PGR Induction – Resources

Thank you to everyone who came to our recent Postgraduate Researcher (PGR) Induction. It was wonderful to meet so many of you and welcome you to the university! We’d really appreciate it if you could spare a couple of minutes to fill out our Induction Feedback Form – your thoughts on this year’s event will … Continue reading PGR Induction – Resources

The York Researcher Festival 2022

The York Researcher Festival is back! Join us from 17th-21st October 2022 for an opportunity to collectively celebrate the contribution that early career researchers (both postgraduate researchers and postdocs) make to research, culture and community at York. The Festival provides opportunities for researchers to come together across disciplines to share experiences, learn, network and develop new skills. … Continue reading The York Researcher Festival 2022

Thriving and Surviving your PhD Journey

Calling all PhDs! Whether you’re brand new to the university, or rejoining us for the start of a new academic year, don’t miss out on our upcoming workshop: Thriving and Surviving your PhD Journey 27th September, 13:00-15:00, AEW/104 Book here This session offers PhD students a chance to meet fellow PGRs and ask questions about … Continue reading Thriving and Surviving your PhD Journey

Survey – Impact of Covid on PGRs

Since Spring 2020, many educational programmes have had to be offered on-line or with hybrid delivery, due to COVID-19. This change has affected the way we undertake our activities and deliver our services. New learning structures and support were designed and offered to enable the learning process of PhD students. Also, education and services offered … Continue reading Survey – Impact of Covid on PGRs

5 Reasons To Become a PGR Buddy

Each year, hundreds of new PhD students become part of our PGR community at York, and we need your help to make them feel welcome! Here’s 5 reasons why you should sign up to become a PGR Buddy today: Fresh starts can be awesome, but scary! ~ Everyone remembers the excitement of getting started on … Continue reading 5 Reasons To Become a PGR Buddy

Exploring Resilience and Work-life Balance: Combating Imposter Syndrome

Due to high demand, we’ve added an additional date for our highly popular Exploring Resilience and Work-life Balance: Combating Imposter Syndrome workshop. 25th July 2022, 10:00-12:00, 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 Exploring Resilience and Work-life Balance: Combating Imposter Syndrome

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