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

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

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

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

Support with statistics

The Maths Skills Centre can help develop your statistics skills this summer: Statistics Practical Guide – resources available online to develop your understanding of statistical concepts and guide you on how to use statistical software (SPSS, R and STATA). Workshop guides and materials available under Statistics workshops. Which statistical test? – Use this guide to identify the appropriate statistical test to analyse … Continue reading Support with statistics

New workshop for Researchers – Exploring Resilience and Work-life Balance: Combating Imposter Syndrome

We’re happy to announce the return of our highly popular Exploring Resilience and Work-life Balance: Combating Imposter Syndrome workshop – 13th July 2022, 15:00-17:00, 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 New workshop for Researchers – Exploring Resilience and Work-life Balance: Combating Imposter Syndrome

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)

How to Thrive & Survive your PhD – Upcoming Session, and Volunteers Needed!

We’re happy to announce the return of our popular How to Thrive and Survive in Your PhD series of workshops! Ran by PhDs, for PhDs, Thrive and Survive sessions tackle a variety of themes, with panel and peer-peer discussions. We have a new Thrive & Survive Coordinator in post – Georgia Beel, a 3rd year PhD from Environment & Geography. Georgia … Continue reading How to Thrive & Survive your PhD – Upcoming Session, and Volunteers Needed!

Research data management tutorial

All postgraduate researchers have a responsibility to properly manage the data they create, collect or use during the course of their research. Get to grips with the principles and practice of good research data management by completing the RDM 101 online tutorial in the VLE.