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October 2018

What is mentoring?

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 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 Research Mentoring scheme at ADM established in 2013 is open to all current and recently completed PhD students at ADM. 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 ADM research mentoring scheme involves, as…

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Introducing The Brilliant Club

October 17 @ 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. Hear from Joe Loudon, Regional Director of The Brilliant Club about what The Brilliant Club does and what being a Brilliant Club tutor involves, as well as BCU PhD students and Brilliant Club tutors about their experiences.…

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Glocal Social

October 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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November 2018

PhD Writing Retreat

November 7 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Led by Dr Helen Kara, this practical workshop will enable you to explore different aspects of the writing process, writing strategies and will be a chance for you to do some PhD writing. It is tailored specifically for Arts, Design & Media PhD researchers in the early to mid-stages of their research. Lunch and refreshments will be included. Here’s what some our researcher’s have said in the past: Helen was so much fun and shared so much with us … she tapped into my most…

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April 2019

Abstract Writing S.O.S

April 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

You’ve seen a conference and the call for papers has finally been released but now what? How do you write an abstract that shows off your research and responds to our call for papers? Come along to this abstract writing drop-in where you will hear from researchers about how they write conference abstracts. Coinciding with the PGR Studio's annual conference you can also speak to the conference team about this year’s themes and discuss your ideas over free coffee. Keep…

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May 2019

How not to apply for a postdoc

May 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Thinking of applying for a postdoc or for funding for after your PhD? You are invited to explore the ‘don’ts’ and ‘dos’ of application writing to support your own application. This session performs a role reversal. It places you, the applicant, as a member of the selection committee for a postdoc opportunity. You will assess selected postdoc applications that have been written to highlight common mistakes in the application process and it will be your task to identify these and…

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Viva Survival

May 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Whether you are on the verge of your viva or want to know more about what it entails, this workshop is for you! This Viva Survival workshop aims to equip you with useful strategies to help you prepare for your viva, get through the big day itself and provide relevant information to demystify the viva process. Hear from recently completed PhD students from different disciplines about their experiences as well as an examiners’ perspective. This is an informal and interactive…

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June 2019

Thinking of Doing a PhD?

June 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us to find out more about undertaking a PhD at the Faculty of Arts, Design & Media, BCU over coffee and cake. Whether you are simply thinking about doing a PhD or in the process of applying, this opportunity will enable you to understand what embarking on a PhD entails, details of the application process and points of contact, information about the wider PhD community and experience and is a chance to ask any questions you may have. This session is aimed at current…

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Pimp my thesis

June 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Demystifying the P-A-P

June 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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