Doctoral College

UKCGE Route to Recognition for Supervisory Practice: October Deadline for Submission

            Are you an established research degree supervisor? Would you like your supervisory practice acknowledged at national level? The UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE) has developed the Good Supervisory Practice Framework and the Research Supervision Recognition Programme to allow established supervisors to gain recognition for this challenging, but rewarding, role. Acknowledging the… Read more »

Call for abstracts | The 13th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference

The 13th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference 2021 will take place on Wednesday 1 December, 09:30 – 16:00 and the call for abstracts is now open. The conference is a great opportunity for postgraduate researchers to showcase and promote their research to the BU community whether they have just started or are approaching the end of… Read more »

Introducing the “Doctoral College Outstanding Contribution Awards”!

Recognising the contributions to postgraduate research by our PGR students, academics and professional staff The Doctoral College are excited to announce the launch of our “Doctoral College Outstanding Contribution Awards”!  These awards recognise the outstanding contributions to postgraduate research at BU by any PGR, academic or professional staff member. They can be nominated throughout the… Read more »

PGR Member Required – University Research Ethics Committee

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a new PGR member of the Research Ethics Committee (REC). REC is responsible on behalf of Senate to promote best ethical practice in relation to research and research-related activities. Additionally, REC is responsible for the over-arching university-wide research ethics policies and procedures. REC considers ethical issues related to research… Read more »

Launched | Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme

I am delighted to share with you all that sessions as part of the 2021-22 Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme for Postgraduate Researchers are now available to book. PGRs can book onto sessions via the Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme on Brightspace. All sessions between October-December are delivered online. If you are a PGR or… Read more »

Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme – Annual Review

The Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme concludes for this academic year and what a year it has been! In 2020-21 the Researcher Development Programme delivered 107 online sessions across 54 different topic areas and have received fantastic feedback throughout. Thank you to all our facilitators and of course PGRs who engaged and were ready to learn and share. Thank you to… Read more »

Supervising Doctoral Studies: Views on new online Epigeum course wanted

We have been given the opportunity to trial a new edition of Epigeum’s Supervising Doctoral Studies. Epigeum provides online courses designed to help universities deliver their core activities. The course for supervisors has been developed in collaboration with a panel of expert advisors, authors, reviewers and partner institutions. Professor Stan Taylor, Honorary Professor of the… Read more »

RDP sessions from January – June 2021 are now open for bookings

The eagle eyed amongst us would have noticed we have now added dates and booking links for a majority of RDP sessions taking place from January onwards. Not attended any researcher development sessions yet? See what your fellow PGRs are saying this year via our feedback survey. It’s never too late to start, you can use… Read more »

Implications of Covid-19 on researcher development | Survey

Thank you to everyone who has already taken the time to participant in our online survey. It’s the final few days left to participate in our research project online survey exploring the implications of Covid-19 on researcher development if you haven’t already. Survey 1: For postgraduate researchers who have engaged in the Doctoral College: Researcher… Read more »

Programme Available | The 12th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference

The 12th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference, Wednesday 2 December The conference programme for oral presentations is now available. Booking for the conference via Eventbrite is open, you can book to attend the full day or select specific sessions to fit around other commitments. All student and staff are invited so please spread the word and… Read more »