Times Higher Education Awards are now open for entries!

Posted on May 24th, 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

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

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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 :)

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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#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek  ‪#‎ItsGoodToTalk‬

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

Love PG keyring

2016 EMUA Conference: Inspiring Futures

Posted on May 18th, 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.

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

Posted on May 18th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Here’s some of our favourite #PGPOTM photos taken during the #PGLounge acoustic night last week:

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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Take the PGR Finance Survey

Posted on May 18th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Following Postgraduate Research (PGR) financial related issues being raised at the Graduate School’s PGR student Advisory group, the Graduate School has partnered with the student Finance Team and the Students Union in order to try and gain a better understanding of the financial impacts of studying a research degree.

Emerging themes will then be presented to Lincoln University’s Postgraduate Research Committee and shared with relevant internal departments and students to discuss and consider how we can improve the PGR experience.

Help us gain further insight and take the PGR finance survey by clicking here.

The survey questions have been put together based on feedback and discussions with postgraduate students and provide you with an opportunity to tell us about your experiences in this area.  If you have any queries or would like any further information please contact Lynne Landry, Graduate School Manager (llandry@lincoln.ac.uk)

Please note: The survey we’ve produced is confidential and all responses will remain anonymous, we will not be able to match any information to individuals.

Thank you in advance for your participation :)

Images of Research Exhibition Opens Wed 8th June

Posted on May 17th, 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

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

Posted on May 17th, 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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#TuesdayTalk – New approach to treating cancer

Posted on May 17th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Bill Doyle presents a revolutionary new approach to treating cancer with electrical fields:

 

 

What inspires your studies and research?

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#‎InspirationalResearch‬ ‪#‎TuesdayTalk‬ ‪#‎LovePG‬

 

2016 EMUA Conference: Inspiring Futures

Posted on May 16th, 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.

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#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek 16-22 May

Posted on May 16th, 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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#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek  ‪#‎ItsGoodToTalk‬

Weekly Round Up!

Posted on May 13th, 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!

The Difficult Discussion Chapter – Thesis Whisperer

How to develop & refine your research design – Write that PhD 

How to stay current in your dissertation literature – Enago.com

I was a terrible PhD Supervisor – The Guardian.com

Work and PhD: Finding the Balance – Warwick PhdLife 

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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PG Lounge- Here’s to more like it!

Posted on May 13th, 2016 by Rebekah Forty

Yesterday evening saw the relaunch of PG Lounge with the Graduate School’s debut acoustic night, and what a night it was. What better way to end such a gloriously sunny day than with an evening of acoustic tunes from Lincoln University’s up and coming musical talent?

Kicking off the evening: Jack Kendrick and his new guitar

Kicking off the evening: Jack Kendrick and his new guitar

The ambience at Coffee Aroma was buzzing as postgraduates, undergraduates, staff and the Lincoln community joined together to listen, relax and connect.

 

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Our second act: The wonderful ‘Striped Sight’ performing their original work.

 

And everyone was loving it!

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A big thank you to our three fabulous acts, Jack Kendrick, Striped Sight and Lizzie Simpson and to Andrew and the folks at PG Lounge. The evening would not have been possible without you.

 

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The lovely Lizzie Simpson and her beautiful voice delivering our last act.

Sad to have missed it? Fear not, PG Lounge will certainly be back, details to follow!

#ThrowbackThursday – Florence Nightingale

Posted on May 12th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Did you know?

The infamous nurse and statistician Florence Nightingale was born on 12th May 1820. She helped to establish modern nursing practice by applying statistics to demonstrate a need for clinical improvements.

Who inspires your research?  Tweet @UoLGradSchool using  #ThrowbackThursday #LovePG

Funding Available for 2016 Life Beyond PhD Conference

Posted on May 11th, 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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Fourth Annual ReCon Conference 24th June

Posted on May 11th, 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

3 Minute Thesis Final – Last Chance to Regsiter

Posted on May 11th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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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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Here’s the line up for tomorrow’s #PGlounge

Posted on May 11th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Haven’t got a ticket yet?  There’s still time to book online and claim your free welcome drink: http://lncn.eu/rv45

We’re looking forward to seeing you all there :)

#LoveMusic #Lovecoffee #LovePG

 

Jason Bradbury joins University of Lincoln Students …

Posted on May 11th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Visiting Lecturer Jason Bradbury will join Product Design students as they showcase their work at the UK’s most important exhibition for emerging designers.

 “Technology guru and TV presenter Jason Bradbury will join the next generation of creative talent from the University of Lincoln as they showcase their work at the UK’s most important exhibition for emerging designers.”

Presenting at New Designers in London, 25 final year students from Lincoln’s BA (Hons) Product Design programme will reveal the results of an innovative project with Jason, a Visiting Lecturer on the course.Over the last year, Jason has been working with the students and Programme Leader Stewart Bibby to imagine, design and produce a range of innovative products which highlight a particular technology and apply it within everyday scenarios.

Among the prototypes to be shown by the Lincoln designers will be a bull nose-ring ‘mood communicator’ – a thermo reactive bull nose ring to help to understand bovine moods when farming; a ‘count the kicks’ baby sensor device to monitor the movements of babies in the womb and send ‘kick’ notifications to parents; and a glamping skylight which enables campers to sleep under the stars or see a view of their choosing on an intelligent screen.A new ‘urban tweeting’ system, which would live stream images and video footage of nearby bird nests to screens in urban areas such as underground stations, transport hubs and city centre museums, will also be on show.

You can read the full story on the University of Lincoln website.

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

Posted on May 11th, 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 :)

#TuesdayTalk – How to lead by example with Simon Sinek

Posted on May 10th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Find out how you can lead by example with these top tips from @TEDTalks Simon Sinek: ‘How great leaders inspire action’:

 

 

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#PGPOTM – not such beautiful weather today, but get snapping!

Posted on May 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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Let’s keep in touch!

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#Tuesday Talk – Brush up on those presentation skills …

Posted on May 10th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Brush up on those presentation skills with a TED Talk by Julian treasure: ‘how to speak so that people want to listen':

#‎PublicSpeakingSkills‬‪#‎LovePG‬ ‪#‎TuesdayTalk‬

3 Minute Thesis Final

Posted on May 9th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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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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2016 Cumberland Lodge Scholarship – Last chance to apply

Posted on May 9th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Cumberland Lodge is offering the opportunity for 1st or 2nd year doctoral students studying at universities in the United Kingdom to develop skills in communication, public engagement and interdisciplinary collaboration through a scholarship scheme.

“Each year, the Cumberland Lodge scholarship scheme gives six doctoral students the opportunity to be involved with Cumberland Lodge over two years, and to benefit from the Lodge’s expertise in running inter-disciplinary conferences and its networks in academic and public life.”

About the scholarship programme

Situated in Windsor Great Park, Cumberland Lodge is the home of an educational charity. Founded in 1947, the charity’s ethos is to promote ‘the betterment of society’ through inter-disciplinary discussion and collaboration. Events are designed to draw together professionals, charity groups, leading academics, students, government officials and others to initiate fresh debate on social and ethical issues of national and international significance.

The scholarship programme is designed to fit around the demands of doctoral research. There is a commitment to be at the Lodge for six days a year, plus taking part in two other events each year (the Annual Lecture at the Lodge, and a seminar). Scholars are expected to prepare for each event at the Lodge (reading background information, writing an article or blog, and preparing presentations).

Scholars are expected to take a full and active part in conferences outside their own academic disciplines. By participating in the conferences, scholars will gain experience in: working collaboratively; engaging in cross-disciplinary discussion; public engagement and facilitation at events; networking; and writing for a wide audience. Scholars will also be eligible to apply for a personal development grant of up to £300 which they should use in an imaginative way to promote ‘the betterment of society’.

Please note costs to the conference and training weekend mentioned will be covered by the Graduate School.

How to apply

Find out further information and how to apply online: www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/scholarships2016

The closing date for applications is 12th May 2016, shortlisted candidates will be notified by 26th May 2016 and interviewed by Skype on 8th June 2016!

Further information for applicants

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to working for ‘the betterment of society’ through their academic research and/or other activities. The Lodge will be looking to offer scholarships to those who can show that an association with Cumberland Lodge would help them in this respect.

  • Applicants must be studying for a doctorate at a university in the United Kingdom, and be able to commit to a two year programme. It is likely, therefore, that they will currently be in the first year of their doctorate. Applications will be accepted only from those who are registered as doctoral students, including those who have not yet transferred from master’s degree to doctoral status as long as their supervisors state they are working to doctoral standard. Those currently registered for a master’s degree who hope to go on to study for a doctorate may not apply
  • Applicants must be available for interview by Skype on 8 June 2016 and to attend the annual scholars’ retreat at Cumberland Lodge from 9 – 11 September 2016
  • Applicants can be from any academic discipline, but must be open to working across disciplines and engaging with a wide range of subject matter. The foundation is currently focussing its work around ethical challenges in health, policing and social cohesion, but applications are welcome from any academic discipline
  • Applications should be online through the Cumberland Lodge website. Applicants will be required to give the names of two referees, one academic (their doctoral supervisor) and one non academic
  • Candidates will only be considered if they can demonstrate their application is supported by their university
  • The closing date for applications is 5pm on 12 May 2016. Applicants will be informed if they are shortlisted by 26 May 2016. Interviews will take place by Skype on 8 June 2016

Useful downloads

Alternatively download the following forms but please note that you must submit your application online to be considered for this scholarship:

  1. Cumberland Lodge Scholarship information leaflet 2016
  2. Cumberland Lodge Scholarship 2016 – 2018 Application form
  3. Cumberland Lodge Scholarship online application

For further queries please email scholarships@cumberlandlodge.ac.uk , good luck with your applications :)

edit |… Student and Staff innovation 31 May – 1 June

Posted on May 9th, 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 :) 

Shut Up & Write – next session Wed 11th May

Posted on May 9th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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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

11th May 2016 – 10 am – 1 pm

2nd June 2016 – 10 am – 1 pm

book now

Weekly Round Up!

