Posts By: nstewart

Launched: Researcher Development Programme 2020-21

I am delighted to share with you all that webinars as part of the 2020-21 Researcher Development Programme for Postgraduate Researchers are now available to book. You can read an overview of changes on the latest RDP announcement. If you are a PGR or Supervisor and unable to access the Researcher Development Programme on Brightspace,… Read more »

New additions to the Research Skills Toolkit – Starring BU Academics

Research Skills Toolkit for PGRs Postgraduate researchers have access to a suite of online modules as part of the Research Skills Toolkit developed by Epigeum. I am please to announce we have now added an updated version of the Literature Review Programme, now named Undertaking a Literature Review and the BRAND NEW Principles of Research… Read more »

[NEW] Sector Resource Guide to Online Supervision: A Guide for Research Supervisors

Guide to Online Supervision As part of the UK Council for Graduate Education’s continued support for research supervisors during the covid-19 pandemic, they have published a Guide to Online Supervision. The guide shares the benefits of online supervising, outlines the issues and challenges for supervisors and postgraduate researchers, and suggests strategies and practices for supervisors to… Read more »

Research Skills Toolkit for PGRs

PGRs, you have access to an extensive online Research Skills Toolkit covering topics such as: Becoming a Researcher Research Methods Disseminating your Research Beyond Research You will need to set up an account on the Epigeum system to access, steps to follow to access the courses can be found on the Researcher Development Programme –… Read more »

Doctoral Supervisors – Free UKCGE Webinar – Friday 1 May, 2pm

Effective Practices in Supervising Doctoral Candidates at a Distance Online— 2pm Friday 1st May 2020. As we continue working remotely, UKCGE thought you may appreciate the opportunity to hear from, and put your questions to, experienced research supervisors and an academic developer sharing effective practices in research supervision at a distance. To that end, they have set up a free-of-charge, 1-hour webinar taking place at 2pm on… Read more »

PGRs | Library & Learning Support

Message from Tim Calvert (Doctoral College Librarian Contact & Faculty of Health & Social Sciences Librarian) ——————————– I hope you are finding everything you need from the library, and know where to go for any extra support or guidance in your research. We just wanted to draw your attention to some of the help offered… Read more »

PGRs | Researcher Development Programme Online Resources

Online Resources The Researcher Development Programme continues to provide an extensive range of online content which now more than ever may be helpful to you. These can be accessed 24/7 from the comfort of your own home. Don’t forget to keep a record of your ongoing development on the new training needs analysis template. I am working with… Read more »

Doctoral Students: Cumberland Lodge Scholarships

The two-year Cumberland Lodge Scholarship programme offers doctoral students based at UK universities the opportunity to set themselves apart, by deepening their understanding of pressing social issues and developing new skills in communication, public engagement and interdisciplinary working. Cumberland Lodge are now recruiting for a new cohort of Scholars for 2020-22. To apply, please complete… Read more »