Published: 31 May 2018

Free training and workshops for postgraduate researchers this June

Postgraduate Research Students Training and Workshops

Postgraduate researchers are invited to register for a number of free training sessions and workshops that are taking place across the University throughout June.

The events, which are organised by the LDC Development Team, will be delivered by external speakers and aim to help postgraduate researchers develop advanced research skills.

You’ll find information about some of the key sessions below. To see the full programme, please visit the LDC Development Team programme of events.

Postgraduate Researchers can also register for a number of development workshops taking place 25-29 June.  To book onto the workshops, please visit the Postgraduate Researcher Week webpages.

Problem Solving Workshop: Tuesday, 5 June

Dr Adrian West co-founded the virtual reality research group at the University of Manchester and now facilitates thinking skills for corporations, government bodies, and universities. His workshop will help you improve your approaches to problem solving in research and review how you make effective decisions.

Register: Problem Solving and Decision Making for Researchers

Introduction to Project Management: Thursday, 14 June

Dr Fraser Robertson has delivered project management in many large scale projects, commercially and for higher education institutions. His intense one-day workshop will introduce project management skills, essential planning and managing academic and research projects.

 Register for Introduction to Project Management

Coaching, getting published and writing a scientific article: Various dates

Dr Jen Allanson is a former lecturer at Lancaster University and has wide experience delivering workshops for postgraduate researchers, both at Liverpool and for the national organisation Vitae. Jen is delivering several sessions in June, including an introduction to coaching, and two sessions to help researchers develop effective techniques to start publishing their research.

Register for Coaching for Researchers: Tuesday, 12 June

Register for Writing a Scientific Article: Tuesday, 19 June

Register for Getting your Work Published: Tuesday, 19 June

Writing Targeted Grant Proposals: Thursday, 28 June

Dr Pete Moore  from ThinkWrite has extensive experience in writing and editing, winning several national awards and has created a successful  company delivering workshops for postgraduate research students. His workshop will help attendees write effective grant proposals.

Register for Writing Targeted Grant Proposals

Time Management and Motivation: Thursday, 21 June

Delivered by two postgraduate researchers, this workshop will introduce you to a number of time management techniques that can be applied flexibly to your work. It aims to help you feel more in control of your time through group discussion, self-reflection and psychological theory.

Register for Time Management & Motivation for Postgraduate Researchers

Improving your Social Wellbeing Researchers using Design Thinking: Wednesday, 20 June

A new workshop by Dr Aimee Blackledge.

Establishing your emotional needs and developing your social wellbeing during the PhD is equally as important as taking care of your intellectual needs. This workshop will give you an opportunity to develop and implement a personal project that will support you in improving your wellbeing.

Register for Improving your Social Wellbeing as a Researcher using Design Thinking

Thesis Writing Retreats: Tuesday 26 June, Wednesday 27 June

To help those already writing up their thesis, we have two Thesis Writing Retreats. These retreats, aimed at final year PhD students, will offer mutual support and useful tips and tricks, as well as to help you focus on thesis writing away from the usual distractions.

Register for: Thesis Writing Retreat Tuesday 26 JuneThesis Writing Retreat Wednesday 27 June

LDC Development programme

LDC Development programme runs throughout the academic year with activities to support personal and professional development of postgraduate researchers, to help them develop the  generic skills to become a successful researcher and make preparation for their career after their PhD. The programme is wide-ranging, form one-hour webinars to full day workshops and longer online courses.

For more information, please visit the LDC Development Team programme of events.

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