Project Management for Researchers Workshop

Posted on September 27th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Researcher Development Workshop

Project Management for Researchers: Designing, Executing & Completing

A Ph.D. is an excellent and unique degree that only a small number of people have the opportunity to experience, but it can also be difficult, frustrating and time consuming. Planning and managing your Ph.D. effectively can make the process less stressful and will help you to finish within your allotted time.
Managing your own expectations and those of your supervisor can be challenging and it is important to frequently review your progress and discuss it. All Ph.D. students must design and manage their own project, stick to a research plan, manage their time, present their work regularly and ensure that they are making
sufficient progress.
This workshop will cover key stages in the Ph.D. process and introduce participants to various digital tools and techniques that can be used to help manage your project. It will include a rough timeline from the start of your project to managing and preparing for your viva and will cover subjects such as project management, working effectively with your supervisor(s), analysing your progress and thinking about the next steps in your career.

This workshop is designed for first and second year Ph.D. students, though students from other years are also welcome to attend.

DATE: 18th October 2016

Time: 9.30 am until 12.30 pm

REGISTER HERE

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Why do we laugh?

Posted on September 27th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke
Did you know that you’re 30 times more likely to laugh if you’re with somebody else than if you’re alone?
 
Cognitive neuroscientist Sophie Scott shares this and other surprising facts about laughter in this fast-paced, action-packed and, yes, hilarious dash through the science of cracking up: 

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Marx Research Seminar – TOMORROW

Posted on September 26th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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The Marx Research Seminar is an academic speaker series group at the University of Lincoln open to all students and staff.

Throughout the 2016/17 academic year a number of seminars are hosted by the group, it typically takes the form of a paper presented by an invited academic which is then followed by Q&A. The seminar series sets out to promote Marxist critical scholarship within the University and foster intellectual debate on a variety of social, cultural, literary, and philosophical issues pertinent to our contemporary moment. Wine, other refreshments, and sometimes cake, are available.

The first session is taking place on tomorrow Tuesday 27th September at 4.15 pm in MC0024this seminar is titled: Tennyson, Materialism and Edward Moxon and Dr Jim Cheshire from the University of Lincoln is presenting a paper.

No registration is required for this session, please just attend on the day. If you require further information please contact arowcroft@lincoln.ac.uk

Future Seminars

Tuesday 15th November 2016,  4.15 pm  in MC0024 

Dr Caroline Edwards (Birkbeck, University of London)

Title: “Those who ‘hasten the end of time': Reading Messianic Marxism in an Era of Environmental Catastrophe

Tuesday 7th February 2017, 4.15 pm in MC0024

Dr Chris Marlow (University of Lincoln)

Title: Cultural Materialism and Shakespeare

Tuesday 21st February 2017, 4.15 pm in MC0024

Professor Terrell Carver (University of Bristol)

Tuesday 28th March 2017, 4.15 pm in MC0024

Dr Owen Clayton (University of Lincoln)

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Researcher Development: Writing a Great Conference Abstract

Posted on September 26th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Researcher Development Workshop

Part of being a research student is participating at a conference via presentations or poster submission or both, in order to secure a place at these conferences you must be able to produce an excellent abstract of your research.

Our Writing a Great Conference Abstract workshop is the perfect forum to fine tune your skills, to ensure that your abstract stands out from the rest. 

This workshop begins by identifying the characteristics that distinguish a conference abstract from one that would accompany an article, and the purposes it serves.  It then considers the typical format and key components of a conference abstract, before exploring what makes a great abstract, and providing a range of tips for writing a successful conference abstract.  In the final part of the workshop focus will turn to supporting participants in planning and preparing their own abstract

Date: 10th October 2016

Time: 1.30 pm until 4.30 pm

REGISTER HERE

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Postgraduate Student Advisory Group – Call for Members

Posted on September 26th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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In 2014/15 The Graduate School formed the PG Advisory Group, this consists of Postgraduate Research (PGR) students from across the university and at all stages of study who engage with the Graduate School as key advisers on a variety of subjects ranging from the development and design of our new annual programmes, events and activities and new initiatives created throughout the academic year.

The group was formed with the aim is to bring the student perspective firmly into all that we do, it has enabled us to ensure that our PGR students are at the helm of our offer and are able to proactively advocate engagement more broadly across the student population.

In return we are able to offer PGR students the chance to design future themes for our programme, test our approach and success, and network with academics and external organisations (all with plenty of coffee and cake thrown in!).

We are currently seeking new members to join the advisory group, and invite all new and continuing PGR students to be part of this fantastic opportunity.

If you would like more information or are interested in being part of the group please email: graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk

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Weekly Round Up

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Welcome!

Did you miss any posts or not get to read all the great articles we put out this week, want to read them again?

Here you go…enjoy!

Finish That PhD: 12 steps – Academia Obscura 

LinkedIn tips for Early Career Researchers – Piirus.com

Ultimate top tips for job interviews – The Guardian

PhD Students : How to support them through illness & stress – Times Highered Education

Boosting your introduction and conclusion – Pat Thompson 

Do you have a photo that sums up your time as a PG student so far?

Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new ‪#‎PGPoTM and you could win a prize! Winners announced at the end of each month!

 

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Let’s keep in touch!

Keep your eyes peeled for more great articles and blogs coming your way next week!

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Happy Friday!

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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PG Lounge: Open Mic Night

Posted on September 22nd, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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PG Lounge Open Mic Night! 

Our first PG Lounge is taking place on Thursday 20th October 2016, from 5PM, join us for an atmospheric evening of eclectic entertainment, networking and discussion at Lincoln’s hidden gem Coffee Aroma.

Display your hidden talents or simply unwind in good company. The comfortable ambience of Coffee Aroma makes it a perfect place to form new connections and engage in the research community.

Interested in taking part? Our open mic night needs entertainment whether that be acoustic music, stand-up comedy or spoken word.   Sign up HERE all acts welcome.

Kick back with a curry! Coffee Aroma holds a curry night on the third Thursday of the month which happily coincides with our open mic night, perfect for those who enjoy a bit of spice. Coffee Aroma also has a wide selection of top quality coffee and craft beers amongst many other beverages.

All ticket holders are entitled to one free drink courtesy of the Graduate School.

The venue will be open from 17:00 until late with entertainment from 18:00-20:00.

Book here to come along!

 

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Women in Academia: Introductory Workshop

Posted on September 22nd, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Tuesday 11th October, 1-3 pm

The Women in Academia Research group is an interdisciplinary postgraduate group which focuses on identifying and overcoming obstacles faced by women in academia. On Tuesday 11th October they are hosting an Introductory workshop for all new and existing students who would like to find out more about the group and the upcoming programme for the 2016/17 academic year.

The session will comprise of a brief talk from the committee, a discussion with members and then further networking drinks will take place in The Swan.This workshop offers a great opportunity for networking as well as your chance to provide input into workshops and training you would like to see in the future.

If you are interested in attending this session please register for your place HERE.

If you require further information please contact ryemm@licnoln.a.uk

www.wiapg.co.uk 

Twitter: @wiapg

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Call for Papers – 2016 PG Student Conference

Posted on September 22nd, 2016 by Caroline Riley

2016 Postgraduate Student Conference – 23rd November

We would like to invite postgraduate students to present their work at the 2016 PG Conference:

The Design and use of Research Methodologies in new contexts.

We seek papers and poster presentations under the following broad themes:

  • Methodological principles and practices
  • Discipline specific challenges and solutions
  • Testing and qualifying suitable methodologies
  • Pushing the methodological boundaries
  • Case studies on failures or success
  • Treading new ground: new methods in new contexts

We are limited to the number of students who can participate in each category please see below:

  • Maximum number of presentations – 18
  • Maximum number of posters – 12

If you would like to participate at the conference, by presenting or submitting a poster please submit the following information to the Graduate School on graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • College/School
  • Course Name
  • Year of Study
  • Submission Criteria: Poster/Presentation
  • Title of Poster/Presentation
  • Abstract (maximum of 250 words)

Please note the closing date for all submissions is Friday 21st October 2016

All applications will be shortlisted by a panel who will decide on who is successful in participating at the conference. All successful applicants will be notified week commencing  Friday 28th October 2016

Below is the information you will need to know if you are successful if your application.

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Presentation Guidelines – 

Each presenter will be limited to a 15 minute time slot, you should allow time for you to deliver your presentation and a question/discussion session with the audience within this time.

Please design your presentation to be as interactive as possible. You should highlight the interdisciplinary aspects of your work, and frame your presentation so that is accessible to staff and students who may not be experts in your field.

Once you have been confirmed to deliver a presentation at the conference, you will need to provide the following information by Friday 4th November 2016

  • Photo of Yourself

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Poster Guidelines –

Poster requirements:

1) Posters size should be either A1 (portrait/landscape) or A0 (portrait only). You can use a smaller poster size if you wish but please be aware that this will make it harder for people to read in the exhibition.
2) Posters should be able to clearly communicate research without the author present.
3) Posters should include:
 A short, catchy, title.
 Names of authors and their affiliated institutions.
 Funding attributions (if applicable).
 High resolution logos (as appropriate).
4) Posters should be designed with a non-specialist audience in mind. Avoid using technical jargon to allow those from different disciplines to understand and engage with your research.
5) Posters should take no longer than 5 minutes for someone to read. Posters are not journal articles. Keep text concise and avoid lengthy paragraphs.
6) Posters should have a logical flow of information to allow the reader to navigate content with ease. Use headings/numbers/arrows etc. as visual aids.
7) Posters should be visual appealing. Use colour, font and images appropriately and ensure a balance of text, figures and space.
8) Posters should be clear and easy to read. Font size must be readable from approximately 1 metre away and there should be a high contrast between text and background.
9) Figures (if used) should be easily interpretable, clearly labelled and of high resolution.
10) Images (if used) should complement the subject matter, be of high resolution and free to use. If you don’t own an image, check the exclusive rights to its use and distribution.
11) References should be used sparingly. Cite key concepts and not details.

Once you have been confirmed for a poster submission at the conference, you will need to provide the following information

  • You will also need to provide an electronic copy of your poster by 11th November 2016 to allow for printing and promotion of the poster in the conference Poster Catalogue
  •  Photo of Yourself (by 4th November 2016)

2016 Postgraduate Student Conference – Call for Papers

Posted on September 22nd, 2016 by Caroline Riley

2016 Postgraduate Student Conference – 23rd November

We would like to invite postgraduate students to present their work at the 2016 PG Conference:

The Design and use of Research Methodologies in new contexts.

We seek papers and poster presentations under the following broad themes:

  • Methodological principles and practices
  • Discipline specific challenges and solutions
  • Testing and qualifying suitable methodologies
  • Pushing the methodological boundaries
  • Case studies on failures or success
  • Treading new ground: new methods in new contexts

We are limited to the number of students who can participate in each category please see below:

  • Maximum number of presentations – 18
  • Maximum number of posters – 12

If you would like to participate at the conference, by presenting or submitting a poster please submit the following information to the Graduate School ongraduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • College/School
  • Course Name
  • Year of Study
  • Submission Criteria: Poster/Presentation
  • Title of Poster/Presentation
  • Abstract (maximum of 250 words)

Please note the closing date for all submissions is Friday 21st October 2016

All applications will be shortlisted by a panel who will decide on who is successful in participating at the conference. All successful applicants will be notified week commencing  Friday 28th October 2016

Below is the information you will need to know if you are successful if your application.

conference

Presentation Guidelines – 

Each presenter will be limited to a 15 minute time slot, you should allow time for you to deliver your presentation and a question/discussion session with the audience within this time.

Please design your presentation to be as interactive as possible. You should highlight the interdisciplinary aspects of your work, and frame your presentation so that is accessible to staff and students who may not be experts in your field.

Once you have been confirmed to deliver a presentation at the conference, you will need to provide the following information by Friday 4th November 2016

  • Photo of Yourself

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Poster Guidelines –

Poster requirements:

1) Posters size should be either A1 (portrait/landscape) or A0 (portrait only). You can use a smaller poster size if you wish but please be aware that this will make it harder for people to read in the exhibition.
2) Posters should be able to clearly communicate research without the author present.
3) Posters should include:
 A short, catchy, title.
 Names of authors and their affiliated institutions.
 Funding attributions (if applicable).
 High resolution logos (as appropriate).
4) Posters should be designed with a non-specialist audience in mind. Avoid using technical jargon to allow those from different disciplines to understand and engage with your research.
5) Posters should take no longer than 5 minutes for someone to read. Posters are not journal articles. Keep text concise and avoid lengthy paragraphs.
6) Posters should have a logical flow of information to allow the reader to navigate content with ease. Use headings/numbers/arrows etc. as visual aids.
7) Posters should be visual appealing. Use colour, font and images appropriately and ensure a balance of text, figures and space.
8) Posters should be clear and easy to read. Font size must be readable from approximately 1 metre away and there should be a high contrast between text and background.
9) Figures (if used) should be easily interpretable, clearly labelled and of high resolution.
10) Images (if used) should complement the subject matter, be of high resolution and free to use. If you don’t own an image, check the exclusive rights to its use and distribution.
11) References should be used sparingly. Cite key concepts and not details.

Once you have been confirmed for a poster submission at the conference, you will need to provide the following information

  • You will also need to provide an electronic copy of your poster by 11th November 2016 to allow for printing and promotion of the poster in the conference Poster Catalogue
  •  Photo of Yourself (by 4th November 2016)

Postgraduate Student Advisory Group – Call for Members

Posted on September 22nd, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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In 2014/15 The Graduate School formed the PG Advisory Group, this consists of Postgraduate Research (PGR) students from across the university and at all stages of study who engage with the Graduate School as key advisers on a variety of subjects ranging from the development and design of our new annual programmes, events and activities and new initiatives created throughout the academic year.

The group was formed with the aim is to bring the student perspective firmly into all that we do, it has enabled us to ensure that our PGR students are at the helm of our offer and are able to proactively advocate engagement more broadly across the student population.

In return we are able to offer PGR students the chance to design future themes for our programme, test our approach and success, and network with academics and external organisations (all with plenty of coffee and cake thrown in!).

We are currently seeking new members to join the advisory group, and invite all new and continuing PGR students to be part of this fantastic opportunity.

If you would like more information or are interested in being part of the group please email,graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk

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Marx Research Seminars

Posted on September 21st, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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The Marx Research Seminar is an academic speaker series group at the University of Lincoln open to all students and staff.

Throughout the 2016/17 academic year a number of seminars are hosted by the group, it typically takes the form of a paper presented by an invited academic which is then followed by Q&A. The seminar series sets out to promote Marxist critical scholarship within the University and foster intellectual debate on a variety of social, cultural, literary, and philosophical issues pertinent to our contemporary moment. Wine, other refreshments, and sometimes cake, are available.

The first session is taking place on Tuesday 27th September at 4.15 pm in MC0024this seminar is titled: Tennyson, Materialism and Edward Moxon and Dr Jim Cheshire from the University of Lincoln is presenting a paper.

No registration is required for this session, please just attend on the day. If you require further information please contact arowcroft@lincoln.ac.uk

Future Seminars

Tuesday 15th November 2016,  4.15 pm  in MC0024 

Dr Caroline Edwards (Birkbeck, University of London)

Title: “Those who ‘hasten the end of time': Reading Messianic Marxism in an Era of Environmental Catastrophe

Tuesday 7th February 2017, 4.15 pm in MC0024

Dr Chris Marlow (University of Lincoln)

Title: Cultural Materialism and Shakespeare

Tuesday 21st February 2017, 4.15 pm in MC0024

Professor Terrell Carver (University of Bristol)

Tuesday 28th March 2017, 4.15 pm in MC0024

Dr Owen Clayton (University of Lincoln)

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5 Slides in 5 Minutes – Call for Participants

Posted on September 21st, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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The 5 Slides in 5 Minutes event is designed to provide you with the perfect opportunity to present your research in a relaxed and informal environment and receive feedback from your peers.

Presenters are asked to present their research in JUST 5 minutes with JUST 5 slides to a lay audience of your peers, and after each presentation there will be an opportunity for questions and answers.

The audience are asked to give constructive feedback to the presenter which will allow you to fine tune your presentation skills, disseminate your research and even find new ideas and insights into what you are researching.

The first session this year is taking place Tuesday 15th November 2016, so could be the perfect place to practice your conference presentation!

You can register for this session as an audience member and also as a presenter, if you would like to present please indicate on the box provided.

REGISTER HERE

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5 Slides in 5 Minutes – Call for Presenters

Posted on September 20th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Call for Presenters

The 5 Slides in 5 Minutes event is designed to provide you with the perfect opportunity to present your research in a relaxed and informal environment and receive feedback from your peers.

Presenters are asked to present their research in JUST 5 minutes with JUST 5 slides to a lay audience of your peers, and after each presentation there will be an opportunity for questions and answers.

The audience are asked to give constructive feedback to the presenter which will allow you to fine tune your presentation skills, disseminate your research and even find new ideas and insights into what you are researching.

Date: 15th November 2016

Time: 5 PM – 7 PM

Venue: University Library  Room UL111

You can register for this session as an audience member and also as a presenter, please click HERE.

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Lincoln scientists celebrate the genius of Sir Isaac Newton

Posted on September 20th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Scientists and mathematicians from the University of Lincoln will be among the speakers at a unique festival celebrating the genius of Sir Isaac Newton.