Posted on May 6th, 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 manage the writing part of a PhD – Write that PhD

Take a Break! (it’s OK!) – PhDlife Warwick PGhub

Is a PhD really like a child? – Thesis Whisperer

5 Blogging Strategies i’m Betting on this year – Problogger.com

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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What’s coming up in May?

Posted on May 6th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Keep up to date with the latest Postgraduate events, training and scholarship opportunities – click here to read May’s News letter. 

If you have any news, research or events that you’d like to see in next month’s issue, blog or on our social media get in touch

2016 Cumberland Lodge Scholarship

Posted on May 5th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Cumberland Lodge is offering the opportunity for 1st or 2nd year doctoral students studying at universities in the United Kingdom to develop skills in communication, public engagement and interdisciplinary collaboration through a scholarship scheme.

“Each year, the Cumberland Lodge scholarship scheme gives six doctoral students the opportunity to be involved with Cumberland Lodge over two years, and to benefit from the Lodge’s expertise in running inter-disciplinary conferences and its networks in academic and public life.”

About the scholarship programme

Situated in Windsor Great Park, Cumberland Lodge is the home of an educational charity. Founded in 1947, the charity’s ethos is to promote ‘the betterment of society’ through inter-disciplinary discussion and collaboration. Events are designed to draw together professionals, charity groups, leading academics, students, government officials and others to initiate fresh debate on social and ethical issues of national and international significance.

The scholarship programme is designed to fit around the demands of doctoral research. There is a commitment to be at the Lodge for six days a year, plus taking part in two other events each year (the Annual Lecture at the Lodge, and a seminar). Scholars are expected to prepare for each event at the Lodge (reading background information, writing an article or blog, and preparing presentations).

Scholars are expected to take a full and active part in conferences outside their own academic disciplines. By participating in the conferences, scholars will gain experience in: working collaboratively; engaging in cross-disciplinary discussion; public engagement and facilitation at events; networking; and writing for a wide audience. Scholars will also be eligible to apply for a personal development grant of up to £300 which they should use in an imaginative way to promote ‘the betterment of society’.

Please note costs to the conference and training weekend mentioned will be covered by the Graduate School.

How to apply

Find out further information and how to apply online: www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/scholarships2016

The closing date for applications is 12th May 2016, shortlisted candidates will be notified by 26th May 2016 and interviewed by Skype on 8th June 2016!

Further information for applicants

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to working for ‘the betterment of society’ through their academic research and/or other activities. The Lodge will be looking to offer scholarships to those who can show that an association with Cumberland Lodge would help them in this respect.

  • Applicants must be studying for a doctorate at a university in the United Kingdom, and be able to commit to a two year programme. It is likely, therefore, that they will currently be in the first year of their doctorate. Applications will be accepted only from those who are registered as doctoral students, including those who have not yet transferred from master’s degree to doctoral status as long as their supervisors state they are working to doctoral standard. Those currently registered for a master’s degree who hope to go on to study for a doctorate may not apply
  • Applicants must be available for interview by Skype on 8 June 2016 and to attend the annual scholars’ retreat at Cumberland Lodge from 9 – 11 September 2016
  • Applicants can be from any academic discipline, but must be open to working across disciplines and engaging with a wide range of subject matter. The foundation is currently focussing its work around ethical challenges in health, policing and social cohesion, but applications are welcome from any academic discipline
  • Applications should be online through the Cumberland Lodge website. Applicants will be required to give the names of two referees, one academic (their doctoral supervisor) and one non academic
  • Candidates will only be considered if they can demonstrate their application is supported by their university
  • The closing date for applications is 5pm on 12 May 2016. Applicants will be informed if they are shortlisted by 26 May 2016. Interviews will take place by Skype on 8 June 2016

Useful downloads

Alternatively download the following forms but please note that you must submit your application online to be considered for this scholarship:

  1. Cumberland Lodge Scholarship information leaflet 2016
  2. Cumberland Lodge Scholarship 2016 – 2018 Application form
  3. Cumberland Lodge Scholarship online application

For further queries please email scholarships@cumberlandlodge.ac.uk , good luck with your applications :)

Stop by Minerva today for the School of Computer Science Showcase

Posted on May 5th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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#Getinvolved #LovePG

Enjoy the sunshine and enter #PGPOTM …

Posted on May 5th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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It’s the warmest day of the year so far, make the most of the glorious weather and send us your ‪#‎PGPOTM‬ snaps for a chance to win this month’s top prize :)

To enter tweet your photos @UoLGradSchool using #PGPOTM , post them to our facebook page or email: graduateschool@Lincoln.ac.uk

Good luck everyone!

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Shut Up & Write!

Posted on May 5th, 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

11th May 2016 – 10 am – 1 pm

2nd June 2016 – 10 am – 1 pm

book now

3 Minute Thesis Final

Posted on May 3rd, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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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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May’s Graduate School Newsletter – What’s coming up this month?

Posted on May 3rd, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Check out this month’s edition of the Graduate School News letter for all the latest PG news and events: http://lncn.eu/bhtx

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 :)

Hunting for Dinosaurs with TED Talks …

Posted on May 3rd, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Excellent and thought provoking talk by Kenneth Lacovara, ‘Hunting for dinosaurs’ showed me our place in the universe:

 

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#Geological #History #Lovepg

3 Minute Thesis Final

Posted on April 30th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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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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Fourth Annual ReCon Conference 24th June

Posted on April 30th, 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

Women in Academia Research Groups – Monthly Seminars

Posted on April 29th, 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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Funding Available for 2016 Cumberland Lodge Conference

Posted on April 29th, 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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Weekly Round Up!

Posted on April 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!

 

How to plan, prepare, structure & deliver an oral presentation and overcome anxiety  

How to Define Your Research Problem! Great post – Enago Ulatus  

How to succeed PhD: 12 common mistakes to avoid & a checklist to help monitor progress

Cross-cultural experiences are the key to academic success – Times Highered

Great suggestions to break up bullet-point-itis – 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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Free welcome drink …

Posted on April 29th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Acoustic Friday Squirell

PG Lounge Acoustic Night! 

Take time out from studies and stress to enjoy the relaunch of PG Lounge.

Join us for an atmospheric evening of acoustic entertainment held at Lincoln’s hidden gem Coffee Aroma. The comfortable ambience of Coffee Aroma makes it a perfect place to catch up with old friends and make new ones

Do you play? Whether you are an experienced virtuoso or a novice performer this relaxed evening of acoustic entertainment is a great way to share your musical talent amongst friends.  Sign up here, all styles instruments and levels welcome.

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 music from 18:00-20:00. To claim your free drink arrive before 18:00

Book your free drink here!

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Images of Research Exhibition Opens Wed 8th June

Posted on April 29th, 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 

2016 Cumberland Lodge Scholarship

Posted on April 28th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Cumberland Lodge is offering the opportunity for 1st or 2nd year doctoral students studying at universities in the United Kingdom to develop skills in communication, public engagement and interdisciplinary collaboration through a scholarship scheme.

“Each year, the Cumberland Lodge scholarship scheme gives six doctoral students the opportunity to be involved with Cumberland Lodge over two years, and to benefit from the Lodge’s expertise in running inter-disciplinary conferences and its networks in academic and public life.”

About the scholarship programme

Situated in Windsor Great Park, Cumberland Lodge is the home of an educational charity. Founded in 1947, the charity’s ethos is to promote ‘the betterment of society’ through inter-disciplinary discussion and collaboration. Events are designed to draw together professionals, charity groups, leading academics, students, government officials and others to initiate fresh debate on social and ethical issues of national and international significance.

The scholarship programme is designed to fit around the demands of doctoral research. There is a commitment to be at the Lodge for six days a year, plus taking part in two other events each year (the Annual Lecture at the Lodge, and a seminar). Scholars are expected to prepare for each event at the Lodge (reading background information, writing an article or blog, and preparing presentations).

Scholars are expected to take a full and active part in conferences outside their own academic disciplines. By participating in the conferences, scholars will gain experience in: working collaboratively; engaging in cross-disciplinary discussion; public engagement and facilitation at events; networking; and writing for a wide audience. Scholars will also be eligible to apply for a personal development grant of up to £300 which they should use in an imaginative way to promote ‘the betterment of society’.

Please note costs to the conference and training weekend mentioned will be covered by the Graduate School.

How to apply

Find out further information and how to apply online: www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/scholarships2016

The closing date for applications is 12th May 2016, shortlisted candidates will be notified by 26th May 2016 and interviewed by Skype on 8th June 2016!

Further information for applicants

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to working for ‘the betterment of society’ through their academic research and/or other activities. The Lodge will be looking to offer scholarships to those who can show that an association with Cumberland Lodge would help them in this respect.

  • Applicants must be studying for a doctorate at a university in the United Kingdom, and be able to commit to a two year programme. It is likely, therefore, that they will currently be in the first year of their doctorate. Applications will be accepted only from those who are registered as doctoral students, including those who have not yet transferred from master’s degree to doctoral status as long as their supervisors state they are working to doctoral standard. Those currently registered for a master’s degree who hope to go on to study for a doctorate may not apply
  • Applicants must be available for interview by Skype on 8 June 2016 and to attend the annual scholars’ retreat at Cumberland Lodge from 9 – 11 September 2016
  • Applicants can be from any academic discipline, but must be open to working across disciplines and engaging with a wide range of subject matter. The foundation is currently focussing its work around ethical challenges in health, policing and social cohesion, but applications are welcome from any academic discipline
  • Applications should be online through the Cumberland Lodge website. Applicants will be required to give the names of two referees, one academic (their doctoral supervisor) and one non academic
  • Candidates will only be considered if they can demonstrate their application is supported by their university
  • The closing date for applications is 5pm on 12 May 2016. Applicants will be informed if they are shortlisted by 26 May 2016. Interviews will take place by Skype on 8 June 2016

Useful downloads

Alternatively download the following forms but please note that you must submit your application online to be considered for this scholarship:

  1. Cumberland Lodge Scholarship information leaflet 2016
  2. Cumberland Lodge Scholarship 2016 – 2018 Application form
  3. Cumberland Lodge Scholarship online application

For further queries please email scholarships@cumberlandlodge.ac.uk , good luck with your applications :)

Support for part-time research students – Midlands universities

Posted on April 28th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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“If you are a research student studying on a part-time basis, did you know that there are workshops coming up designed specifically to support your mode of study?

