If you’re starting your research with us soon, sign up for the online induction event and get yourself a buddy. Online induction At the York Graduate Research School induction, you will be introduced to the professional support available to you as a postgraduate researcher (PGR). Hear from PGR Administration, the Library, IT, Careers and Placements … Continue reading New postgrad researcher?
For a number of years the Research Excellence Training Team (RETT) has organised an annual conference for researchers. Now for 2021, we are proud to announce the York Researcher Festival – a two week celebration for all researchers here at York. Running from Monday 20th September – Friday 1st October 2021, the Festival includes a … Continue reading The York Researcher Festival 2021
We need your help to extend a huge virtual welcome to all our new PGR students! Can you help as a volunteer? There’s just 4 weeks left to apply to be a Buddy for our incoming Autumn Term PGR Students! Any applications received after that point will be matched to new PGR students at a … Continue reading Can you help welcome a new PGR in the autumn?
Part of the ongoing “How to Thrive and Survive in Your PhD” series, this open forum is available to all PhD students, and is of particular interest in their final year who are finishing writing up, submitting their thesis, and/or preparing for their online Viva. Almost there! Preparing your online Viva – How to Thrive … Continue reading Event reminder: Preparing your online Viva
We need your help to extend a huge virtual welcome to all our new PGR students! Can you help as a volunteer? Last year we launched the PGR Buddy Scheme to provide additional peer to peer support for new PGR students who may never have been to York (or the UK) and who may feel … Continue reading Can you help welcome a new PGR in the autumn?
The PhD journey can be described as an emotional rollercoaster, with many highs and lows. Every PhD student is unique (cultural, religious, ethnicity, others), and there are many paths you can take throughout this journey. Sometimes, you can feel that other PhD students are miles ahead of you, but you should not be discouraged about … Continue reading The PhD journey: Am I making enough progress?
In August last year, I was awarded my PhD degree in education (Science Education) from the University of York. Since finishing my doctoral studies, I have been reflecting on what I did and should have done better. I considered it would be a good idea to write down some of my observations that might be … Continue reading The PhD journey: A great but challenging experience
Hi there, thanks for stopping by! Whether you are a new PhD student or are almost at the end of this challenging journey, I would like to invite you to participate in our series of How to Thrive & Survive in Your PhD sessions, organised by PhDs, for PhDs! A little about myself before I jump into … Continue reading How to Thrive & Survive in Your PhD
Are you a PGR Student in the final 18 months before your submission deadline? Did you know you can apply for a mentor, as part of our PGR mentoring scheme? Our mentors are typically postdoc researchers, and can provide guidance, share their experience and help to develop/enhance certain skills. The PGR mentoring programme was launched … Continue reading PGR Students – apply for a mentor today!
More than 70% of people experience Imposter Syndrome at some point in their lives, but what is it? Students who suffer with Imposter Syndrome may feel they don’t deserve to be at university and that they will not succeed. If you have had thoughts such as these, you are almost certainly not alone! ‘I didn’t … Continue reading Looking at Imposter Syndrome