“Based in and around Grantham in Lincolnshire, the Gravity Fields festival explores the physical sciences through science, arts and heritage events, and celebrates the area’s close links with the mathematician known as one of the world’s greatest ever thinkers.
Inspired by the genius of Sir Isaac Newton, the Gravity Fields festival has special significance in 2016; the 350th anniversary of Newton’s ‘Year of Wonders’ (or ‘Annus Mirabilis’), in which he achieved huge scientific advances in his work on light, mathematics and gravitational forces.

This year’s festival commemorates the achievements Newton made in 1666, which he spent at Woolsthorpe Manor, his Lincolnshire birthplace, having fled the plague in Cambridge.

Professor Nigel Allinson, Distinguished Chair of Image Engineering at the University of Lincoln, will visit Woolsthorpe Manor to deliver a public talk as part of the festival.

Professor Allinson – who leads the ground-breaking PRaVDA medical imagining project which aims to make proton therapy a viable treatment for many more cancer sufferers – will invite festival-goers to take a historical look at imagery from around the world.

Today images are everywhere, with nearly 150,000 pictures posted on Facebook every minute, but Professor Allinson’s talk will begin in 10th century Basra in Iraq. In Less Than 100 Images, he will talk his audience through local heroes (not just Newton, but also a medieval bishop and a humble engineer), to what the future holds; from seeing around corners to holographic television in what promises to be a ‘tour de force’ of entertainment and education.

Less Than 100 Images takes place at 1.30pm on Saturday 24th September 2016. Tickets are priced at £6 each and are available to buy online.

Also entertaining audiences at Gravity Fields 2016 will be Dr Danilo Roccatano from the University of Lincoln’s School of Mathematics and Physics.

Dr Roccatano, who specialises in computational biophysics, will invite festival goers to join him on an exploration of living cells at a molecular level. His talk will expand on the 1966 Sci-Fi classic film Fantastic Voyage, which imagined exploration of the human body in a cell-sized submarine.

Dr Roccatono’s talk, Exploring the molecular machines within a fantastic voyage, will take audiences on the next step in this journey – exploring the nuts and bolts of our own cells. He will explain how some of the machines used in our daily lives work in a similar way to those within the human body, using the same laws of physics discovered by Sir Isaac Newton in the 17th century.

Dr Roccatono’s event takes place at 5pm on Thursday 22nd September, at the Guildhall Arts Centre in Grantham. Tickets for the talk are priced at £5 or visitors can enjoy the talk and a screening of the Fantastic Voyage film for £7. These are available to buy online.

The talks led by University of Lincoln researchers are part of a packed programme of science, arts, heritage, music, drama and outdoor events, all celebrating Newton’s legacy. Following the theme of ‘genius’, the events range from the dazzling LED umbrellas of international creative artists Cirque Bijou to the brilliant engineers of WW2.”

For more information visit the Gravity Fields website.

Source: University of Lincoln, originally posted by Elixabeth Allen, PR Officer, University of Lincoln.

What are animals thinking and feeling

Posted on September 20th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

“What’s going on inside the brains of animals? Can we know what, or if, they’re thinking and feeling? Carl Safina thinks we can. Using discoveries and anecdotes that span ecology, biology and behavioural science, he weaves together stories of whales, wolves, elephants and albatrosses to argue that just as we think, feel, use tools and express emotions, so too do the other creatures – and minds – that share the Earth with us.”

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Postgraduate Student Advisory Group – Call for Members

Posted on September 19th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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In 2014/15 The Graduate School formed the PG Advisory Group, this consists of Postgraduate Research (PGR) students from across the university and at all stages of study who engage with the Graduate School as key advisers on a variety of subjects ranging from the development and design of our new annual programmes, events and activities and new initiatives created throughout the academic year.

The group was formed with the aim is to bring the student perspective firmly into all that we do, it has enabled us to ensure that our PGR students are at the helm of our offer and are able to proactively advocate engagement more broadly across the student population.

In return we are able to offer PGR students the chance to design future themes for our programme, test our approach and success, and network with academics and external organisations (all with plenty of coffee and cake thrown in!).

We are currently seeking new members to join the advisory group, and invite all new and continuing PGR students to be part of this fantastic opportunity.

If you would like more information or are interested in being part of the group please email, graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk

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Support available from Student Services team

Posted on September 19th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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“As we approach the new academic year we’d like to remind all colleagues of the services available to all students from our Student Services teams and the resources available for staff.”

Throughout their time at the University of Lincoln, our support staff will be available if students need any specialist or confidential help or advice. The Student Services Team provides integrated support to students through three teams of professional staff, who are here to help students make the most of their studies. These include:

  • The Student Support Centre (located in the Minerva Building)
  • The Student Wellbeing Centre (located in the Marina Building)
  • The English Language Centre (located in the Marina Building
  • You can access information on all our services via our website http://studentservices.lincoln.ac.uk/ or by simply clicking on the Student Services logo on the University desktop which contains a wide range of useful information and guidance for staff and students as well as details on opening times and drop-in times

An informative video is also available for both staff and students which introduces our services and can be viewed by clicking on this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diL4wrKE3jA

Source: University of Lincoln Student Services, originally posted by Jacqueline Mayer, Head of Student Services

Happy Fri-yay!

Posted on September 16th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Happy Friday and thanks for joining The Graduate School – University of Lincoln (UK) on social media :D

Have a great weekend and enjoy a break from studying!

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Weekly Round Up

Posted on September 16th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Welcome!

Did you miss any posts or not get to read all the great articles we put out this week, want to read them again?

Here you go…enjoy!

Please treat me like a grown up – Thesis Whisperer

PhDs: Should you publish while you study? – Times Highered Education

Writing clearly, concisely and effectively – Write That PhD

Publishing your work – how to choose a journal – Warwick PG Hub 

How to do great research

Do you have a photo that sums up your time as a PG student so far?

Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new ‪#‎PGPoTM and you could win a prize! Winners announced at the end of each month!

 

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Let’s keep in touch!

Keep your eyes peeled for more great articles and blogs coming your way next week!

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Call for Papers – 2016 PG Student Conference

Posted on September 14th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

2016 Postgraduate Student Conference – 23rd November

We would like to invite postgraduate students to present their work at the 2016 PG Conference:

The Design and use of Research Methodologies in new contexts.

We seek papers and poster presentations under the following broad themes:

  • Methodological principles and practices
  • Discipline specific challenges and solutions
  • Testing and qualifying suitable methodologies
  • Pushing the methodological boundaries
  • Case studies on failures or success
  • Treading new ground: new methods in new contexts

We are limited to the number of students who can participate in each category please see below:

  • Maximum number of presentations – 18
  • Maximum number of posters – 12

If you would like to participate at the conference, by presenting or submitting a poster please submit the following information to the Graduate School ongraduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • College/School
  • Course Name
  • Year of Study
  • Submission Criteria: Poster/Presentation
  • Title of Poster/Presentation
  • Abstract (maximum of 250 words)

Please note the closing date for all submissions is Friday 22nd October 2016

All applications will be shortlisted by a panel who will decide on who is successful in participating at the conference. All successful applicants will be notified week commencing  Friday 29th October 2016

Below is the information you will need to know if you are successful if your application.

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Presentation Guidelines – 

Each presenter will be limited to a 15 minute time slot, you should allow time for you to deliver your presentation and a question/discussion session with the audience within this time.

Please design your presentation to be as interactive as possible. You should highlight the interdisciplinary aspects of your work, and frame your presentation so that is accessible to staff and students who may not be experts in your field.

Once you have been confirmed to deliver a presentation at the conference, you will need to provide the following information by Friday 4th November 2016

  • Photo of Yourself

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Poster Guidelines –

Poster requirements:

1) Posters size should be either A1 (portrait/landscape) or A0 (portrait only). You can use a smaller poster size if you wish but please be aware that this will make it harder for people to read in the exhibition.
2) Posters should be able to clearly communicate research without the author present.
3) Posters should include:
 A short, catchy, title.
 Names of authors and their affiliated institutions.
 Funding attributions (if applicable).
 High resolution logos (as appropriate).
4) Posters should be designed with a non-specialist audience in mind. Avoid using technical jargon to allow those from different disciplines to understand and engage with your research.
5) Posters should take no longer than 5 minutes for someone to read. Posters are not journal articles. Keep text concise and avoid lengthy paragraphs.
6) Posters should have a logical flow of information to allow the reader to navigate content with ease. Use headings/numbers/arrows etc. as visual aids.
7) Posters should be visual appealing. Use colour, font and images appropriately and ensure a balance of text, figures and space.
8) Posters should be clear and easy to read. Font size must be readable from approximately 1 metre away and there should be a high contrast between text and background.
9) Figures (if used) should be easily interpretable, clearly labelled and of high resolution.
10) Images (if used) should complement the subject matter, be of high resolution and free to use. If you don’t own an image, check the exclusive rights to its use and distribution.
11) References should be used sparingly. Cite key concepts and not details.

Once you have been confirmed for a poster submission at the conference, you will need to provide the following information

  • You will also need to provide an electronic copy of your poster by 11th November 2016 to allow for printing and promotion of the poster in the conference Poster Catalogue
  •  Photo of Yourself (by 4th November 2016)

Women in Academia: Introductory Workshop

Posted on September 14th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Tuesday 11th October, 1-3 pm

The Women in Academia Research group is an interdisciplinary postgraduate group which focuses on identifying and overcoming obstacles faced by women in academia. On Tuesday 11th October they are hosting an Introductory workshop for all new and existing students who would like to find out more about the group and the upcoming programme for the 2016/17 academic year.

The session will comprise of a brief talk from the committee, a discussion with members and then further networking drinks will take place in The Swan.This workshop offers a great opportunity for networking as well as your chance to provide input into workshops and training you would like to see in the future.

If you are interested in attending this session please register for your place HERE.

If you require further information please contact ryemm@licnoln.a.uk

www.wiapg.co.uk 

Twitter: @wiapg

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PG Lounge: Open Mic Night

Posted on September 14th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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PG Lounge Open Mic Night! 

Our first PG Lounge is taking place on Thursday 20th October 2016, from 5PM, join us for an atmospheric evening of eclectic entertainment, networking and discussion at Lincoln’s hidden gem Coffee Aroma.

Display your hidden talents or simply unwind in good company. The comfortable ambience of Coffee Aroma makes it a perfect place to form new connections and engage in the research community.

Interested in taking part? Our open mic night needs entertainment whether that be acoustic music, stand-up comedy or spoken word.   Sign up HERE all acts welcome.

Kick back with a curry! Coffee Aroma holds a curry night on the third Thursday of the month which happily coincides with our open mic night, perfect for those who enjoy a bit of spice. Coffee Aroma also has a wide selection of top quality coffee and craft beers amongst many other beverages.

All ticket holders are entitled to one free drink courtesy of the Graduate School.

The venue will be open from 17:00 until late with entertainment from 18:00-20:00.

Book here to come along!

 

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The Graduate School Researcher Development Programme

Posted on September 14th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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The 2016/17 researcher development programme is now open for bookings, we have put together a range of interdisciplinary workshops and events to provide a high level research skills and transferable skills development programme for research students.

You can register for as many workshops as you wish from now until the end of academic year, we will send out reminders so you wont forget that important date!

The full list of opportunities can be found under the Researcher Development tab of this blog, dont miss out, register today!

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Marx Research Seminars

Posted on September 13th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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The Marx Research Seminar is an academic speaker series group at the University of Lincoln open to all students and staff.

Throughout the 2016/17 academic year a number of seminars are hosted by the group, it typically takes the form of a paper presented by an invited academic which is then followed by Q&A. The seminar series sets out to promote Marxist critical scholarship within the University and foster intellectual debate on a variety of social, cultural, literary, and philosophical issues pertinent to our contemporary moment. Wine, other refreshments, and sometimes cake, are available.

The first session is taking place on Tuesday 27th September at 4.15 pm in MC0024this seminar is titled: Tennyson, Materialism and Edward Moxon and Dr Jim Cheshire from the University of Lincoln is presenting a paper.

No registration is required for this session, please just attend on the day. If you require further information please contact arowcroft@lincoln.ac.uk

Future Seminars

Tuesday 15th November 2016,  4.15 pm  in MC0024 

Dr Caroline Edwards (Birkbeck, University of London)

Title: “Those who ‘hasten the end of time': Reading Messianic Marxism in an Era of Environmental Catastrophe

Tuesday 7th February 2017, 4.15 pm in MC0024

Dr Chris Marlow (University of Lincoln)

Title: Cultural Materialism and Shakespeare

Tuesday 21st February 2017, 4.15 pm in MC0024

Professor Terrell Carver (University of Bristol)

Tuesday 28th March 2017, 4.15 pm in MC0024

Dr Owen Clayton (University of Lincoln)

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Do we see reality as it is?

Posted on September 13th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

“Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman is trying to answer a big question: Do we experience the world as it really is … or as we need it to be? In this ever so slightly mind-blowing talk, he ponders how our minds construct reality for us.”

 

 
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Weekly Round Up

Posted on September 9th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Welcome!

Did you miss any posts or not get to read all the great articles we put out this week, want to read them again?

Here you go…enjoy!

11 Awesome PhD Thesis Writing Tips – PhD Advice

Academic Stalking – Thesis Whisperer

5 Brilliant ways to encourage conference networking – Research Whisperer

Thesis to Journal Article – 5 things to remember – Pat Thompson 

PhD: The Gift that keeps giving – Dr Jennifer Polk

Do you have a photo that sums up your time as a PG student so far?

Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new ‪#‎PGPoTM and you could win a prize! Winners announced at the end of each month!

 

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Let’s keep in touch!

Keep your eyes peeled for more great articles and blogs coming your way next week!

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5 Slides in 5 Minutes – Call for Presenters

Posted on September 9th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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The 5 Slides in 5 Minutes event is designed to provide you with the perfect opportunity to present your research in a relaxed and informal environment and receive feedback from your peers.

Presenters are asked to present their research in JUST 5 minutes with JUST 5 slides to a lay audience of your peers, and after each presentation there will be an opportunity for questions and answers.

The audience are asked to give constructive feedback to the presenter which will allow you to fine tune your presentation skills, disseminate your research and even find new ideas and insights into what you are researching.

The first session this year is taking place Tuesday 15th November 2016, so could be the perfect place to practice your conference presentation!

You can register for this session as an audience member and also as a presenter, if you would like to present please indicate on the box provided.

REGISTER HERE

 

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Happy Friday!

Posted on September 9th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Women in Academia: Introductory Workshop

Posted on September 8th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Tuesday 11th October, 1-3 pm

The Women in Academia Research group is an interdisciplinary postgraduate group which focuses on identifying and overcoming obstacles faced by women in academia. On Tuesday 11th October they are hosting an Introductory workshop for all new and existing students who would like to find out more about the group and the upcoming programme for the 2016/17 academic year.

The session will comprise of a brief talk from the committee, a discussion with members and then further networking drinks will take place in The Swan.This workshop offers a great opportunity for networking as well as your chance to provide input into workshops and training you would like to see in the future.

If you are interested in attending this session please register for your place HERE.

If you require further information please contact ryemm@licnoln.a.uk

www.wiapg.co.uk 

Twitter: @wiapg

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2016/17 Researcher Development Programme

Posted on September 8th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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2016/17 Researcher Developer Programme 

The 2016/17 researcher development programme is now open for bookings, we have put together a range of interdisciplinary workshops and events to provide a high level research skills and transferable skills development programme for research students.

You can register for as many workshops as you wish from now until the end of academic year, we will send out reminders so you wont forget that important date!

The full list of opportunities can be found under the Researcher Development tab of this blog, dont miss out, register today!

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The Brilliant Club: Information Session – TODAY

Posted on September 8th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

If you would like to be part or find out more please come to our information session, on 8th September 2016, 10.00 am.

Please click HERE to register 

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Marx Research Seminar – September 2016

Posted on September 8th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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The Marx Research Seminar is an academic speaker series group at the University of Lincoln open to all students and staff.

Throughout the 2016/17 academic year a number of seminars are hosted by the group, it typically takes the form of a paper presented by an invited academic which is then followed by Q&A. The seminar series sets out to promote Marxist critical scholarship within the University and foster intellectual debate on a variety of social, cultural, literary, and philosophical issues pertinent to our contemporary moment. Wine, other refreshments, and sometimes cake, are available.

The first session is taking place on Tuesday 27th September at 4.15 pm in MC0024this seminar is titled: Tennyson, Materialism and Edward Moxon and Dr Jim Cheshire from the University of Lincoln is presenting a paper.

No registration is required for this session, please just attend on the day. If you require further information please contact arowcroft@lincoln.ac.uk

Future Seminars

Tuesday 15th November 2016,  4.15 pm  in MC0024 

Dr Caroline Edwards (Birkbeck, University of London)

Title: “Those who ‘hasten the end of time': Reading Messianic Marxism in an Era of Environmental Catastrophe

Tuesday 7th February 2017, 4.15 pm in MC0024

Dr Chris Marlow (University of Lincoln)

Title: Cultural Materialism and Shakespeare

Tuesday 21st February 2017, 4.15 pm in MC0024

Professor Terrell Carver (University of Bristol)

Tuesday 28th March 2017, 4.15 pm in MC0024

Dr Owen Clayton (University of Lincoln)

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The Brilliant Club: Information Session starts at 10:00am today!

