PhD Myth Busting! – How to Thrive and Survive in Your PhD

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

Career Insights Interviews

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

Take the Fear Out of Career

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

Collaborative Summer Writing Retreats

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

New workshop for Researchers – Exploring Resilience and Work-life Balance: Combating Imposter Syndrome

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

Ten is Zen: Counting 10 days of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

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)

How to Thrive & Survive your PhD – Upcoming Session, and Volunteers Needed!

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!