PGR Mid-Semester Welcome Event

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Thursday 10th November 2016 (9.00am – 1.00pm)

Postgraduate students arriving after Welcome Week still have the opportunity to attend University welcome events.

This morning is for students who have missed a University Welcome event this academic year or have arrived recently. The event is being hosted by the Institute for Academic Development. You will be provided with information on:

  • how to manage your Research
  • the support that is available to you at the University
  • current PhD students’ experiences

More information and booking here

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Places available on upcoming IAD PhD Workshops

We have places available on the following workshops running next week:

Seven Secrets of a Highly Successful Research Student

Monday 24th October 2016 (AM)

This workshop describes the key habits that our research and experience with thousands of students shows will make a difference to how quickly and easily you complete your PhD. Just as importantly, these habits can greatly reduce the stress and increase the pleasure involved in completing a PhD

More information and booking here

The Imposter Syndrome: Why Successful People Often Feel Like Frauds

Monday 24th October 2016 (PM)

This session will explain why high performing people often doubt their abilities and find it hard to enjoy their successes. It will also show the links to perfectionism and self-handicapping strategies such as procrastination, avoidance and over commitment.

More information and booking here

Effective Presentations

Monday 24th October 2016 (full day)

This course is aimed at people who may be anxious about speaking in public and who would like to increase their confidence in developing structured presentations in order to present their material with flair and style. One of the main aims is to offer a supportive environment, giving positive and constructive feedback to help participants gain confidence and develop their skills through practice.

More information and booking here

Effective Presentations

Tuesday 25th October 2016 (full day)

This course is aimed at people who may be anxious about speaking in public and who would like to increase their confidence in developing structured presentations in order to present their material with flair and style. One of the main aims is to offer a supportive environment, giving positive and constructive feedback to help participants gain confidence and develop their skills through practice.

More information and booking here

How to be your own best editor

Tuesday 25th October 2016 (AM)

This workshop aims to equip you with strategies for editing effectively. We will identify key aspects of good writing – such as clarity, conciseness and flow – and analyse, by means of written examples, how these qualities are realised linguistically. Working with a draft text, you will learn to focus on different levels of your text and make appropriate editorial decisions.

More information and booking here

 

 

Places available on upcoming IAD PhD Workshops

We have places available on the following workshops running next week:

Beating Writers Block (CAHSS)

Tuesday 18th October 2016

You know you need to start (or continue) to write – so what is stopping you? Writer’s block can occur at any stage in the process of writing a PhD, and typically not only affects planning but well-being and motivation as well.  In this workshop, we’ll look at how writer’s block manifests, what causes it and what strategies you can adopt to re-connect with your research, your writing, your confidence and your voice

More information and booking here: http://edin.ac/2dRiraL

Ease the Load – Feel good about your Busy Life

Wednesday 19th October 2016

Staying on top and in control of our work in this fast-paced world is becoming increasingly difficult. This can leave us feeling overwhelmed and have a knock on effect to our personal life. This session has been developed to help effectively manage a hectic and complex workload and support us as we focus on the important, plan our work effectively and attack it with confidence.

More information and booking here: http://edin.ac/2cYObo5

‘Just Write’ for Research Students

Wednesday 19th October 2016

‘Just Write’ will provide you with a quiet space to focus exclusively on your writing without the distractions of emails, Facebook, Twitter and everyday life.

More information and booking here: http://edin.ac/1NGRHFB

Pitch Perfect – Public Speaking, Networking and Engaging

Thursday 20th October 2016

This workshop will cover various situations that academics are faced with regularly with regards to verbal interaction. We will cover delivery of oral presentations, how to get the most from your poster session at a conference, how to pitch your research and how to network effectively. Participants will be introduced to various techniques that they can use and adapt for a variety of situations; how do you respond to difficult questions? How do you turn a conversation to your advantage? How do you effectively engage with senior academics?

More information and booking here: http://edin.ac/2dgvn4b

 

 

International Guest Speaker Hugh Kearns

On the 24th October 2016 we have a guest speaker, Hugh Kearns from Flinders University Australia, running two workshops ‘Seven Secrets of a Highly Successful Research Student’ and ‘The Imposter Syndrome: Why successful people feel like frauds’ Hugh lectures and researches at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. He is widely recognised for his ability to take the latest research in psychology and education and apply it to high-performing people and groups. As a co-author with Maria Gardiner, he has published six books which are in high demand both in Australia and internationally.

Seven Secrets of a Highly Successful Research Student

This workshop describes the key habits that our research and experience with thousands of students shows will make a difference to how quickly and easily you complete your research higher degree (RHD). Just as importantly, these habits can greatly reduce the stress and increase the pleasure involved in completing a RHD.

The workshop helps you to understand how to increase your effectiveness and outcomes in the following key areas:

  • how you deal with your supervisor
  • how you structure your study time
  • your attitude (or lack thereof!) in relation to your research
  • dealing with writer’s block or having difficulty writing
  • getting the help you need when you are stuck
  • juggling multiple commitments and never having enough time
  • keeping on going when the going gets tough

The Imposter Syndrome: Why successful people feel like frauds

The session will explain why high performing people often doubt their abilities and find it hard to enjoy their successes. It will also show the links to perfectionism and self-handicapping strategies such as procrastination, avoidance and over commitment.

At the end of this session you will:

  • know what the latest psychological research tells us about the imposter syndrome is and how it operates
  • realise how widespread imposter feelings are and why highly successful people can feel like frauds
  • be aware of evidence-based strategies that reduce imposter feelings

Find out more and book a place here