How confident are you at public speaking? "Nobody can intimidate me without my permission" - Eleanor Roosevelt Think back to the most engaging public speaker you have ever heard - what was it about their presentation that made it memorable? The chances are that the memorable bit had little to do with the content and more to do with the style of delivery. Public speaking … [Read more...] about Presentation Skills for PGRs
CEEBL is proud to announce its Postgraduate Online Workshop for Enquiry-Based Learning. The course begins on Friday 19th February 2010 and runs for six weeks. The workshop Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL) is often used in tutorials and other small groups to increase student enthusiasm and participation, and has been shown to lead to better learning outcomes. The tutors’ … [Read more...] about Postgraduate Online Workshop
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…