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Unit 7: Flexible Learning

Twilight Sessions

These early evening sessions will cover a variety of topics. 
All sessions are from 5-6pm in MD165.

23rd 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/twilight-session-finding-your-research-focus-tickets-37415998258

29th November 2017 – Tackling the 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/twilight-session-tackling-the-thesis-tickets-37416064456

13th December 2017 – Making Research 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/twilight-session-making-research-impact-tickets-37416004276

31st January 2018  - Personal Development Planning

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/twilight-session-personal-development-planning-tickets-37416103573

28th February 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/twilight-session-research-ethics-tickets-37416051417

28th March 2018 - Developing 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/twilight-session-developing-networks-tickets-37416112600

25th April 2018 – Getting the most from 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/twilight-session-getting-the-most-from-your-supervisory-team-tickets-37416119621

30th 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/twilight-session-the-viva-tickets-37416127645

27th June 2018 - Viva Hot Seat

This session provides the opportunity to practice potential viva questions. We will look at the types of questions that might be asked and give you the opportunity to answer them and get some feedback about your responses.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/twilight-session-viva-hot-seat-tickets-37416144696

25th 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/twilight-session-drop-in-and-chat-tickets-37416160744