Posted on September 8th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

If you would like to take part or find out more please come to our information session, on 8th September 2016, 10.00 am.

Please click HERE to register 

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Lincoln research showcased on BBC’s Ingenious Animals

Posted on September 7th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Research by Dr Anna Wilkinson from the University of Lincoln’s School of Life Sciences features on a prime-time BBC television series which sheds light on fascinating findings from the animal world.

Ingenious Animals is a new BBC One series in which a team of wildlife experts travel the globe in search of the most surprising animal stories and reveal how and why animals do such remarkable things.

Dr Wilkinson’s work exploring the cognitive abilities of cold-blooded animals featured in the opening episode of the series, which is presented by award-winning broadcaster Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Her research has resulted in world-first evidence that reptiles can learn through imitation.

The study, which was showcased in full as part of Ingenious Animals on Thursday 1st September 2016, revealed that bearded dragons are in fact capable of social learning through imitation.

Scientists draw an important distinction between imitation and emulation when studying the cognitive abilities of animals. The ability to acquire new skills through the imitation of others’ behaviour was previously thought to be unique to humans and apes, however Dr Wilkinson’s work was the first to demonstrate this ability in reptiles.

The research involved two different sets of bearded dragons. One group was shown a video of another bearded dragon moving aside a small sliding door to reach food on the other side, whereas a control group was shown a video of the door opening but with no indication of how it could be moved.

The bearded dragons which were shown the video of the animal sliding open the door were all able to imitate this action and get to the food, whereas the control group could not.

Talking about the research on the programme, presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall said: “Anna has clear evidence that they are solving problems by imitation, and now science is rethinking the extent of reptile intelligence.

“Anna’s exciting research overturns the view that reptiles are slow thinkers with limited intelligence, and these delightful dragons are changing the way we see the reptile world.”

The Lincoln study featured in the first episode of the series, dedicated to ‘animal intelligence’, alongside other research and animal stories from across the globe. The programme also featured rats which are becoming unexpected heroes – helping to save lives as part of a unique mine-detection squad.

The episode is available to view again on the BBC iPlayer (University of Lincoln feature begins at 34 minutes).

Source: University of Lincoln, originally posted by Elizabeth Allen

The Brilliant Club: Information Session

Posted on September 7th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

If you would like to be part or find out more please come to our information session, on 8th September 2016, 10.00 am.

Please click HERE to register 

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Call for Papers – 2016 PG Student Conference

Posted on September 6th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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2016 PG Conference – 23rd November

We would like to invite postgraduate students to present their work at the 2016 PG Conference:

The Design and use of Research Methodologies in new contexts.

We seek papers and poster presentations under the following broad themes:

  • Methodological principles and practices
  • Discipline specific challenges and solutions
  • Testing and qualifying suitable methodologies
  • Pushing the methodological boundaries
  • Case studies on failures or success
  • Treading new ground: new methods in new contexts

We are limited to the number of students who can participate in each category please see below:

  • Maximum number of presentations – 18
  • Maximum number of posters – 12

If you would like to participate at the conference, by presenting or submitting a poster please submit the following information to the Graduate School ongraduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • College/School
  • Course Name
  • Year of Study
  • Submission Criteria: Poster/Presentation
  • Title of Poster/Presentation
  • Abstract (maximum of 250 words)

Please note the closing date for all submissions is Friday 22nd October 2016

All applications will be shortlisted by a panel who will decide on who is successful in participating at the conference. All successful applicants will be notified week commencing  Friday 29th October 2016

Below is the information you will need to know if you are successful if your application.

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Presentation Guidelines – 

Each presenter will be limited to a 15 minute time slot, you should allow time for you to deliver your presentation and a question/discussion session with the audience within this time.

Please design your presentation to be as interactive as possible. You should highlight the interdisciplinary aspects of your work, and frame your presentation so that is accessible to staff and students who may not be experts in your field.

Once you have been confirmed to deliver a presentation at the conference, you will need to provide the following information by Friday 4th November 2016

  • Photo of Yourself

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Poster Guidelines –

Poster requirements:

1) Posters size should be either A1 (portrait/landscape) or A0 (portrait only). You can use a smaller poster size if you wish but please be aware that this will make it harder for people to read in the exhibition.
2) Posters should be able to clearly communicate research without the author present.
3) Posters should include:
 A short, catchy, title.
 Names of authors and their affiliated institutions.
 Funding attributions (if applicable).
 High resolution logos (as appropriate).
4) Posters should be designed with a non-specialist audience in mind. Avoid using technical jargon to allow those from different disciplines to understand and engage with your research.
5) Posters should take no longer than 5 minutes for someone to read. Posters are not journal articles. Keep text concise and avoid lengthy paragraphs.
6) Posters should have a logical flow of information to allow the reader to navigate content with ease. Use headings/numbers/arrows etc. as visual aids.
7) Posters should be visual appealing. Use colour, font and images appropriately and ensure a balance of text, figures and space.
8) Posters should be clear and easy to read. Font size must be readable from approximately 1 metre away and there should be a high contrast between text and background.
9) Figures (if used) should be easily interpretable, clearly labelled and of high resolution.
10) Images (if used) should complement the subject matter, be of high resolution and free to use. If you don’t own an image, check the exclusive rights to its use and distribution.
11) References should be used sparingly. Cite key concepts and not details.

Once you have been confirmed for a poster submission at the conference, you will need to provide the following information

  • You will also need to provide an electronic copy of your poster by 11th November 2016 to allow for printing and promotion of the poster in the conference Poster Catalogue
  •  Photo of Yourself (by 4th November 2016)

You have no idea where camels really come from!

Posted on September 6th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

“Camels are so well adapted to the desert that it’s hard to imagine them living anywhere else. But what if we have them pegged all wrong? What if those big humps, feet and eyes were evolved for a different climate and a different time? In this talk, join Radiolab’s Latif Nasser as he tells the surprising story of how a very tiny, very strange fossil upended the way he sees camels, and the world. “

 

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September’s Graduate School newsletter

Posted on September 5th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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The latest Graduate School newsletter is now available to view online. It features the latest news and events updates from across the School: http://lncn.eu/cgiw

If you have any PG news, research or events that you’d like to see in next month’s issue get in touch.

We look forward to seeing you all soon :)

Women in Academia: Introductory Workshop

Posted on September 4th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Tuesday 11th October, 1-3 pm

The Women in Academia Research group is an interdisciplinary postgraduate group which focuses on identifying and overcoming obstacles faced by women in academia. On Tuesday 11th October they are hosting an Introductory workshop for all new and existing students who would like to find out more about the group and the upcoming programme for the 2016/17 academic year.

The session will comprise of a brief talk from the committee, a discussion with members and then further networking drinks will take place in The Swan.This workshop offers a great opportunity for networking as well as your chance to provide input into workshops and training you would like to see in the future.

If you are interested in attending this session please register for your place HERE.

If you require further information please contact ryemm@licnoln.a.uk

www.wiapg.co.uk 

Twitter: @wiapg

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The Brilliant Club: Information Session

Posted on September 2nd, 2016 by Caroline Riley

If you would like to be part or find out more please come to our information session, on 8th September 2016, 10.00 am.

Please click HERE to register 

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Marx Research Seminars

Posted on September 2nd, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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The Marx Research Seminar is an academic speaker series group at the University of Lincoln open to all students and staff.

Throughout the 2016/17 academic year a number of seminars are hosted by the group, it typically takes the form of a paper presented by an invited academic which is then followed by Q&A. The seminar series sets out to promote Marxist critical scholarship within the University and foster intellectual debate on a variety of social, cultural, literary, and philosophical issues pertinent to our contemporary moment. Wine, other refreshments, and sometimes cake, are available.

The first session is taking place on Tuesday 27th September at 4.15 pm in MC0024this seminar is titled: Tennyson, Materialism and Edward Moxon and Dr Jim Cheshire from the University of Lincoln is presenting a paper.

No registration is required for this session, please just attend on the day. If you require further information please contact arowcroft@lincoln.ac.uk

Future Seminars

Tuesday 15th November 2016,  4.15 pm  in MC0024 

Dr Caroline Edwards (Birkbeck, University of London)

Title: “Those who ‘hasten the end of time': Reading Messianic Marxism in an Era of Environmental Catastrophe

Tuesday 7th February 2017, 4.15 pm in MC0024

Dr Chris Marlow (University of Lincoln)

Title: Cultural Materialism and Shakespeare

Tuesday 21st February 2017, 4.15 pm in MC0024

Professor Terrell Carver (University of Bristol)

Tuesday 28th March 2017, 4.15 pm in MC0024

Dr Owen Clayton (University of Lincoln)

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Weekly Round Up

Posted on September 2nd, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Welcome!

Did you miss any posts or not get to read all the great articles we put out this week, want to read them again?

Here you go…enjoy!

PhD Tips: Getting your work out there – Write 4 Research

How to get the most out of a conference experience – PhD Amplify

How to become a dynamic presenter – Train Like a champion

Career Transitions dont happen over night – Dr Jennifer Polk

I’m afraid my crippling shyness will ruin my career – Guardian HE 

Do you have a photo that sums up your time as a PG student so far?

Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new ‪#‎PGPoTM and you could win a prize! Winners announced at the end of each month!

 

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Let’s keep in touch!

Keep your eyes peeled for more great articles and blogs coming your way next week!

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Friday Treats with Friday Squirrel!

Posted on September 2nd, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Fields Medallist to talk at Lincoln’s inaugural maths conference

Posted on August 31st, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

An eminent mathematician who has won the Fields Medal – often referred to as the ‘Nobel Prize of mathematics’ – will speak at the University of Lincoln, UK, as part of its inaugural maths conference.

EFIMProfessor Efim Zelmanov, who is currently based at the University of California in San Diego, will also become an Honorary Doctor of the University of Lincoln at a graduation ceremony on Monday 5th September.

Professor Zelmanov’s appearance in Lincoln comes as part of a UK visit in collaboration with the London Mathematical Society. Speaking ahead of the visit, he said:

“I feel delighted and honoured to receive an honorary degree from the University of Lincoln. I am particularly excited about the recent establishment of the new School of Mathematics and Physics at Lincoln, which has attracted both internationally-renowned researchers and young talents. Some of these researchers in the University of Lincoln’s Algebra Group are my old friends and collaborators.”

Professor Efim Zelmanov is a key figure in the world of mathematics and has made major strides in the understanding of non-associative algebra and group theory.

Most notably, he was awarded the prestigious Fields Medal at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Zürich in 1994, for his work in abstract algebra and group theory; in particular for his solution of the restricted Burnside problem.

Previously a Professor of Mathematics at Yale University, Professor Zelomanov currently holds the esteemed position of the university’s Rita L. Atkinson Endowed Chair in Mathematics at the University of California. In 2001, at the age of 47, Professor Zelmanov was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in the USA, becoming the youngest member in the academy’s mathematics division.

He will speak at the University of Lincoln’s inaugural mathematics conference, Groups, Rings and their Automorphisms, which is jointly organised by the University of Lincoln’s School of Mathematics and Physics and the Sobolev Institute of Mathematics in Novosibirsk, Russia.

The conference will welcome celebrated mathematicians from around the world, and will take place from Wednesday 31st August to Friday 2nd September 2016. As part of Professor Zelmanov’s visit to the UK, he will also give a colloquium talk at the University of Nottingham on Tuesday 6th September.

Source: University of Lincoln,  originally posted by Elizabeth Allen, PR Officer

PG Lounge: Open Mic Night! – Call for Particpants

Posted on August 31st, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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PG Lounge Open Mic Night! 

Our first PG Lounge is taking place on Thursday 20th October 2016, from 5PM, join us for an atmospheric evening of eclectic entertainment, networking and discussion at Lincoln’s hidden gem Coffee Aroma.

Display your hidden talents or simply unwind in good company. The comfortable ambience of Coffee Aroma makes it a perfect place to form new connections and engage in the research community.

Interested in taking part? Our open mic night needs entertainment whether that be acoustic music, stand-up comedy or spoken word.   Sign up HERE all acts welcome.

Kick back with a curry! Coffee Aroma holds a curry night on the third Thursday of the month which happily coincides with our open mic night, perfect for those who enjoy a bit of spice. Coffee Aroma also has a wide selection of top quality coffee and craft beers amongst many other beverages.

All ticket holders are entitled to one free drink courtesy of the Graduate School.

The venue will be open from 17:00 until late with entertainment from 18:00-20:00.

Book here to come along!

 

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August’s #PGPOTM winner is …

Posted on August 31st, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

This month’s winning #PGPOTM entry

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Congratulations to Shreesha Bhat, School of Chemistry, and thank you to everyone for participating :D

Shreesha, please don’t forget to contact the Graduate School to claim your prize!

August’s #PGPOTM entries:

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Remember to tag us with #PGPOTM for your chance to win September’s prize, good luck!

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Brain magic with Keith Barry

Posted on August 30th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

“First, Keith Barry shows us how our brains can fool our bodies — in a trick that works via podcast too. Then he involves the audience in some jaw-dropping (and even a bit dangerous) feats of brain magic.”

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The Brilliant Club: Information Session

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

If you would like to be part or find out more please come to our information session, on 8th September 2016, 10.00 am.

Please click HERE to register 

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Marx Research Seminar – September 2016

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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The Marx Research Seminar is an academic speaker series group at the University of Lincoln open to all students and staff.

Throughout the 2016/17 academic year a number of seminars are hosted by the group, it typically takes the form of a paper presented by an invited academic which is then followed by Q&A. The seminar series sets out to promote Marxist critical scholarship within the University and foster intellectual debate on a variety of social, cultural, literary, and philosophical issues pertinent to our contemporary moment. Wine, other refreshments, and sometimes cake, are available.

The first session is taking place on Tuesday 27th September at 4.15 pm in MC0024this seminar is titled: Tennyson, Materialism and Edward Moxon and Dr Jim Cheshire from the University of Lincoln is presenting a paper.

No registration is required for this session, please just attend on the day. If you require further information please contact arowcroft@lincoln.ac.uk

Future Seminars

Tuesday 15th November 2016,  4.15 pm  in MC0024 

Dr Caroline Edwards (Birkbeck, University of London)

Title: “Those who ‘hasten the end of time': Reading Messianic Marxism in an Era of Environmental Catastrophe

Tuesday 7th February 2017, 4.15 pm in MC0024

Dr Chris Marlow (University of Lincoln)

Title: Cultural Materialism and Shakespeare

Tuesday 21st February 2017, 4.15 pm in MC0024

Professor Terrell Carver (University of Bristol)

Tuesday 28th March 2017, 4.15 pm in MC0024

Dr Owen Clayton (University of Lincoln)

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Weekly Round Up

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Welcome!

Did you miss any posts or not get to read all the great articles we put out this week, want to read them again?

Here you go…enjoy!

31 things to consider when choosing a journal – Write 4 Research 

How to write clear sentences and use grammar to convey your messages – Write that PhD  

Shy bairns get nowt – 10 lessons from my PhD journey – Linked In  

In defence of the old age student – Guardian HE

Your part-time PhD dosen’t have to be your life – Thesis Whisperer

Do you have a photo that sums up your time as a PG student so far?

Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new ‪#‎PGPoTM and you could win a prize! Winners announced at the end of each month!

 

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Let’s keep in touch!

Keep your eyes peeled for more great articles and blogs coming your way next week!

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Women in Academia: Introductory Workshop

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Tuesday 11th October, 1-3 pm

The Women in Academia Research group is an interdisciplinary postgraduate group which focuses on identifying and overcoming obstacles faced by women in academia. On Tuesday 11th October they are hosting an Introductory workshop for all new and existing students who would like to find out more about the group and the upcoming programme for the 2016/17 academic year.

The session will comprise of a brief talk from the committee, a discussion with members and then further networking drinks will take place in The Swan.This workshop offers a great opportunity for networking as well as your chance to provide input into workshops and training you would like to see in the future.

If you are interested in attending this session please register for your place HERE.

If you require further information please contact ryemm@licnoln.a.uk

www.wiapg.co.uk 

Twitter: @wiapg

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Fri-yay!

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Happy Friday from the Graduate School and #FridaySquirrel!

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Institute of Education Postgraduate Research Conference

Posted on August 25th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

IEPRC call for papers
A call for ‘Breaking Boundaries in Education’ conference papers

When: Friday 14 October 2016, 10.00 – 16.00
Where: University of Worcester
Why attend: Whether you are seeking to disseminate research findings, develop your thinking about ongoing research, or expand your network  the postgraduate conference will offer a supportive and engaged environment in which to share your research.

“The conference committee is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Institute of Education Postgraduate Research Conference, 2016. United under the theme of Breaking Boundaries in Education, the conference aims to bring together researchers from across the full range of sub-disciplines within education to provide a diverse, dynamic forum for the presentation of ideas.”

For further information please view the IRC conference pdf

To register for the conference follow this link: http://lncn.eu/gp25

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A Powerful Stroke of Insight

Posted on August 23rd, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

“Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story.”

