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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

£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.


Imminent PhD Opportunity - The Brilliant Club - PhD teaching, outreach and widening participation - APPLY NOW!

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The Scholars Programme – PhDs

Apply NOW for 2019/20!

The Scholars Programme is run by The Brilliant Club, an award-winning university access charity. They recruit and train doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to deliver programmes of university-style teaching to pupils in schools that serve under-represented communities.

You can find out more about The Brilliant Club and the tutoring opportunity online. To sign up for an information webinar, click here.

To apply to work as a PhD tutor please visit the application form. 


Tim Morris Funding Award 2019/2020

Education Development Trust's Tim Morris Award offers £2,000 financial support to a PhD or MPhil student in the field of education or international development to support field research in a low- or low-middle income country.

Further detailed information including the application form can be found on the link provided.

Tue 01 Oct 2019, 16:22 | Tags: Current Students PhD funding postgrad


Warwick’s Graduate School becomes the Doctoral College

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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 aims

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.

Next steps

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.

 


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