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PGR Matters

These mini information sessions are for you to find out more about topics important to Researcher life. They give you the opportunity to meet other PGR's (online) and have a break! Book onto the sessions by clicking here and selecting the sessions you want to join. You will then receive the Teams meeting request to allow you to join the session.

Dates for 200-2021
Thursday 29th April 2021 2pm-3pm

On Track with the Doctoral College: PhD Upgrades

In this session with our Postgrad Mentors and the Doctoral College, we will be discussing everything you need to know about preparing for a PhD upgrade, what work to submit, what to expect in the meeting, and how to pass your first PhD milestone. The format of this session is Q&A style with some tips and a short introduction from the postgraduate mentors.

This session will be delivered as a webinar via Microsoft Teams.

Sign up for this webinar via Moodle or SkillsForge.

Wednesday 5th May 2021 11am-12pm

On Track with the Doctoral College: PhD Upgrades

In this session with our Postgrad Mentors and the Doctoral College, we will be discussing everything you need to know about preparing for a PhD upgrade, what work to submit, what to expect in the meeting, and how to pass your first PhD milestone. The format of this session is Q&A style with some tips and a short introduction from the postgraduate mentors.

This session will be delivered as a webinar via Microsoft Teams.

Sign up for this webinar via Moodle or SkillsForge.

Thursday 13th May 2021 2pm-3pm

On Track with the Doctoral College: Online Vivas

In this session with our Postgrad Mentors and the Doctoral College, we will be discussing how to prepare for an upcoming viva after submission of your PhD, and what makes a successful viva examination.

This workshop will be delivered as a webinar via Microsoft Teams.

Sign up for this webinar via Moodle or SkillsForge.

More dates to be added soon..... is there something you would like to know more about?? Email us at Doctoralcollege@warwick.ac.uk if you have an idea or would like to run a session.

Past events

Career Talk on Networking- Navigating your way to future employment can be challenging, especially if you are not clear about what you want next. Hearing about other people’s career journeys can sometimes help you find your own way forward. Dr. Fawzi Abou-Chahine shared first-hand, real-life experiences of networking, challenges of transitioning career from academia to industry, and how to manage mental health during the jobsearch process.

Fellowships- a brief introduction to fellowships with more specific information about the postdoc fellowships on offer for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) at Institute of Advance Study (IAS) https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/ias

Sensory awareness for PGRs- How you can adapt your home working and relaxation environment around the senses to improve your productivity and wellbeing. We will also looked at working with others and people’s sensory differences. Some productivity tools can be found here

Warwick Enterprise: how we support our and graduates to be enterprising and make an impact. We can help with this. Find out how you can engage with various enterprise-related opportunities, including: exciting competitions, enterprise-focused workshops, funding and more…

IT services- view the online induction presentation from IT services for this new academic year.

Careers- session led by Chris Manley, Senior Careers Consultant. Information on the support available to PGR's on careers and tips on what to think about. more information on the support available can be found here

Wellbeing- Session delivered by Wellbeing Support Services- information on the services available for PGR's from the Warwick Wellbeing Support Team can be found here

The Library- session attended by the PG Community Engagement Team and the library talked about what support they provide for research and researchers.

Researcher Development Online (RDO)- session delivered by a PGR colleague Tina Janssen, on RDO sessions currently being offered. Information can also be found here.

My Community- if you are interested in getting involved in building your PGR community and want to engage in a social community online get in touch with the doctoralcollege@warwick.ac.uk 

Let us know what topics you'd like to hear about by completing our feedback form.