Upcoming PGR Training Sessions – April/May 2015

Writing for Oral Presentations – Tuesday 14/04/2015 10:00 – 12:00

Book here https://app.manchester.ac.uk/HUMNS8811

Writing for oral presentation is an essential skill in helping to deliver a range of effective presentations including conference papers, lectures, job interview presentations and keynote speeches. However, many presenters either read aloud from a script or their Powerpoint slides, both of which can often result in a stilted and unnatural delivery. Nevertheless, ensuring that a presentation script includes enough information, is easily read, is well structured and adheres to time constraints is not easy.

This workshop, led by Ian Pople (Senior Language Tutor at the University Language Centre), will introduce some ideas for preparing presentations and lectures which will help you to convey your topic as clearly, confidently and interestingly as possible.


Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Training – 20/04/2015 / 11/05/2015

Book here https://app.manchester.ac.uk/HUMNS8800

Teaching, demonstrating and facilitating are key skills for any researcher. This workshop provides an ideal grounding in teaching theory and technique for those researchers who have current or future teaching responsibilities. This session guides participants through the different styles of teaching and learning by examining policies and procedures as well as looking at case studies and how to cope with different types of students.


Shut Up and Write – Wednesday 22/04/2015 13:00 – 16:00

Book here – https://app.manchester.ac.uk/HUMNS9333

Are you struggling to write you thesis? Do you need some motivation?  Come join this semester’s “Shut Up and Write” Event! This session is ideal for doctoral level students who are struggling to meet their writing goals. This is not an academic writing support session but an event in which everyone sits down, shuts up and writes.


Resilience for Researchers – Thursday 07/05/2015 9:00 – 12:00

Book here – https://app.manchester.ac.uk/HUMNS1002

A PhD is a challenging and fascinating process on many levels. There’s the obvious intellectual challenge and development and there’s also the personal angle, which is often less explicit or examined. By looking at the way you respond to, and think about, the challenges you face, whether they concern presentations, papers, criticism, professional relationships or other aspects of the doctoral process, this workshop is intended to help you find ways to get going again. The workshop is highly interactive and will centre on your practicing with the approaches we cover. With that in mind, the session is neither a lecture nor will it ‘tell you what you should do’, but it will introduce you to tools that can help you find your own answers – a more sustainable way forward, in our view.


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