“Don’t be afraid to dream”: Meet Rose, a YGRS scholar

The latest person to be featured in our ‘Humans of York’ series is Rose, a current recipient of the YGRS PhD Scholarship. Read Rose’s story on the University Facebook page. She outlines her research and how the YGRS PhD Scholarship has helped her realise her dream. The University of York is committed to redressing systemic … Continue reading “Don’t be afraid to dream”: Meet Rose, a YGRS scholar

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

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

New PGR? Apply for a buddy

We’ve re-opened applications for new postgraduate researchers to be matched with a buddy in our popular Postgraduate Researcher (PGR) Buddy Scheme! The scheme enables new PGR Students to be connected to an existing research student. They will help you settle into the York research experience, to provide a friendly welcome and help you to get to know … Continue reading New PGR? Apply for a buddy

Teach with the Maths Skills Centre

We are advertising for Graduate Teaching Assistants for the Maths Skills Centre with no fixed deadline.  If we have applications and no vacancy, we will hold your application on file until a position becomes available. For more information and to apply, go to the Current teaching opportunities page. Any questions please email maths-skills-centre@york.ac.uk.

Upcoming Researcher Training Sessions

Careers Outside Academia: Interviews 29th November, 10:00-12:00, SLB/004 This workshop is aimed at those who are applying for job opportunities outside academia. It will include discussion of the function of interviews, some practical advice about preparing for and handling interview situations, plus an opportunity to practice interview skills. The aim of the course is to … Continue reading Upcoming Researcher Training Sessions