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Graduate Development Training Calendar

2016/17 Training Calendar

This Calendar lists workshops hosted by the Graduate Development Programme. To register for these workshops, you will need to visit eProg. If you encounter any problems email fse-grads@manchester.ac.uk. For all university-wide, regional and national training and development events visit our Events page.

Workshop Date Time Recommended for
September 2016      
Faculty Welcome Event 23/09/2016 14:00 - 16:00 First year
Researcher Parent Support Group 26/09/2016 12:00 - 13:00 Any year
Introduction to eProg 27/09/2016 09:30 - 10:30 First year
Introduction to eProg 28/09/2016 14:30 - 15:30 First year
October 2016      
Science Communication (Science Busking) 03/10/2016 09:00 - 14:00 Second year
FSE Postgraduate Demonstrator/Teaching Training 04/10/2016 09:30 - 12:30 First year
Career Essentials: Becoming an Academic 04/10/2016 13:00 - 14:00 Final year
Career Essentials: Making the most of Manchester for Postgraduates 06/10/2016 13:00 - 14:00 First year
Intro to Research: Essentials 07/10/2016 09:30 - 12:30 First year
Intro to Research: Essentials 11/10/2016 09:30 - 12:30 First year
Career Essentials: CVs for Postgraduates 11/10/2016 13:00 - 14:00 Final year
FSE Postgraduate Demonstrator/Teaching Training 12/10/2016 09:30 - 12:30 First year
Become a Published Researcher: Your Plan for Success (Guest workshop: presented by Elsevier and Vitae) 12/10/2016 09:00 – 16:30 Second year
Time Management for Research Success 13/10/2016 09:30 - 12:30 First year
Careers Essentials: Covering Letters for Postgraduates 13/10/2016 13:00 - 14:00 Final year
Intro to Research: Essentials 17/10/2016 09:30 - 12:30 First year
Career Essentials: Interviews for Postgraduates 18/10/2016 13:00 - 14:00 Final year
Getting Started in Public Engagement 18/10/2016 13:00 - 16:30 Second year
Researcher Parent Support Group 19/10/2016 12:00 - 13:00 Any year
Career Essentials: Job hunting for Postgraduates 20/10/2016 13:00 - 14:00 Final year
FSE Postgraduate Demonstrator/Teaching Training 25/10/2016 09:30 - 12:30 First year
November 2016      
Be a Productive PhD: Project Planning and Productivity 09/11/2016 10:00 - 16:30 First year
Open Access Publishing (for FSE Researchers) 10/11/2016 10:00 - 11:30 Second year
Academic Writing 10/11/2016 09:30 - 15:30, First year
How To Work With Your Supervisor 11/11/2016 10:00 - 13:00 First year
Practical Thinking for Researchers 14/11/2016 09:30 - 16:30 Second year
Critical Reading 15/11/2016 10:00 - 12:00 First year
FSE Postgraduate Demonstrator/Teaching Training 16/11/2016 09:30 - 12:30 First year
Managing Electronic Thesis Submission 17/11/2016 10:00 - 12:00 Final year
SUPI: Engaging with Schools Training for Researchers 17/11/2016 09:30 - 17:00 Second year
Critical Reading 22/11/2016 10:00 - 12:00 First year
Researcher Parent Support Group 24/11/2016 12:00 - 13:00 Any year
Academic Writing 24/11/2016 09:30 - 15:30, First year
Optimising Research Posters 29/11/2016 09:30 - 12:30 First year
December 2016      
Planning the Final Year 08/12/2016 09:30 - 13:00 Second year
Viva Survivor 15/12/2016 09:30 - 12:30 Final year
Publishing Academic Papers 16/12/2016 09:30 - 15:30 Second year
Writing up Your Thesis 07/12/2016 09:30 - 12:30 Final year
FSE Postgraduate Demonstrator/Teaching Training 13/12/2016 09:30 - 12:30 First year
Writing up Your Thesis 13/12/2016 09:30 - 12:30 Final year
Researcher Parent Support Group 19/12/2016 12:00 - 13:00 Any year
January 2017      
FSE Postgraduate Demonstrator/Teaching Training 11/01/2017 9:30 - 12:30 First year
Time Management for Research Success 16/01/2017 09:30 - 12:30 First year
Happy Hour 16/01/2017 11:00 - 12:00 Any
Building Emotional Resilience 17/01/2017 11:00 - 12:00 Any year
Teaching in Higher Education 17/01/2017 09:30 - 13:00 Second year
Building Emotional Resilience 18/01/2017 11:00 - 12:00 Any year
Networking for Researchers 19/01/2017 09:30 - 12:30 First year
Happy Hour 23//01/2017 11:00 - 12:00 Any
Presentations: Communicating with Confidence 24/01/2017 10:00 - 12:00 First year
Presentations: Preparing Content 25/01/2017 10:00 - 12:00 First year
