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Research Seminars and Events



‌The Research Student Almanac

The Research Student Almanac gathers together all talks, events, training sessions, workshops and social meetings, extends a very warm welcome to our postgraduates, staff and, in many cases, the wider public, and allows for advance planning in terms of those sessions that you wish to attend. Visit the Almanac webpage to download the latest version. 

Doctoral College Events

Quarterly Research Symposia

The Doctoral College Symposia provide a day of workshops and talks that help support your growing knowledge and skill development as a research.

DateTimeVenueTopicMore information & booking
Tuesday 22nd  October 2019                       11:00 - 17:00       MD165 Conducting Research                                    Eventbrite Link 
Wednesday 15th January 2020 10:00-12:00 MD165 Employability Conference Part 1- Applications Eventbrite Link
Tuesday 11th February 2020                        13:00 - 17:00             MD165 Employability Conference Part 2 -Symposia                                     Eventbrite Link

Doctoral College Drop-in sessions

A number of opportunities each month are provided for doctoral students to meet Dr Debra Cureton between 08:30 and 09:30. No booking is required. Dates for 2020-21 will be advertised here in due course.


Doctoral College Online Hangouts

A number of online hangouts are scheduled throughout the year in response to a request received from PGR students for a space to meet virtually to discuss a particular topic, or to simply share their thoughts and offer advice. Therefore, these sessions are generally interactive and are facilitated by the Doctoral College. Webinars are accessed via canvas and do not require an advanced booking. The webinar opens 15 minutes before the session, please do  not try to enter before then.

DateTimeTopic or General Chat
Tuesday 30th June, 2020 13:00 - 14:00   Elements discussion with Mel Thorneycroft  
Tuesday 14th July 2020  13:00 - 14:00  Library discussion with Jane Woolf 

To access these  through Canvas we recommend that you use either Chrome or FireFox as your browser.

1.       Go to

2.       Open The Postgraduate Researchers' Development Course (If you are a staff member who is study a doctorate you will need to access this course via your student credentials.  The course will not be visible via your staff accounts)

3.       Go to ‘conferences’ on the left hand side of the screen and click the link

4.       You will see various webinars, go to the relevant event.

5.       Press the blue ‘join’ button when once the webinar is activated. 


Other Events 

Skills for Researchers workshops 

Visit to book a place on any of these workshops or email to arrange a  group workshop at an alternative time.

Business Events & Seminars

The University holds a wide range of events and seminars designed to help businesses start, grow and learn new skills.  Ranging from fully funded introductory new business start-up courses,  comprehensive mentoring programmes, networking opportunities and specialised areas such as Building Information Modelling (BIM), we aim to support and help grow businesses of all sizes.

For further details visit: 

Maths Support Centre

The maths support centre offers support and guidance to help you with any level of mathematics, statistics or numeracy to help you with your studies.

The maths support centre based in MD112 is a FREE service open to all students, from any school studying any subject in any year.

For further details visit: