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News on funding, conferences, social events, and opportunities for Warwick postgraduate students

Virtual Viva

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A huge congratulations to Humeyra @Warwick_Edu who successfully defended her PhD Thesis via a virtual viva (passing with minor corrections).

Humeyra who's Thesis was a comparative study examining formation of value of respect among students in Turkey/England, a significant contribution to Islamic Ed Studies, said about her virtual viva - "I desired to do my viva face to face but because of the new circumstances I couldn’t. However, I can say that virtual one was almost same. Everything went really good. I didn’t feel we are in different places and using our laptops. I also want to thank you for your organisation and it was useful to test the connection in the morning before the viva. It made me more comfortable as well."

Dr Abdullah Sahin from Warwick's Department from Educations Studies commented - "Both the student and I, the supervisor of the project, initially had some fears that the impersonal nature of a virtual viva could disadvantage the candidate. However, the whole experience turned out to be almost no different from holding a usual face to face viva. The student, chair and examiners all share the same feelings. But it is important to trial the equipment at least a day before so that all is ready to go."


Cumberland Lodge Scholarships 2020-2022

Cumberland Lodge have announced their two-year scholarships for 2020-2022 and welcome applications from PhD students. They are designed to fit around, and enhance, doctoral studies and provide a unique opportunity to develop skills in communications, public engagement and interdisciplinary working. These scholarships opened for applications on Monday 2nd March 2020.

Application Deadline: The application deadline has now been extended until midnight on Friday 17 April 2020. This is to give prospective applicants more time to apply. The interviews will go ahead on Monday 4 May 2020, but they will be conducted online, and shortlisted candidates will be sent straightforward details of how to take part via video conferencing.

Shortlisted applicants will be informed by Thursday 30th April 2020 and interviews will take place on Monday 4th May 2020.

For full details and to apply online please see web-site link provided above.


Snowdon Master's Scholarships - 2020/21

The Global Disability Innovation Hub and Snowdon Trust have now opened applications to their scholarships for MSc courses beginning in Autumn 2020. Funding is available to exceptional disabled students to join any UK based Masters programme and is focused on supporting disabled students into postgraduate education. Applications can be for any UK University or Masters course and are open for both national and international students. Successful candidates will join a unique network of high achieving disabled leaders working together to inspire future generations.

Funding of a maximum of £30,000 per successful students with up to £15,000 towards MSc course fees and a £15,000 allowance while studying.

Detailed information and how to apply can be found on the link provided.


Research and Pedagogy Seminar Series- Digital Technology: Environmental Saint or Sinner?

Digital technology is responsible for substantial environmental impacts globally. It has roughly the same carbon footprint as aviation, and is one of the most widespread sources of hazardous substances in waste streams. Furthermore, its emissions are growing currently. However, it has also been argued that digital technology can play a key role in the transition to a low carbon society. Progressive IT companies are making significant efforts to reduce the environmental impact of their activities, and searching for new ways of supporting lower impact ways of living. In this talk, I will look at the big picture and arguments from both sides. I will also present more detail on how to understand and mitigate the environmental impacts of a digital service such as a website, Google Search, Facebook, YouTube or BBC iPlayer. Where in the system are the ‘hotspots’ and what can we do to tackle them? What are the longer term trends in such patterns? I will present some results and lead a discussion on this topic.

Wed 15 Jan 2020, 15:55 | Tags: Current Students Masters PhD postgrad

Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund

The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund will be offering up to 18 scholarship awards of £5,000 to Canadian citizens studying in the UK for the academic year 2020/2021. These awards are for academic and artistic studies and are exclusively for students who have already started their multi-year studies in the UK in multiple disciplines. Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided above.

