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Unit 7: Flexible Learning

Breakfast Bites

These early morning one hour sessions will provide a whistlestop tour of a variety of topics - perfect to pop into before work or as a quick refresher. More indepth sessions are also available on the researcher skills development programme. Bring your breakfast and we will provide the coffee.
All sessions are from 8-9am in MD165.

4th October 2017 – Finding your research focus. 

This session aims to answer some of the questions that all researchers have when starting out around your theoretical and methodological positions.  We will also consider research question, what they look like and how to write them.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/breakfast-bites-finding-your-research-focus-tickets-37414750526 

8th November 2017 - Getting the Most for your Supervisory Team

Here we aim to help you get the most from your supervisory relationships.  We cover your responsibilities as postgraduate researcher, you supervisors’ responsibilities and some tips about how to foster a good working relationship.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/breakfast-bites-getting-the-most-for-your-supervisory-team-tickets-37415726445

6th December 2017 – Your Professional Development Planning and the RDF

Personal and professional development planning are key to success, both during your research degree and beyond.  This session looks at how you might analyse and bench mark you skills, develop a Personal/Professional Development Plan and evidence your development as a researcher.  We will also look at the role that the RDF planner might plan in the process and how Personal/Professional Development Planning is important to you APR and Progression.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/breakfast-bites-your-professional-development-planning-and-the-rdf-tickets-37415735472

17th January 2018 – Research Ethics

Ethical practice in research is crucial.  This session covers the main areas of ethical practice that you need to consider while researching and when making applications for ethical clearance.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/breakfast-bites-research-ethics-tickets-37415803676

7th February 2018 – Developing your Networks

Developing networks is important for many reason; you increase you contact, get to hear about new developments and job opportunities, as well as making a difference to your field.  This session looks at personal and virtual networking and how to do this well.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/breakfast-bites-developing-your-networks-tickets-37415829754

14th March 2018 - Making impact

This session briefly covers the questions of what is impact, how do we make an impact with our research.  We address the different types of impact and how impact can be considered as we develop our research programmes, deliver them and disseminate their findings.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/breakfast-bites-making-impact-tickets-37415838781 

11th April 2018 – Tackling your Thesis

Writing you thesis is a daunting task.  This session looks at the required standards of your thesis and considers how you might structure it. We also provide a few tips on writing your thesis.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/breakfast-bites-tackling-your-thesis-tickets-37415867868

2nd May 2018 - The Viva

This session is whistle stop tour of the Viva Voce examination.  It aims to provide an overview of the examination, its processes and how you can prepare for it.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/breakfast-bites-the-viva-tickets-37415873886

13th June 2018 – Drop in and chat

These sessions are open to PGR to drop in and discuss any aspect of their researcher development. 

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/breakfast-bites-drop-in-and-chat-tickets-37415937075

4th July 2018 – Drop in and chat

These sessions are open to PGR to drop in and discuss any aspect of their researcher development.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/breakfast-bites-drop-in-and-chat-tickets-37415950114