Did you know that the University of York has an Award Winning PGR mentoring Scheme?! This scheme matches 2nd, 3rd and final year PGR students (and part time equivalents) with a mentor – a Postdoc/Early Career Researcher at York. Everyone will want to gain different things from working with a mentor, but previous mentees asked for support … Continue reading Be part of our award winning Postgraduate Research Student Mentoring Scheme
Posts about Academic progression
Mentoring and buddy support
Conducting a large research project is challenging work, but no matter your level, all postgraduate researchers are invited to take part in our award-winning Mentoring Scheme or Buddy Scheme, respectively. Find out more about each scheme below. Buddy Scheme – for 1st year Postgraduate Researchers only Application deadline: 3 October 2022 Are you a new … Continue reading Mentoring and buddy support
Worried about the impact of Covid-19 on your research programme?
Various contingency measures remain in place to help you deal with any impact that Covid-19 may have had on your research and consequently on progression, submission and examination: Progression If you are concerned about progression please speak to your supervisor. You can opt to submit a Covid progression statement to explain to your progression panel … Continue reading Worried about the impact of Covid-19 on your research programme?
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)
Preparing for your Viva
Calling all final year PhDs! Whether your Viva is a few weeks or a few months away, be fully prepared to defend your Thesis with our “Preparing for your Viva” training sessions. Our next session takes place on 24th November 2021 and can be booked here This session focuses on how to prepare for the viva … Continue reading Preparing for your Viva
Covid 19: Update for fieldwork guidance
Following the email earlier in the week stating that fieldwork has been suspended, we can provide the following update: Specific approvals are needed for a limited amount of essential field work. All fieldwork activities, including face-to-face data collection, will ordinarily have a risk assessment and guidance (or standard operating procedure) produced prior to them being … Continue reading Covid 19: Update for fieldwork guidance
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’
Student guidance for online vivas
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, vivas are to take place via an online platform until 31 October 2020. In this post, we outline the process for online vivas and the support that’s available to you – you can use this to decide whether to go ahead or delay.
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