I hope you all had a restful and productive Easter break. A couple of weeks ago I added an “Events Page” to the blog (see the tabs at the top) but thought I would remind you all that Spring and early Summer is “Events Season” for PGRs at the University of Manchester and there’s plenty going on this year in and around the North West for those of you who want to devote a little bit of time to polishing your research skills and also give a bit of thought to what you want to do after the PhD.
Here’s a brief look at what’s coming up:
Manchester GRAD School 2010 – 5th to 7th May
Applications close on 20th April and places are limited. Please visit the Events Page and see my previous post on GRAD School: What’s in it for me? for more details on GRAD Schools. If you’re still not convinced, take a look at this interesting article from the Independent on why GRAD Schools are important for PGRs: http://tiny.cc/u2zz9.
Pathways 2010 – 11th to 16th June
Preparations are now underway as the University of Manchester organises this year’s Pathways, the annual major cross-university careers event for PGRs and research staff who want to consider their career options. More information on this year’s programme will be published closer to the date. In the meantime, have a look at the Manchester Steps Blog for details of last year’s event – so successful, it even got us shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award for supporting Early Career Researchers: http://manchesterpgcareers.wordpress.com/pathways/
PRASH 2010 – 16th June
The Postgraduate Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (PRASH) Conference is hosted by the Vitae NW Hub this year. Check out the Events Page for more details, or read about it on the Vitae website.
The 2010 Humanities Researcher Showcase – 18th & 19th June
This year’s Researcher Showcase research poster exhibition coincides with the Undergraduate Open Day in June, an excellent opportunity for researchers to inspire those looking to study at the UoM. As well as this, candidates presenting posters will have the opportunity to formally invite stakeholders and interested parties along to view their work. An excellent opportunity to put a Public Engagement event on your CV as well as a chance to network with researchers and potential employers. For more information and to sign up please email firstname.lastname@example.org