 

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New SU Rep Structure to further support Postgraduate Students

Posted on August 22nd, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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The University of Lincoln Students’ Union is introducing a new rep structure to further support Postgraduate Students.

Always keen to make positive changes for the benefit of students, the Rep System has been updated to further support postgraduate students at Lincoln.

 

One of the main manifesto points of John-Paul, your Vice President Academic Affairs, was to “continue to improve our Postgraduate Rep System, ensuring that all postgraduates are fully represented by growing the number of PG Reps in each school.”

Well, John-Paul has been working hard with the SU’s Student Voice team to make sure that this commitment is fulfilled, and this comes in the form of a brand new PG Students Officer role.

This is a dedicated role for the academic representation of postgraduate students, which operates at the level of the College Officers. The PG Students Officer will be a point of contact for the PG Reps, meaning that issues will be more efficiently filtered through the System when necessary.

Asked about the new role, John-Paul says:

“This new role is great for the postgraduate student community at the University. It will work with students and other areas of the Academic Representation System to help improve their academic experience at Lincoln. We’re also creating new branding for postgraduate reps this year across our elections and general publicity as well as introducing a separate Postgraduate Rep Forum where feedback, concerns and issues relating to the PG student experience can be discussed.”

This is already a fantastic start, with John-Paul already working hard to achieve one of his core manifesto points, and it certainly looks like its going to be a positive year for Reps.

 

You can read the original article on the Students’ Union website: http://lncn.eu/qrsv :D ‪#‎Support‬ ‪#‎LovePG‬

Weekly Round Up

Posted on August 19th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Welcome!

Did you miss any posts or not get to read all the great articles we put out this week, want to read them again?

Here you go…enjoy!

PhD careers: how to make an interviewer fall in love with you – Cheeky Scientist

Work and Study – finding a balance – Guardian Careers 

The Blank page – Writing Strategies – Dr Nadine Muller 

Knowing your thesis is finished – Vitae

Enter the Glossators – Thesis Whisperer

Do you have a photo that sums up your time as a PG student so far?

Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new ‪#‎PGPoTM and you could win a prize! Winners announced at the end of each month!

 

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Institute of Education Postgraduate Research Conference

Posted on August 17th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

IEPRC call for papersA call for ‘Breaking Boundaries in Education’ conference papers 

When: Friday 14 October 2016, 10.00 – 16.00
Where: University of Worcester
Why attend: Whether you are seeking to disseminate research findings, develop your thinking about ongoing research, or expand your network  the postgraduate conference will offer a supportive and engaged environment in which to share your research.

“The conference committee is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Institute of Education Postgraduate Research Conference, 2016. United under the theme of Breaking Boundaries in Education, the conference aims to bring together researchers from across the full range of sub-disciplines within education to provide a diverse, dynamic forum for the presentation of ideas.”

For further information please view the IRC conference pdf

To register for the conference follow this link: http://lncn.eu/gp25

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Babies required for Language Study

Posted on August 17th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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The Lincoln Infant and Child Development Lab is currently looking for parents of children between 17 and 18 months of age to take part in an exciting new research project.

“For this study, we are asking parents of English-speaking children to fill in a simple vocabulary checklist – the UK-CDI and a Family Questionnaire (online or on paper) and meet us for one in-person game session with your child. The play session lasts about one hour and focuses on the child’s language development. It takes place at the Infant and Child Development Lab at the University of Lincoln. As a ‘thank you’ parents receive a £5 shopping voucher.”

If you would like to take part, please sign up here: http://lncn.eu/hmnw

If you have any questions about the study you can contact the research team via email: jjust@lincoln.ac.uk.

Stumbling on Happiness

Posted on August 16th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

“Dan Gilbert, author of “Stumbling on Happiness,” challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our “psychological immune system” lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.”

 

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Medieval charter from King Edward I authenticated…

Posted on August 15th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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“Medieval scholars at the University of Lincoln have authenticated a 700-year-old king’s charter that put an end to a tax scandal blighting the historic city.”

The document, which reaffirmed trading grants and privileges awarded to Lincoln by previous kings has been confirmed as an authentic copy from King Edward I, dating back to 1301.The rights outlined in the document had been lost in 1290 following claims that the city’s authorities were illegally taking money from the poor. Whilst the modern day City of Lincoln Council had known about the document since the early 1900s, its near-perfect condition with the great seal still attached, led to questions about whether it was an original copy of the 1301 Charter or a later fake.The charter was granted to Lincoln in February 1301 when King Edward I held parliament in the Chapter House at Lincoln Cathedral. Professor Philippa Hoskin, Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Lincoln’s School of History & Heritage, examined the document to determine its authenticity.Studying the letter formations, additional notes in the margin, and even the way it was sealed all helped Professor Hoskin conclude the charter is genuine.Professor Hoskin said:

“At the time it was not unusual to hold Parliament away from Westminster. We don’t know for definite, but there are several reasons why Lincoln may have been chosen.

“We know that King Edward I was a great fan of the city, choosing its famous green cloth for his child’s nursery, or it may just have been a convenient halfway point between London and his fighting in Scotland.

“The charter was important for the city at the time, and because of its importance it’s likely the city paid a high price for the document. We know that Norwich paid £20 for a pair of charters in the mid-13th century, enough to pay a day labourer’s wage for twenty years at the time, and I suspect Lincoln paid quite a bit more.

“It’s rare to see a manuscript in such good condition, and even rarer to find the great seal still attached, so it’s been a delight to be able to examine it and to confirm it’s a genuine copy.”

The examination of the document offered a unique teaching experience for two MA Medieval Studies students as they had the opportunity to help date the medieval charter. The Charter was uncovered as part of a revamp of the city’s charter collection, which is held at the Guildhall over the Stonebow in Lincoln’s High Street.

Kate Fenn, Civic and International Partnerships Manager at the City of Lincoln Council, said:

“We are very proud of our historic charters in Lincoln, so it is incredible to find one that dates back this far.

“A find like this shows just how important a part Lincoln played in the country’s history, especially when you consider the other major charters that have links with the city such as the Charter of The Forest and Magna Carta.”

Source: Laura Jones, PR Officer, University of Lincoln

Friday Munchies?

Posted on August 12th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Weekly Round Up

Posted on August 12th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Welcome!

Did you miss any posts or not get to read all the great articles we put out this week, want to read them again?

Here you go…enjoy!

How to write a good literature review – Enago.com

Participating in a Research Group – PhDLife

5 things successful PhD students refuse to do – Guardian HE

How to write a killer conference abstract – LSE Impact Network

How to write a thesis and get a job at the same time – Cheeky Scientist

Do you have a photo that sums up your time as a PG student so far?

Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new ‪#‎PGPoTM and you could win a prize! Winners announced at the end of each month!

 

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Got that Friday feeling?

Posted on August 12th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Postgraduate’s forget 118! We’re here to help support you …

Posted on August 11th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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#PGPOTM

Posted on August 10th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Do you have a photo that sums up your time as a PG student so far?

Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new ‪#‎PGPoTM and you could win a prize! Winners announced at the end of each month!

 

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The happy secret to better work!

Posted on August 9th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

“We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.”

 

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#PGPOTM #Getinvolved

Posted on August 8th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Do you have a photo that sums up your time as a PG student so far?

Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new ‪#‎PGPoTM and you could win a prize! Winners announced at the end of each month!

 

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Weekly Round Up

Posted on August 5th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Welcome!

Did you miss any posts or not get to read all the great articles we put out this week, want to read them again?

Here you go…enjoy!

PhD to Start up? – Thesis Whisperer

How to write an Abstract – Write that PhD

How to achieve real world impact with your research – Write that PhD

Realistic expectations keep you on the path to a PhD – Times Highered

PhD Coursework: Advice to my younger self – PhD Students

Do you have a photo that sums up your time as a PG student so far?

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Just another Friday ….

Posted on August 5th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Happy Friday from the Graduate School and #FridaySquirrel

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Postgraduate’s we’re here to help support you …

Posted on August 3rd, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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The power of introverts!

Posted on August 2nd, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

“In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.”

 

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Weekly Round Up

Posted on July 29th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Welcome!

Did you miss any posts or not get to read all the great articles we put out this week, want to read them again?

Here you go…enjoy!

 

This is not just a post about Instagram – Thesis Whisperer

Open letter to conference presenters – Linked In  

Effective Research Tools – Warwick PG Hub

Someone else is doing my PhD – Dr Nadine Muller 

Why I love my PhD – Guardian HE

Do you have a photo that sums up your time as a PG student so far?

Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new ‪#‎PGPoTM and you could win a prize! Winners announced at the end of each month!

 

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#FridaySquirrel

Posted on July 29th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Don’t miss out on a free EMUA Student Conference!

Posted on July 28th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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“The theme for the conference is “Inspiring Futures” – we want to hear about how your research can inspire a better future, whether it is for the world, your research field, or perhaps just for you!”

 

WHEN: Thursday, 1st September 2016

WHERE: Loughborough University Graduate School, West Park Teaching Hub, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU.

 

WHY ATTEND?

  • This FREE conference provides an excellent opportunity to promote your work, meet and network with other postgraduate research students from the East Midlands and gain insight into what it is like to attend an academic conference.

FREE TRANSPORT

  • The Graduate school will be arranging a mini bus so make sure you contact us by email to confirm your place. Please note the Graduate School has 25 spaces available on a first come first served basis.  

Further conference details are available here.

 

HOW DO I REGISTER? 

Step 1: Register as a delegate

Step 2: Email the Graduate School

Once you have sent the Graduate School an email confirming your attendance we’ll make sure to include you in our transport arrangements. We’ll contact you by email with the next steps.

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“Us versus them” social traits may have evolved in monkeys

Posted on July 28th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Source: University of Lincoln

Our closest primate relatives may have evolved “us versus them” social traits as a means to cope with competition from rival groups of monkeys long before this behaviour first occurred in humans, new research suggests.

Researchers from the UK and Italy analysed data from past field studies of 27 wild groups of primates belonging to 15 different ‘old world’ species. They compared instances of aggression between groups – known as intergroup contest competition – with behaviours known to strengthen social bonds within groups, such as grooming.

Their findings, published in the academic journal Animal Behaviour, are the first to indicate a positive correlation between in-group affiliation and the intensity of competition with perceived ‘outsiders’ among primates. This pattern was observed only in females, not males, suggesting there must be different evolutionary benefits for this ‘parochialism’ between the sexes.

Lead author Dr Bonaventura Majolo, a behavioural ecologist based in the School of Psychology at the University of Lincoln, said:

“Parochialism – or being ‘prosocial’ towards a member of your own group while being aggressive towards other groups – is an interesting trait from an evolutionary perspective because it lies at the heart of racism and out-group discrimination in humans.

“The view has long been held that this trait evolved during the course of human evolution, when our ancestors were facing a prolonged period of warfare, as parochialism increases group cohesion and cooperation against opposing factions.

“Our study is the first to provide some support of a positive link between behaviour which benefits others within the group and the intensity of competition with other groups of primates.

“Our findings, together with recent work on fish and birds, indicate that parochialism is not a uniquely human trait but it has its evolutionary roots in our closest non-human primate relatives and it is possible it may have evolved independently in different group-living species facing intense between-group competition.”

Thrilling potential of sixth sense technology

Posted on July 26th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

“Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data — including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper “laptop.” In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he’ll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.”


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Lincoln research features on international radio

Posted on July 25th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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“A researcher from the School of Life Sciences this week featured on the international science radio show, The Naked Scientists.”

Natalia Albuquerque featured on the show discussing the groundbreaking study which found that dogs can recognise emotions in humans by combining information from different senses. This ability had never previously been observed outside of humans.

The research was carried out as part of collaboration between the School of Life Sciences and the School of Psychology, led by Professor Daniel Mills, Dr Anna Wilkinson, Dr Kun Gao and Natalia. The interview currently features on The Naked Scientists online. The Naked Scientists is a one-hour audience-interactive science radio talk show broadcast live by the BBC in the East of England, nationally by BBC Radio 5 Live and internationally on ABC Radio National, Australia; it is also distributed globally as a podcast.

The programme was created and is edited by a team at Cambridge University.”

Natalia’s interview will be broadcast on ABC Radio Australia on Friday 22nd July and BBC 5 Live on Saturday 23rd July.

Source: University of Lincoln

Weekly Round Up

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Welcome!

Did you miss any posts or not get to read all the great articles we put out this week, want to read them again?

Here you go…enjoy!

Starting a Research Group – PhDLife Warwick PG Hub

How to Make the most of academic conferences, 5 Top Tips – Guardian HE

Tweeting Etiquette at Conferences – Online Academic

How to Write a Killer conference abstract – LSE Impact Blog

A PhD is for life not just for academia – Guardian HE

Do you have a photo that sums up your time as a PG student so far?

Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new ‪#‎PGPoTM and you could win a prize! Winners announced at the end of each month!

 

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#HappyFriday

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Happy Friday from the Graduate School and #FridaySquirrel

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Research shows dogs de-stress families with autistic children

Posted on July 21st, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Owning a pet dog reduces stress and significantly improves functioning in families who have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), new research has shown.

The study, carried out by researchers at the University of Lincoln, UK, and funded by the US-based Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation, also found a reduction in the number of dysfunctional interactions between parent and child among families which owned a dog.

Published in the American Journal of Veterinary Behaviour, it is among the first of a number of HABRI-funded research projects which examine the effects of companion animals on human health. This project focused specifically on the effects of pet dogs on families with children with ASD.

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More than an exercise – a treasure trove of public research

Posted on July 20th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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“The REF impact case studies should be seen as more than the product of an administrative exercise. They document the breadth of UK research across the sector and showcase its public value.”

 

The case studies present real-life tangible examples of the value of the research that UK universities are undertaking every day.

The public benefits are clear. They range from research which has led to safer and shorter treatment for thyroid cancer, to improving the sound and vibration of cars when idle in city traffic.

Beyond assessment

The case studies were collected for assessment purposes and they were clearly drafted with this in mind.

Universities have showcased their work in different and unsystematic ways. This can make extended analysis challenging, but a wide range of users are still exploiting their value.

Research administrators, and others involved in REF submissions, are exploring the types of impact and narrative style submitted by peer institutions, gathering data to inform a future assessment of impact.

The elements of good practice in the studies also mean that universities can use them to advance the impact of future research.

Naturally enough we also hear murmurs of frustration. Why, for example, does the database not link directly to the REF scores for individual case studies in order to identify and scrutinise 4* case studies?

The immediate answer is that we wanted to reduce incorrect scoring assumptions. The deeper point is that the database is more than a way of evaluating the REF. It is a rich repository of information about the extent and value of public research.

And this opens up a broader issue: should the impact agenda go beyond the criteria for assessment in the REF?

The studies represent just a selection of the impact that higher education research is having. Even so, they provide a useful starting point to tap into the value that such research has for the wider world.

This is borne out in the extent of interest in the studies and how they have been used.

We have launched a survey alongside the database to gather further information on its use. From it, we can see that where some users are looking to inform the development of their own impact data gathering, others are clearly interested to see the types of research impact documented.

It has also shown extensive international interest in the impact case studies among overseas universities.

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The University Library is changing it’s IT system

Posted on July 20th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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“During w/c 25th July, the Library supported by ICT will be implementing a new Library Management system. This will bring improvements to the Library Catalogue, the way you search for books and journals, and self-service in the Library.”

  • The Library team is working hard to make sure that the new system works fully from day one, and that you can keep using the Library during the changeover.
  • The Library will remain open as normal with some limited disruption on 26th and 27th July.
  • You can find out more about the improvements and any restrictions during the changeover here:

For staff and supervisors: http://library.lincoln.ac.uk/new-system-staff/

For students: http://library.lincoln.ac.uk/new-system-students/

If you have any questions please email: library@lincoln.ac.uk

Unleash your inner creativity with Elizabeth Gilbert

Posted on July 19th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

“Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.”

 

 

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Don’t MISS OUT! FREE EMUA Student Conference 2016

Posted on July 19th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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“The theme for the conference is “Inspiring Futures” – we want to hear about how your research can inspire a better future, whether it is for the world, your research field, or perhaps just for you!”

 

WHEN: Thursday, 1st September 2016

WHERE: Loughborough University Graduate School, West Park Teaching Hub, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU.

 

WHY ATTEND?

  • This FREE conference provides an excellent opportunity to promote your work, meet and network with other postgraduate research students from the East Midlands and gain insight into what it is like to attend an academic conference.

FREE TRANSPORT

  • The Graduate school will be arranging a mini bus so make sure you contact us by email to confirm your place. Please note the Graduate School has 25 spaces available on a first come first served basis.  

Further conference details are available here.

 

HOW DO I REGISTER? 

Step 1: Register as a delegate

Step 2: Email the Graduate School

Once you have sent the Graduate School an email confirming your attendance we’ll make sure to include you in our transport arrangements. We’ll contact you by email with the next steps.

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What’s Left? Marxism, Literature, and Culture in the 21st Century

Posted on July 18th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Conference date: Thursday 21 July 2016
Where: MC0024 (TBC),  MHT Building, University of Lincoln
Starts: 10:00am

Keynote speakers:

  • Stuart Sim — Professor of English (Northumbria University), recently retired
  • Paul Crosthwaite — Senior Lecturer in English Literature (University of Edinburgh)

“The powerful historical narrative developed by Neoliberalism across the last forty years has sought to challenge the intellectual and political relevance of contemporary Marxism. With the inception of the global financial crisis, however, Marxism is experiencing something of a cultural renaissance, with Marxist approaches to today’s crisis-ridden global capitalism appearing increasingly relevant.”

