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!

Preparing your Viva – new online session

Recognising that people are working at home, the RET Team have added extra iterations of the ‘Preparing for your Viva’ course at different times of day to enable people to take advantage. The 90 minute course will run online (zoom or Google Hangouts) and be supplemented with resources which will be sent two working days in … Continue reading Preparing your Viva – new online session

RETT Professional Development and Training for PGRs

The RET Team are moving all training for summer term online (via Zoom, Google Hangouts and through webinars). Resources and slides will be housed in our new RET VLE and made accessible to participants in advance coupled with an online session/discussion at the time scheduled. This will be recorded where possible. If we are unable … Continue reading RETT Professional Development and Training for PGRs

An Update on PGR Training and Support

Like other teams at the university, we in the Research Excellence Training Team are getting used to the strange reality of working remotely from home (we are enjoying seeing each other’s houses). We’re still here to provide a friendly (digital!) face, ongoing support, and training to the PGR community at York. Remember the research you … Continue reading An Update on PGR Training and Support

Upcoming Workshop – Introduction to Intellectual Property with Vitae & the Government IP Office

2nd March 2020, 10:30-15:30YH/001b (Research Centre for Social Sciences)Book here This training session will provide a detailed overview of the ways in which you can protect your ideas and the main types of intellectual property rights including patents, copyright, and trademarks and branding. This one day training event will be led by Vitae and the … Continue reading Upcoming Workshop – Introduction to Intellectual Property with Vitae & the Government IP Office

How to survive the international PhD student experience

At this workshop current and recently graduated international University of York PhD students will present a wide range of the tips and strategies they to succeed in their PhDs whilst adapting to life in the UK. This workshop will provide a space for the discussion of what a PhD is and is not, and how … Continue reading How to survive the international PhD student experience