Presentations: Practice and Feedback 26/01/2017 9:30 - 12:30 First year
Getting Started in Public Engagement 26/01/2017 09:30 - 13:00 First year
Happy Hour 30/01/2017 11:00 - 12:00 Any
Beginners Guide to Evaluating Public Engagement 30/01/2017 09:30 - 13:00 Second year
Introduction to eProg 31/01/2017 14:00 - 15:00 First year
February 2017      
Be a Productive PhD: Project Planning and Productivity 01/02/2017 10:00 - 16:30 First year
Academic Writing 02/02/2017 09:30 - 15:30 First year
How To Work With Your Supervisor 03/02/2017 10:00 - 13:00 First year
Introduction to Research: Essentials 06/02/2017 09:30 - 12:30 First year
Happy Hour 06/02/2017 11:00 - 12:00 Any
Managing Electronic Thesis Submission 07/02/2017 10:00 - 12:00 Final year
Critical Reading 09/02/2017 10:00 - 12:00 First year
Careers for PhD Researchers - It's Never too Early to Think Ahead 10/02/2017 10:00 - 12:00 First year
Happy Hour 13/02/2017 11:00 - 12:00 Any
FSE Postgraduate Demonstrator/Teaching Training 15/02/2017 09:30 - 12:30 First year
Academic Writing 16/02/2017 09:30 - 15:30, First year
Happy Hour 20/02/2017 11:00 - 12:00 Any
Happy Hour 27/02/2017 11:00 - 12:00 Any
March 2017      
Writing up Your Thesis 02/03/2017 09:30 - 12:30 Final year
Happy Hour 06/03/2017 11:00 - 12:00 Any
Planning an Academic Career 08/03/2017 09:30 - 12:30 Final year
Academic CVs 08/03/2017 13:30 - 15:30 Final year
Planning the Final Year 14/03/2017 09:30 - 13:00 Second year
Job Hunting Strategies 15/03/2017 09:30 - 12:30 Second year
Presentations: Communicating with Confidence 21/03/2017 10:00 - 12:00 First year
Viva Survivor 21/03/2017 09:30 - 12:30 Final year
Presentations: Preparing Content 22/03/2017 10:00 - 12:00 First year
Writing up Your Thesis 23/03/2017 09:30 - 12:30 Final year
Presentations: Practice and Feedback 24/03/2017 09:30 - 12:30 First year
Introduction to Research: Speed PhD (CDT only) 28/03/2017 09:30 - 16:30 First year
Networking for Researchers 28/03/2017 09:30 - 12:30 Second year
Careers Outside Academia: Taking Charge of Your Future 29/03/2017 09:30 - 12:30 Final year
Marketing Yourself Effectively Outside of Academia 29/03/2017 13:30 - 15:30 Final year
April 2017      
Critical Reading 04/04/2017 10:00 - 12:00 First year
Publishing Academic Papers 06/04/2017 09:30 - 15:30 Second year
Standing up for Science Media
(Guest workshop: Sense about Science)
07/04/2017 09:00 - 17:00 Second year
Teaching in Higher Education 27/04/2017 09:30 - 13:00 Second year
May 2017      
Academic Writing 04/05/2017 09:30 - 15:30, First year
Writing up Your Thesis 18/05/2017 09:30 - 12:30 Final year
Presentations: Communicating with Confidence 22/05/2017 10:00 - 12:00 First year
Presentations: Preparing Content 23/05/2017 10:00 - 12:00 First year
Careers for PhD Researchers - It's Never too Early to Think Ahead 23/05/2017 09:30 - 12:30 First year
Managing Electronic Thesis Submission 24/05/2017 10:00 - 12:00 Final year
Careers for PhD Researchers - It's Never too Early to Think Ahead 25/05/2017 09:30 - 12:30 First year
Academic Writing 25/05/2017 09:30 - 15:30 First year
Presentations: Practice and Feedback 26/05/2017 09:30 - 12:30 First year
Optimising Research Posters 31/05/2017 09:30 - 12:30 First year
June 2017      
Writing up Your Thesis 01/06/2017 09:30 - 12:30 Final year
Be a Productive PhD: Project Planning and Productivity 06/06/2017 10:00 - 16:30 First year
How To Work With Your Supervisor 08/06/2017 10:00 - 13:00 First year
Planning the Final Year 14/06/2017 09:30 - 13:00 Second year
Viva Survivor 21/06/2017 0 9:30 - 12:30 Final year
July 2017      
Managing Electronic Thesis Submission 25/07/2017 10:00 - 12:00 Final year

RDF Mapping

To help you decide what training you need at each stage of your research journey the Programme has been mapped onto the Researcher Development Framework (RDF). This is a national framework which summarises the knowledge, behaviours and attitudes of effective and highly skilled researchers. You can use the RDF, to assess your personal training needs and reflect upon and document your personal and professional development.

Who else provides training and support for researchers?