York Graduate Research School wins outstanding contribution to student wellbeing award

We are delighted to announce that the York Graduate Research School (YGRS) has been recognised for its work at the forefront of PGR wellbeing, winning the FindAPhd Outstanding Contribution to Postgraduate Student Wellbeing award. The award is for the suite of PGR support and wellbeing activities run by the University’s Building Research and Innovation Capacity … Continue reading York Graduate Research School wins outstanding contribution to student wellbeing award

Support with statistics

The Maths Skills Centre can help develop your statistics skills this summer: Statistics Practical Guide – resources available online to develop your understanding of statistical concepts and guide you on how to use statistical software (SPSS, R and STATA). Workshop guides and materials available under Statistics workshops. Which statistical test? – Use this guide to identify the appropriate statistical test to analyse … Continue reading Support with statistics

So, you’re graduating your PhD in a pandemic. What next?

We’re delighted to welcome the ‘Thesis Whisperer’ – aka Professor Inger Mewburn, to deliver a bespoke training session, specifically aimed at final year PhDs. So, You’re Graduating Your PhD in a Pandemic. What next?29th June, 09:00-10:00, Online Covid-19 presents a massive disruption to the academic workforce. PhD students and early career researchers are worried about … Continue reading So, you’re graduating your PhD in a pandemic. What next?

Career decisions and transitions

Career Decisions and Transitions6th July 2022 10:00-13:00 Online In this online workshop PhD researchers will learn how to improve their employability depending on their career goals, using tools and techniques to assist them in assessing their skills and interests. With a career planning overview and information about what influences career decisions, participants will understand how … Continue reading Career decisions and transitions

YGRS shortlisted for Postgrad Award

The York Graduate Research School (YGRS) has been shortlisted in the FindaPhD PostGrad Awards! Our nomination is for ‘Outstanding Contribution to PG Wellbeing Award. This recognises the peer-to-peer-led ‘Thrive and Survive in your PhD’ series PGR Mentoring Scheme PGR Buddy Scheme Winners will be announced on Tuesday 28 June 2022. Find out more about YGRS wellbeing … Continue reading YGRS shortlisted for Postgrad Award

Apply for a mentor

If you’re in your 2nd, 3rd or final year, our PGR mentoring scheme is an opportunity for you to discuss and develop your skills, behaviours and approaches to your research and explore professional development and career plans with a more experienced postdoctoral researcher.  The application, matching and review process are designed to support your specific needs as … Continue reading Apply for a mentor

PhD Myth Busting

The next session in the peer-led ‘How to thrive and survive in your PhD‘ series is on PhD myth busting. This session on Monday 11 July 2022 will discuss the many misconceptions about undertaking a PhD and aims to ‘set the record straight’ about some myths surrounding the PhD process. Starting a PhD can be … Continue reading PhD Myth Busting

Teaching in Sociology

Applications are open for University of York PGRs interested in being a GTA in the Sociology department for the next academic year. They’re looking for GTAs to facilitate seminars on their preferred module from any of the four first-year undergraduate modules:  Cultivating a Sociological Imagination;  Sociology of Crime and Deviance;  Introduction to Sociological Theory; Introducing Social Psychology. They can … Continue reading Teaching in Sociology

Calling all BAME PGRs

York is a lead partner in the Yorkshire Consortium for Equity in Doctoral Education (YCEDE) project. It’s a collaboration dedicated to equity at doctoral level with a specific focus on access to doctoral study for graduates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. The YCEDE project team is looking for existing BAME PGRs to become … Continue reading Calling all BAME PGRs

GSA elections: voting now open

Choose the new GSA Sabbatical Officer team for 2022/23. Sabbatical Officers lead your postgraduate union and are in the rooms where key decisions are made at the University, representing you. Have your say in who represents you for the next academic year. The roles to vote for are President, Vice-President Academic, and Vice-President Wellbeing and … Continue reading GSA elections: voting now open