is plagiarism?
My suggestions for the subsequent three sessions are:
  1. Authorial voice - how we find our own critical voice and standpoint when writing (29 November 10-12pm)
  2. Starting with the hardest - one of our greatest challenges as writers and researchers is to write for an audience of non-specialists. Rather than being able to hide behind jargon and technicality, we need to be explicit and clear This is one of the most challenging writing skills possible - are you up for the challenge? (19 January 10-12pm)
  3. Editing - what to keep and what to ditch? Knowing when you are being 'wordy', hiding your argument behind extraneous words. Bring work with you that you are happy to share with peers as critical friends and help edit. (14 February 3-5pm)
 
3pm - 5pm
Presentation Skills

This event has been organised by Research Student Skills Programme. For any enquiries please contact pgresearchskills@warwick.ac.uk.

This highly interactive workshop will cover techniques to delivering effective presentations, in order to create a positive impact, capture and keep your audience's attention and will look at:

  • how to overcome nerves to project confidently
  • how to use body language and voice to create a positive impact
  • recognising distracting mannerisms and how to eliminate them
  • how to prepare a structured presentation designed to engage an audience
  • how to feel comfortable answering audience questions
  • understanding why delivering key messages is important
  • using feedback to improve the way you present
Tue, Feb 20, '18
1pm - 5pm
Effective Researchers
This event has been organised by Research Student Skills Programme. For any enquiries please contact pgresearchskills@warwick.ac.uk.

Designed for Postgraduate Researchers in their first year

This essential and intense four hour session will get you started in the right direction to ensure that you develop the skill set needed to be a successful and effective postgraduate researcher.
We will cover areas including:
  • project planning
  • time management
  • working with your supervisor
  • connecting with the research community, networking
  • professional development
The session will help you towards a greater self-awareness of the skills you already have and those you need to develop. It will connect you with fellow researchers and increase your awareness of the support services Warwick has to help you make the most of your research degree.
Wed, Feb 21, '18
1pm - 5pm
Presentation Skills

This event has been organised by Research Student Skills Programme. For any enquiries please contact pgresearchskills@warwick.ac.uk.

This highly interactive workshop will cover techniques to delivering effective presentations, in order to create a positive impact, capture and keep your audience's attention and will look at:

  • how to overcome nerves to project confidently
  • how to use body language and voice to create a positive impact
  • recognising distracting mannerisms and how to eliminate them
  • how to prepare a structured presentation designed to engage an audience
  • how to feel comfortable answering audience questions
  • understanding why delivering key messages is important
  • using feedback to improve the way you present
Thu, Feb 22, '18
12pm - 1:30pm
Parents and Carers get-together
The Graduate (Students' Union)

The SU is holding half termly events for students with dependents and any family members they'd like to bring. There'll be some food, craft activities, and members of university and union staff who'll be available to answer questions.

Mon, Feb 26, '18
9:30am - 1:30pm
Project management in a nutshell
This event has been organised by Research Student Skills Programme. For any enquiries please contact pgresearchskills@warwick.ac.uk.
Designed for Postgraduate Researchers at every stage.
 
Within your research career, you are likely to have to organise, analyse and present an enormous amount of information. You will also have to manage your time, set goals and review progress - and probably work with others to encourage them to do the same.
This workshop covers:
  • what helps and what hinders a successful completion
  • how to identify and understand the importance of stakeholders
  • how to identify, plan against and manage risk
  • how to set realistic goals and timelines
  • strategies for when things don't go to plan
Wed, Mar 14, '18
12pm - 2pm
Poster Design

This event has been organised by Research Student Skills Programme. For any enquiries please contact pgresearchskills@warwick.ac.uk.

Designed for Postgraduate Researchers at early stages

Using posters to disseminate research is increasingly popular and competitions are common at most conferences. Good posters are clear, easy to understand and make new topics a pleasure to discover; this session's tips and techniques will help your poster make an impact. The workshop will cover:
  • your target audience and how to adapt your poster accordingly
  • what to include on a poster and what to leave out
  • evaluating example posters from previous authors
  • how to present your poster
Thu, Apr 12, '18
12pm - 1:30pm
Parents and Carers get-together
The Graduate (Students' Union)

The SU is holding half termly events for students with dependents and any family members they'd like to bring. There'll be some food, craft activities, and members of university and union staff who'll be available to answer questions.

Wed, Apr 25, '18
1pm - 5pm
Presentation Skills

This event has been organised by Research Student Skills Programme. For any enquiries please contact pgresearchskills@warwick.ac.uk.

This highly interactive workshop will cover techniques to delivering effective presentations, in order to create a positive impact, capture and keep your audience's attention and will look at:

  • how to overcome nerves to project confidently
  • how to use body language and voice to create a positive impact
  • recognising distracting mannerisms and how to eliminate them
  • how to prepare a structured presentation designed to engage an audience
  • how to feel comfortable answering audience questions
  • understanding why delivering key messages is important
  • using feedback to improve the way you present
Fri, Apr 27, '18
10am - 12pm
Researcher Writing group
This event has been organised by Research Student Skills Programme. For any enquiries please contact pgresearchskills@warwick.ac.uk.

Designed for Postgraduate Researchers at every stage.

