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On Track

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On Track is our programme of workshops, designed to help you maintain your work-life balance and provide practical information and support for your academic development and research.

The workshops focus on academic skills, self-development and wellbeing - perfect if you're working on your dissertations, independent research projects and much more.

We always want your suggestions on how to improve the programme: get in contact with the Community Engagement team at pgcommunity at warwick dot ac dot uk.


Microsoft Office365 Productivity Tools
Monday 31st January, 2pm-3pm

As well as the main programs in Office365, there are some useful tools than can help you organise your notes, your studies and your daily schedule.

In this session we will introduce and briefly demo three Microsoft 365 Apps; OneDrive, OneNote and To-Do. We will discuss how these apps can help you to stay organised and increase your productivity. You will also hear from a current Warwick postgraduate student as to how these apps have aided their research and studies during their time at Warwick.

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

Sign up for this workshop via Moodle or SkillsForge.

Qualtrics for Postgrads
Monday 14th February, 3pm-4:30pm and
Monday 21st February, 3pm-4:30pm

Using surveys and questionnaires in your research?

Qualtrics is an easy-to-use service that allows you to develop, deploy, and analyse surveys via the Web. No complicated set-up or technical knowledge is required. Qualtrics allows you to create unlimited numbers of surveys for unlimited respondents.

This workshop will be held across two different sessions. The first session will introduce how to access Qualtrics, create a survey, edit the survey options, and translate your survey. The second session will look at the different methods of distribution, view and export responses and the different analysis and reporting tools available. Please ensure you are signed up to each session you wish to attend.

These sessions will be held as webinars via Microsoft Teams.

Sign up for this workshop via Moodle or SkillsForge.

Storage Success: Research Data Management
Wednesday 23rd February, 11am-12pm

Keeping your research data safe and organised is vital when it comes to writing up your findings.

This workshop on Research Data Management (RDM) will teach you the best ways to organise and structure your data, keep your data secure and safe, and share with collaborators.

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

Sign up for this workshop via Moodle or SkillsForge.

On Track with the Doctoral College: PhD Upgrades
Wednesday 16th March, 2pm-3pm

In this session with our Postgrad Mentors and the Doctoral College, we will be discussing things 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. Please note this is a peer to peer session where the session will be led by questions asked rather than a delivered workshop session.

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

Sign up for this webinar via SkillsForge.

On Track with the Doctoral College: Viva Preparation
Wednesday 30th March, 12pm-1pm

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 SkillsForge.


The On Track programme is organised in collaboration with a number of different university departments including, IT Services, Academic Services, Wellbeing Support Services, and the Library's Academic Support Librarians.

If you still require academic support, we recommend that you contact Student Careers & Skills to arrange a drop in session or to attend one of their workshops. You can also find resources and advice from the Academic Writing Programme.

Our Academic Support Librarians can help you with literature searching and referencing advice. Find out more about the referencing with Endnote Online and attend a workshop to familiarise yourself with this software.

For wellbeing support, attend a wellbeing drop-in or contact Wellbeing Support.

Need specific support or unsure where to go?

Let us know if there's a service or department that you would like to know more about or that other postgrads and researchers could benefit from and we will look into arranging a session.

Run a session and be part of On Track!

Have an idea for a session? We can offer resources, support and promotion. Workshops could include advice on note-taking, speed reading, top productivity apps or "Things I wish I had known before starting...". Let us know your ideas.

Email us pgcommunity at warwick dot ac dot uk.