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  • Introduction to Doctoral Supervision: Pedagogy and Practice

    Date: 27 January 2021
    Venue: Online

    Aimed at new doctoral supervisors, this course charts key aspects of the doctoral journey from admission to completion. If you haven't yet supervised a PGR through to completion in the UK then under UWE Academic Regulations you must have attended this course before your Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs) submit for Project Registration (RD1).

  • Postgraduate Research (PGR) Supervision Masterclass

    Date: 02 February 2021
    Venue: Online

    Aimed at more experienced Directors of Studies and supervisors, this workshop will update you on the latest PGR developments here at UWE and beyond.

  • PGR Interviewer training

    Date: 02 February 2021
    Venue: Online

    As we approach that time of year when most of our PGR recruitment interviews take place, we're offering those who are – or would like to become – involved in PGR recruitment these training opportunities to ensure that we're all working to the UWE PGR Admissions Policy.

  • Quantitative Research Methods: The overview - a workshop for UWE Bristol Researchers

    Date: 03 February 2021
    Venue: Online

    This course will give an overview of the Scientific Method in Quantitative Research covering literature, research questions, scientific questions, ethics, design, deductive logic, statistical hypotheses, data capture, exploratory data analysis concepts and errors in statistical hypothesis testing, internal, external and other forms of validity, and conclusions. We'll be putting the Scientific Method into practice using the two most commonly used statistical techniques (using SPSS) with discussion and practice examples with solutions.

  • Maintaining Momentum and Writing Your Thesis - a workshop for UWE Bristol Researchers

    Date: 05 February 2021
    Venue: Online

    During the latter stages of a doctorate Postgraduate Researchers often find it difficult to get started with writing and to maintain the drive and motivation for successful thesis submission. We'll consider what causes this loss of momentum, how we might remedy that and how to improve writing skills. Along the way we'll explore organisation for writing, some aspects of time management, and finding the space and time to write whilst maintaining a good work-life balance.

  • Confidence for PGRs - The Big Conversation (Confidence) Half-Day for UWE Bristol Researchers

    Date: 09 February 2021
    Venue: Online

    Standing between us and a sense of greater confidence are any number of hurdles to face and overcome, only two of which this course has time to consider; what it might be, and one way in which the world around us can sometimes appear to keep it at bay. The etymology of the word 'Confidence' is Con Fidere, which is Latin for With Faith. In seemingly direct contrast, the Con Artist (or Confidence Trickster) relies on the good faith of their victim to perpetrate a fraud. These two facts are the inspiration behind the approach taken by The Big Con, a short voyage of discovery with some surprising views.

  • Professional Relationships and Conflict Management - Half-day workshop for UWE Bristol Researchers

    Date: 09 February 2021
    Venue: Online

    Each of us has total control over our intentions, but sometimes overlook the fact that others are the judge of our impact. This course, facilitated by Piero Vitelli, offers a framework that allows us to explore the motivations that underpin both of these, leaving us more effective both on good days and in times of conflict.

  • The Final Viva - workshop for UWE Bristol postgraduate researchers

    Date: 10 February 2021
    Venue: Online

    Essential advice from Svetlana Cicmil, FBL PGR Director, on preparing for your final viva voce examination and the post-viva process, with plenty of opportunities to ask all those questions you've been wondering about concerning the final assessment stage.
  • Statistical Reasoning: Applying and understanding commonly used statistical techniques - for UWE Bristol Researchers

    Date: 17 February 2021
    Venue: Online

    This one-day course offers hands-on experience of putting into practice a host of the most commonly used statistical techniques (chi-square, nonparametric and parametric t-tests and correlations, before proceeding to regression and missing data analysis). Attendance at Quantitative Research Methods: The Overview is a pre-requisite for this session.

  • Introduction to NVivo - a workshop for UWE Bristol researchers

    Date: 24 February - 26 February 2021
    Venue: Online

    This online workshop will introduce you to the principles, functionality, and application of NVivo in the context of real-life qualitative research projects, illustrating how it can be used throughout the research process; from research design and literature review, through data analysis, visualisation and write-up. Using a combination of demonstration, discussion, and hands-on practice you will use both sample data and have the opportunity to work with your own data to learn how to get the best from it.

  • Introduction to Doctoral Supervision: Pedagogy and Practice

    Date: 23 March 2021
    Venue: Online

    Aimed at new doctoral supervisors, this course charts key aspects of the doctoral journey from admission to completion.
  • Guide to Searching and Organising the Literatures - a workshop for UWE Bristol Researchers

    Date: 25 March 2021
    Venue: tbc

    Working with literatures is an integral part of research. It requires you to be organised in your strategies for seeking out the work of others and also to keep comprehensive records. This workshop, run by Library Services, will provide you with tools and techniques to navigate this element of your project.

  • Graduate School Welcome Event for new UWE Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs)

    Date: 31 March 2021
    Venue: tbc

    Get your PGR studies off to a flying start, with this overview of what's what and who's who and opportunity to meet other new and current PGRs.
  • Looking After Yourself During a Doctorate - a workshop for UWE Bristol Postgraduate Researchers

    Date: 19 April 2021
    Venue: TBC

    The postgraduate research journey is hugely rewarding, yet can also be intellectually and often emotionally challenging. Looking after your physical and mental health during your research degree is therefore paramount.

  • Developing Your Research Proposal (RD1) - a workshop for UWE, Bristol Postgraduate Researchers

    Date: 21 April 2021
    Venue: tbc

    You're registered as a UWE postgraduate researcher, so what comes next? This workshop will help you navigate Project Registration (RD1), the first major assessment point where we establish that your research proposal has potential to become a doctorate.

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