For some, writing is a chore, for others it is a pleasure but we all need to write for our research; whether it is for our thesis, a conference paper, a presentation or for our social media engagement.
This peer led group will address many of our writing needs, offering support, insight and friendly criticism. The nature of each session will be determined by the group and I suggest that we meet on 19th October to discuss how to motivate ourselves to write, tips and hints for writing, and what is plagiarism?
My suggestions for the subsequent three sessions are:
  1. Authorial voice - how we find our own critical voice and standpoint when writing (29 November 10-12pm)
  2. Starting with the hardest - one of our greatest challenges as writers and researchers is to write for an audience of non-specialists. Rather than being able to hide behind jargon and technicality, we need to be explicit and clear This is one of the most challenging writing skills possible - are you up for the challenge? (19 January 10-12pm)
  3. Editing - what to keep and what to ditch? Knowing when you are being 'wordy', hiding your argument behind extraneous words. Bring work with you that you are happy to share with peers as critical friends and help edit. (14 February 3-5pm)
Tue, May 1, '18
10am - 12pm
Poster Design

This event has been organised by Research Student Skills Programme. For any enquiries please contact pgresearchskills@warwick.ac.uk.

Designed for Postgraduate Researchers at early stages

Using posters to disseminate research is increasingly popular and competitions are common at most conferences. Good posters are clear, easy to understand and make new topics a pleasure to discover; this session's tips and techniques will help your poster make an impact. The workshop will cover:
  • your target audience and how to adapt your poster accordingly
  • what to include on a poster and what to leave out
  • evaluating example posters from previous authors
  • how to present your poster
Thu, May 3, '18
10am - 1pm
Presentation Skills

This event has been organised by Research Student Skills Programme. For any enquiries please contact pgresearchskills@warwick.ac.uk.

This highly interactive workshop will cover techniques to delivering effective presentations, in order to create a positive impact, capture and keep your audience's attention and will look at:

  • how to overcome nerves to project confidently
  • how to use body language and voice to create a positive impact
  • recognising distracting mannerisms and how to eliminate them
  • how to prepare a structured presentation designed to engage an audience
  • how to feel comfortable answering audience questions
  • understanding why delivering key messages is important
  • using feedback to improve the way you present
Fri, May 11, '18
10am - 12pm
Researcher Writing group
This event has been organised by Research Student Skills Programme. For any enquiries please contact pgresearchskills@warwick.ac.uk.

Designed for Postgraduate Researchers at every stage.

For some, writing is a chore, for others it is a pleasure but we all need to write for our research; whether it is for our thesis, a conference paper, a presentation or for our social media engagement.
This peer led group will address many of our writing needs, offering support, insight and friendly criticism. The nature of each session will be determined by the group and I suggest that we meet on 19th October to discuss how to motivate ourselves to write, tips and hints for writing, and what is plagiarism?
My suggestions for the subsequent three sessions are:
  1. Authorial voice - how we find our own critical voice and standpoint when writing (29 November 10-12pm)
  2. Starting with the hardest - one of our greatest challenges as writers and researchers is to write for an audience of non-specialists. Rather than being able to hide behind jargon and technicality, we need to be explicit and clear This is one of the most challenging writing skills possible - are you up for the challenge? (19 January 10-12pm)
  3. Editing - what to keep and what to ditch? Knowing when you are being 'wordy', hiding your argument behind extraneous words. Bring work with you that you are happy to share with peers as critical friends and help edit. (14 February 3-5pm)
Wed, May 16, '18
1pm - 3pm
Working with your supervisor
This event has been organised by Research Student Skills Programme. For any enquiries please contact pgresearchskills@warwick.ac.uk.
Designed for Postgraduate Researchers at every stage.
Do you know what your responsibilities are as a supervisee? Do you know what your supervisor is meant to be doing for you? The supervisory relationship is a rare opportunity to have an academic colleague support you directly throughout your research and can be fundamental to the success of your research.
Your supervisor is also your most important ‘resource’, so make sure you work wisely and effectively with them.
This session will cover the responsibilities of both and how to make your sessions with your supervisor productive and efficient.
Wed, May 23, '18
10am - 12pm
Researcher Writing group
This event has been organised by Research Student Skills Programme. For any enquiries please contact pgresearchskills@warwick.ac.uk.

Designed for Postgraduate Researchers at every stage.

For some, writing is a chore, for others it is a pleasure but we all need to write for our research; whether it is for our thesis, a conference paper, a presentation or for our social media engagement.
This peer led group will address many of our writing needs, offering support, insight and friendly criticism. The nature of each session will be determined by the group and I suggest that we meet on 19th October to discuss how to motivate ourselves to write, tips and hints for writing, and what is plagiarism?
My suggestions for the subsequent three sessions are:
  1. Authorial voice - how we find our own critical voice and standpoint when writing (29 November 10-12pm)
  2. Starting with the hardest - one of our greatest challenges as writers and researchers is to write for an audience of non-specialists. Rather than being able to hide behind jargon and technicality, we need to be explicit and clear This is one of the most challenging writing skills possible - are you up for the challenge? (19 January 10-12pm)
  3. Editing - what to keep and what to ditch? Knowing when you are being 'wordy', hiding your argument behind extraneous words. Bring work with you that you are happy to share with peers as critical friends and help edit. (14 February 3-5pm)
Thu, May 31, '18
12pm - 1:30pm
Parents and Carers get-together
The Graduate (Students' Union)

The SU is holding half termly events for students with dependents and any family members they'd like to bring. There'll be some food, craft activities, and members of university and union staff who'll be available to answer questions.

Thu, Jul 26, '18
12pm - 1:30pm
Parents and Carers get-together
The Graduate (Students' Union)

The SU is holding half termly events for students with dependents and any family members they'd like to bring. There'll be some food, craft activities, and members of university and union staff who'll be available to answer questions.