This conference aims to think about the contemporary state of Marxist literary criticism, theories of culture, and to consider the relevance of Marxism to contemporary left politics.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • 20th & 21st Century fiction, poetry, drama
  • The ‘unhappy marriage’: Marxism and Feminism
  • 19th century realism
  • Utopia/ dystopia
  • Marx, science-fiction, revolution
  • Social class and political drama
  • The political aesthetics of Capitalism, Socialism and Communism
  • Marx’s legacy and historical relevance
  • Methodology and philosophy

Papers will be 20 minutes, with 3 presenters per panel. Panel proposals are welcome.

Conference organisers: Andrew Rowcroft, John F. Davies, Grace Harvey, Tom O’Brien

For further info please email: marxresearch@lincoln.ac.uk

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Weekly Round Up

Posted on July 15th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Welcome!

Did you miss any posts or not get to read all the great articles we put out this week, want to read them again?

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The Key to a Successful Thesis, write in your own voice – Guardian HE

How to do Interdisciplinary Research – PhD Life

Why you should use Twitter during your PhD – Thesis Whisperer

Twilight Zone: After PhD before Academic Job – Dr Nadine Muller 

What Skills do you need other than a PG Degree? – Guardian HE

Do you have a photo that sums up your time as a PG student so far?

Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new ‪#‎PGPoTM and you could win a prize! Winners announced at the end of each month!

 

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New research reveals why some chickens are resistant to bird flu

Posted on July 15th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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“The genes of some chickens make them almost completely resistant to a serious strain of bird flu, new research has revealed.”

The genes of some chickens make them almost completely resistant to a serious strain of bird flu, new research has revealed.

The findings, which are published in the journal Scientific Reports, show that genetics play a key part in whether the birds are susceptible or resistant to the potentially deadly virus. Until now, scientists around the world have paid little attention to the role the genetics of birds play in the transmission of flu, focusing instead on how the virus itself evolves and infects.

Led by Dr Colin Butter from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Lincoln, UK, this new research, which was carried out at The Pirbright Institute, could prove valuable in developing our understanding of the mechanisms of influenza transmission within and between birds. Dr Butter is one of the UK’s leading authorities on avian flu with expertise in animal science, virology and immunology.

Influenza virus is the cause of influenza, or ‘flu’ – the contagious respiratory viral disease common in many birds and mammals. The viruses circulating in wild birds and domesticated poultry are of particular interest to scientists because they may mutate into forms that are capable of infecting humans, and represent an emerging threat to human health as potential sources of the next flu pandemic.

This danger has led the World Health Organisation to highlight effective control measures, as well as an in-depth assessment of factors surrounding the infection of host animals, as part of their research priorities. Dr Butter’s study takes an important step towards meeting these needs.

Dr Butter, Reader in Bioveterinary Science at the University of Lincoln, said: “It is important for us to understand how different genetic lines of bird react to influenza viruses, so that we can begin to understand the spread of the disease. Until now we knew relatively little about how a bird’s genetics can affect its reaction to flu virus but this new research, which for the first time shows that some poultry lines are genetically resistant to avian flu, represents a significant step forwards.

“Our results are valuable in emphasising the important role a ‘host’ plays in the spread of avian flu, and also in highlighting a number factors relating to the chain of infection and control mechanisms which are affected by the route of infection.”

The full story is available on the University of Lincoln website

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Posted on July 15th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Don’t miss out on the free EMUA Student Conference 2016

Posted on July 13th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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“The theme for the conference is “Inspiring Futures” – we want to hear about how your research can inspire a better future, whether it is for the world, your research field, or perhaps just for you!”

 

WHEN: Thursday, 1st September 2016

WHERE: Loughborough University Graduate School, West Park Teaching Hub, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU.

 

WHY ATTEND?

  • This FREE conference provides an excellent opportunity to promote your work, meet and network with other postgraduate research students from the East Midlands and gain insight into what it is like to attend an academic conference.

FREE TRANSPORT

  • The Graduate school will be arranging a mini bus so make sure you contact us by email to confirm your place. Please note the Graduate School has 25 spaces available on a first come first served basis.  

Further conference details are available here.

 

HOW DO I REGISTER? 

Step 1: Register as a delegate

Step 2: Email the Graduate School

Once you have sent the Graduate School an email confirming your attendance we’ll make sure to include you in our transport arrangements. We’ll contact you by email with the next steps.

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Participants aged 30-39 or 60+ needed for a study on emotions

Posted on July 13th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke
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Dog Exercising Researchers from the School of Psychology and the School of Life Sciences are recruiting participants to take part in a study focusing on human-dog relationships and how emotion expression is perceived between the two species.
 
What are we investigating? Emotion perception mechanisms through a non-invasive eye-tracking procedure
Where is it taking place? University of Lincoln – Minster House Building on Green Lane
Duration of session: 1 hour (max)
Criteria for participation: Aged 30-39 or 60 onwards. Not currently a University student or researcher.
 
What will it involve?
  • Participants will be asked to watch short videos of people and dogs, while a camera records their eye movements. After each video, the participant will have to identify the emotion displayed. Finally, the participant will fill out a 5 minute questionnaire about themselves.
  • Participants do not need to prepare anything for this study. You do not need to be a dog owner.
  • All participants that complete the study will receive a £5 high street voucher for taking part.
  • Additional information will be provided on the day, before the study session.
If you are interested in taking part in this study or have any questions, please contact Cátia at ccorreiacaeiro@lincoln.ac.uk

Volunteers needed aged 55–85 years for health research study

Posted on July 12th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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“Male and female participants are needed to take part in a new research study at the Human Performance Centre, University of Lincoln.”

If you’d like to take part you will be required to visit the University Sports Centre for two visits separated by eight weeks. Each visit will last for one hour in which you will receive a health and fitness assessment.

A £30 high street shopping voucher will be given to each participant upon completion as a reward for taking part.

The following is a guide for participant eligibility:

  • You must be aged between 55–85
  • Not committed to structured exercise or fitness training
  • Healthy or low-risk medical or health issues (screening for participation will be achieved before any assessments)

For more information, please email 11255428@students.lincoln.ac.uk or call 01522 837 102.

The “invisible forces” that motivate your actions …

Posted on July 12th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Tony Robbins discusses the “invisible forces” that motivate everyone’s actions:

 

 


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Great opportunity – attend EMUA Conference 2016 as a Delegate

Posted on July 12th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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“The theme for the conference is “Inspiring Futures” – we want to hear about how your research can inspire a better future, whether it is for the world, your research field, or perhaps just for you!”

 

WHEN: Thursday, 1st September 2016

WHERE: Loughborough University Graduate School, West Park Teaching Hub, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU.

 

WHY ATTEND?

  • This FREE conference provides an excellent opportunity to promote your work, meet and network with other postgraduate research students from the East Midlands and gain insight into what it is like to attend an academic conference.

FREE TRANSPORT

  • The Graduate school will be arranging a mini bus so make sure you contact us by email to confirm your place. Please note the Graduate School has 25 spaces available on a first come first served basis.  

Further conference details are available here.

 

HOW DO I REGISTER? 

Step 1: Register as a delegate

Step 2: Email the Graduate School

Once you have sent the Graduate School an email confirming your attendance we’ll make sure to include you in our transport arrangements. We’ll contact you by email with the next steps.

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Find your #MondayMotivation !

Posted on July 11th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Happy Monday All! ‪#‎youvegotthis‬ ‪#‎lovePG‬

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Weekly Round Up

Posted on July 8th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Welcome!

Did you miss any posts or not get to read all the great articles we put out this week, want to read them again?

Here you go…enjoy!

How to do interdisciplinary research – PhDLife 

101 Twitter Account every PhD student should follow – Online PhD problems 

Ways not to get Published – Nickhop

Academic Job Applications – Nadine Muller

 

Write that journal article in 7 days – Slideshare.net

Do you have a photo that sums up your time as a PG student so far?

Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new ‪#‎PGPoTM and you could win a prize! Winners announced at the end of each month!

 

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Let’s keep in touch!

Keep your eyes peeled for more great articles and blogs coming your way next week!

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Happy Friday !

Posted on July 8th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

From the Graduate School, we hope you all have a great weekend :)

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July’s Graduate School Newsletter

Posted on July 7th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

The latest Graduate School newsletter is now available to view online.

It features the latest news and events updates from across the School: http://lncn.eu/aeiz
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Reflections On the Air War Exhibition – Free Entry for all!

Posted on July 6th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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The School of History & Heritage, with the Lincolnshire Bomber Command Centre Archive, presents personal reflections on the Second World War air war, including portraits, historical objects, footage, and info-graphics.

The exhibition is open in the Project Space Plus gallery, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool from Friday 1st – Saturday 16th July.

Opening times: Monday -Friday, 9am – 4pm; Saturday, 11am – 4pm.

Entry is free and everyone is welcome.

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2016 EMUA Conference: Inspiring Futures

Posted on July 5th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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»Inspiring Futures« – Call for Papers!

On Thursday 1st September the 2016 East Midlands University Association (EMUA) postgraduate research student conference will be hosted by the Loughborough University Graduate School. This friendly and relaxed conference is a great opportunity to promote your work, meet and network with other postgraduate research students from around the East Midlands, and gain insight into what it is like to attend an academic conference.

The theme for the 2016 conference is “Inspiring Futures” – we want to hear about how your research can inspire a better future, whether it is for the world, for your research field, or perhaps just for you!  This could be by designing a solution to a specific problem, discovering a new way of working, opening up a new way of thinking about a subject, or inspiring others to make change in the world.  We would love to hear from a diverse range of disciplines and approaches through both oral and poster presentations.

We would like to invite postgraduate research students to present their inspiring research through oral and poster presentations under the broad theme of “Inspiring Futures”.  Make sure to be explicit as to why/how your research is inspiring! 

  • There will 18 oral presentation slots and up to 40 poster slots available.
  • Submission deadline is 7th July 2016.
  • All successful applicants will be notified week commencing 25th July 2016

Please click HERE to submit your interest to present/submit a poster

Attend as a Delegate

If you would like to attend the conference (without presenting) The Graduate School is providing the opportunity for 25 students to attend, all travel will be arranged and covered by  us all you need to do is email today and let us know you would like to attend.

Please note places will be filled on a first come first served basis, email graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk to register for a place

Conference Information

The conference is taking place on Thursday 1st September 2016, at the West Park Teaching Hub, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU.

The conference is expected to run from 10.00 am until 3.30 pm (timetable to follow), with registration and tea/coffee from 9.00 am.  Oral presentations will take place throughout the day with the opportunity to view posters during breaks and the networking lunch.  The event will conclude with an East Midlands 3 Minute Thesis competition, which will be populated by the best 3MT speakers from participating Universities.

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How language transformed humanity #TuesdayTalk

Posted on July 5th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

“Biologist Mark Pagel shares an intriguing theory about why humans evolved our complex system of language. He suggests that language is a piece of “social technology” that allowed early human tribes to access a powerful new tool: cooperation.”

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2016 EMUA Conference: Inspiring Futures

Posted on July 4th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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»Inspiring Futures« – Call for Papers!

On Thursday 1st September the 2016 East Midlands University Association (EMUA) postgraduate research student conference will be hosted by the Loughborough University Graduate School. This friendly and relaxed conference is a great opportunity to promote your work, meet and network with other postgraduate research students from around the East Midlands, and gain insight into what it is like to attend an academic conference.

The theme for the 2016 conference is “Inspiring Futures” – we want to hear about how your research can inspire a better future, whether it is for the world, for your research field, or perhaps just for you!  This could be by designing a solution to a specific problem, discovering a new way of working, opening up a new way of thinking about a subject, or inspiring others to make change in the world.  We would love to hear from a diverse range of disciplines and approaches through both oral and poster presentations.

We would like to invite postgraduate research students to present their inspiring research through oral and poster presentations under the broad theme of “Inspiring Futures”.  Make sure to be explicit as to why/how your research is inspiring! 

  • There will 18 oral presentation slots and up to 40 poster slots available.
  • Submission deadline is 7th July 2016.
  • All successful applicants will be notified week commencing 25th July 2016

Please click HERE to submit your interest to present/submit a poster

Attend as a Delegate

If you would like to attend the conference (without presenting) The Graduate School is providing the opportunity for 25 students to attend, all travel will be arranged and covered by  us all you need to do is email today and let us know you would like to attend.

Please note places will be filled on a first come first served basis, email graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk to register for a place

Conference Information

The conference is taking place on Thursday 1st September 2016, at the West Park Teaching Hub,Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU.

The conference is expected to run from 10.00 am until 3.30 pm (timetable to follow), with registration and tea/coffee from 9.00 am.  Oral presentations will take place throughout the day with the opportunity to view posters during breaks and the networking lunch.  The event will conclude with an East Midlands 3 Minute Thesis competition, which will be populated by the best 3MT speakers from participating Universities.

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#PGPOTM Tie breaker!

Posted on July 1st, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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It was a really tough call but we’ve reached a decision… this month we have a tie breaker between Emily Benson and Leah Warrierner-Wood who will both win June’s #PGPOTM monthly prize! Congratulations and thank you to everyone for participating. 

Emily and Leah please don’t forget to contact the Graduate School to claim your prizes :D

June’s winning #PGPOTM entries are:

We had so many excellent #PGPOTM entries to choose from including:

 

 

 

Emily Benson 3 emily Benson 4 Emily benson 5 Emily Benson Grad School Heather Shaw Jessica Day 1 Leah Warrierner-wood 2 Leah Warrierner-wood Sara Mederos Danielle Kettleborough Emialy Benson Emily Benson 1 (2) Emily Benson 1 Emily Benson 2

 

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Weekly Round Up

Posted on July 1st, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Welcome!

Did you miss any posts or not get to read all the great articles we put out this week, want to read them again?

Here you go…enjoy!

Easy Guide to Blogging – Warwick PhD Life 

How to Survive a PhD Viva – Guardian HE

Top Ten Blogs for PhD Students – PhD Talk  

8 Creative Ways to Visualise your To-do list – Zapier.com

Studying a PhD? – Don’t Suffer in Silence – Guardian HE

Do you have a photo that sums up your time as a PG student so far?

Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new ‪#‎PGPoTM and you could win a prize! Winners announced at the end of each month!

 

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Let’s keep in touch!

Keep your eyes peeled for more great articles and blogs coming your way next week!

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Happy Friday !

Posted on July 1st, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

From everyone at the Graduate School we hope you all have a great weekend :)

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2016 EMUA Conference: Inspiring Futures

Posted on June 30th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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»Inspiring Futures« – Call for Papers!

On Thursday 1st September the 2016 East Midlands University Association (EMUA) postgraduate research student conference will be hosted by the Loughborough University Graduate School. This friendly and relaxed conference is a great opportunity to promote your work, meet and network with other postgraduate research students from around the East Midlands, and gain insight into what it is like to attend an academic conference.

The theme for the 2016 conference is “Inspiring Futures” – we want to hear about how your research can inspire a better future, whether it is for the world, for your research field, or perhaps just for you!  This could be by designing a solution to a specific problem, discovering a new way of working, opening up a new way of thinking about a subject, or inspiring others to make change in the world.  We would love to hear from a diverse range of disciplines and approaches through both oral and poster presentations.

We would like to invite postgraduate research students to present their inspiring research through oral and poster presentations under the broad theme of “Inspiring Futures”.  Make sure to be explicit as to why/how your research is inspiring! 

  • There will 18 oral presentation slots and up to 40 poster slots available.
  • Submission deadline is 7th July 2016.
  • All successful applicants will be notified week commencing 25th July 2016

Please click HERE to submit your interest to present/submit a poster

Attend as a Delegate

If you would like to attend the conference (without presenting) The Graduate School is providing the opportunity for 25 students to attend, all travel will be arranged and covered by  us all you need to do is email today and let us know you would like to attend.

Please note places will be filled on a first come first served basis, email graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk to register for a place

Conference Information

The conference is taking place on Thursday 1st September 2016, at the West Park Teaching Hub, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU.

The conference is expected to run from 10.00 am until 3.30 pm (timetable to follow), with registration and tea/coffee from 9.00 am.  Oral presentations will take place throughout the day with the opportunity to view posters during breaks and the networking lunch.  The event will conclude with an East Midlands 3 Minute Thesis competition, which will be populated by the best 3MT speakers from participating Universities.

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Upcoming PG training opportunities

Posted on June 30th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Do you need more books for your research?

Posted on June 29th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Need more books?

We can help buy them for the library, find out more: http://lncn.eu/pu57

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Have a photo that sums up your time as a PG student?

Posted on June 28th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new ‪#‎PGPOTM and you could win a prize! Winners announced at the end of each month!

 

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Let’s keep in touch!

Keep your eyes peeled for more great articles and blogs coming your way next week!

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Times Higher Education Awards – nominate!

Posted on June 28th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Do you know an Outstanding Research Supervisor?

The UK Council for Graduate Education, UKCGE, are delighted to be supporting the new category of “Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year” and to be part of the awards that celebrate so much diversity and achievement in UK HEI’s.

