Happy new (academic) year!

Happy new (academic) year!

A huge welcome to all our new and returning doctoral researchers! The PGR Studio team have been busy planning an exciting programme for the next year and are also excited to announce our PGR Studio booklet! The booklet includes our manifesto of researcher development, an overview of all our activities and also the full schedule […]

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Our first Twitter conference (with lots of coffee)

Our first Twitter conference (with lots of coffee)

Before Easter, we took part in … PressED: a WordPress and Education, Pedagogy and Research Conference on Twitter. Armed with plenty of coffee at Yorks Bakery, we embarked on our first Twitter conference experience. It was a chaotic, fun, operationally complex (involving multiple laptops, people live tweeting simultaneously and timekeeping par excellence from Emily) and […]

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Making Futures Conference 2017: John Grayson

Making Futures Conference 2017: John Grayson

The Mayflowers Steps, Plymouth, 8am – It’s raining. The ocean vista, sky and sea, appear a seamless painted wash of grey – no horizon. By the quay, people mustered together, pointlessly seeking protection from the inclement weather. The group, made up of potters, furniture makers, jewellers, authors and academics, amongst others, share a common interests […]

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My mentoring journey: Chris Hill

My mentoring journey: Chris Hill

Meeting my mentee for the first time was a bit like going on a blind date. I had no idea who I was going to meet or the nature of their interests. I was nervous in anticipation. In late autumn last year, a group of mentors and mentees all gathered in the bottom floor space […]

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