Three Midlands universities are holding the Vitae-inspired Part-Time Researcher’s days so, whether you are still near the beginning of your studies or coming to the end of your research degree, there is a day for you.”

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Workshop for part-time research students in the first half of their studies:

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Part-Time Researcher day: Running at The University of Northampton on Friday 6th May in Northampton. Sessions include:

  • Working with your Supervisor part-time and at a distance
  • Time, productivity and motivation management
  • Group exercises to determine priorities, concerns, sharing experiences & solutions.
  • Part-time success stories

 

Workshop for part-time research students who are writing up / submitting within 18 months:

 

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Part-Time Researcher Finishing days are running at the Open University in Milton Keynes on Monday 20th June and also at the University of Warwick in Coventry, on Tuesday 28th June.

 

Sessions include:

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

 

For further information please visit the Graduate School University of Northampton blog:http://bit.ly/1qtSVZT

Funding Available for 2016 Cumberland Lodge Conference

Posted on April 28th, 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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Share your PG experience and win …

Posted on April 28th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Get involved …

Tweet your pictures @UoLGradschool using hashtag #PGPOTM, post to our Facebook page or share your pictures on Instagram :D

#LovePrizes #LovePG

Women in Academia Research Group – Monthly Seminars

Posted on April 28th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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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 3rd May (MB3201)

‘Social Media Visibility Workshop’ by Dr. Nadine Muller (Liverpool John Moores University)

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.

2016 Cumberland Lodge Scholarship

Posted on April 27th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Cumberland Lodge is offering the opportunity for 1st or 2nd year doctoral students studying at universities in the United Kingdom to develop skills in communication, public engagement and interdisciplinary collaboration through a scholarship scheme.

“Each year, the Cumberland Lodge scholarship scheme gives six doctoral students the opportunity to be involved with Cumberland Lodge over two years, and to benefit from the Lodge’s expertise in running inter-disciplinary conferences and its networks in academic and public life.”

About the scholarship programme

Situated in Windsor Great Park, Cumberland Lodge is the home of an educational charity. Founded in 1947, the charity’s ethos is to promote ‘the betterment of society’ through inter-disciplinary discussion and collaboration. Events are designed to draw together professionals, charity groups, leading academics, students, government officials and others to initiate fresh debate on social and ethical issues of national and international significance.

The scholarship programme is designed to fit around the demands of doctoral research. There is a commitment to be at the Lodge for six days a year, plus taking part in two other events each year (the Annual Lecture at the Lodge, and a seminar). Scholars are expected to prepare for each event at the Lodge (reading background information, writing an article or blog, and preparing presentations).

Scholars are expected to take a full and active part in conferences outside their own academic disciplines. By participating in the conferences, scholars will gain experience in: working collaboratively; engaging in cross-disciplinary discussion; public engagement and facilitation at events; networking; and writing for a wide audience. Scholars will also be eligible to apply for a personal development grant of up to £300 which they should use in an imaginative way to promote ‘the betterment of society’.

Please note costs to the conference and training weekend mentioned will be covered by the Graduate School.

How to apply

Find out further information and how to apply online: www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/scholarships2016

The closing date for applications is 12th May 2016, shortlisted candidates will be notified by 26th May 2016 and interviewed by Skype on 8th June 2016!

Further information for applicants

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to working for ‘the betterment of society’ through their academic research and/or other activities. The Lodge will be looking to offer scholarships to those who can show that an association with Cumberland Lodge would help them in this respect.

  • Applicants must be studying for a doctorate at a university in the United Kingdom, and be able to commit to a two year programme. It is likely, therefore, that they will currently be in the first year of their doctorate. Applications will be accepted only from those who are registered as doctoral students, including those who have not yet transferred from master’s degree to doctoral status as long as their supervisors state they are working to doctoral standard. Those currently registered for a master’s degree who hope to go on to study for a doctorate may not apply
  • Applicants must be available for interview by Skype on 8 June 2016 and to attend the annual scholars’ retreat at Cumberland Lodge from 9 – 11 September 2016
  • Applicants can be from any academic discipline, but must be open to working across disciplines and engaging with a wide range of subject matter. The foundation is currently focussing its work around ethical challenges in health, policing and social cohesion, but applications are welcome from any academic discipline
  • Applications should be online through the Cumberland Lodge website. Applicants will be required to give the names of two referees, one academic (their doctoral supervisor) and one non academic
  • Candidates will only be considered if they can demonstrate their application is supported by their university
  • The closing date for applications is 5pm on 12 May 2016. Applicants will be informed if they are shortlisted by 26 May 2016. Interviews will take place by Skype on 8 June 2016

Useful downloads

Alternatively download the following forms but please note that you must submit your application online to be considered for this scholarship:

  1. Cumberland Lodge Scholarship information leaflet 2016
  2. Cumberland Lodge Scholarship 2016 – 2018 Application form
  3. Cumberland Lodge Scholarship online application

For further queries please email scholarships@cumberlandlodge.ac.uk , good luck with your applications :)

3 Minute Thesis Final – Register Today

Posted on April 27th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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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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Help identify Key financial issues facing PGR students …

Posted on April 27th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

… take the PGR finance survey!

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Following Postgraduate Research (PGR) financial related issues being raised at the Graduate School’s PGR student Advisory group, the Graduate School has partnered with the student Finance Team and the Students Union in order to try and gain a better understanding of the financial impacts of studying a research degree.

Emerging themes will then be presented to Lincoln University’s Postgraduate Research Committee and shared with relevant internal departments and students to discuss and consider how we can improve the PGR experience.

Help identify key financial issues faced by PGR students and take our finance survey by clicking here.

The survey questions have been put together based on feedback and discussions with postgraduate students and provide you with an opportunity to tell us about your experiences in this area.  If you have any queries or would like any further information please contact Lynne Landry, Graduate School Manager (llandry@lincoln.ac.uk)

Please note: The survey we’ve produced is confidential and all responses will remain anonymous, we will not be able to match any information to individuals.

Thank you in advance for your participation :)

#TuesdayTalk

Posted on April 26th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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You are cordially invited to attend the School of History & Heritage lecture at Lincoln Cathedral!

Professor Anna Agnarsdóttir from the University of Iceland will deliver a guest lecture, Sir Joseph Banks in Iceland and the North Atlantic, in the Wren Library at Lincoln Cathedral on Thursday 28 April (3pm – 5pm).

The story of Sir Joseph Banks’ efforts to protect Iceland’s interests during the Napoleonic Wars will be the subject of a free-to-attend public talk by a leading Icelandic historian at Lincoln Cathedral.

This event is free to attend but you must register in your attendance in advance by email: library@lincolncathedral.com

‪#‎TuesdayTalk‬ ‪#‎LovePG‬

College of Arts Research Seminar – The Anatomy of Objects

Posted on April 26th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Join Adam O’Meara and David McAleavey for the last 21st Century Research Group seminar of the semester tomorrow!

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Research Seminar: The Anatomy of Objects

When: Wednesday 27th April, 4.15-5.30pm

Where: University of Lincoln, MC0024

How do objects mean? How does the meaning of an object, and the uses it affords, change over time? Why does the same object mean one thing to you, another to me, and something again to both of us when we consider it out of its usual context, or mediated through a photograph?

The Anatomy of Objects engages with a processual and collaboratively methodologies towards the photographic work created by Adam O’Meara and David McAleavey in conversation with the staff and service users of the city’s household waste recycling centre at Great Northern Terrace. The museum and art gallery The Collection in Lincoln hosted the work during January and February of this year and was an important aspect of the process.

One of the functions of art galleries and museums is to provide us with valuable opportunities to reflect on how we see the world. They are also places where we are asked to consider, and sometimes reconsider, what we value, both as individuals and as communities. McAleavey and O’Meara were interested in reconsidering, through the act of photography, the ‘ordinary’ objects of our culture.

Vittorio Gallese believes that one of art’s functions is to liberate us from the ‘ordinary’ way we usually comprehend the world and to foreground our embodied experience of ‘seeing’. All of the objects in these photographs were selected in conversation at the recycling centre; sometimes it was because of their formal qualities, sometimes because they triggered a personal memory or a shared cultural association. But, whatever the reason for selection, some attribute of the object foregrounded for the interlocutors an opportunity to reflect on the question ‘how do objects mean?’  Would you like to join the conversation?

Speaker notes: Adam O’Meara is a senior lecturer in the School of Film and Media and David McAleavey is a member of the Social Science Centre, Lincoln.

For further information please contact the Graduate School.

Share your Postgraduate experience and win a prize!

Posted on April 25th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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

 

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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!

Let’s keep in touch!

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Book your tickets for the 3 Minute Thesis final!

Posted on April 25th, 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.

Book tickets for this fantastic event here: http://lncn.eu/mq36

Talks on funding Postgraduate study …

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

The University of Lincoln Advice Service has booked the Co-op Lecture Theatre on Thursday 5th May 2016 to deliver presentations about funding Postgraduate study. The talks are intended for UK and EU undergraduate students who are considering embarking on a Masters Programme of study (Taught or Research). The presentations will focus on the new Government Postgraduate Loan which is available from the Student Loans Company for new PG students starting in September 2016.

Presentations will start promptly at 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm with the last presentation at 3.30pm.

Each talk will run for approximately 30 minutes with additional time for any questions at the end of each presentation.

Further information about PG Loans is available on the Advice service website: http://adviceguidancefunding.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/postgraduate-masters-loans/

Please share this event with anyone who may be interested in undertaking a Postgraduate course with the University of Lincoln. 

2016 Cumberland Lodge Scholarship

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Cumberland Lodge is offering the opportunity for 1st or 2nd year doctoral students studying at universities in the United Kingdom to develop skills in communication, public engagement and interdisciplinary collaboration through a scholarship scheme.

