Organising and searching the literatures

This week the Graduate School hosted a workshop on "organising and searching the literatures" for new doctoral students. In the past few years I have included this topic, albeit briefly, within the longer workshop "The beginner's guide to the doctorate". However, I was reminded not long ago that it can be hard for those of … Continue reading Organising and searching the literatures

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Supervising Doctoral Students: Pedagogy & Practice

The UWE Graduate School run a course aimed at staff new to supervising postgraduate research students entitled "Supervising Doctoral Students: Pedagogy & Practice". The aim of this course is to encourage supervisors to think about a research degree in terms of a journey, to consider the support required by the doctoral student at various points … Continue reading Supervising Doctoral Students: Pedagogy & Practice

Getting Published – strategies for successful researchers

This week UWE put on a workshop aimed at research students and staff on the topic of getting research published. Setting the scene We've run this particular workshop for the past 10 years in which time the landscape of scholarly publishing has changed (and is still). This time we invited a number of contributors to offer … Continue reading Getting Published – strategies for successful researchers

First Steps to Small Group Teaching

Today I ran a session for researchers entitled "First Steps to Small Group Teaching". This is a workshop that hopes to serve as an introduction to the role of teaching assistant/demonstrator/seminar leader/stand-in lecturer. My first disclaimer is that I am not an expert in educational research and/or the politics of learning & teaching. What I do … Continue reading First Steps to Small Group Teaching