THE Awards are for everyone in UK higher education, from the universities of Cambridge and Oxford to large metropolitans, small specialists and everyone in between. We want the shortlists and winners to reflect the diversity that is one of the great strengths of our university system.”

  • You can nominate by entering online! It’s free and will remain open until 29th June 2016
  • Find out about this years THE Awards categories and nominate someone today:http://www.the-awards.co.uk/

For further information check out John Gill’s blog about THE Awards 2016.

#THEAwards #Oscars #LovePG

#TuesdayTalk – Body language shapes who you are

Posted on June 28th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

“Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves.”

Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. Her research on body language also reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions.

Find out more and watch the TED video below:

 

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Graduate School You tube channel …

Posted on June 27th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Hi all,

We’ve been keeping busy behind the scenes here at the Graduate School and are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/uolgraduateschool

Over the next few months we’ll gradually be adding content to our You tube channel. To help  get us started our first video is of this year’s #3MT finalist winner, Ryan Austin, with his excellent presentation on ‘Identifying the Missing: Utilising Strontium Isotopes for Geolocation; finding the voice of Guatemala’s Forgotten’.

Check out Ryan’s #3MT presentation on our You tube channel:

Of course, if you have any content that you’d like to share with the Graduate School get in touch using the details below:
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2016 EMUA Conference – Inspiring Futures

Posted on June 27th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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»Inspiring Futures« – Call for Papers!

On Thursday 1st September the 2016 East Midlands University Association (EMUA) postgraduate research student conference will be hosted by the Loughborough University Graduate School. This friendly and relaxed conference is a great opportunity to promote your work, meet and network with other postgraduate research students from around the East Midlands, and gain insight into what it is like to attend an academic conference.

The theme for the 2016 conference is “Inspiring Futures” – we want to hear about how your research can inspire a better future, whether it is for the world, for your research field, or perhaps just for you!  This could be by designing a solution to a specific problem, discovering a new way of working, opening up a new way of thinking about a subject, or inspiring others to make change in the world.  We would love to hear from a diverse range of disciplines and approaches through both oral and poster presentations.

We would like to invite postgraduate research students to present their inspiring research through oral and poster presentations under the broad theme of “Inspiring Futures”.  Make sure to be explicit as to why/how your research is inspiring! 

  • There will 18 oral presentation slots and up to 40 poster slots available.
  • Submission deadline is 7th July 2016.
  • All successful applicants will be notified week commencing 25th July 2016

Please click HERE to submit your interest to present/submit a poster

Attend as a Delegate

If you would like to attend the conference (without presenting) The Graduate School is providing the opportunity for 25 students to attend, all travel will be arranged and covered by  us all you need to do is email today and let us know you would like to attend.

Please note places will be filled on a first come first served basis, email graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk to register for a place

Conference Information

The conference is taking place on Thursday 1st September 2016, at the West Park Teaching Hub,Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU.

The conference is expected to run from 10.00 am until 3.30 pm (timetable to follow), with registration and tea/coffee from 9.00 am.  Oral presentations will take place throughout the day with the opportunity to view posters during breaks and the networking lunch.  The event will conclude with an East Midlands 3 Minute Thesis competition, which will be populated by the best 3MT speakers from participating Universities.

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Weekly Round Up

Posted on June 24th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Welcome!

Did you miss any posts or not get to read all the great articles we put out this week, want to read them again?

Here you go…enjoy!

What Font Should I Use for my Thesis – Thesis Whisperer 

Publishing your work, how to choose a journal – Phd Life 

3 Questions for job seekers with a PhD – Jennifer Polk 

How to write a lit review, why you need to & where it fits in: – WriteThatPhD

Unhelpful PhD Advice – Thesis whisperer 

Do you have a photo that sums up your time as a PG student so far?

Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new ‪#‎PGPoTM and you could win a prize! Winners announced at the end of each month!

 

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Let’s keep in touch!

Keep your eyes peeled for more great articles and blogs coming your way next week!

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Happy Friday!

Posted on June 24th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Take some time out to reflect with #FridaySquirrel :) 

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Last chance to register – annual ReCon Conference 24th June

Posted on June 22nd, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Date: 24th June, 10am-5pm

Venue: ECCI, Edinburgh

 

“Publishing, research communication, online tools and good data visualisation are essential in research.”

The fourth annual ReCon conference in Edinburgh on 24th June 2016 will focus on these topics and we will discuss how researchers can use tools more efficiently to optimise their research and their careers. This conference is designed for researchers and is always very popular with PhD students, postdocs and senior academics.

There are a limited number of complimentary tickets (2 tickets) available for PhD students and early career researchers, if you would like one please use the following code when booking on Eventbrite: RECON_LINCOLN

Please note that, due to the limited number of these tickets, if you book a ticket using this code you must attend the conference, otherwise you will be charged the full attendance fee.

The conference is followed by an optional hackday on data visualisation and research communication. Please sign up for this if you would like to attend.

Event registration: https://reconevent.com/

For further information contact the Graduate School

2016 EMUA Conference: Inspiring Futures

Posted on June 22nd, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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»Inspiring Futures« – Call for Papers!

On Thursday 1st September the 2016 East Midlands University Association (EMUA) postgraduate research student conference will be hosted by the Loughborough University Graduate School. This friendly and relaxed conference is a great opportunity to promote your work, meet and network with other postgraduate research students from around the East Midlands, and gain insight into what it is like to attend an academic conference.

The theme for the 2016 conference is “Inspiring Futures” – we want to hear about how your research can inspire a better future, whether it is for the world, for your research field, or perhaps just for you!  This could be by designing a solution to a specific problem, discovering a new way of working, opening up a new way of thinking about a subject, or inspiring others to make change in the world.  We would love to hear from a diverse range of disciplines and approaches through both oral and poster presentations.

We would like to invite postgraduate research students to present their inspiring research through oral and poster presentations under the broad theme of “Inspiring Futures”.  Make sure to be explicit as to why/how your research is inspiring! 

  • There will 18 oral presentation slots and up to 40 poster slots available.
  • Submission deadline is 7th July 2016.
  • All successful applicants will be notified week commencing 25th July 2016

Please click HERE to submit your interest to present/submit a poster

Attend as a Delegate

If you would like to attend the conference (without presenting) The Graduate School is providing the opportunity for 25 students to attend, all travel will be arranged and covered by  us all you need to do is email today and let us know you would like to attend.

Please note places will be filled on a first come first served basis, email graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk to register for a place

Conference Information

The conference is taking place on Thursday 1st September 2016, at the West Park Teaching Hub, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU.

The conference is expected to run from 10.00 am until 3.30 pm (timetable to follow), with registration and tea/coffee from 9.00 am.  Oral presentations will take place throughout the day with the opportunity to view posters during breaks and the networking lunch.  The event will conclude with an East Midlands 3 Minute Thesis competition, which will be populated by the best 3MT speakers from participating Universities.

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University of Worcester Research Conference is tomorrow

Posted on June 22nd, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Register online: http://lncn.eu/pq789

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Upcoming Part-time Researcher Workshop

Posted on June 22nd, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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The University of Warwick are running a Finishing Workshop for part-time research students on Tuesday 28th June from 10am – 4:15pm.

The workshop is open to all part-time research students from Warwick and other UK universities.  It aims to support part time researchers who are nearing the end of their period of study as well as enabling social time and informal discussions.

It will focus on:

  • Editing and finishing your thesis
  • Preparing for your viva
  • Careers inside and outside of academia
  • Publishing your work
  • There will be plenty of time to ask questions and talk to other part time researchers.

For further information and to register follow this link: http://lncn.eu/nu23

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Did you know that bacteria can communicate?

Posted on June 21st, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

“Bonnie Bassler discovered that bacteria “talk” to each other, using a chemical language that lets them coordinate defense and mount attacks. The find has stunning implications for medicine, industry — and our understanding of ourselves.”

Her work could help pave the way for new, more potent medicine:


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Upcoming part-time finishing workshop at University of Warwick

Posted on June 20th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Part time researcher or PG student? Nearing the end of your studies?

The University of Warwick are running a Finishing Workshop for part-time research students on Tuesday 28th June from 10am – 4:15pm.

The workshop is open to all part-time research students from Warwick and other UK universities. It aims to support part time researchers who are nearing the end of their period of study as well as enabling social time and informal discussions.

It will focus on:

•Preparing for your viva
•Careers inside and outside of academia
•Publishing your work
•There will be plenty of time to ask questions and talk to other part time researchers.

For further information and to register follow this link: http://lncn.eu/nu23

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Bad hair day? Never mind it’s friday!

Posted on June 17th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Happy Friday everyone, we hope you all have a great weekend :)

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Weekly Round Up

Posted on June 17th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Welcome!

Did you miss any posts or not get to read all the great articles we put out this week, want to read them again?

Here you go…enjoy!

How long does it take to do a PhD? – Thesis Whisperer

How do you know if your making enough progress in your PhD? – PGHub Warwick

How to write a journal article for publication during your PhD – Write that PhD

Top 10 Style check for PhDs or creative non-fiction writers – Write for Research

Help for academics to think beyond the professoriate – PhD to Life

Do you have a photo that sums up your time as a PG student so far?

Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new ‪#‎PGPoTM and you could win a prize! Winners announced at the end of each month!

 

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Let’s keep in touch!

Keep your eyes peeled for more great articles and blogs coming your way next week!

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Don’t miss out on Postgrad training opportunities…

Posted on June 15th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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2016 EMUA Conference: Inspiring Futures

Posted on June 14th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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»Inspiring Futures« – Call for Papers!

On Thursday 1st September the 2016 East Midlands University Association (EMUA) postgraduate research student conference will be hosted by the Loughborough University Graduate School. This friendly and relaxed conference is a great opportunity to promote your work, meet and network with other postgraduate research students from around the East Midlands, and gain insight into what it is like to attend an academic conference.

The theme for the 2016 conference is “Inspiring Futures” – we want to hear about how your research can inspire a better future, whether it is for the world, for your research field, or perhaps just for you!  This could be by designing a solution to a specific problem, discovering a new way of working, opening up a new way of thinking about a subject, or inspiring others to make change in the world.  We would love to hear from a diverse range of disciplines and approaches through both oral and poster presentations.

We would like to invite postgraduate research students to present their inspiring research through oral and poster presentations under the broad theme of “Inspiring Futures”.  Make sure to be explicit as to why/how your research is inspiring! 

  • There will 18 oral presentation slots and up to 40 poster slots available.
  • Submission deadline is 7th July 2016.
  • All successful applicants will be notified week commencing 25th July 2016

Please click HERE to submit your interest to present/submit a poster

Attend as a Delegate

If you would like to attend the conference (without presenting) The Graduate School is providing the opportunity for 25 students to attend, all travel will be arranged and covered by  us all you need to do is email today and let us know you would like to attend.

Please note places will be filled on a first come first served basis, email graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk to register for a place

Conference Information

The conference is taking place on Thursday 1st September 2016, at the West Park Teaching Hub, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU.

The conference is expected to run from 10.00 am until 3.30 pm (timetable to follow), with registration and tea/coffee from 9.00 am.  Oral presentations will take place throughout the day with the opportunity to view posters during breaks and the networking lunch.  The event will conclude with an East Midlands 3 Minute Thesis competition, which will be populated by the best 3MT speakers from participating Universities.

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Can a computer write poetry?

Posted on June 14th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

 “If you read a poem and feel moved by it, but then find out it was actually written by a computer, would you feel differently about the experience? Would you think that the computer had expressed itself and been creative, or would you feel like you had fallen for a cheap trick?”

Find out from writer Oscar Shwartz why we react so differently to the idea of a computer writing poetry:

 


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Understanding the PG Student Experience – last session 16th June

Posted on June 14th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Support research for the Vice Chancellors office by taking part in a pilot focus group.

Simply talk about your daily life at university and what the student experience means to you. 

 

“Dear PG student,

Do you have a spare hour to come and chat about your experience in a focus group?

I am conducting three pilot focus groups in June 2016 as part of research for the Vice Chancellor’s Office. Each session will last about an hour. The sessions will be very informal with a maximum of eight people in each. I’ll just ask you to talk about your typical day at the University. As this is the pilot I don’t have any incentive to offer you but I will provide some lunch!”

Where: The last session will be held in the Minerva Building, Room MB3606 and start at 12.30pm 

When: Thursday 16th June 2016

 

To book on to a session please visit: http://lncn.eu/djkw

For further information email: Rspacey@lincoln.ac.uk

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When the weather outside is frightful …

Posted on June 13th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

… the Images of Research Exhibition is so delightful!

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The ‘Images of Research’ Exhibition 2016 in the Project Space Gallery, University of Lincoln, provides an opportunity to enjoy and celebrate the innovative research currently occurring at the University.

Academics and students from across all disciplines participated in the ‘Images of Research’ competition, a national initiative  to showcase institutional research.

All entries, images and their accompanying abstracts will be on display between 8th – 17th June at the Project Space Plus Gallery!

Don’t miss your chance to see this fantastic art work! 

The Exhibition is open Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 4.00pm until 17th June 2016.

 

 

For further information please contact the Graduate School 

#LovePG #Getinvolved 

2016 Life Beyond PhD Conference – FUNDING AVAILABLE

Posted on June 13th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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The Graduate School is pleased to announce, with the support of Colleges, three funded places to attend the 9th Cumberland Lodge Doctoral Conference – Life Beyond the PhD.

  • Funding is only available to PhD students who are looking to submit their thesis within the next 12 months.
  • Funding covers, Conference registration, shared accommodation for the conference dates, meals provided by Cumberland Lodge, travel expenses.
  • Must be available to attend on the dates 30th August – 2nd September 2016

Application forms can be obtained by emailing graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk  and should be submitted to the Graduate School no later than Friday 17th June 2016.

Further information about the conference can be found at HERE 

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Women in Academia Research Group – Monthly Seminar is tomorrow!

Posted on June 13th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

 

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Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to find out more about ‘the Imposter Syndrome’ with Dr. Lisa Mooney and the Women in Academia Research Group :) #Getinvolved  

Dear Postgraduate Research Students,

On behalf of the Women in Academia PG Network, I would like to invite you to participate in our monthly seminars and workshops that are running this semester. As an interdisciplinary group we bring together a diverse community of postgraduate students to discuss a range of topics surrounding the issues and opportunities of women in academia today, whilst also running a variety of workshops that will support women as they advance in their academic career.

The schedule for this semester is as follows:

Tues 14th June  (MB1020)                      ‘The Imposter Syndrome’ by Dr. Lisa Mooney (Dean of Research, Lincoln University)

On top of these monthly seminars/workshops, the WIA network has already visited a women’s post-doc network at the University of Bremen, Germany, and, after two successfull funding bids, are in the process of organising similar networking events at the University of Durham and St. Andrews University for 2016.

If you would like to know more please contact the Network via our website or contact me directly at jday@lincoln.ac.uk.

Kind regards,

Jessica Day

On behalf of the WIA PG Network.

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Weekly Round Up

Posted on June 10th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Welcome!

Did you miss any posts or not get to read all the great articles we put out this week, want to read them again?

Here you go…enjoy!

What is a Case study, why its useful & more- Write that PhD

Your First Conference – Thesis Whisperer

How much is Enough for a Good Literature Review? – Enago

Day my words grew wings – PGHub Warwick

Why a Video is worth a Million words – Methods.blog

Do you have a photo that sums up your time as a PG student so far?

Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new ‪#‎PGPoTM and you could win a prize! Winners announced at the end of each month!

 

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Let’s keep in touch!

Keep your eyes peeled for more great articles and blogs coming your way next week!

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Happy Fri-yay!

Posted on June 10th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Happy Friday everyone, we hope you all have a great weekend :)

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#LovePG #FridaySquirrel

SHUT UP AND WRITE !

Posted on June 9th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Need peace & quiet to focus on your writing?

Our next session is on the 12th July, book your place today! http://bit.ly/1XUaXzt

#LovePG

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Images of Research Exhibition now open to the public

Posted on June 9th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Yesterday evening the Graduate School hosted the grand opening of the ‘Images of Research’ Exhibition 2016 in the Project Space Gallery, University of Lincoln. The Exhibition provides an opportunity to enjoy and celebrate the innovative research currently occurring at the University.

Academics and students from across all disciplines participated in the ‘Images of Research’ competition, a national initiative  to showcase institutional research.

All entries, images and their accompanying abstracts will be on display between 8th – 17th June at the Project Space Plus Gallery!

Don’t miss your chance to see this fantastic work! 

The Exhibition is open Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 4.00pm until 17th June 2016.

 

 

For further information please contact the Graduate School 

#LovePG #Getinvolved 

2016 Life Beyond PhD Conference – FUNDING AVAILABLE

Posted on June 8th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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The Graduate School is pleased to announce, with the support of Colleges, three funded places to attend the 9th Cumberland Lodge Doctoral Conference – Life Beyond the PhD.

  • Funding is only available to PhD students who are looking to submit their thesis within the next 12 months.
  • Funding covers, Conference registration, shared accommodation for the conference dates, meals provided by Cumberland Lodge, travel expenses.
  • Must be available to attend on the dates 30th August – 2nd September 2016

Application forms can be obtained by emailing graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk  and should be submitted to the Graduate School no later than Friday 17th June 2016.