“Each year, the Cumberland Lodge scholarship scheme gives six doctoral students the opportunity to be involved with Cumberland Lodge over two years, and to benefit from the Lodge’s expertise in running inter-disciplinary conferences and its networks in academic and public life.”

About the scholarship programme22

Situated in Windsor Great Park, Cumberland Lodge is the home of an educational charity. Founded in 1947, the charity’s ethos is to promote ‘the betterment of society’ through inter-disciplinary discussion and collaboration. Events are designed to draw together professionals, charity groups, leading academics, students, government officials and others to initiate fresh debate on social and ethical issues of national and international significance.

The scholarship programme is designed to fit around the demands of doctoral research. There is a commitment to be at the Lodge for six days a year, plus taking part in two other events each year (the Annual Lecture at the Lodge, and a seminar). Scholars are expected to prepare for each event at the Lodge (reading background information, writing an article or blog, and preparing presentations).

Scholars are expected to take a full and active part in conferences outside their own academic disciplines. By participating in the conferences, scholars will gain experience in: working collaboratively; engaging in cross-disciplinary discussion; public engagement and facilitation at events; networking; and writing for a wide audience. Scholars will also be eligible to apply for a personal development grant of up to £300 which they should use in an imaginative way to promote ‘the betterment of society’.

Please note costs to the conference and training weekend mentioned will be covered by the Graduate School.

How to apply

Find out further information and how to apply online: www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/scholarships2016

The closing date for applications is 12th May 2016, shortlisted candidates will be notified by 26th May 2016 and interviewed by Skype on 8th June 2016!

Further information for applicants

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to working for ‘the betterment of society’ through their academic research and/or other activities. The Lodge will be looking to offer scholarships to those who can show that an association with Cumberland Lodge would help them in this respect.

  • Applicants must be studying for a doctorate at a university in the United Kingdom, and be able to commit to a two year programme. It is likely, therefore, that they will currently be in the first year of their doctorate. Applications will be accepted only from those who are registered as doctoral students, including those who have not yet transferred from master’s degree to doctoral status as long as their supervisors state they are working to doctoral standard. Those currently registered for a master’s degree who hope to go on to study for a doctorate may not apply
  • Applicants must be available for interview by Skype on 8 June 2016 and to attend the annual scholars’ retreat at Cumberland Lodge from 9 – 11 September 2016
  • Applicants can be from any academic discipline, but must be open to working across disciplines and engaging with a wide range of subject matter. The foundation is currently focussing its work around ethical challenges in health, policing and social cohesion, but applications are welcome from any academic discipline
  • Applications should be online through the Cumberland Lodge website. Applicants will be required to give the names of two referees, one academic (their doctoral supervisor) and one non academic
  • Candidates will only be considered if they can demonstrate their application is supported by their university
  • The closing date for applications is 5pm on 12 May 2016. Applicants will be informed if they are shortlisted by 26 May 2016. Interviews will take place by Skype on 8 June 2016

Useful downloads

Alternatively download the following forms but please note that you must submit your application online to be considered for this scholarship:

  1. Cumberland Lodge Scholarship information leaflet 2016
  2. Cumberland Lodge Scholarship 2016 – 2018 Application form
  3. Cumberland Lodge Scholarship online application

For further queries please email scholarships@cumberlandlodge.ac.uk , good luck with your applications :)

Weekly Round Up!

Posted on April 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!

How to write a research proposal in 20 steps & avoid common issues – WriteThatPhD

Seven habits that will stand you in good stead in your career (not just the arts) – thesiswhisperer 

How to manage your research degree:8 tips to help you thrive survive & succeed – WriteThatPhD 

Writing a PhD proposal tips – generateblogs.com 

How to prepare for an academic career while you are doing a PhD: 3 action items – 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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Can you spot #FridaySquirrel ?

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Happy Friday!

You’ve almost made it through another week of studying and to celebrate our resident squirrel has been making his way across campus but can you help him find all of his friends? :D

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3 Minute Thesis Final – Get your Ticket!

Posted on April 21st, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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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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College of Arts Research Seminar – The Anatomy of Objects

Posted on April 21st, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Join Adam O’Meara and David McAleavey for the last 21st Century Research Group seminar of the semester…

shop-945414_960_720

Research Seminar: The Anatomy of Objects

When: Wednesday 27th April, 4.15-5.30pm

Where: University of Lincoln, MC0024

How do objects mean? How does the meaning of an object, and the uses it affords, change over time? Why does the same object mean one thing to you, another to me, and something again to both of us when we consider it out of its usual context, or mediated through a photograph?

The Anatomy of Objects engages with a processual and collaboratively methodologies towards the photographic work created by Adam O’Meara and David McAleavey in conversation with the staff and service users of the city’s household waste recycling centre at Great Northern Terrace. The museum and art gallery The Collection in Lincoln hosted the work during January and February of this year and was an important aspect of the process.

One of the functions of art galleries and museums is to provide us with valuable opportunities to reflect on how we see the world. They are also places where we are asked to consider, and sometimes reconsider, what we value, both as individuals and as communities. McAleavey and O’Meara were interested in reconsidering, through the act of photography, the ‘ordinary’ objects of our culture.

Vittorio Gallese believes that one of art’s functions is to liberate us from the ‘ordinary’ way we usually comprehend the world and to foreground our embodied experience of ‘seeing’. All of the objects in these photographs were selected in conversation at the recycling centre; sometimes it was because of their formal qualities, sometimes because they triggered a personal memory or a shared cultural association. But, whatever the reason for selection, some attribute of the object foregrounded for the interlocutors an opportunity to reflect on the question ‘how do objects mean?’  Would you like to join the conversation?

Speaker notes: Adam O’Meara is a senior lecturer in the School of Film and Media and David McAleavey is a member of the Social Science Centre, Lincoln.

For further information please contact the Graduate School.

Women in Academia Research Group – Monthly Seminars

Posted on April 21st, 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 3rd May (MB3201)                         ‘Social Media Visibility Workshop’ by Dr. Nadine Muller (Liverpool John Moores University)

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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2016-17 Annual Theme – Last chance to VOTE!

Posted on April 21st, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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To build on a very successful annual thematic approach of Impact & Collaboration this year, the Graduate School have been working with the PG Advisory Group to propose a new theme for 2016/17.

This is your chance to choose the theme you would most like to have for 2016/17, below are the 4 themes shortlisted by the PG Advisory Group, VOTE today for the theme you want most!

Theme 1 – Technology and Global Dialogue

Technology & Global Dialogue  – In the global rise of the use of technologies to support or inform research, the availability, accessibility and impact of our work has equally begun to shape How we approach research. Increasingly technology has begun to change the design of research, implicate upon our methodologies and shape the effectiveness of how others interact with our ideas and outcomes. In considering technology in a global age, how might your research have been shaped by this agenda?

Theme 2 – The design and use of research methodologies in new contexts

The design and use of research methodologies in new contexts – As scholars we are dependent upon the strength and appropriate use of research methods to qualify and underpin our research enquiry and data. As the research environment becomes more complex to respond to the drive for larger scale studies and collaborative research with other academics and external partners, must the design and use of research methods consider new parameters and dynamics in response to these demands?

Theme 3 – Making Connections & Crossing Borders

Making connections & Crossing borders – In order to develop research in real world settings we wish to consider how we develop our ideas around the themes of interdisciplinarity between subject areas, as well as the communication of ideas to a non–academic public audience. Increasingly as scholars we are required to instigate new connections, as well as cross into unfamiliar territories. How do we make that first move into the unknown, and how might this have implicated upon your research?

Theme 4 – Impact and Innovation

Impact & Innovation – In bringing these two significant agendas together we hope to demonstrate that the “collision” between disciplines and unusual partnership might bring about innovation, and ultimately have a distinct impact upon the way we both pursue and apply our research in the real world. How might your research have unified these two agendas, and how might this have shaped the way you approach your research?

 

Please select just ONE of the four themes below, the theme that receives the most votes will be used throughout 2016/17.

Please note that voting closes on Friday 21st April at 5pm. 

Thank you for participating :)

Share your PG experience and win prizes!

Posted on April 21st, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Get involved

There’s still time to be in with a chance of winning this month’s PG prize :D

To enter tweet your pictures @UoLGradschool using hashtag #PGPOTM, post to our Facebook page or share your pictures on Instagram.

2016/17 Annual Theme – have you voted yet?

Posted on April 20th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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To build on a very successful annual thematic approach of Impact & Collaboration this year, the Graduate School have been working with the PG Advisory Group to propose a new theme for 2016/17.

This is your chance to choose the theme you would most like to have for 2016/17, below are the 4 themes shortlisted by the PG Advisory Group, VOTE today for the theme you want most!

Theme 1 – Technology and Global Dialogue

Technology & Global Dialogue  – In the global rise of the use of technologies to support or inform research, the availability, accessibility and impact of our work has equally begun to shape How we approach research. Increasingly technology has begun to change the design of research, implicate upon our methodologies and shape the effectiveness of how others interact with our ideas and outcomes. In considering technology in a global age, how might your research have been shaped by this agenda?

Theme 2 – The design and use of research methodologies in new contexts

The design and use of research methodologies in new contexts – As scholars we are dependent upon the strength and appropriate use of research methods to qualify and underpin our research enquiry and data. As the research environment becomes more complex to respond to the drive for larger scale studies and collaborative research with other academics and external partners, must the design and use of research methods consider new parameters and dynamics in response to these demands?

Theme 3 – Making Connections & Crossing Borders

Making connections & Crossing borders – In order to develop research in real world settings we wish to consider how we develop our ideas around the themes of interdisciplinarity between subject areas, as well as the communication of ideas to a non–academic public audience. Increasingly as scholars we are required to instigate new connections, as well as cross into unfamiliar territories. How do we make that first move into the unknown, and how might this have implicated upon your research?

Theme 4 – Impact and Innovation

Impact & Innovation – In bringing these two significant agendas together we hope to demonstrate that the “collision” between disciplines and unusual partnership might bring about innovation, and ultimately have a distinct impact upon the way we both pursue and apply our research in the real world. How might your research have unified these two agendas, and how might this have shaped the way you approach your research?

