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Mon, Apr 30, '18
Supporting the mental health of Doctoral Researchers

Runs from Monday, April 30 to Saturday, June 30.

The online survey is open to doctoral researchers across the UK. This is one of the first national surveys of doctoral researcher mental health and support needs. The survey includes questions about your own mental health, factors that may impact on or be affected by your mental health, and your thoughts on seeking help.
We would really like people who have and have not had experience of mental health problems so that we can really start to understand the scale of this issue.

The survey is completely anonymous, and will take around 30 minutes to complete. There are two chances to win an iPad Mini.
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)
 
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Understanding Perfectionism
Thu, May 24, '18
10:30am - 12pm
Research Refresh
The Research Exchange (Third floor Library)

Pop into the Research Exchange to enjoy some coffee & cake, while chatting with other researchers.

Research Refresh runs throughout the year, apart from University closed days.

Fri, May 25, '18
10am - 12pm
LGBTUA Student Support Group
 
2pm - 4pm
Emotional Resilience
Tue, May 29, '18
3pm - 4pm
PG Tips
PG Hub

Take a break, meet other postgrads and share your tips over a tea or coffee.

This is your chance to meet the mentors from our online mentorship forum in person and get all your questions answered. Find Mentor Sofia and changing guest Mentors in the PG Hub Tuesdays between 3 and 4pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided!

You can ask them anything, be it academic or pastoral. If they don’t know the answer, they’ll know in which direction to point you, either a more appropriate Mentor or another Warwick service.

 
7pm - 9pm
PG Quiz Night
The Graduate (Students Union)

Take a break from your study and challenge yourself with our weekly pub quiz

Thu, May 31, '18
10:30am - 12pm
Research Refresh
The Research Exchange (Third floor Library)

Pop into the Research Exchange to enjoy some coffee & cake, while chatting with other researchers.

Research Refresh runs throughout the year, apart from University closed days.

 
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.

Fri, Jun 1, '18
All-day
Meeting the challenges of supervising student research

Warwick Medical School colleagues Dr Lucy Hammond, Dr Debbi Marais and Alyson Quinn are delivering a course at the renowned European academic event, Radboud Summer School, in August 2018. Radboud University is a fellow member of the Guild network;its summer school is only 4 years old, but received more than 1000 applications from 60 countries for the 2017 edition.

The course is aimed at anyone who is currently, or would like to be, involved in supervising undergraduate or postgraduate student research or projects, and takes place in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, from 6-10th August 2018.

Further information about the course can be found by contacting Lucy Hammond l.hammond.1@warwick.ac.uk 

 
10am - 12pm
LGBTUA Student Support Group
Tue, Jun 5, '18
10am - 1:30pm
Academic Career Workshop - Arts and Social Sciences
Wolfson Research Exchange - Library

This workshop is aimed at 3rd and final year PhDs in Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences to help make sense of the academic job market.

It will include:
Charlie Cunningham (Warwick Careers and Skills) and Lauren Schrock (Warwick Teaching Fellow) presenting on;
1. Academic Cover Letters;
2. Academic CV's;
3. Where to look for academic jobs;
4. As well as hints and tips when applying.
We also hope to have current academic staff talking about their own experiences on gaining a job in academia.
A light lunch will be provided; should you have any dietary requirements please let us know via the email below...
Any queries please contact Mrs Tracy Horton at: PGRDevelopment@warwick.ac.uk
 
3pm - 4pm
PG Tips
PG Hub

Take a break, meet other postgrads and share your tips over a tea or coffee.

This is your chance to meet the mentors from our online mentorship forum in person and get all your questions answered. Find Mentor Sofia and changing guest Mentors in the PG Hub Tuesdays between 3 and 4pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided!

You can ask them anything, be it academic or pastoral. If they don’t know the answer, they’ll know in which direction to point you, either a more appropriate Mentor or another Warwick service.

 
7pm - 9pm
PG Quiz Night
The Graduate (Students Union)

Take a break from your study and challenge yourself with our weekly pub quiz

Thu, Jun 7, '18
10am - 1:30pm
Academic Career Workshop - Sciences and Medical School
R0.03/4 Ramphal Building

This workshop is aimed at 3rd and final year PhDs in Sciences and the Medical School to help make sense of the academic job market.

