News on funding, conferences, social events, and opportunities for Warwick postgraduate students
Drop in opportunities for personal tutors and supervisors with Wellbeing Services and Faculty Senior Tutors
We are aware that personal tutors and supervisors are working hard to support our students at this highly unusual time.
It is likely that students will encounter or will report more complex needs and concerns this term, over and beyond the normal stresses of study and the exam period. As personal tutors and supervisors, you may be in touch with students whose pre-existing mental and physical health conditions have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic or whose living and working conditions are far from ideal. You may also have heard from those who have suffered bereavements, are feeling suicidal or who simply cannot cope with their exams or with the demands of their course.
If you want to talk things over with appropriate colleagues. We are here to help. Every Thursday, the Faculty Senior Tutors, based in the Dean of Students’ Office, and Wellbeing Advisors, are able to meet virtually with personal tutors and supervisors to discuss these types of questions and concerns. We can talk through scenarios, discuss how best to support students and provide further information on support services available. To book a 15 min appointment, please email Patricia Burke, PA to the Dean of Students’ Office (DofSResourcePA@warwick.ac.uk). You will then be sent a link to the meeting in Microsoft Teams. Please do contact us—we are here to help.
Warwick’s Graduate School becomes the Doctoral College
The Graduate School is changing its focus and its name – from now on we will be called the Doctoral College and will focus almost exclusively on Postgraduate Research students (including master’s students on a research degree). We are marking this change with a new website https://warwick.ac.uk/services/dc/
Initially this means a change in name and the launch of a new-look website. Over the course of 2019/20 we will hand over the few Taught Postgraduate activities we are involved in. Over time we will be increasing our activities in support of the research degree student experience in its totality.
Our ultimate aims are that:
· Warwick should be able to recruit and retain the best PGR students in the world;
· Warwick research students consistently say that the University meets (if not exceeds) their expectations;
· the Doctoral College is accessible and available when needed, and proactively intervening when appropriate;
· the University recognises the strategic importance of research students to both education and research.
In tandem with this development, a working group has been formed under the Board of Graduate Studies to review the strategic approach to Taught Postgraduate provision, reporting its conclusions to Senate in summer 2020.
A new scholarship for entry in October 2018 has now launched for eligible candidates applying for an MPhil/PhD in Articicial Intelligence. Further details are available at the link provided.
Exams and revision can be tough going, but there's a bunch of ways you can get support and stay relaxed during this term.
Around exam time you may feel anxious and notice changes in your sleep and appetite, and feel nervous, fatigued, tense, irritabile or low. But there's a bunch of things you can do to manage it...Visit this webpage to find out more
Warwick Festival of Social Sciences
The Festival of Social Sciences continues throughout this week. On Wednesday 18 May there is a symposium on the current challenges facing higher education in the UK followed by the award of the prizes for the PhD poster competition and a get together afterwards. More...
Researcher to Researcher Summer Programme
The full Researcher to Researcher (formerly Window on Research) summer programme of events is now available online. These evening networking sessions are open to all members of Warwick's research community. More...
University's bid for ESRC DTC accreditation successful
The University has been awarded one of only 21 national Doctoral Training Centres by the Economic and Social Research Council. The Doctoral Training Centre covers 13 different pathways in the Social Sciences and includes 27 postgraduate studentships per annum for the next five years. Further details, including on the allocation of the studentships, will follow shortly.
New: Chancellor's International Scholarships
Warwick opens a major new competition for University-funded postgraduate research scholarships:
For the first time at Warwick, and in an opportunity rare at any UK university, we are offering the payment of full overseas fees, plus a maintenance stipend, for around 17 of our best international applicants for doctoral research for 2011-12.
Full details are available here.
On 9 November (1-2.30pm, Wolfson Research Exchange) Laura Meadows from the Institute of Advanced Study will be leading a training session on how to write a good application for the IAS Early Career Fellowship (ECF) Competition.