 

Please select just ONE of the four themes below, the theme that receives the most votes will be used throughout 2016/17.

Please note that voting closes on Friday 21st April at 5pm. 

Vote for the annual theme 2016 – 2017!

Thank you for participating :)

2016 Life Beyond PhD Conference – FUNDING AVAILABLE

Posted on April 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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#WiseWednesday

Posted on April 20th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Check back each week for more wise words of wisdom! In the meanwhile browse the Graduate School blog for the latest news and updates :D

If you would like to share your #PGWisdom get in touch with the team by emailing graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk

#WiseWednesday #LovePG

Storing and Sharing data workshop

Posted on April 19th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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This 1 hour workshop (including 30 minutes for questions/discussion) is an introduction to some of the requirements, benefits, issues and problems involved in storing your research data. Students will be asked to consider funding requirements, institutional policies, technical, legal and ethical issues, and appropriate licences for sharing data, along with some of the tools that can be used to store, share and publish research data.

Where

University Library, UL101

When

Wednesday 20th April 2016 14:00 – 15:00

Book your place

To book online follow this link: http://bit.ly/1RzFIov

 

Target audience

This course is aimed at postgraduate research students in the later stages of their research degree (e.g.final year).

Programme outline

  • Where is research data stored?
  • Issues and problems in storing data
  • Requirements to share and publish data
  • The Lincoln Repository and other tools for storing, sharing & publishing data

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course you should be able to;

  • Appreciate the benefits and risks involved in your approach to storing data
  • Discuss research data storage and sharing with your research supervisor
  • Make use of publicly shared and licensed datasets
  • Choose appropriate licences for your own data
  • Use the Lincoln Repository to formally publish datasets

Course facilitator

Paul Stainthorp is based in the University Library, where he works with electronic library resources, research publications, and research data management systems.

Do you have questions about storing & sharing data? If so, contact the Graduate School for further information.

#TuesdayTalk

Posted on April 19th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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  This weeks chosen topic is a TED Talk about an amazing nanoparticle cancer super weapon. Watch the video below:

#LoveResearch #TuesdayTalk #LovePG

Shut Up & Write!

Posted on April 18th, 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

28th April 2016 – 2-5 pm

11th May 2016 – 10 am – 1 pm

2nd June 2016 – 10 am – 1 pm

book now

Help identify Key financial issues facing PGR students …

Posted on April 18th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

… take our PGR finance survey!

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Following Postgraduate Research (PGR) financial related issues being raised at the Graduate School’s PGR student Advisory group, the Graduate School has partnered with the student Finance Team and the Students Union in order to try and gain a better understanding of the financial impacts of studying a research degree.

Emerging themes will then be presented to Lincoln University’s Postgraduate Research Committee and shared with relevant internal departments and students to discuss and consider how we can improve the PGR experience.

Help identify key financial issues faced by PGR students and take our finance survey by clicking here.

The survey questions have been put together based on feedback and discussions with postgraduate students and provide you with an opportunity to tell us about your experiences in this area.  If you have any queries or would like any further information please contact Lynne Landry, Graduate School Manager (llandry@lincoln.ac.uk)

Please note: The survey we’ve produced is confidential and all responses will remain anonymous, we will not be able to match any information to individuals.

Thank you in advance for your participation :)

2016/17 Annual Theme – Vote Today!

Posted on April 18th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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To build on a very successful annual thematic approach of Impact & Collaboration this year, the Graduate School have been working with the PG Advisory Group to propose a new theme for 2016/17.

This is your chance to choose the theme you would most like to have for 2016/17, below are the 4 themes shortlisted by the PG Advisory Group, VOTE today for the theme you want most!

Theme 1 – Technology and Global Dialogue

Technology & Global Dialogue  – In the global rise of the use of technologies to support or inform research, the availability, accessibility and impact of our work has equally begun to shape How we approach research. Increasingly technology has begun to change the design of research, implicate upon our methodologies and shape the effectiveness of how others interact with our ideas and outcomes. In considering technology in a global age, how might your research have been shaped by this agenda?

Theme 2 – The design and use of research methodologies in new contexts

The design and use of research methodologies in new contexts – As scholars we are dependent upon the strength and appropriate use of research methods to qualify and underpin our research enquiry and data. As the research environment becomes more complex to respond to the drive for larger scale studies and collaborative research with other academics and external partners, must the design and use of research methods consider new parameters and dynamics in response to these demands?

Theme 3 – Making Connections & Crossing Borders

Making connections & Crossing borders – In order to develop research in real world settings we wish to consider how we develop our ideas around the themes of interdisciplinarity between subject areas, as well as the communication of ideas to a non–academic public audience. Increasingly as scholars we are required to instigate new connections, as well as cross into unfamiliar territories. How do we make that first move into the unknown, and how might this have implicated upon your research?

Theme 4 – Impact and Innovation

Impact & Innovation – In bringing these two significant agendas together we hope to demonstrate that the “collision” between disciplines and unusual partnership might bring about innovation, and ultimately have a distinct impact upon the way we both pursue and apply our research in the real world. How might your research have unified these two agendas, and how might this have shaped the way you approach your research?

 

Please select just ONE of the four themes below, the theme that receives the most votes will be used throughout 2016/17.

Please note that voting closes on Friday 21st April at 5pm. 

Thank you for participating :)

Support for part-time research students – Midlands universities

Posted on April 15th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Workshops

“If you are a research student studying on a part-time basis, did you know that there are workshops coming up designed specifically to support your mode of study?

Three Midlands universities are holding the Vitae-inspired Part-Time Researcher’s days so, whether you are still near the beginning of your studies or coming to the end of your research degree, there is a day for you.”

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Workshop for part-time research students in the first half of their studies:

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Part-Time Researcher day: Running at The University of Northampton on Friday 6th May in Northampton. Sessions include:

  • Working with your Supervisor part-time and at a distance
  • Time, productivity and motivation management
  • Group exercises to determine priorities, concerns, sharing experiences & solutions.
  • Part-time success stories

 

Workshop for part-time research students who are writing up / submitting within 18 months:

 

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Part-Time Researcher Finishing days are running at the Open University in Milton Keynes on Monday 20th June and also at the University of Warwick in Coventry, on Tuesday 28th June.

 

Sessions include:

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

 

For further information please visit the Graduate School University of Northampton blog: http://bit.ly/1qtSVZT

Funding Available for 2016 Cumberland Lodge Conference

Posted on April 15th, 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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Weekly Round Up!

Posted on April 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?

Here you go…enjoy!

How to write the methodology & data chapters of a PhD  – WriteThatPhD

How to write a successful research proposal, great tool – EnagoUlatus 

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 April 15th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke


Acoustic Friday Squirell

PG Lounge Acoustic Night! 

Take time out from studies and stress to enjoy the relaunch of PG Lounge.

Join us for an atmospheric evening of acoustic entertainment held at Lincoln’s hidden gem Coffee Aroma. The comfortable ambience of Coffee Aroma makes it a perfect place to catch up with old friends and make new ones

Do you play? Whether you are an experienced virtuoso or a novice performer this relaxed evening of acoustic entertainment is a great way to share your musical talent amongst friends.  Sign up here, all styles instruments and levels welcome.

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 music from 18:00-20:00. To claim your free drink arrive before 18:00

Book here!

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Enter our PG Picture of the Month Competition!

Posted on April 15th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Have a great picture which sums up your Postgraduate studies and student life?  If so, send it to us for a chance to win this month’s prize; a chance to win tickets to the PG Student Celebration dinner on 22nd June 2016!

How to enter #PGPoTM for your chance to win this month’s top prize:

 

As those pesky meerkats would say, simples!

 

1. Tweet your entries@UoLGradSchool with #PGPoTM

2. Post directly to our facebook page with #PGPoTM

3. Email your entries to graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk

 

Each month we’ll choose a winning #PGPoTM entry and get in touch to deliver your prize, good luck everyone :)

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2016/17 Graduate School Annual Theme – Your VOTE!

Posted on April 14th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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To build on a very successful annual thematic approach of Impact & Collaboration this year, the Graduate School have been working with the PG Advisory Group to propose a new theme for 2016/17.

This is your chance to choose the theme you would most like to have for 2016/17, below are the 4 themes shortlisted by the PG Advisory Group, VOTE today for the theme you want most!

Theme 1 – Technology and Global Dialogue

Technology & Global Dialogue  – In the global rise of the use of technologies to support or inform research, the availability, accessibility and impact of our work has equally begun to shape How we approach research. Increasingly technology has begun to change the design of research, implicate upon our methodologies and shape the effectiveness of how others interact with our ideas and outcomes. In considering technology in a global age, how might your research have been shaped by this agenda?

Theme 2 – The design and use of research methodologies in new contexts

The design and use of research methodologies in new contexts – As scholars we are dependent upon the strength and appropriate use of research methods to qualify and underpin our research enquiry and data. As the research environment becomes more complex to respond to the drive for larger scale studies and collaborative research with other academics and external partners, must the design and use of research methods consider new parameters and dynamics in response to these demands?

Theme 3 – Making Connections & Crossing Borders

Making connections & Crossing borders – In order to develop research in real world settings we wish to consider how we develop our ideas around the themes of interdisciplinarity between subject areas, as well as the communication of ideas to a non–academic public audience. Increasingly as scholars we are required to instigate new connections, as well as cross into unfamiliar territories. How do we make that first move into the unknown, and how might this have implicated upon your research?

Theme 4 – Impact and Innovation

Impact & Innovation – In bringing these two significant agendas together we hope to demonstrate that the “collision” between disciplines and unusual partnership might bring about innovation, and ultimately have a distinct impact upon the way we both pursue and apply our research in the real world. How might your research have unified these two agendas, and how might this have shaped the way you approach your research?

 

Please select just ONE of the four themes below, the theme that receives the most votes will be used throughout 2016/17.

Please note that voting closes on Friday 21st April at 5pm. 

