Graduate Workshops

These are Annual Workshops for PhD Students

Year of StudyWorkshop DetailsCompulsory/Optional
Year One

PGM9005 - Ethics, Plagiarism and Academic Practice for Research Students 

This workshop will run at the start of Year One, will bring together the full Postgraduate research cohort, and focus on Research Ethics, Writing Issues and Teaching skills. This will include ethics, issues of plagiarism, confidentiality, copyright, data protection, freedom of information in the research and writing process.
Compulsory for all research postgraduates, (MPhil and PhD)
Year Two

PGM2910 - The Research Writing Programme

The research writing programme is designed to bring together PhD students from across the University to discuss aspects of writing and research.

The programme includes discussion based workshops, presentations and tutorials. Participants have the opportunity to discuss the progress of their work with a team of writing specialists and to contribute to the discussion from their own experience. This experiential approach recognises the expertise of all participants and it is expected that all contributions will help in the creation of action plans for completion of research.

Year Three

Beyond the PhD

A number of optional Year 3 workshops are offered. In the past we have covered aspects such as:

  • Non-academic Career Directions
  • Ways into Academia
  • Organising Successful Workshops/Conferences
  • Preparing for your Viva (before/during/after)
  • CV, Application Form and Interview Technique
  • Networking and Building your Personal Brand
  • How to get Research Funding (four connected workshops to lead to a grant application)

If you have suggestions for any additional workshops, please email the Graduate School.


Additional Workshops

Preparing for your Viva

Preparing for your Viva focuses on the needs of students who anticipate being examined in the next 12 months or so (students who have recently submitted their theses and are awaiting their viva are also welcome to attend). Students earlier on in the process of their PhD are also able to attend, though if there is pressure on numbers, preference will be given to final year students. Book here

Powerpoint slides used in workshop

List of additional workshops which you can book on to.