Presentation on theme: "Introduction to the University Graduate School Jim Bell, University Graduate School September 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Introduction to the University Graduate School Jim Bell, University Graduate School September 2014
The University Graduate School Gateway to advice & support for postgraduate researchers (PGRs) Provides personal & professional development Oversees some administrative processes for PGRs Guides University strategy on postgraduate researcher matters Supports and works with Colleges & Schools in achieving high quality provision in terms of supervision, training and facilities
Director of Graduate Studies – Prof. Gavin Schaffer UGS Manager – Dr Catherine Mills PGR Development Officer – Erika Hawkes Marketing & Events Officer – Jim Bell Research Council Studentships Officer – Pete Mandeville Data Officer – Katharine D’Souza Administrator – Sophie Pumphrey Who we are
UGS partners Colleges Careers Network and Entrepreneurship & Innovation IT and Library Services Centre for Learning & Academic Development (CLAD) People & Organisational Development (POD) International Students Advisory Service (ISAS) English for International Students Unit (EISU) Counselling and Wellbeing Guild of Students & PGMSA Vitae/Midlands Hub (http://www.vitae.ac.uk/)http://www.vitae.ac.uk/
University Graduate School Events Some of our events: Coffee and Cakes (Welcome Week 2014) Think Graduate School (TGS) Fridays (throughout year) Images of Research (March 2015) Annual Research Poster Conference (16 th June 2015) Writing Summer School (July 2015)
Some UGS events…
Winning 2014 ‘Images of Research’ photograph Hannah Hames (CAL)
Researcher Development A standard-length full time PhD is 4 years (3 years plus writing up year) - this goes quicker than you think! Developing a range of skills can help you meet this deadline. Skills development is also vital in helping you demonstrate the impact of your research and in getting consistent results.
University Graduate School skills development Some of our skills development courses: Time Management Presentation Skills Data Management Speed Reading Starting to Write for your PhD Note taking
Development Needs Analysis Space for reflection on each of the Research Development Framework domains and short PDP Complete as part of discussion with supervisors regarding your skills needs Form can be handed into the school or uploaded via BIRMS The form and an FAQ document can be downloaded from the UGS website
Sources of Information The UGS website The UGS website - Info on activities/events, sources of support, regulations & policies - Online catalogue of training & booking - Postgraduate researcher news Monthly e-newsletter , Twitter, my.bham portal, and Weibo
The University Graduate School Web: Twitter: Tel:
University Graduate School Online Resources Development Needs Analysis Doctoral Researcher Essentials Tool kits (e.g. viva preparation) Research & Information Skills (e.g. Ethics, Publishing, Intellectual Property, Careers Management…)
Enterprise Summer School Creativity and innovation How do you start a business? How do you create the team to get the job done?