Thank you for participating :)

Cumberland Lodge Scholarship 2016

Posted on April 14th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Cumberland Lodge is offering the opportunity for 1st or 2nd year doctoral students studying at universities in the United Kingdom to develop skills in communication, public engagement and interdisciplinary collaboration through a scholarship scheme.

“Each year, the Cumberland Lodge scholarship scheme gives six doctoral students the opportunity to be involved with Cumberland Lodge over two years, and to benefit from the Lodge’s expertise in running inter-disciplinary conferences and its networks in academic and public life.”

About the scholarship programme

Situated in Windsor Great Park, Cumberland Lodge is the home of an educational charity. Founded in 1947, the charity’s ethos is to promote ‘the betterment of society’ through inter-disciplinary discussion and collaboration. Events are designed to draw together professionals, charity groups, leading academics, students, government officials and others to initiate fresh debate on social and ethical issues of national and international significance.

The scholarship programme is designed to fit around the demands of doctoral research. There is a commitment to be at the Lodge for six days a year, plus taking part in two other events each year (the Annual Lecture at the Lodge, and a seminar). Scholars are expected to prepare for each event at the Lodge (reading background information, writing an article or blog, and preparing presentations).

Scholars are expected to take a full and active part in conferences outside their own academic disciplines. By participating in the conferences, scholars will gain experience in: working collaboratively; engaging in cross-disciplinary discussion; public engagement and facilitation at events; networking; and writing for a wide audience. Scholars will also be eligible to apply for a personal development grant of up to £300 which they should use in an imaginative way to promote ‘the betterment of society’.

Please note costs to the conference and training weekend mentioned will be covered by the Graduate School.

How to apply

Find out further information and how to apply online: www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/scholarships2016

The closing date for applications is 12th May 2016, shortlisted candidates will be notified by 26th May 2016 and interviewed by Skype on 8th June 2016!

Further information for applicants

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to working for ‘the betterment of society’ through their academic research and/or other activities. The Lodge will be looking to offer scholarships to those who can show that an association with Cumberland Lodge would help them in this respect.

  • Applicants must be studying for a doctorate at a university in the United Kingdom, and be able to commit to a two year programme. It is likely, therefore, that they will currently be in the first year of their doctorate. Applications will be accepted only from those who are registered as doctoral students, including those who have not yet transferred from master’s degree to doctoral status as long as their supervisors state they are working to doctoral standard. Those currently registered for a master’s degree who hope to go on to study for a doctorate may not apply
  • Applicants must be available for interview by Skype on 8 June 2016 and to attend the annual scholars’ retreat at Cumberland Lodge from 9 – 11 September 2016
  • Applicants can be from any academic discipline, but must be open to working across disciplines and engaging with a wide range of subject matter. The foundation is currently focussing its work around ethical challenges in health, policing and social cohesion, but applications are welcome from any academic discipline
  • Applications should be online through the Cumberland Lodge website. Applicants will be required to give the names of two referees, one academic (their doctoral supervisor) and one non academic
  • Candidates will only be considered if they can demonstrate their application is supported by their university
  • The closing date for applications is 5pm on 12 May 2016. Applicants will be informed if they are shortlisted by 26 May 2016. Interviews will take place by Skype on 8 June 2016

Useful downloads

Alternatively download the following forms but please note that you must submit your application online to be considered for this scholarship:

  1. Cumberland Lodge Scholarship information leaflet 2016
  2. Cumberland Lodge Scholarship 2016 – 2018 Application form
  3. Cumberland Lodge Scholarship online application

For further queries please email scholarships@cumberlandlodge.ac.uk , good luck with your applications :)

Storing & sharing data workshop

Posted on April 14th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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This 1 hour workshop (including 30 minutes for questions/discussion) is an introduction to some of the requirements, benefits, issues and problems involved in storing your research data. Students will be asked to consider funding requirements, institutional policies, technical, legal and ethical issues, and appropriate licences for sharing data, along with some of the tools that can be used to store, share and publish research data.

Where

University Library, UL101

When

Wednesday 20th April 2016 14:00 – 15:00

Book your place

To book online follow this link: http://bit.ly/1RzFIov

 

Target audience

This course is aimed at postgraduate research students in the later stages of their research degree (e.g. final year).

Programme outline

  • Where is research data stored?
  • Issues and problems in storing data
  • Requirements to share and publish data
  • The Lincoln Repository and other tools for storing, sharing & publishing data

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course you should be able to;

  • Appreciate the benefits and risks involved in your approach to storing data
  • Discuss research data storage and sharing with your research supervisor
  • Make use of publicly shared and licensed datasets
  • Choose appropriate licences for your own data
  • Use the Lincoln Repository to formally publish datasets

Course facilitator

Paul Stainthorp is based in the University Library, where he works with electronic library resources, research publications, and research data management systems.

Do you have questions about storing & sharing data? If so, contact the Graduate School for further information.

This week’s #ThrowbackThursday …

Posted on April 14th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Get involved

Share your Postgraduate, PhD and Research experiences with us and we’ll add your photos to #ThrowbackThursday  :D

To participate email photos to the Graduate School or tweet @uolgradschool and we’ll do the rest!

PGR finance Survey

Posted on April 13th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Following Postgraduate Research (PGR) financial related issues being raised at the Graduate School’s PGR student Advisory group, the Graduate School has partnered with the student Finance Team and the Students Union in order to try and gain a better understanding of the financial impacts of studying a research degree.

Emerging themes will then be presented to Lincoln University’s Postgraduate Research Committee and shared with relevant internal departments and students to discuss and consider how we can improve the PGR experience.

Help us gain further insight and take the PGR finance survey by clicking here.

The survey questions have been put together based on feedback and discussions with postgraduate students and provide you with an opportunity to tell us about your experiences in this area.  If you have any queries or would like any further information please contact Lynne Landry, Graduate School Manager (llandry@lincoln.ac.uk)

Please note: The survey we’ve produced is confidential and all responses will remain anonymous, we will not be able to match any information to individuals.

Thank you in advance for your participation :)

Register interest for the 3MT competition

Posted on April 13th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

#3MTSquirell

To register for the Three Minute Thesis Competition, please email graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk

 

Recap: What is the Three Minute Thesis competition?

Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland which challenges research higher degree students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
The first 3MT was held at UQ in 2008 with 160 RHD students competing.

Which other Universities are taking part?

Since 2011 the popularity of the competition has increased and 3MT competitions are now held in at least 170 universities across more than 17 countries worldwide. This year 18 other UK institutions have signed up to participate including;

  • The University of Birmingham
    • Cambridge University
    • University of Durham
    • Kings College London
    • The University of Edinburgh
    • University of Leeds
    • Nottingham Trent University
    • University of York

Who can participate?

Anyone who is active in a PhD (including thesis under submission) are eligible to participate. Graduates will not be permitted to enter.
Anyone who is undertaking a professional/named/higher doctorate is not eligible.

How does it work?

The Graduate School will organise and host the University of Lincoln Final on the evening of Thursday 12th May 2016. Two awards will be presented at the final, Panel Winner and People’s Choice winner both will receive £100 voucher and the panel winner of the University of Lincoln final will then go forward to the UK Online Semi-final on 14th July hosted by Vitae.

The top six contestants at the Semi-Final will go on to the UK final which will take place during the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2016 on 12th September.

Competition Rules

• A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description, the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration)

• No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted

• No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted

• Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified

• Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs)

• Presentations are to commence from the stage

• Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech

• The decision of the adjudicating panel is final

#WiseWednesday

Posted on April 13th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

 

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What inspires you?  Share your new found wisdom with fellow students and contribute towards #PGTipsTuesday by emailing graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk :D

PG Lounge – Acoustic Night

Posted on April 12th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

 

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PG Lounge Acoustic Night! 

Take time out from studies and stress to enjoy the relaunch of PG Lounge.

Join us for an atmospheric evening of acoustic entertainment held at Lincoln’s hidden gem Coffee Aroma. The comfortable ambience of Coffee Aroma makes it a perfect place to catch up with old friends and make new ones

Do you play? Whether you are an experienced virtuoso or a novice performer this relaxed evening of acoustic entertainment is a great way to share your musical talent amongst friends.  Sign up here, all styles instruments and levels welcome.

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 music from 18:00-20:00. To claim your free drink arrive before 18:00

Book here!

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#PGTipsTuesday – Studying made simple!

Posted on April 12th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Share your #PGTIPS

If you have any study tips to share with your fellow students contact us by email or via social media :D #Getinvolved

3-Minute Thesis Competition – register today!

Posted on April 11th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

#3MTSquirell

To register for the Three Minute Thesis Competition, please email graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk

 

Recap: What is the Three Minute Thesis competition?

Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland which challenges research higher degree students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
The first 3MT was held at UQ in 2008 with 160 RHD students competing.

Which other Universities are taking part?

Since 2011 the popularity of the competition has increased and 3MT competitions are now held in at least 170 universities across more than 17 countries worldwide. This year 18 other UK institutions have signed up to participate including;

  • The University of Birmingham
    • Cambridge University
    • University of Durham
    • Kings College London
    • The University of Edinburgh
    • University of Leeds
    • Nottingham Trent University
    • University of York

Who can participate?

Anyone who is active in a PhD (including thesis under submission) are eligible to participate. Graduates will not be permitted to enter.
Anyone who is undertaking a professional/named/higher doctorate is not eligible.

How does it work?

The Graduate School will organise and host the University of Lincoln Final on the evening of Thursday 12th May 2016. Two awards will be presented at the final, Panel Winner and People’s Choice winner both will receive £100 voucher and the panel winner of the University of Lincoln final will then go forward to the UK Online Semi-final on 14th July hosted by Vitae.

The top six contestants at the Semi-Final will go on to the UK final which will take place during the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2016 on 12th September.

Competition Rules

• A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description, the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration)

• No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted

• No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted

• Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified

• Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs)

• Presentations are to commence from the stage

• Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech

• The decision of the adjudicating panel is final

Cumberland Lodge Scholarship Programme 2016 – 2018

Posted on April 11th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Cumberland Lodge is offering the opportunity for 1st or 2nd year doctoral students studying at universities in the United Kingdom to develop skills in communication, public engagement and interdisciplinary collaboration through a scholarship scheme.

