Making the most of your PhD, online event, 26 January

Although your PhD work is your priority, getting involved with activities beyond your own research can be beneficial for your employability, professional development and your mental health and wellbeing. This online event on 26th January, 13.00-14.30, will highlight a range of activities and opportunities that will help you to expand your experience and transferable skills, … Continue reading Making the most of your PhD, online event, 26 January

YESI: Training on fieldwork safety, better peer review

The York Environmental Sustainability Institute was set up by the University of York to facilitate and deliver world-class collaborative interdisciplinary research on environmental sustainability. YESI is running a number of training courses that may be of interest to postgraduate researchers: Sign up for events via the YESI Eventbrite page

Bursaries to fund short LFA language courses

Many bursaries are available to postgraduate students to cover the costs of a short Languages For All course (depending on the availability of places). Application deadline: Monday 9 January.  See information on LFA bursary eligibility and apply now.

Upcoming Researcher Training Sessions

Careers Outside Academia: Interviews 29th November, 10:00-12:00, SLB/004 This workshop is aimed at those who are applying for job opportunities outside academia. It will include discussion of the function of interviews, some practical advice about preparing for and handling interview situations, plus an opportunity to practice interview skills. The aim of the course is to … Continue reading Upcoming Researcher Training Sessions

Research data management 101

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.

Academic Skills Community – Autumn Term Update

Please find below an update of the Academic Skills provision in Autumn term: Useful online Practical Guides Academic writing provides advice and guidance on all aspects of academic writing. Referencing Style Guide contains advice and examples of referencing styles. Maths Skills Centre has resources on statistical analysis, maths topics, guidance on choosing statistical tests and numerical reasoning. Workshops … Continue reading Academic Skills Community – Autumn Term Update

October: Upcoming researcher development sessions

Identity, Engagement and Inclusion in Research 19th October, 11:00-12:00, Online This workshop will take the form of a panel-based discussion, examining topics such as how our own identities have shaped our research practices; engagement, inclusion and recruitment of marginalised groups in research; and how we can reduce the bridge between researchers and participants. Deadline 17th … Continue reading October: Upcoming researcher development sessions

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

Upcoming researcher training sessions

Please take a look at our Professional Development & Skills Programme – and see below for a couple of upcoming sessions we’d like to highlight to you. Please note that bookings close in advance of each session – so book soon to avoid missing out! Academic Careers: What’s Involved? 4th October, 9:30-11:00, Online This session will provide an … Continue reading Upcoming researcher training sessions

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