Further information about the conference can be found at HERE 

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Join us at the Images of Research Exhibition today from 4pm!

Posted on June 8th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Join us for the grand opening of the ‘Images of Research’ Exhibition 2016, an opportunity to enjoy and celebrate the innovative research currently occurring at the University of Lincoln.

WHEN: Wednesday, 8 June 2016
WHERE: Project Space Gallery AAD Building

Academics and students from across all disciplines participate din the ‘Images of Research’ competition, a national initiative  to showcase institutional research.

All entries, images and their accompanying abstracts will be on display from the 8th – 17th June 

For further information please contact the Graduate School 

#LovePG #Getinvolved 

How do you read the human genome and build a human being?

Posted on June 7th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

“Secrets, disease and beauty are all written in the human genome, the complete set of genetic instructions needed to build a human being.”

Find out how to read the human genome with scientist and entrepreneur Riccardo Sabatini :D

 

 

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#TuesdayTalk #LovePG

Women in Academia Research Group – Monthly Seminar

Posted on June 6th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Dear Postgraduate Research Students,

On behalf of the Women in Academia PG Network, I would like to invite you to participate in our monthly seminars and workshops that are running this semester. As an interdisciplinary group we bring together a diverse community of postgraduate students to discuss a range of topics surrounding the issues and opportunities of women in academia today, whilst also running a variety of workshops that will support women as they advance in their academic career.

The schedule for this semester is as follows:

Tues 14th June  (MB1020)                      ‘The Imposter Syndrome’ by Dr. Lisa Mooney (Dean of Research, Lincoln University)

On top of these monthly seminars/workshops, the WIA network has already visited a women’s post-doc network at the University of Bremen, Germany, and, after two successfull funding bids, are in the process of organising similar networking events at the University of Durham and St. Andrews University for 2016.

If you would like to know more please contact the Network via our website or contact me directly at jday@lincoln.ac.uk.

Kind regards,

Jessica Day

On behalf of the WIA PG Network.

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PG Training- June Program

Posted on June 6th, 2016 by Rebekah Forty

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Dear Postgraduate Research Students,

Don’t miss out on the Graduate schools interesting and engaging program of training. All of our workshops, run by a range of skilled facilitators, are designed  to help you get the most possible out of your postgraduate experience.  Each course covers a key aspect of study or research in order to provide you with the  necessary skills to achieve success in the academic community.

The schedule for June is as follows:

‘ Data Management Planning Workshop’    Wed 13th June (The Library, UL101) 

‘Introduction to Endnote’    Fri 10th June (The Library, UL101)

‘Photoshop-An Introduction to Design (2 Part Workshop’    Wed 13 th June (The Library UL103)

To view further details of our full list of training workshops or to book on to a course follow the link

Kind regards,

The Graduate School Team

Weekly Round Up

Posted on June 3rd, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Welcome!

Did you miss any posts or not get to read all the great articles we put out this week, want to read them again?

Here you go…enjoy!

3 Good Reasons to Jettison the Jargon – Linked in

Recognising and avoiding conflicts of interest – Enago

10 Reasons a PhD can be challenging to mental health – PgHub Warwick

From Blog to Book – Thesis Whisperer

What should be in each section of a PhD: Step by Step Checklist – Write that PhD

Do you have a photo that sums up your time as a PG student so far?

Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new ‪#‎PGPoTM and you could win a prize! Winners announced at the end of each month!

 

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Let’s keep in touch!

Keep your eyes peeled for more great articles and blogs coming your way next week!

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Happy Friday, have a great day!

Posted on June 3rd, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Best wishes from our#FridaySquirrel :D

#Lovetheweekend #LovePG

Are you not entertained? PG Lounge Open Mic

Posted on June 2nd, 2016 by Rebekah Forty

Join us for an atmospheric evening of eclectic entertainment, networking and discussion at Lincoln’s hidden gem Coffee Aroma. Display your hidden talents or simply unwind in good company. The comfortable ambience of Coffee Aroma makes it a perfect place to form new connections and engage in the research community.

Open Mic Night

Kick back with a curry! Coffee Aroma holds a curry night on the third Thursday of the month which happily coincides with our open mic night, perfect for those who enjoy a bit of spice.

Interested in taking part? Our open mic night needs entertainment whether that be acoustic music, stand-up comedy or spoken word. All acts welcome.

Sign up for a slot here!

 

Open Mic Night Participants

Coffee Aroma has a wide selection of top quality coffee and craft beers amongst many other beverages. All ticket holders are entitled to one free drink courtesy of the Graduate School.

The venue will be open from 17:00 until late with entertainment from 18:00-20:00.

Book a ticket here!

Our Monthly Newsletter is packed with opportunities …

Posted on June 1st, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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June’s PG Newsletter is packed full of events, conferences, and training opportunities, so what are you waiting for? Check it out here: http://bit.ly/1PjOdt6

Have something you’d like to share in next month’s edition? Email us: graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk :D

‪#‎LatestNews‬ ‪#‎LovePG‬

Are you a smoker trying to quit …

Posted on June 1st, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

“Are you a smoker who has tried to quit but found that cravings got in your way? Do you know of a smoker in a similar position?”

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Help put a stop to tobacco cravings by participating in cutting-edge psychological research that could help smokers learn to better manage their cravings.

For further information call: 07464 776096 or email: 14500289@students.lincoln.ac.uk

‪#‎LoveResearch #BeatAddiciton‬ ‪#‎LovePG‬

Shut Up & Write!

Posted on June 1st, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Shut Up and Write! – Book Now!

Whatever you are writing, whether its a thesis chapter, grant application, literature review, conference paper, lecture, article, poster design, abstract or that novel you always wanted to do…..The Graduate School now offers you the perfect place to do!

How it Works:

We book a room and put (free) refreshments in it. You arrive armed with notes/ideas/paper/pens/laptop and lots of inspiration! You have 15 minutes to grab a drink, chat and arrange your space. Then silence………you write!

After 1 hour we will break again for 15 minutes and you can refill the drink, chat and flex those busy fingers!

Then we start again, silence…………you write!

The Rules

  1. During the writing periods, no talking, leaving or swearing at your notes. The occasional wistful sigh is allowed :-)
  2. Mobile phones must be switched off and put away
  3. If you are using laptop/Ipad etc you must switch off your Wifi and use it for writing ONLY

These sessions are open to all postgraduate research students, so book your place now click on the sessions below!

Sessions Dates

2nd June 2016 – 10 am – 1 pm

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Next SHUT UP AND WRITE session is tomorrow!

Posted on June 1st, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Need peace & quiet to focus on your writing?

Next session 2nd June, book your place today: http://bit.ly/1Wnv1eA

Chris Anderson shares his secret to great public speaking …

Posted on May 31st, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Important presentation coming up? Keep clam and carry on with TED‘s secret to great public speaking! ;)

 

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#‎PresentationSkills‬ ‪#‎LovePG‬

PG Training Program- What’s On In June

Posted on May 31st, 2016 by Rebekah Forty

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Dear Postgraduate Research Students

Don’t miss out on the Graduate schools interesting and engaging program of training. All of our workshops, run by a range of skilled facilitators, are designed  to help you get the most possible out of your postgraduate experience.  Each course covers a key aspect of study or research in order to provide you with the  necessary skills to achieve success in the academic community.

The schedule for June is as follows:

‘ Data Management Planning Workshop’    Wed 13th June (The Library, UL101) 

‘Introduction to Endnote’    Fri 10th June (The Library, UL101)

‘Photoshop-An Introduction to Design (2 Part Workshop’    Wed 13 th June (The Library UL103)

To view further details of our full list of training workshops or to book on to a course follow the link

Kind regards,

The Graduate School Team

Upcoming Images of Research Exhibition Wed 8th June …

Posted on May 31st, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Join us for the grand opening of the ‘Images of Research’ Exhibition 2016, an opportunity to enjoy and celebrate the innovative research currently occurring at the University of Lincoln.

WHEN: Wednesday, 8 June 2016
WHERE: Project Space Gallery AAD Building

Academics and students from across all disciplines participate din the ‘Images of Research’ competition, a national initiative  to showcase institutional research.

All entries, images and their accompanying abstracts will be on display from the 8th – 17th June 

For further information please email the Graduate School 

#LovePG #Getinvolved

Understanding the PG Student Experience …

Posted on May 29th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Support research for the Vice Chancellors office by taking part in an hour long pilot focus group.

Simply talk about your daily life at university and what the student experience means to you. 

 

“Dear PG student,

Do you have a spare hour to come and chat about your experience in a focus group?

I am conducting three pilot focus groups in June 2016 as part of research for the Vice Chancellor’s Office. Each session will last about an hour. The sessions will be very informal with a maximum of eight people in each. I’ll just ask you to talk about your typical day at the University. As this is the pilot I don’t have any incentive to offer you but I will provide some lunch!

Where: Sessions will be held in the Minerva Building, Room MB3606 and start at 12.30pm

When:

  • Friday 10th June 2016
  • Monday 13th June 2016
  • Thursday 16th June 2016”

 

To book on to a session please visit: http://lncn.eu/djkw

For further information email: Rspacey@lincoln.ac.uk

#Haveyoursay #LovePG

2016 EMUA Conference – Inspiring Futures

Posted on May 28th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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»Inspiring Futures« – Call for Papers!

On Thursday 1st September the 2016 East Midlands University Association (EMUA) postgraduate research student conference will be hosted by the Loughborough University Graduate School. This friendly and relaxed conference is a great opportunity to promote your work, meet and network with other postgraduate research students from around the East Midlands, and gain insight into what it is like to attend an academic conference.

The theme for the 2016 conference is “Inspiring Futures” – we want to hear about how your research can inspire a better future, whether it is for the world, for your research field, or perhaps just for you!  This could be by designing a solution to a specific problem, discovering a new way of working, opening up a new way of thinking about a subject, or inspiring others to make change in the world.  We would love to hear from a diverse range of disciplines and approaches through both oral and poster presentations.

We would like to invite postgraduate research students to present their inspiring research through oral and poster presentations under the broad theme of “Inspiring Futures”.  Make sure to be explicit as to why/how your research is inspiring! 

  • There will 18 oral presentation slots and up to 40 poster slots available.
  • Submission deadline is 7th July 2016.
  • All successful applicants will be notified week commencing 25th July 2016

Please click HERE to submit your interest to present/submit a poster

Attend as a Delegate

If you would like to attend the conference (without presenting) The Graduate School is providing the opportunity for 25 students to attend, all travel will be arranged and covered by  us all you need to do is email today and let us know you would like to attend.

Please note places will be filled on a first come first served basis, email graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk to register for a place

Conference Information

The conference is taking place on Thursday 1st September 2016, at the West Park Teaching Hub, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU.

The conference is expected to run from 10.00 am until 3.30 pm (timetable to follow), with registration and tea/coffee from 9.00 am.  Oral presentations will take place throughout the day with the opportunity to view posters during breaks and the networking lunch.  The event will conclude with an East Midlands 3 Minute Thesis competition, which will be populated by the best 3MT speakers from participating Universities.

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Poetry Reading with Visiting Artist Carol Ann Duffy 7th June

Posted on May 28th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Poet Laureate, playwright and Visiting Poetry Artist at the University of Lincoln, Carol Ann Duffy will return to the University of Lincoln on the afternoon of Tuesday 7th June to read a selection of her works.

Time: 1pm registration, 1:30pm lecture

Venue: Stephen Langton Lecture Theatre, (formerly the EMMTEC).

 

“Carol Ann Duffy is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University, and was appointed Britain’s poet laureate in May 2009. She is the first woman, the first Scot, and the first openly LGBT person to hold the position. Her collections include Standing Female Nude (1985), winner of a Scottish Arts Council Award; Selling Manhattan (1987), which won a Somerset Maugham Award; Mean Time (1993), which won the Whitbread Poetry Award; and Rapture (2005), winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize.”

Her poems address issues such as oppression, gender, and violence, in an accessible language that has made them popular with our own students, schools and with the wider public alike making her a popular visitor to the University of Lincoln throughout the academic year.

 

This poetry reading is free to attend and open to all members of the public, however booking is required via the link below.

 

If you have any queries regarding this event please contact the University Events Team events@lincoln.ac.uk

Book your ticket: http://lncn.eu/jk26

 

#Love Poetry #LovePG

Weekly Round Up!

Posted on May 27th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Welcome!

Did you miss any posts or not get to read all the great articles we put out this week, want to read them again?

Here you go…enjoy!

 

Should you share pre-published data? – Enago.com 

What font should I choose for my thesis? – Thesis Whisperer

Doing a Phd is as tough as training for a marathon – Guardian.com

12 Part guide to the PhD – Write that PhD

How to prevent and deal with common problems in your PhD – Write that Phd 

Do you have a photo that sums up your time as a PG student so far?

Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new ‪#‎PGPoTM and you could win a prize! Winners announced at the end of each month!

 

PG POTM image

 

Let’s keep in touch!

Keep your eyes peeled for more great articles and blogs coming your way next week!

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Upcoming Part-time Researcher Workshop

Posted on May 27th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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The University of Warwick are running a Finishing Workshop for part-time research students on Tuesday 28th June from 10am – 4:15pm.

The workshop is open to all part-time research students from Warwick and other UK universities.  It aims to support part time researchers who are nearing the end of their period of study as well as enabling social time and informal discussions.

It will focus on:

  • Editing and finishing your thesis
  • Preparing for your viva
  • Careers inside and outside of academia
  • Publishing your work
  • There will be plenty of time to ask questions and talk to other part time researchers.

For further information and to register follow this link: http://lncn.eu/nu23

#LoveConferences #LovePG 

Have you got that Friday Feeling?

Posted on May 27th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Join Friday Squirrel every week only @UoLGradSchool!follow-1277026_960_720

#FridaySquirrel #LovePG 

2016 Life Beyond PhD Conference – FUNDING AVAILABLE

Posted on May 26th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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The Graduate School is pleased to announce, with the support of Colleges, three funded places to attend the 9th Cumberland Lodge Doctoral Conference – Life Beyond the PhD.

  • Funding is only available to PhD students who are looking to submit their thesis within the next 12 months.
  • Funding covers, Conference registration, shared accommodation for the conference dates, meals provided by Cumberland Lodge, travel expenses.
  • Must be available to attend on the dates 30th August – 2nd September 2016

Application forms can be obtained by emailing graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk  and should be submitted to the Graduate School no later than Friday 17th June 2016.

Further information about the conference can be found at HERE 

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Women in Academia Research Groups – Monthly Seminar

Posted on May 26th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Dear Postgraduate Research Students,

On behalf of the Women in Academia PG Network, I would like to invite you to participate in our monthly seminars and workshops that are running this semester. As an interdisciplinary group we bring together a diverse community of postgraduate students to discuss a range of topics surrounding the issues and opportunities of women in academia today, whilst also running a variety of workshops that will support women as they advance in their academic career.

The schedule for this semester is as follows:

Tues 14th June  (MB1020)                      ‘The Imposter Syndrome’ by Dr. Lisa Mooney (Dean of Research, Lincoln University)

On top of these monthly seminars/workshops, the WIA network has already visited a women’s post-doc network at the University of Bremen, Germany, and, after two successfull funding bids, are in the process of organising similar networking events at the University of Durham and St. Andrews University for 2016.

If you would like to know more please contact the Network via our website or contact me directly at jday@lincoln.ac.uk.

Kind regards,

Jessica Day

On behalf of the WIA PG Network.

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Upcoming Images of Research Exhibition Wed 8th June

Posted on May 26th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Join us for the grand opening of the ‘Images of Research’ Exhibition 2016, an opportunity to enjoy and celebrate the innovative research currently occurring at the University of Lincoln.

WHEN: Wednesday, 8 June 2016
WHERE: Project Space Gallery AAD Building

Academics and students from across all disciplines participate din the ‘Images of Research’ competition, a national initiative  to showcase institutional research.

All entries, images and their accompanying abstracts will be on display from the 8th – 17th June 

For further information please email the Graduate School 

#LovePG #Getinvolved

Part-time Researcher Finishing Workshop – Milton Keynes

Posted on May 26th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke
Date: Monday 20th June 2016, 09.30 – 16.30

Venue: The Open University, Milton Keynes

If you’re a part-time researcher coming towards the end of your research degree, ideally submitting your thesis in the next 18 months, join us for this dedicated one-day workshop. This event is open to all part-time research students within the UK.

The aims of the workshop are twofold. Firstly, to support part time researchers who are nearing the end of their period of study. Whether you need support in editing and finishing your thesis, want tips on getting published, have queries about your viva exam or need information on possible career directions, this workshop is for you. Secondly, by sharing social time and informal discussions over lunch and during break times we hope to foster informal networks and personal contacts which are helpful in sustaining enthusiasm and focus during the final stages of your PhD research. Students usually find this aspect of workshops a real boost to motivation.

The workshop will cover:

  • Editing and finishing your thesis
  • Preparing for your viva
  • Careers inside and outside of academia
  • Publishing your work

Attending this course will help develop the following skills:

  • Knowledge base
  • Cognitive abilities
  • Self-management
  • Research management
  • Working with others
This workshop is aimed at postgraduate researchers towards the end of their research project; ideally you should be submitting your thesis in the next 18 months. It is open to any part-time researcher within the UK.