The deadline for applications is: Midnight on Sunday 8th March 2020

Tue 14 Jan 2020, 14:10 | Tags: Current Students Masters PhD funding postgrad

BRITISH FEDERATION OF WOMEN GRADUATES (BFWG)

BFWG Prizes for outstanding academic excellence

This competition is now open and the awards are made to women doctoral students who will be in, or going into, their third year (or part time equivalent) of work for a research PhD/DPhil etc. in the autumn of 2020. Awards are, in effect, one off prizes varying in value from £1,000 to £6,000 and are given for overall outstanding academic excellence. For further details please visit the web-site link provided, where information including criteria for eligibility can be found.

The closing date for applications is: 5pm on Saturday 22nd February 2020

BFWG Research Presentations Day - Saturday 2nd May 2020

This one day meeting in London is an opportunity for postgraduate students to present their work to a general audience. A small prize of £120 is offered for the student giving what is judged the best presentation. It is also an opportunity to meet students from other universities and other disciplines. Further detailed information can be found on the link provided.

The closing date for applications is: Saturday 14th March 2020

Tue 14 Jan 2020, 13:53 | Tags: Current Students PhD funding postgrad



Conference - Cumberland Lodge

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Resilient Communities Conference - Bursary places available for PhD students

Starts on Thursday 27th February 2020 at 10.00 am and finishes on Friday 28th February 2020 at 4.00 pm. (Participants are expected to attend the whole event)

This Conference is an opportunity for PhD students to attend a two-day residential Conference at Cumberland Lodge, which will explore thought-provoking, challenging and innovative examples that can lead the way towards more inclusive forms of community life and opportunities for shared commitments in the wake of events or developments that fracture and divide local populations.

There are five bursaries available for this conference to support PhD students working in relevant fields with the costs of travelling to and from Cumberland Lodge. All conference costs, shared-accommodation and meals will be provided free of charge.

To find our more about the conference and to download the bursary application form, please visit the Cumberland Lodge web-site, link provided above.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by Monday 20 January 2020.

Tue 26 Nov 2019, 15:20 | Tags: Conference Current Students PhD funding postgrad

Celebration of Warwick's International Scholars - 2019/2020

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A welcome reception was held earlier this month to recognise the achievement of our international sponsored students in securing highly prestigious and competitive scholarships to study at Warwick starting in 2019. The event was attended by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor Ann Lucas OBE and senior Warwick officials. Read more about this occasion here and see further pictures taken through-out here.

Fri 22 Nov 2019, 13:40 | Tags: Current Students MPhil Masters PhD Scholarships and Funding

Migration, Identity and Translation Network (MITN) - Seminar

The Migration, Identity and Translation Network (MITN) are holding a Seminar presented by Salma Zulfiqar (International Artist and Activist working on Migration on Wednesday 20 November 2019, at 5.00 pm in room A1.11 in the Social Sciences building.

You can book a place by e-mailing MITN@Warwick.ac.uk or via SkillsForge.

Further details can be found on the link provided above.

Mon 18 Nov 2019, 12:06 | Tags: Current Students postgrad

£500 towards the University of Glasgow Summer School - Research Communication in 2020

The Doctoral College is offering two Postgraduate Researchers a maximum of £500 each to attend this event!

The University of Glasgow proposes to host the Guild PGR Summer School in 2020. The overarching theme for the week would be research communication, which encompasses many important topics relevant not only to the PhD experience, but also to future career plans.

For example:

• Communicating research to diverse audiences/non-academic audiences

• Communication within a multidisciplinary team

• Communicating with external stakeholders

• Communicating with the media

This theme will provide opportunity for discussion, reflection, and practical skills development. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on research communication in their own PhDs, and to develop/enhance their skills in this area via group work, workshops, and a variety of experiential activities. Putting the knowledge and skills gained throughout the week into practice, participants will work together to eventually produce an online publication on research communication, which would be available to all PhD students.

They will draw on the expertise of staff and students from the University’s Glasgow Research Beacons, cross-disciplinary areas of research excellence, who will develop and deliver content based on their extensive experience in both working within cross-disciplinary teams and working with other institutions, funders, practitioners, policymakers and charities. Other staff from across the University with appropriate expertise will develop resources and deliver sessions on topics such as managing a social media profile and presentation techniques.


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