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October 2019

Coffee & Chat: Oh sh*t I’ve just started a PhD

October 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

“There is no way I could take an hour out of my busy schedule to do something nice, for a free coffee, to have a space to chat with people from different departments at different points in their studies. I have absolutely no time to maybe learn something or maybe share my knowledge and no way could I eat my lunch away from my desk. I’m unbelievably busy!” . If this is you then don’t read on. . If its…

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What is mentoring?

October 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Fancy being mentored? Interested in mentoring another PhD student? Or perhaps intrigued about what mentoring is and want to find out more? Based on a growth-oriented, creative and collaborative ethos, the Arts, Design & Media PhD mentoring scheme pairs current and recently completed PhD students to enhance the doctoral experience and facilitate crossdisciplinary knowledge exchange. This workshop questions what mentoring is, what mentoring can be and how it may be useful in your PhD journey. Find out more information about what the…

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Brilliant Club Cafe

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Brilliant Club offers a unique paid opportunity for current and completed PhD researchers! Tutors deliver programmes of university-style teaching based on their research to small groups of high-performing pupils in schools that serve disadvantaged communities based on their research to help them secure places at top universities. Enjoy free coffee/tea/cake, find out more about applying, and hear from current BCU Brilliant Club tutors. Find out more about our work with The Brilliant Club here. Let us know that you are coming here.

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Getting to know your library

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As you progress through your PhD, the university library will be your most important contact point for access to a wealth of resources, whether electronic or physical. It will be your first port of call as you begin to survey the field of literature for your thesis. It will also be your last as you place copies of your completed thesis in its repository for cataloguing and storage. The purpose of this session is to introduce the library’s main services,…

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Working with your Supervisor

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Managing working relationships with your supervisor may seem like a Dark Art. But the PGR Studio team are here to help! Join us for an informal session with current PhDs and postdoctoral researchers who will be sharing their experiences working with their supervisors. From co-publishing to managing a large supervisory team, so please do come with questions! Tea, coffee and cake will be provided to keep us going! Book your place here. Image credit: BCcampus_News

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