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

World Universities Network – Networking Workshops

WUN (World Universities Network of which York is a member), in collaboration with UNESCO and UNSDSN, is holding a series of free virtual networking workshops for early career researchers (ECRs) under the theme of ‘developing the next generation of research leaders for sustainable development’. The workshops will bring together early career researchers from all around the world interested in establishing connections to colleagues … Continue reading World Universities Network – Networking Workshops

Reflecting on your PGR ‘Career Decisions and Transitions’

We hope the first term of this academic year is off to a great start for you all. It will certainly be a year like no other. One reassuring familiarity, amidst much uncertainty, is the change of the seasons here in York. And with Autumn now in full swing, you might find yourself taking stock … Continue reading Reflecting on your PGR ‘Career Decisions and Transitions’

Being a Buddy for a New PGR Student

Do you remember starting your PhD? On my first day, I remember being shown my new desk, sitting down… then promptly realising I had no idea what to do or where to start! Thankfully, neither did my new office mates, so we took ourselves on a walk around campus instead! As things stand, we cannot … Continue reading Being a Buddy for a New PGR Student

Postgraduate Researcher Mentoring and Buddying Schemes

In the spirit of National Volunteer Week, we are immensely proud to be launching two new initiatives for postgraduate researchers here at the University of York. For our incoming postgraduate research students who are starting at the university in 2020/2021, we have launched our PGR Buddy Scheme. We are looking for current PGR students from … Continue reading Postgraduate Researcher Mentoring and Buddying Schemes

Intellectual Property for Research Online Lectures

Vitae have announced that they are running two additional live lectures as part of their IP for Research programme. The lectures will take place on: Monday 1 June 2020 from 1100 – 1230 (UK time) online: this event is designed for researchers in Arts, Humanities and Social Science disciplines. Friday 5 June 2020 from 1030-1200 … Continue reading Intellectual Property for Research Online Lectures

Career Survival for Science Students

Calling all Science PGR Students! Whether you’re nearing the end of your studies, or if you’re just planning for the future, we’re running a careers presentation specifically for Science PGRs in a couple of weeks. 10:00-11:15, 4th June 2020, online Kevin Parker, one of our experienced external trainers from KKI Associates, has offered to join … Continue reading Career Survival for Science Students

Top Tips for Successful Public Engagement!

In collaboration with The PhD Survival Project, we recently held an online discussion on “How to Survive Public Engagement and Research Communication”. The session was hosted by our very own Jamie Khoo (PGR Liaison Officer), with contributions from a range speakers – including 3 Minute Thesis and PhD Spotlight competition winners, Falling Walls finalists and people who have gained … Continue reading Top Tips for Successful Public Engagement!