“Each year, the Cumberland Lodge scholarship scheme gives six doctoral students the opportunity to be involved with Cumberland Lodge over two years, and to benefit from the Lodge’s expertise in running inter-disciplinary conferences and its networks in academic and public life.”

About the scholarship programme

Situated in Windsor Great Park, Cumberland Lodge is the home of an educational charity. Founded in 1947, the charity’s ethos is to promote ‘the betterment of society’ through inter-disciplinary discussion and collaboration. Events are designed to draw together professionals, charity groups, leading academics, students, government officials and others to initiate fresh debate on social and ethical issues of national and international significance.

The scholarship programme is designed to fit around the demands of doctoral research. There is a commitment to be at the Lodge for six days a year, plus taking part in two other events each year (the Annual Lecture at the Lodge, and a seminar). Scholars are expected to prepare for each event at the Lodge (reading background information, writing an article or blog, and preparing presentations).

Scholars are expected to take a full and active part in conferences outside their own academic disciplines. By participating in the conferences, scholars will gain experience in: working collaboratively; engaging in cross-disciplinary discussion; public engagement and facilitation at events; networking; and writing for a wide audience. Scholars will also be eligible to apply for a personal development grant of up to £300 which they should use in an imaginative way to promote ‘the betterment of society’.

Please note costs to the conference and training weekend mentioned will be covered by the Graduate School.

How to apply

Find out further information and how to apply online: www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/scholarships2016

The closing date for applications is 12th May 2016, shortlisted candidates will be notified by 26th May 2016 and interviewed by Skype on 8th June 2016!

Further information for applicants

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to working for ‘the betterment of society’ through their academic research and/or other activities. The Lodge will be looking to offer scholarships to those who can show that an association with Cumberland Lodge would help them in this respect.

  • Applicants must be studying for a doctorate at a university in the United Kingdom, and be able to commit to a two year programme. It is likely, therefore, that they will currently be in the first year of their doctorate. Applications will be accepted only from those who are registered as doctoral students, including those who have not yet transferred from master’s degree to doctoral status as long as their supervisors state they are working to doctoral standard. Those currently registered for a master’s degree who hope to go on to study for a doctorate may not apply
  • Applicants must be available for interview by Skype on 8 June 2016 and to attend the annual scholars’ retreat at Cumberland Lodge from 9 – 11 September 2016
  • Applicants can be from any academic discipline, but must be open to working across disciplines and engaging with a wide range of subject matter. The foundation is currently focussing its work around ethical challenges in health, policing and social cohesion, but applications are welcome from any academic discipline
  • Applications should be online through the Cumberland Lodge website. Applicants will be required to give the names of two referees, one academic (their doctoral supervisor) and one non academic
  • Candidates will only be considered if they can demonstrate their application is supported by their university
  • The closing date for applications is 5pm on 12 May 2016. Applicants will be informed if they are shortlisted by 26 May 2016. Interviews will take place by Skype on 8 June 2016

Useful downloads

Alternatively download the following forms but please note that you must submit your application online to be considered for this scholarship:

  1. Cumberland Lodge Scholarship information leaflet 2016
  2. Cumberland Lodge Scholarship 2016 – 2018 Application form
  3. Cumberland Lodge Scholarship online application

For further queries please email scholarships@cumberlandlodge.ac.uk , good luck with your applications :)

Weekly Round Up

Posted on April 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!

Too Much Excitement hurts your chance for Publication – Enago

Scientific/Sequestration affected disorder (SAD) – PhD Advice 

How to Reference your Research Writing – Write That PhD

Unhelpful PhD Advice – an outline – Thesis Whisperer

#Funny Friday – PhD Vs Marriage – PhD Comics

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

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Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new ‪#‎PGPoTW and you could win a prize! Winners announced every Friday afternoon.

Let’s keep in touch!

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

 

 

 

Women in Academia Research Group – Monthly Seminars

Posted on April 8th, 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 26th April (Room TBC)                                            ‘Lifestyle and Anxiety- A Holistic Approach’ (by Rebecca Steadman)

Tues 3rd May (MB3201)                         ‘Social Media Visibility Workshop’ by Dr. Nadine Muller (Liverpool John Moores University)

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 Lounge – Your Invitation

Posted on April 7th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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PG Lounge – Save the dates! 

The PG Lounge is a evening event held at Coffee Aroma, on the third Thursday of every month! Its the perfect opportunity for postgraduate students to get together and talk about what ever you like!

Its a relaxed atmosphere and the perfect place to catch with old friends and make new ones, the third Thursday of the month also coincides with the Curry night held at Coffee Aroma, which you are able to take part in if you wish but it is not mandatory.

Don’t forget to book your place through our blog, first 20 people will receive a money off voucher to be used on the night!

Dates to Save! – Click the date to book your place 

21st April 2016

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PG Picture of the Month Competition

Posted on April 6th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Have a great picture which sums up your Postgraduate studies and student life?  If so, send it to us for a chance to win this month’s prize; a chance to win tickets to the PG Student Celebration dinner on 22nd June 2016!

How to enter #PGPoTM for your chance to win this month’s top prize:

 

As those pesky meerkats would say, simples!

 

1. Tweet your entries@UoLGradSchool with #PGPoTM

2. Post directly to our facebook page with #PGPoTM

3. Email your entries to graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk

 

Each month we’ll choose a winning #PGPoTM entry and get in touch to deliver your prize, good luck everyone :)

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Join the University Executive Board for student supper!

Posted on April 5th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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We have 10 dinner reservations available …

Join the University Executive team and Vice Chancellor on Monday 25th April from 6pm for this year’s student supper! It will be an informal evening with a buffet style meal allowing you the opportunity to socialise with fellow students and of course the Executive team.

Further details will be made available to attendees once all 10 places have been filled. To book your dinner reservation with the University Executive team please email graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk before Sunday 10th April.

Please note that dinner reservations will be made on a first come first serve basis so hurry!

If you have any culinary questions or dietary requirements get in touch with the Graduate School.

Bon appétit!

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2016 Postgraduate Student Conference – Tickets Available

Posted on April 5th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Register Today!

The Graduate School is hosting our annual Postgraduate Research conference on the 14th of April, the conference aims to underpin and explore the growing demands of the impact agenda and its relationship with collaborative and partnership-based research. How might your research have the potential to tackle real life challenges of government, industry and wider society, and in doing so how might we design and build our research and partnerships to best impact upon those challenges?  How do we ensure our impact practices and skills are effective and of the highest quality, and importantly how partnership might lead to transformation and change?

The speakers will engage with perspectives from explorative to methodological, through to case studies and practical examples which engage with the theme of Impact & Collaboration. The conference will provide a forum to uncover a variety of practices and challenges and share how our research is attempting to reach new audiences and resolve key issues. Through both presentations and posters we hope to reflect the journey and disciplinary challenges associated with impact and collaboration in academia today.

Visit the Conference Blog page for all the information you need and register for your free ticket TODAY!

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International Postgraduate Conference

Posted on April 4th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Call for Papers!

The University of Central Lancashire will host the third International Postgraduate Conference on Modern Foreign Languages, Linguistics and Literature on 20th June 2016. The keynote speaker will be Professor Hayo Reinders.

Abstract submission guidelines

  • Abstracts should be no longer than 400 words (excluding title, keywords, and references) and should be submitted as a word attachment to the conference email address (mthomas4@uclan.ac.uk) using participant’s university email. The submission email should contain the participant’s name, affiliation and email address
  • The abstract should be written in Times New Roman, 12 pt, single spacing but should not include the author’s name or any other identifying information. Deadline is 21st April 2016.
  • Papers may be submitted in three strands: research (reporting on data arising from field testing), conceptual (theoretical studies) or poster presentations.
  • No late submissions will be accepted. All submissions will be blind peer-reviewed. Accepted abstracts will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion
  • Further information on registering for the conference will be made available by the University of Lancashire on 30th April 2015.
  • The conference is free for participants and presenters and refreshments will be provided. Follow this link to register as a participant: http://bit.ly/1pQdkId

Key dates:

  • Abstract submission: 21st April 2016
  • Notification to presenters: 30th April 2016
  • Conference: 20th June 2016

Conference Address:

Adelphi Building, School of Journalism, Language and Communication, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom.

For further information please email MCondorelli@uclan.ac.uk

Take the PGR Finance Survey!

Posted on April 4th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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Following Postgraduate Research (PGR) financial related issues being raised at the Graduate School’s PGR student Advisory group, the Graduate School has partnered with the student Finance Team and the Students Union in order to try and gain a better understanding of the financial impacts of studying a research degree.

Emerging themes will then be presented to Lincoln University’s Postgraduate Research Committee and shared with relevant internal departments and students to discuss and consider how we can improve the PGR experience.

Help us gain further insight and take the PGR finance survey by clicking here.

The survey questions have been put together based on feedback and discussions with postgraduate students and provide you with an opportunity to tell us about your experiences in this area.  If you have any queries or would like any further information please contact Lynne Landry, Graduate School Manager (llandry@lincoln.ac.uk)

Please note: The survey we’ve produced is confidential and all responses will remain anonymous, we will not be able to match any information to individuals.

Thank you in advance for your participation :)

2016 Postgraduate Student Conference – Get your Ticket!

Posted on March 31st, 2016 by Caroline Riley

Riseholme

Registration is Open!

The Graduate School is hosting our annual Postgraduate Research conference on the 14th of April, the conference aims to underpin and explore the growing demands of the impact agenda and its relationship with collaborative and partnership-based research. How might your research have the potential to tackle real life challenges of government, industry and wider society, and in doing so how might we design and build our research and partnerships to best impact upon those challenges?  How do we ensure our impact practices and skills are effective and of the highest quality, and importantly how partnership might lead to transformation and change?

