11th July, 13:00-15:00, Online This session is part of our ongoing How to Thrive and Survive in your PhD series. We 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 very challenging, especially with various preconceptions on the … Continue reading PhD Myth Busting! – How to Thrive and Survive in Your PhD
24th June 11:30 – 12:30, Online This session has kindly been made available courtesy of our colleagues at Queen’s University Belfast. In this live online podcast recording, Dr Claire Tonry (postdoc at Queen’s) will interview Dr Kyle Matchett, lecturer in Molecular Immunology at Ulster University, and Dr Sheila McCartan, Data Strategy Team Lead at Exploristics. … Continue reading Career Insights Interviews
20th July, 10:00 – 11:30, Online While imagining our future careers and selves can be exhilarating and satisfying, our imagining can be coloured by anxiety, doubt…and not infrequently, fear. In this 90 minute session (with a break) we are going to explore the sources of career fear, understand when and why anxiety can be useful … Continue reading Take the Fear Out of Career
Do you have a deadline coming up or a piece of writing that’s long overdue? Or maybe some data analysis that just keeps slipping to the bottom of your to-do list? Alongside everything else that needs to fit in with our busy research lives, it can be hard to schedule devoted time in which to sit, think, and … Continue reading Collaborative Summer Writing Retreats
We’re happy to announce the return of our highly popular Exploring Resilience and Work-life Balance: Combating Imposter Syndrome workshop – 13th July 2022, 15:00-17:00, Online This session, tailored to the research environment, and led by former academic researcher Steve Hutchinson, will focus on the Inner Game of being a researcher. He’ll examine the beliefs that help and … Continue reading New workshop for Researchers – Exploring Resilience and Work-life Balance: Combating Imposter Syndrome
It’s less than a month to go until the University of York 3 Minute Thesis final – and what better way to get in the mood than to catch up with the previous UK finals?! Vitae have put together a series of playlists with hours of content from their previous finals, including: The 3MT UK … Continue reading 3 Minute Thesis – Relive Previous Finals!
Through our membership with Vitae, University of York Researchers have free access to this event. As part of our commitment to the Researcher Development Concordat, the YGRS has extended our support for postdocs and early career researchers to take part in 10 days of Professional Development, to our Postgraduate community. Researchers across the world are … Continue reading Ten is Zen: Counting 10 days of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
We’re happy to announce the return of our popular How to Thrive and Survive in Your PhD series of workshops! Ran by PhDs, for PhDs, Thrive and Survive sessions tackle a variety of themes, with panel and peer-peer discussions. We have a new Thrive & Survive Coordinator in post – Georgia Beel, a 3rd year PhD from Environment & Geography. Georgia … Continue reading How to Thrive & Survive your PhD – Upcoming Session, and Volunteers Needed!
The short answer is: yes! As a previous University of York 3 Minute Thesis finalist, I honestly cannot recommend this competition enough. Keep reading to find out why it is an opportunity not to be missed! What is 3 Minute Thesis? The 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition involves giving a 3 minute talk explaining the … Continue reading Should You Enter 3 Minute Thesis? – Laura Cowell
If you’re a PhD student, you already know how isolating the experience can be. The only thing that could possibly exacerbate that experience is probably a global pandemic… (thanks a bunch, 2020!) When I applied to 3MT last year, I had been working from home for over a year, and had barely been talking to … Continue reading Why I took part in 3MT – Kate Mooney