A Day in the Life of a PhD Student.... Further to my post last week about the benefits of blogging for researchers - it seems that jobs.ac.uk are looking to recruit a PhD student to blog for them. They are looking for someone to replace Haris Aziz, the previous PhD blogger, who has now finished. Potential applicants must be able to blog about their experiences and be … [Read more...] about Want to blog for jobs.ac.uk?
Here is a list of forthcoming workshops for PGRs taking place at CEEBL (The Centre of Excellence for Enquiry-Based Learning) within the next few months: CEEBL Postgraduate Workshop "Designing Tutorial Exercises: Triggers" 3 February 2010, 12.15-16.00 Venue: CEEBL, C24 Sackville Street Building This workshop is specially targeted at postgraduates who run seminar groups/ … [Read more...] about CEEBL Courses Winter/Spring 2010
Looking over the latest edition of GRAD Britain magazine (see previous post), I was interested to read Suzi Richer's entry on how her blog helped her to get through the tedium of thesis submission. I was especially interested to find that Suzi had used the blog, entitled 'Springtime', to write about growing and eating food rather than about her PhD (on archaeology). It was … [Read more...] about Blog Your Way to Completion…
For those of you who haven't heard about it, GRAD Britain is a quarterly magazine published by Vitae, the organisation for researcher development, featuring articles specifically targeting early career researchers across the disciplines. The autumn issue is available to download now and features some excellent articles, including careers advice. For a PDF copy, please click … [Read more...] about GRADBritain Magazine
Some of you might have heard of Methods @ Manchester, but what is it exactly? Methods @ Manchester is a regular series of lunch-time talks which provide short, accessible introductory guides to key research methods. These talks are ideal for research students — or their supervisors — who want to find out what the method does and whether it might be useful in their research. … [Read more...] about Methods @ Manchester