Please note that places are limited and applications will be treated on a first come first served basis.

For more details and to book, go to: http://lncn.eu/fj39

University of Worcester Annual PG Research Conference

Posted on May 25th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Register online: http://lncn.eu/pq789

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2016 EMUA Conference – Inspiring Futures

Posted on May 25th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

EMUA logo 1

»Inspiring Futures« – Call for Papers!

On Thursday 1st September the 2016 East Midlands University Association (EMUA) postgraduate research student conference will be hosted by the Loughborough University Graduate School. This friendly and relaxed conference is a great opportunity to promote your work, meet and network with other postgraduate research students from around the East Midlands, and gain insight into what it is like to attend an academic conference.

The theme for the 2016 conference is “Inspiring Futures” – we want to hear about how your research can inspire a better future, whether it is for the world, for your research field, or perhaps just for you!  This could be by designing a solution to a specific problem, discovering a new way of working, opening up a new way of thinking about a subject, or inspiring others to make change in the world.  We would love to hear from a diverse range of disciplines and approaches through both oral and poster presentations.

We would like to invite postgraduate research students to present their inspiring research through oral and poster presentations under the broad theme of “Inspiring Futures”.  Make sure to be explicit as to why/how your research is inspiring! 

  • There will 18 oral presentation slots and up to 40 poster slots available.
  • Submission deadline is 7th July 2016.
  • All successful applicants will be notified week commencing 25th July 2016

Please click HERE to submit your interest to present/submit a poster

Attend as a Delegate

If you would like to attend the conference (without presenting) The Graduate School is providing the opportunity for 25 students to attend, all travel will be arranged and covered by  us all you need to do is email today and let us know you would like to attend.

Please note places will be filled on a first come first served basis, email graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk to register for a place

Conference Information

The conference is taking place on Thursday 1st September 2016, at the West Park Teaching Hub, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU.

The conference is expected to run from 10.00 am until 3.30 pm (timetable to follow), with registration and tea/coffee from 9.00 am.  Oral presentations will take place throughout the day with the opportunity to view posters during breaks and the networking lunch.  The event will conclude with an East Midlands 3 Minute Thesis competition, which will be populated by the best 3MT speakers from participating Universities.

Love PG keyring

 

2016 Life Beyond PhD Conference – FUNDING AVAILABLE!

Posted on May 25th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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The Graduate School is pleased to announce, with the support of Colleges, three funded places to attend the 9th Cumberland Lodge Doctoral Conference – Life Beyond the PhD.

  • Funding is only available to PhD students who are looking to submit their thesis within the next 12 months.
  • Funding covers, Conference registration, shared accommodation for the conference dates, meals provided by Cumberland Lodge, travel expenses.
  • Must be available to attend on the dates 30th August – 2nd September 2016

Application forms can be obtained by emailing graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk  and should be submitted to the Graduate School no later than Friday 17th June 2016.

Further information about the conference can be found at HERE 

Love PG keyring

 

Postgraduate student experience – what does it mean to you?

Posted on May 25th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Support research for the Vice Chancellors office by taking part in an hour long pilot focus group.

Simply talk about your daily life at university and what the student experience means to you. 

 

“Dear PG student,

Do you have a spare hour to come and chat about your experience in a focus group?

I am conducting three pilot focus groups in June 2016 as part of research for the Vice Chancellor’s Office. Each session will last about an hour. The sessions will be very informal with a maximum of eight people in each. I’ll just ask you to talk about your typical day at the University. As this is the pilot I don’t have any incentive to offer you but I will provide some lunch!

Where: Sessions will be held in the Minerva Building, Room MB3606 and start at 12.30pm

When:

  • Friday 10th June 2016
  • Monday 13th June 2016
  • Thursday 16th June 2016”

 

To book on to a session please visit: http://lncn.eu/djkw

For further information email: Rspacey@lincoln.ac.uk

#Haveyoursay #LovePG

edit |… Improve the Student experience 31 May – 1 June

Posted on May 25th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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What is edit…|?

edit…| is an innovation event run for students and staff at the University of Lincoln.

 

What will I do?

At the event, you will form into groups to work together to find solutions to the question: ‘how do we improve the student experience?’

The two day event consists of workshops and mentor-supported development time to come up with innovative solutions to the problems.

At the end of the two days, your team will pitch their ideas and the audience will vote for a winner! We will provide opportunities for all teams to develop their ideas after the event.

 

I already have a good idea

Great, bring it with you, build a team at the event, and spend time developing it.

 

How do I take part?

Order tickets, below, using your University email account. Please remember to include a short explanation (max 140 characters) why you should take part!

 

Timings

  • Tues 31 May, 10am start – 5pm finish (lunch provided)
  • Wed 1 June, 10am start – 5pm finish (lunch and afternoon refreshments provided) followed by the big pitch (5.30 – 7.30pm)
  • Full details of timings will be released closer to the date

More details, and the sign up form, can be found at http://lncn.eu/editLN

Have your say and get involved :)

Times Higher Education Awards are now open for entries!

Posted on May 24th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Do you know an Outstanding Research Supervisor?

The UK Council for Graduate Education, UKCGE, are delighted to be supporting the new category of “Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year” and to be part of the awards that celebrate so much diversity and achievement in UK HEI’s.

THE Awards are for everyone in UK higher education, from the universities of Cambridge and Oxford to large metropolitans, small specialists and everyone in between. We want the shortlists and winners to reflect the diversity that is one of the great strengths of our university system.”

  • You can nominate by entering online! It’s free and will remain open until 29th June 2016
  • Find out about this years THE Awards categories and nominate someone today:http://www.the-awards.co.uk/

For further information check out John Gill’s blog about THE Awards 2016.

#THEAwards #Oscars #LovePG

The #3MT final is tomorrow 12 – 2pm

Posted on May 24th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Show your fellow PG students support :D

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AN 80,000 WORD THESIS WOULD TAKE 9 HOURS TO PRESENT………THEIR TIME LIMIT…. 3 MINUTES

Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland. It challenges research degrees students to present a compelling oration of their thesis and its significance in just three minutes, in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.​

The University of Lincoln final will be held on Wednesday 25th May 2016  12.00 pm- 2.00 pm please come along and see the finalists present their research in just 3 minutes!

The winner of the University of Lincoln final (chosen by the judging panel) will go forward to the UK Online Semi-final hosted by Vitae, which is taking place week commencing 13th July, the winner will also receive £100 Amazon voucher from the Graduate School.

The top six contestants at the UK Semi-Final will go on to the UK final which will take place during the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2016 on 8th September in Manchester.

The ‘People’s choice’ award will be voted for by the audience on the night of the final. The award winner will receive £100 Amazon voucher from the Graduate School.

You can still book your ticket for this fantastic event HERE

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Understanding the PG Student Experience …

Posted on May 24th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Support research for the Vice Chancellors office by taking part in an hour long pilot focus group.

Simply talk about your daily life at university and what the student experience means to you. 

 

“Dear PG student,

Do you have a spare hour to come and chat about your experience in a focus group?

I am conducting three pilot focus groups in June 2016 as part of research for the Vice Chancellor’s Office. Each session will last about an hour. The sessions will be very informal with a maximum of eight people in each. I’ll just ask you to talk about your typical day at the University. As this is the pilot I don’t have any incentive to offer you but I will provide some lunch!

Where: Sessions will be held in the Minerva Building, Room MB3606 and start at 12.30pm

When:

  • Friday 10th June 2016
  • Monday 13th June 2016
  • Thursday 16th June 2016”

 

To book on to a session please visit: http://lncn.eu/djkw

For further information email: Rspacey@lincoln.ac.uk

#Haveyoursay #LovePG

TEDTalks secret to great public speaking

Posted on May 24th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

 

Time to brush up on those ‪#‎PresentationSkills‬ ;)

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#‎TuesdayTalk‬ ‪#‎LovePG‬

Join us for the Images of Research Exhibition on Wed 8th June

Posted on May 23rd, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Join us for the grand opening of the ‘Images of Research’ Exhibition 2016, an opportunity to enjoy and celebrate the innovative research currently occurring at the University of Lincoln.

WHEN: Wednesday, 8 June 2016
WHERE: Project Space Gallery AAD Building

Academics and students from across all disciplines participate din the ‘Images of Research’ competition, a national initiative  to showcase institutional research.

All entries, images and their accompanying abstracts will be on display from the 8th – 17th June 

For further information please email the Graduate School 

#LovePG #Getinvolved

Last chance for GTEP- Training you to teach effectively

Posted on May 23rd, 2016 by Rebekah Forty

Join us at the Graduate Teacher Education Programme

GTEP is a two day course that provides postgraduates who teach with the knowledge and skills needed to perform effectively in their roles.

Training covers:

  •  Effective planning for active learning in large and small group teaching
  • Confidently dealing with challenging situations in the classroom
  •  Assessment of students and constructive feedback
  • Learning resources and the virtual learning environment
  • Application for Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

GTEP

 

Last course before September, don’t miss out

BOOK HERE

Come along to the Images of Research Exhibition Wed 8th June

Posted on May 21st, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Join us for the grand opening of the ‘Images of Research’ Exhibition 2016, an opportunity to enjoy and celebrate the innovative research currently occurring at the University of Lincoln.

WHEN: Wednesday, 8 June 2016
WHERE: Project Space Gallery AAD Building

Academics and students from across all disciplines participate din the ‘Images of Research’ competition, a national initiative  to showcase institutional research.

All entries, images and their accompanying abstracts will be on display from the 8th – 17th June 

For further information please email the Graduate School 

#LovePG #Getinvolved

Times Higher Education Awards are now open for entries!

Posted on May 20th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Oscars statuettes for Academy Awards

Do you know an Outstanding Research Supervisor?

The UK Council for Graduate Education, UKCGE, are delighted to be supporting the new category of “Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year” and to be part of the awards that celebrate so much diversity and achievement in UK HEI’s.

THE Awards are for everyone in UK higher education, from the universities of Cambridge and Oxford to large metropolitans, small specialists and everyone in between. We want the shortlists and winners to reflect the diversity that is one of the great strengths of our university system.”

  • You can nominate by entering online! It’s free and will remain open until 29th June 2016
  • Find out about this years THE Awards categories and nominate someone today: http://www.the-awards.co.uk/

For further information check out John Gill’s blog about THE Awards 2016.

#THEAwards #Oscars #LovePG

edit |… Improve the Student experience 31 May – 1 June

Posted on May 20th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

edit

 

What is edit…|?

edit…| is an innovation event run for students and staff at the University of Lincoln.

 

What will I do?

At the event, you will form into groups to work together to find solutions to the question: ‘how do we improve the student experience?’

The two day event consists of workshops and mentor-supported development time to come up with innovative solutions to the problems.

At the end of the two days, your team will pitch their ideas and the audience will vote for a winner! We will provide opportunities for all teams to develop their ideas after the event.

 

I already have a good idea

Great, bring it with you, build a team at the event, and spend time developing it.

 

How do I take part?

Order tickets, below, using your University email account. Please remember to include a short explanation (max 140 characters) why you should take part!

 

Timings

  • Tues 31 May, 10am start – 5pm finish (lunch provided)
  • Wed 1 June, 10am start – 5pm finish (lunch and afternoon refreshments provided) followed by the big pitch (5.30 – 7.30pm)
  • Full details of timings will be released closer to the date

More details, and the sign up form, can be found at http://lncn.eu/editLN

Have your say and get involved :)

Funding Available for 2016 Life Beyond PhD Conference

Posted on May 20th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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The Graduate School is pleased to announce, with the support of Colleges, three funded places to attend the 9th Cumberland Lodge Doctoral Conference – Life Beyond the PhD.

  • Funding is only available to PhD students who are looking to submit their thesis within the next 12 months.
  • Funding covers, Conference registration, shared accommodation for the conference dates, meals provided by Cumberland Lodge, travel expenses.
  • Must be available to attend on the dates 30th August – 2nd September 2016

Application forms can be obtained by emailing graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk  and should be submitted to the Graduate School no later than Friday 17th June 2016.

 

Further information about the conference can be found at HERE 

 

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#PGPOTM – still time to enter this month’s competition …

Posted on May 20th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new ‪#‎PGPOTM hash tag and you could win a prize! Winners announced at the end of each month!

 

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Upcoming Annual ReCon Conference 24th June

Posted on May 19th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Hurry, there are only two complimentary tickets available …

Date: 24th June, 10am-5pm

Venue: ECCI, Edinburgh

 

“Publishing, research communication, online tools and good data visualisation are essential in research.”

The fourth annual ReCon conference in Edinburgh on 24th June 2016 will focus on these topics and we will discuss how researchers can use tools more efficiently to optimise their research and their careers. This conference is designed for researchers and is always very popular with PhD students, postdocs and senior academics.

There are a limited number of complimentary tickets (2 tickets) available for PhD students and early career researchers, if you would like one please use the following code when booking on Eventbrite: RECON_LINCOLN

Please note that, due to the limited number of these tickets, if you book a ticket using this code you must attend the conference, otherwise you will be charged the full attendance fee.

The conference is followed by an optional hackday on data visualisation and research communication. Please sign up for this if you would like to attend.

Event registration: https://reconevent.com/

For further information contact the Graduate School

Starting Teaching? Want Some Training?

Posted on May 19th, 2016 by Rebekah Forty

Join us at the Graduate Teacher Education Programme

GTEP is a two day course that provides postgraduates who teach with the knowledge and skills needed to perform effectively in their roles.

Training covers:

  •  Effective planning for active learning in large and small group teaching
  • Confidently dealing with challenging situations in the classroom
  •  Assessment of students and constructive feedback
  • Learning resources and the virtual learning environment
  • Application for Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

GTEP

 

Last course before September, don’t miss out

BOOK HERE

2016 EMUA Conference: Inspiring Futures

Posted on May 19th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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»Inspiring Futures« – Call for Papers!

On Thursday 1st September the 2016 East Midlands University Association (EMUA) postgraduate research student conference will be hosted by the Loughborough University Graduate School. This friendly and relaxed conference is a great opportunity to promote your work, meet and network with other postgraduate research students from around the East Midlands, and gain insight into what it is like to attend an academic conference.

The theme for the 2016 conference is “Inspiring Futures” – we want to hear about how your research can inspire a better future, whether it is for the world, for your research field, or perhaps just for you!  This could be by designing a solution to a specific problem, discovering a new way of working, opening up a new way of thinking about a subject, or inspiring others to make change in the world.  We would love to hear from a diverse range of disciplines and approaches through both oral and poster presentations.

We would like to invite postgraduate research students to present their inspiring research through oral and poster presentations under the broad theme of “Inspiring Futures”.  Make sure to be explicit as to why/how your research is inspiring! 

  • There will 18 oral presentation slots and up to 40 poster slots available.
  • Submission deadline is 7th July 2016.
  • All successful applicants will be notified week commencing 25th July 2016

Please click HERE to submit your interest to present/submit a poster

Attend as a Delegate

If you would like to attend the conference (without presenting) The Graduate School is providing the opportunity for 25 students to attend, all travel will be arranged and covered by  us all you need to do is email today and let us know you would like to attend.

Please note places will be filled on a first come first served basis, email graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk to register for a place

Conference Information

The conference is taking place on Thursday 1st September 2016, at the West Park Teaching Hub,Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU.

The conference is expected to run from 10.00 am until 3.30 pm (timetable to follow), with registration and tea/coffee from 9.00 am.  Oral presentations will take place throughout the day with the opportunity to view posters during breaks and the networking lunch.  The event will conclude with an East Midlands 3 Minute Thesis competition, which will be populated by the best 3MT speakers from participating Universities.

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#MentalHealthMatters – Mental Health Awareness Week

Posted on May 19th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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“Strong social networks improve our mental well-being. Mental Health Awareness Week will be about recognising this, and thanking the people that support you, but it is also important to reach out to those who you can listen to your concerns and provide help.”

A great article written by ITV outlines ‪#‎MentalHealthAwarenessWeek‬ and provides top tips on how to improve your mental well being: http://lncn.eu/cqz5

You can also find out further information about Mental Health Awareness week and support this great cause by clicking here: http://lncn.eu/deh6

And of course, don’t forget that we are here to help support you too :) #‎Getintouch‬

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Show your fellow PG students support at the #3MT Final …

Posted on May 19th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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AN 80,000 WORD THESIS WOULD TAKE 9 HOURS TO PRESENT………THEIR TIME LIMIT…. 3 MINUTES

Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland. It challenges research degrees students to present a compelling oration of their thesis and its significance in just three minutes, in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.​

The University of Lincoln final will be held on Wednesday 25th May 2016  12.00 pm- 2.00 pm please come along and see the finalists present their research in just 3 minutes!

The winner of the University of Lincoln final (chosen by the judging panel) will go forward to the UK Online Semi-final hosted by Vitae, which is taking place week commencing 13th July, the winner will also receive £100 Amazon voucher from the Graduate School.

The top six contestants at the UK Semi-Final will go on to the UK final which will take place during the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2016 on 8th September in Manchester.

The ‘People’s choice’ award will be voted for by the audience on the night of the final. The award winner will receive £100 Amazon voucher from the Graduate School.

To book tickets form this fantastic event click HERE

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