Graduate School success with online PGR catch-ups

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Weekly Wednesday special interest talks and workshops to help you though lock-down and beyond

  • 01 July 2020
  • 2 min read

Throughout lock-down, the Graduate School team has been providing weekly, Wednesday morning catch-ups catering to all Postgraduate Research Degree students (PGRs) across all faculties, with thanks to support from staff across the university and external facilitators.

What are they?

These bespoke sessions have been provided as PGR catch-up sessions with a theme. After surveying students there have been topics covered in the GSDP they have wanted small refreshers on, or some topics they wanted brief expansion on. We have also been covering some special interest topics such as ‘Writing for the Conversation’, ‘Wellbeing’ and ‘Beat the Blank Page: Tips for restoring motivation to write’.All sessions are offered online and if anyone has missed any of these sessions and would like to follow-up, we do have additional resources available and recordings of the sessions via moodle.

What some of our students have to say

Really helpful session for feeling connected to other PGR and understanding how others are working and coping.

Can I just say, I am of course currently experiencing a lot of online "stuff"! - most of it is useful, however, the PGR support has been exceptional - booking is easy, support materials are plentiful and easily accessed, those individuals running the various events are so professional, friendly, patient and knowledgeable, it makes me feel valued and supported. Huge thanks and please feel free to pass this on. Despite these tricky times, you continue to provide an excellent service to us.

Had a brilliant session called 'Writing is Thinking: Let go of self-criticism and overcome writer's block' with @Spaewitch this morning. I now feel better about connecting with the page to warm up my physical and intellectual muscles #postgrad #study #thesis.

What’s next?

We will continue to run these events throughout July and re-launch again in September, allowing for a break over August. You can keep up-to-date with current PGR catch-up events from the Graduate School via our Eventbrite page.

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