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May 2019

The Art of Presenting

May 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

We've all been in a talk where we wish the speaker would communicate more clearly or in a more engaging manner. Similarly, we've all felt the weight of expectation as we try to convey something that we think is important and in which we have invested time. A brilliant idea or fascinating topic is one thing it seems, the ability to effectively convey that idea and topic another. In this interactive session, we will explore the good - and not…

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My Brilliant Career: Creating Dynamic Outcomes with your Doctorate

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

You work for your doctorate, but how can your doctorate work for you? You will have often been asked in relation to your PhD, 'So what are you going to do with that?.' This session seeks to inspire answers and stimulate reflection on that question. This session explores the versatility of the PhD and how it can lead to dynamic outcomes and a range of opportunities. A panel of speakers will talk about how they have found creative means to…

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Pathways to publishing research

May 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This session aims to get you on the road towards publishing your work guided by researchers who have done just that! We will explore how small first steps are important to getting 'on board', such as publishing a blog and submitting articles to journals. We will also explore how to identify gaps in the market for disseminating and publishing research and how to develop allies to help support and promote your work. This session aims to provide a supportive space…

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June 2019

Demystifying the P-A-P

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Curzon C315, 4 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7DB
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Free 30 spots left

PhD students are required to undertake a Progression Assessment Panel after their first year of study (two years for part-time students) to progress onto the rest of their PhD. However, what exactly is the PAP? what does it entail? how can you prepare? and is it really as scary as it sounds?! This workshop includes short presentations from current PhD students who are PAP survivors alongside thoughts from one of our Research Degree Coordinators who is responsible for running PAPs…

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Performing peer review

June 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

No matter how strong and well-prepared your manuscript, you can guarantee that reviewer 2 will suggest revisions. In fact, the hashtag #reviewer 2 has gone viral – an indicator of curmedgeonly criticism (and fear of it) in the Twittersphere. In this session, a panel of mid-career researchers and Professors will draw on their experiences of giving and receiving peer review. They will also provide examples of how to respond (and how not to respond) when receiving criticism, major revisions or…

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