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.
Tuesday 22nd October, 4pm-5pm
Wolfson Research Exchange
The opposite of bullet-journaled perfection, this session will encourage messy, weird and effective strategies that free up your brain to absorb information, come up with creative ideas and overcome obstacles during the PhD.
How to Organise an Academic Conference
Tuesday 12th November, 4pm-5:30pm
Wolfson Research Exchange
Academic CVs are daunting, and everyone says you should add conference organising to yours if you wish to pursue a career in academia. However, organising and participating in conferences has more advantages than just filling out a line on your CV; they are great opportunities to further your research and hear about exciting advances and discoveries in your field. Most of all, they are wonderful opportunities for discussion and exchange with other scholars.
So, come and learn more about organising conferences! From funding applications to abstract review and post-conference publication projects, all aspects of organising academic conferences will be discussed in this workshop.
Combining Teaching and Research at PhD level
Wednesday 20th November, 4pm-5pm
Wolfson Research Exchange 1 & 2
The switch between teaching responsibilities and research can be hard at times during the PhD process. This workshop is designed for PhD students who are starting to teach or currently teaching. In this session we will share different experiences, exchange tips, and identify potential strategies to manage your time and balance your workload.
On Track Online
We have collated all the resources from 2018's On Track programme into On Track Online, an online course on Moodle for those who were unable to attend the sessions or are looking for more resources and information.
The 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.
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