The York PG Research Supervisor Programme

The University has committed to enhancing support for Postgraduate Researcher (PGR) supervisors. The York PG Research Supervisor Programme includes completion of the mandatory online ‘Being an Effective Research Supervisor Tutorial’ (BERST); a set of comprehensive web resources and a programme of workshops. FAQs about the requirements are also available. These new changes are reflected in … Continue reading The York PG Research Supervisor Programme

GTA Training Needs Survey: tell us about your training needs

The Academic Practice Team is currently reviewing GTA support, training, and professional development at either University wide, faculty, or departmental level.  We would therefore be grateful if all PGRs interested in teaching and learning in Higher Education would complete this survey to support us in this review. The survey is anonymous.  Question in the survey relate to:  … Continue reading GTA Training Needs Survey: tell us about your training needs

Bespoke mentoring programme for UK black, Asian and minority ethnic PGRs

The Yorkshire Consortium for Equity in Doctoral Education (YCEDE) is pleased to announce the launch of our first Postgraduate Researcher (PGR) mentoring programme.  The YCEDE PGR Mentoring programme has been created in consultation and collaboration with staff and PGRs from across the consortium to provide a bespoke mentoring programme for UK black, Asian and minority … Continue reading Bespoke mentoring programme for UK black, Asian and minority ethnic PGRs

Bursaries to fund short LFA language courses

Many bursaries are available to postgraduate students to cover the costs of a short Languages For All course (depending on the availability of places). Application deadline: Monday 9 January.  See information on LFA bursary eligibility and apply now.

Job opportunity at STEM Learning, York

STEM Learning Ltd, based on the University of York campus, is advertising for an Evaluation Coordinator. They have told us that they would like to encourage applicants who are soon to complete their PhD to apply, particularly if they are working in a social research, education or related subject. The role will involve working closely … Continue reading Job opportunity at STEM Learning, York

Introduction to Teaching and Learning training

For PGRs who want to teach, the Academic Practice Team welcomes you to book onto the Introduction to Teaching and Learning course. It covers key aspects of HE teaching and learning, such as marking and planning your teaching, and will help build your confidence to teach as a GTA. The training comprises: 4-hour self-study component (to complete before the workshop) +  2-hour in-person … Continue reading Introduction to Teaching and Learning training

How to thrive and survive in your PhD – Work/Life Balance

The latest peer to peer support session in our ‘How to thrive and survive in your PhD’ series takes place on Thursday 1 December at 1pm. A common belief that the work/life balance of a PhD student is difficult to manage can be true in some cases. In this workshop, current PhD students and postdocs … Continue reading How to thrive and survive in your PhD – Work/Life Balance

Help improve PGR communications

The Internal Communications team is looking for PGRs to take part in research into how we communicate. There are opportunities to sign up for a focus group, workshop or interview with a researcher. Please help us improve how we inform, support and connect you to what’s going on around the University.  Sign up to improve … Continue reading Help improve PGR communications

The Urgency of Global Climate Action – 2022 Fulbright Distinguished Lecture

When: Friday 9 December, 18:30 GMTWhere: Kings College London, Central London Join the Policy Institute to hear from John Kerry, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, as he delivers the 2022 Fulbright Distinguished Lecture on the urgency of global climate change. About the event The lecture will be delivered in person at King’s College London. … Continue reading The Urgency of Global Climate Action – 2022 Fulbright Distinguished Lecture