It will include:
Charlie Cunningham (Warwick Careers and Skills) and Lauren Schrock (Warwick Teaching Fellow) presenting on;
1. Academic Cover Letters;
2. Academic CV's;
3. Where to look for academic jobs;
4. As well as hints and tips when applying.
We also hope to have current academic staff talking about their own experiences on gaining a job in academia.
Book via skillsforge.warwick.ac.uk - graduate school code
A light lunch will be provided; should you have any dietary requirements please let us know via the email below...
Any queries please contact Mrs Tracy Horton at: PGRDevelopment@warwick.ac.uk
 
10:30am - 12pm
Research Refresh
The Research Exchange (Third floor Library)

Pop into the Research Exchange to enjoy some coffee & cake, while chatting with other researchers.

Research Refresh runs throughout the year, apart from University closed days.

Fri, Jun 8, '18
10am - 12pm
LGBTUA Student Support Group
Mon, Jun 11, '18
6pm - 8pm
PhD Alumni (Non-Academic) Careers Talks - Arts and Humanities
Wolfson Research Exchange - Library

At this event you will hear from a range of Social Sciences PhDs who have gone on to work in roles outside of academia.

There will be 4-5 speakers who will talk for 10-15 minutes each on:
--what they do
--how they made their career decisions
--how their PhD helped them secure the role and be successful
--any other tips
After the talks there will be short Q&A session and networking with teas and coffees provided.
Book via Warwick SkillsForge - code SCS2
Tue, Jun 12, '18
3pm - 4pm
PG Tips
PG Hub

Take a break, meet other postgrads and share your tips over a tea or coffee.

This is your chance to meet the mentors from our online mentorship forum in person and get all your questions answered. Find Mentor Sofia and changing guest Mentors in the PG Hub Tuesdays between 3 and 4pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided!

You can ask them anything, be it academic or pastoral. If they don’t know the answer, they’ll know in which direction to point you, either a more appropriate Mentor or another Warwick service.

 
7pm - 9pm
PG Quiz Night
The Graduate (Students Union)

Take a break from your study and challenge yourself with our weekly pub quiz

Thu, Jun 14, '18
10:30am - 12pm
Research Refresh
The Research Exchange (Third floor Library)

Pop into the Research Exchange to enjoy some coffee & cake, while chatting with other researchers.

Research Refresh runs throughout the year, apart from University closed days.

 
6pm - 8pm
PhD Alumni (Non-Academic) Careers Talks - Social Sciences
Wolfson Research Exchange - Library

At this event you will hear from a range of Social Sciences PhDs who have gone on to work in roles outside of academia.

There will be 4-5 speakers who will talk for 10-15 minutes each on:
--what they do
--how they made their career decisions
--how their PhD helped them secure the role and be successful
--any other tips
After the talks there will be short Q&A session and networking with teas and coffees provided.
Book via Warwick SkillsForge - code SCS3
Fri, Jun 15, '18
2pm - 4pm
Mindfulness Introduction
Mon, Jun 18, '18
6:10pm - 8:10pm
PhD Alumni (Non-Academic) Careers Talks - Sciences
Wolfson Research Exchange - Library

At this event you will hear from a range of Science PhDs who have gone on to work in roles outside of academia.

There will be 4-5 speakers who will talk for 10-15 minutes each on:
--what they do
--how they made their career decisions
--how their PhD helped them secure the role and be successful
--any other tips
After the talks there will be short Q&A session and networking with teas and coffees provided.
Book via Warwick SkillsForge - code SCS4
Tue, Jun 19, '18
3pm - 4pm
PG Tips
PG Hub

Take a break, meet other postgrads and share your tips over a tea or coffee.

This is your chance to meet the mentors from our online mentorship forum in person and get all your questions answered. Find Mentor Sofia and changing guest Mentors in the PG Hub Tuesdays between 3 and 4pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided!

You can ask them anything, be it academic or pastoral. If they don’t know the answer, they’ll know in which direction to point you, either a more appropriate Mentor or another Warwick service.

 
7pm - 9pm
PG Quiz Night
The Graduate (Students Union)

Take a break from your study and challenge yourself with our weekly pub quiz

Wed, Jun 20, '18
1pm - 6pm
PGR Research showcase
Thu, Jun 21, '18
10:30am - 12pm
Research Refresh
The Research Exchange (Third floor Library)

Pop into the Research Exchange to enjoy some coffee & cake, while chatting with other researchers.

Research Refresh runs throughout the year, apart from University closed days.

Mon, Jun 25, '18
6:30pm - 1am
PG Summer Ball

Runs from Monday, June 25 to Tuesday, June 26.