Postgraduate Professional Development & Skills Programme 21/22

Following our PGR Induction last week, we are very happy to announce the launch of our 2021/22 Researcher Professional Development & Skills Programme! Whether you are a new or existing PGR, we invite you to take a look at the training programme, which outlines our full range of professional development and skills training sessions. The … Continue reading Postgraduate Professional Development & Skills Programme 21/22

Silent Zoom Writing Group (SZWG)

SZWG is an online writing group for academics, postgraduates and creatives. It is organised by Dr Sophie Weeks and Dr Kyveli Lignou-Tsamantani at the University of York, with assistance from Dr Ruth Lee at Queen’s University Belfast, Dr Katherine Massoth at the University of New Mexico, Pia Singh at the University of Strathclyde and Dr Jennifer Spence at Carleton University, Ottawa. ​We have run sessions every weekday … Continue reading Silent Zoom Writing Group (SZWG)

The York Researcher Festival 2021

For a number of years the Research Excellence Training Team (RETT) has organised an annual conference for researchers. Now for 2021, we are proud to announce the York Researcher Festival – a two week celebration for all researchers here at York. Running from Monday 20th September – Friday 1st October 2021, the Festival includes a … Continue reading The York Researcher Festival 2021

Can you help welcome a new PGR in the autumn?

We need your help to extend a huge virtual welcome to all our new PGR students! Can you help as a volunteer? There’s just 4 weeks left to apply to be a Buddy for our incoming Autumn Term PGR Students! Any applications received after that point will be matched to new PGR students at a … Continue reading Can you help welcome a new PGR in the autumn?

PGR Students – apply for a mentor today!

Are you a PGR Student in the final 18 months before your submission deadline? Did you know you can apply for a mentor, as part of our PGR mentoring scheme? Our mentors are typically postdoc researchers, and can provide guidance, share their experience and help to develop/enhance certain skills. The PGR mentoring programme was launched … Continue reading PGR Students – apply for a mentor today!

RET Team Online Career & Professional Development Training for PG Researchers

The response to our online training this year has been overwhelmingly positive, with 87% saying they are enjoying it. Our ‘live’ online courses involve interactive elements and are complemented with resources on the RETT VLE. In addition there are stand alone self directed courses such as the Being an Effective Researcher Tutorial (BERT) – also … Continue reading RET Team Online Career & Professional Development Training for PG Researchers

Academic Skills Services – Easter & Summer Term Update

The Maths Skills Centre and the Writing Centre  provide free online one to one appointments during term time and vacation periods, as well as a range of workshops. Here’s an update on what they have on offer over Easter and into the Summer Term: Statistics appointments – SPSS, STATA or R – with the option to share your screen to show data or output – book here.  Any questions please email maths-skills-centre@york.ac.uk Online Statistics and … Continue reading Academic Skills Services – Easter & Summer Term Update

Academic Community Group and Skills Sessions

As members of the York Graduate Research School community you are warmly invited to take advantage of the academic skills training and community groups organised by the Academic Skills Community Team. These complement the peer to peer led Thrive and Survive and transferable skills sessions offered by the RET Team. The Academic Skills Community Groups … Continue reading Academic Community Group and Skills Sessions

Designing an Online Academic Poster Presentation

Virtual conferences have enabled researchers to communicate and share their work online during the pandemic, leading us to wonder whether online meetings could now become the norm? We asked Jamie Cockcroft, a third year PGR student from Psychology to share his top tips on how to design an effective poster presentation for an online conference. … Continue reading Designing an Online Academic Poster Presentation