‘How to Survive your PhD’ workshops and guidebook: call for volunteers and speakers

How to Survive your PhD workshop October 2018
‘How to Survive your PhD’ workshop, October 2018

* Would you like to inspire fellow PhD students?
* Or build your professional development portfolio?
* Do you have valuable experience and insights to share with fellow postgraduate researchers?

If so, we want you!

We’re looking for current PhD students to share their experiences in the How to Survive your PhD project to help support and inspire fellow PhDs.

How to Survive / Thrive in your PhD: guidebook

We are currently looking for someone with design skills to help with updating and redesigning the accompanying ‘PhD Survival’ guidebook (View a copy of the current booklet here).

How to Survive / Thrive in your PhD: online panel discussions and Q&As

These ‘Survival’ workshops are organised by PhD students and post-docs for other PhD students, to offer peer support and advice. They aim to create safe spaces for discussing various aspects of the PhD experience, and to share personal insights and advice that students won’t find through official channels. More information about the workshops and an online guide can be found on this website.

You’ll work with the PGR liaison officer, Jamie Khoo, and other volunteers to plan and speak at these workshops.

This is a great chance to be a part of an important, peer-led activity that strongly supports the PGR community. You’ll also gain valuable skills in project management/event organisation and receive a certificate of participation from the University to add to your CV and portfolio.

Themed workshops have been planned for the rest of this academic year (click on links for more info):

Workshops for academic year 2020-2021

  • How to survive your PhD (the main workshops): October 2020 and February 2021
  • How to survive the international PhD experience: November 2020

If you’d like to volunteer for any of these workshops as a speaker or facilitator, or help with the guidebook, please email PGR Student Liaison Officer, Jamie Khoo: PGR-liaison-officer@york.ac.uk

We look forward to hearing from you!

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