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1 © The University of Nottingham 1 Graduate School Welcome to Postgraduates 2014

2 © The University of Nottingham 2 The postgraduate community 25% of the student population Our postgraduate students are hugely important and integral to the University community and contribute to making Nottingham a global research university by undertaking cutting edge research of value and interest to society at large. Diverse range of backgrounds

3 © The University of Nottingham 3 The Graduate School is here to support you We are here to support you on your postgraduate journey by creating and delivering opportunities that enable you to realise your potential. 1.Dedicated postgraduate spaces – Graduate Centres 2.Funding Opportunities 3.Central and Faculty training programmes 5.Public engagement opportunities 6.Professional and career development events and activities 7.Placements 8.Disability support 9.Student-led academic and social activities 10.Input into University and national strategies for postgraduates

4 © The University of Nottingham 4 1. Five Graduate Centres The five Graduate Centres which, along with the central facilities housed in Highfield House, form the University's Graduate School in Nottingham. They provide access to a range of dedicated researcher development activities including training courses, careers sessions and seminars. Some of these are bespoke events for researchers at that location/for that discipline, whilst others are offered in conjunction with other Graduate Centres. Our centres also provide study and social areas, wi-fi, networked computers, seminar rooms and access to tea/coffee making facilities. Engineering & Science Graduate Centre Jubilee Graduate Centre Medicine & Health Sciences Graduate Centre Social Sciences & Arts Graduate Centre Sutton Bonington Graduate Centre

5 © The University of Nottingham 5 Medicine and Health Sciences Graduate Centre Room C100, QMC The Medicine and Health Sciences Graduate Centre (MHSGC) is located in the heart of the Medical School QMC and offers a wide range of help and support for all during their time as students and staff within the Faculty. It is a faculty based Graduate Centre and is most relevant to postgraduates in based in the Faulty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

6 © The University of Nottingham 6 Engineering and Science Graduate Centre Top floor of the Engineering & Science Learning Centre (between Coates and Chemistry) The Engineering and Science Graduate Centre (ESGC) is a faculty based Graduate Centre for Science and Engineering postgraduates and researchers. Situated in the Engineering and Science Learning Centre, it provides a great environment for you to relax and network with colleagues from across both Faculties.

7 © The University of Nottingham 7 Jubilee Graduate Centre Room B15, Amenities Building Jubilee Graduate Centre (JGC) is a space exclusively for postgraduate students and research staff based on the Jubilee Campus. The JGC works closely with schools, students and staff to create an environment that fosters cross-disciplinary interaction and collaboration, provides faculty specific training and careers events, and promotes a vibrant and thriving learning and social community.

8 © The University of Nottingham 8 Sutton Bonington Graduate Centre Opal Building (temporary location to Jan 2015) Sutton Bonington Graduate Centre (SBGC) is a space exclusively available to postgraduates at the Sutton Bonington Campus. The centre provides a great environment for you to relax and meet people, as well as providing facilities for study. The centre is currently located in the Opal Building but will move to the brand new Amenities Building in mid-December 2014.

9 © The University of Nottingham 9 Social Sciences and Arts Graduate Centre Top floor of Highfield House The Social Sciences and Arts Graduate Centre (SSAGC) has been exclusively developed for postgraduate students and research staff in the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences. It is a dedicated space for postgraduate students and research staff, and offers a wide range of support, including training and careers sessions. The SSAGC also includes a dedicated quite study space.

10 © The University of Nottingham Funding for current research postgraduates funding/currentresearchpostgraduates The Graduate School has a number of funding opportunities of its own which are open to current postgraduate students or research staff at the University to support development opportunities including conference attendance, travel to centres of excellence and the development of innovative new training provision. Visit our webpage for more information.

11 © The University of Nottingham Researcher Development Programme Over 85 courses provided within central Graduate School programme Over 90 courses provided within Faculty specific programmes Mapped to different stages of your doctoral degree Aligned to RCUK requirements for researcher development Courses open Monday 13 October 2014 The training programme is primarily for research students although there are some online courses that are available to all postgraduates. ol/traininganddevelopment/researcher/index.aspx

12 © The University of Nottingham Public engagement opportunities The Graduate School offers a wide variety of public engagement opportunities from simple photo competitions, to our high profile Research Showcase. Opportunities include: Research Showcase Science Outreach programme 3 Minute thesis Doctoral Inaugural lectures Lunchtime seminar series Photo competitions

13 © The University of Nottingham Professional and career development Lunchtime seminar series Careers talks/fairs – Nottingham the most targeted university by employers Online training courses Webinars

14 Recognition for extra- curricula activities A cross-campus Award: UK, Ningbo and Malaysia Supported by employers It’s FREE! Marks do not count towards overall degree results Particularly relevant to taught postgraduates

15 © The University of Nottingham Postgraduate Placements Nottingham Learn transferable skills and improve your CV Enhance your employability prospects Make professional contacts Have a chance to earn up to £2,000 Make an impact on the performance of an external organisation Gain experience of different workplaces and decide which career or employer is right for you

16 © The University of Nottingham Support for disabled and dyslexic students The University of Nottingham offers specialised support to postgraduates who are disabled or who have specific learning difficulties: Disability Support: – Physical and sensory impairments – Long-term medical conditions – Mental health difficulties Dyslexia Support – Dyslexia – Other Specific Learning Difficulties Examples of support include: Alternative examination arrangements (e.g. extra time, rests breaks, use of a computer) Other reasonable adjustments including non–medical helpers (e.g. notetakers), recording lectures, handouts and slides in advance Advice about applying for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) – for additional disability-related course costs Accessible mini-bus around and between campuses Screening and formal assessment of learning difficulties Support to develop useful study strategies

17 © The University of Nottingham 17 Workshop for disabled and dyslexic research students Monday 10 th November Graduate School, Highfield House Overview of support available Common issues that arise during research degrees and how to avoid them Chance to meet other disabled and dyslexic research students Q&A session Open to new and returning disabled and dyslexic research students To book a place

18 © The University of Nottingham Student led academic and social activities Student-led academic and social activities are an opportunity for you to get involved. Examples of things students have previously done: Research methods forums Conferences Celebrations for major festivals Cultural events SB Farmers’ Market Volunteering in the local community School outreach

19 © The University of Nottingham University and national Strategies for postgraduates The Graduate School provides postgraduate students have a number of opportunities to provide input into University and national strategies for postgraduates. we work closely with SU PG officers forthcoming Taught Postgraduate Review co-ordinate postgraduate surveys and focus groups (including the upcoming Postgraduate Research Experience Survey) sit on national committees addressing postgraduate issues

20 © The University of Nottingham 20 International Student Barometer In the latest International Student Barometer the Graduate School received a 97% satisfaction rating– placing us 2 nd in Russell Group. We want to improve on this!

21 © The University of Nottingham 21 Keeping in touch How we will communicate with you Monthly newsletters sent to your university account How you can communicate with us e: t: w: nottingham.ac.uk/graduateschoolnottingham.ac.uk/graduateschool Social Media (Facebook, Twitter) Come and see us at Highfield House, University Park Visit a Graduate Centre

22 © The University of Nottingham 22 Graduate School Photography Competition Can you capture the essence of Postgraduate life with a single photographic image? Submit your photograph on Twitter and for a chance to win £50 Amazon vouchers #EssenceOfPGLife Full details at: ence-of-postgraduate-life

23 © The University of Nottingham 23 Tradition of Critique

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