The speakers will engage with perspectives from explorative to methodological, through to case studies and practical examples which engage with the theme of Impact & Collaboration. The conference will provide a forum to uncover a variety of practices and challenges and share how our research is attempting to reach new audiences and resolve key issues. Through both presentations and posters we hope to reflect the journey and disciplinary challenges associated with impact and collaboration in academia today.

Visit the Conference Blog page for all the information you need and register for your free ticket TODAY!

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Calling all Dog Owners…

Posted on March 31st, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Do you own a dog?

If you own a then PhD Student Sarah Reaney needs your help? She is conducting a survey for her Research into Animal Behaviour and she is looking into the health and behaviour of dogs, this survey will help her to gather the information she needs!

The survey will take less than 10 minutes of your time and goes a long way in helping Sarah and her research.

Thank you for your time!

Take the Survey

 

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Tickets on Sale Today! – PG Celebration Dinner

Posted on March 31st, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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The Date: Wednesday 22nd June 2016

The Time: 6.30 pm Drinks Reception opens

The Place: The Drill Hall Theatre

The Event: First Ever Postgraduate Student Celebration Dinner

Tickets are now on sale for the first EVER postgraduate student celebration dinner!

Hosted by the Graduate School on the 22nd June, the evening offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate everything PG!  The drinks reception opens at 6.30 pm with dinner served at 7.00 pm, after dinner the dancing and fun can begin!

The ticket costs £20 and are open to all postgraduate students, you can purchase as many tickets as you like so bring a friend, partner or family member and show them the #LovePG world you work so hard in! Also with this ticket you get your first drink on us and an official photograph on the night.

Dress for the occasion too, this event is Black tie so get out your glad rags and dazzle on the night!

Don’t miss the fantastic event get your ticket today!

Buy Your Ticket Here

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Women in Academia Research Group – Monthly Seminars

Posted on March 29th, 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 5th April (MB3201)                        ‘Bodies and Spaces- A Coaching Workshop’ by Dr. Arya  Madhavan (School of Performing Arts, Lincoln University)

April (TBC)                                             ‘Lifestyle and Anxiety- A Holistic Approach’ (by Rebecca Steadman)

Tues 3rd May (MB3201)                         ‘Social Media Visibility Workshop’ by Dr. Nadine Muller (Liverpool John Moores University)

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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ASLE – UKI Postgraduate Conference – Call for Papers

Posted on March 28th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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ASLE-UKI POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE

31ST August – 2nd September 2016

A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch

ASLE-UKI (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland – www.asle.org.uk) invites proposals for its Postgraduate Conference to be held from 31st August – 2nd September 2016 at the University of Lincoln (www.lincoln.ac.uk) on the theme of ‘A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch’.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Adeline Johns-Putra – Reader in English (University of Surrey)

Duncan French – Professor of International Law (University of Lincoln)

Kate Rigby – Professor of Environmental Humanities (Bath Spa University/Monash University)

In 2016, the International Commission on Stratigraphy is due to consider formalising the Anthropocene as a new geological epoch.  In light of this, the conference aims to review and reflect on what literature and culture might have to say about our place in a world shaped by human activity.  With a keen interest in ecological systems, anthropogenic processes and the interaction between humans and nonhumans, ecocritics and the environmental humanities have already begun to open up discussion about the origins and implications of the Anthropocene; ultimately questioning what this might mean for humanity and our planetary home.

The conference will facilitate an interdisciplinary dialogue between different approaches to the study of climate change, environmental distress and various eco-catastrophes.  We are looking for papers, and panels, from postgraduate students and early-career researchers which unearth any aspect of the collusion between the Anthropocene, environmental criticism and the humanities.  We are especially interested in papers that; consider how, if at all, this new geological age might recast our readings of literary, historical and cultural narratives; explore how writers and artists, past and present, might be engaged with human produced environmental degradation; and contributions which imagine the future of human and nonhuman relationships.

We also welcome proposals for presentations and readings from creative writers, artists and activists.

Possible topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Planetary history and deep time; human and natural temporalities
  • Major or minor, global or local climatic events
  • Postcolonial ecocriticism
  • Disaster, extinction, end of nature, apocalypse
  • Waste, pollution and sustainability
  • Industrial developments, new technology, energy challenges
  • Nature/culture, human/nonhuman boundaries
  • Narratives of change, imagined futures
  • Affects and aesthetics
  • Romantic nature, Gothic nature, EcoGothic
  • Ecopsychology: internal and external crisis
  • Environmental philosophy, environmental and animal ethics, environmental law (e.g. 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris

Individual papers will be 20 minutes long.

Please send a 300 word abstract and a 50 word biography to Michelle Poland, Rebecca Ford and Alex Bevan – changeofscene2016@gmail.com – by 31st March 2016.  

Proposals for panels are also welcome: please send a 200 word summary of the rationale for the panel, in addition to individual abstracts.  Any further enquires can sent to the above email address.

For more details visit our website: http://change2016.co.uk/

3-Minute Thesis Competition 2016 – Last chance to apply

Posted on March 28th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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What is the Three Minute Thesis competition?

Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland which challenges research higher degree students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
The first 3MT was held at UQ in 2008 with 160 RHD students competing.

Which other Universities are taking part?

Since 2011 the popularity of the competition has increased and 3MT competitions are now held in at least 170 universities across more than 17 countries worldwide. This year 18 other UK institutions have signed up to participate including;

  • The University of Birmingham
    • Cambridge University
    • University of Durham
    • Kings College London
    • The University of Edinburgh
    • University of Leeds
    • Nottingham Trent University
    • University of York

Who can participate?

Anyone who is active in a PhD (including thesis under submission) are eligible to participate. Graduates will not be permitted to enter.
Anyone who is undertaking a professional/named/higher doctorate is not eligible.

How does it work?

The Graduate School will organise and host the University of Lincoln Final on the evening of Thursday 12th May 2016. Two awards will be presented at the final, Panel Winner and People’s Choice winner both will receive £100 voucher and the panel winner of the University of Lincoln final will then go forward to the UK Online Semi-final on 14th July hosted by Vitae.

The top six contestants at the Semi-Final will go on to the UK final which will take place during the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2016 on 12th September.

Competition Rules

• A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description, the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration)

• No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted

• No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted

• Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified

• Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs)

• Presentations are to commence from the stage

• Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech

• The decision of the adjudicating panel is final

If you are interested in taking part in the Three Minute Thesis Competition, please complete the on-line submission of interest form HERE

Applications close on 31st March 2016

 

Post Graduate Conference 2016 – Register today!!!

Posted on March 28th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

Riseholme

Register Today!

The Graduate School is hosting our annual Postgraduate Research conference on the 14th of April, the conference aims to underpin and explore the growing demands of the impact agenda and its relationship with collaborative and partnership-based research. How might your research have the potential to tackle real life challenges of government, industry and wider society, and in doing so how might we design and build our research and partnerships to best impact upon those challenges?  How do we ensure our impact practices and skills are effective and of the highest quality, and importantly how partnership might lead to transformation and change?

The speakers will engage with perspectives from explorative to methodological, through to case studies and practical examples which engage with the theme of Impact & Collaboration. The conference will provide a forum to uncover a variety of practices and challenges and share how our research is attempting to reach new audiences and resolve key issues. Through both presentations and posters we hope to reflect the journey and disciplinary challenges associated with impact and collaboration in academia today.

Visit the Conference Blog page for all the information you need and register for your free ticket TODAY!

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#FridaySquirrel returns!

Posted on March 25th, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

He’s back…

#FridaySquirrel makes his triumphant return following a brief Easter vacation in Europe.

Each week he’ll be making his way across campus to brighten up your day.

Join us on twitter and Facebook for your weekly #FridaySquirrel fix :)

He's back...

He’s back…

 

 

 

3-Minute Thesis Competition 2016 – Apply NOW!

Posted on March 24th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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What is the Three Minute Thesis competition?

Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland which challenges research higher degree students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
The first 3MT was held at UQ in 2008 with 160 RHD students competing.

Which other Universities are taking part?

Since 2011 the popularity of the competition has increased and 3MT competitions are now held in at least 170 universities across more than 17 countries worldwide. This year 18 other UK institutions have signed up to participate including;

  • The University of Birmingham
    • Cambridge University
    • University of Durham
    • Kings College London
    • The University of Edinburgh
    • University of Leeds
    • Nottingham Trent University
    • University of York

Who can participate?

Anyone who is active in a PhD (including thesis under submission) are eligible to participate. Graduates will not be permitted to enter.
Anyone who is undertaking a professional/named/higher doctorate is not eligible.

How does it work?

The Graduate School will organise and host the University of Lincoln Final on the evening of Thursday 12th May 2016. Two awards will be presented at the final, Panel Winner and People’s Choice winner both will receive £100 voucher and the panel winner of the University of Lincoln final will then go forward to the UK Online Semi-final on 14th July hosted by Vitae.

The top six contestants at the Semi-Final will go on to the UK final which will take place during the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2016 on 12th September.

Competition Rules

• A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description, the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration)

• No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted

• No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted

• Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified

• Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs)

• Presentations are to commence from the stage

• Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech

• The decision of the adjudicating panel is final

If you are interested in taking part in the Three Minute Thesis Competition, please complete the on-line submission of interest form HERE

Applications close on 31st March 2016

 

2016 Postgraduate Student Conference – Register Today!

Posted on March 24th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

Riseholme

Registration is Open!

The Graduate School is hosting our annual Postgraduate Research conference on the 14th of April, the conference aims to underpin and explore the growing demands of the impact agenda and its relationship with collaborative and partnership-based research. How might your research have the potential to tackle real life challenges of government, industry and wider society, and in doing so how might we design and build our research and partnerships to best impact upon those challenges?  How do we ensure our impact practices and skills are effective and of the highest quality, and importantly how partnership might lead to transformation and change?

The speakers will engage with perspectives from explorative to methodological, through to case studies and practical examples which engage with the theme of Impact & Collaboration. The conference will provide a forum to uncover a variety of practices and challenges and share how our research is attempting to reach new audiences and resolve key issues. Through both presentations and posters we hope to reflect the journey and disciplinary challenges associated with impact and collaboration in academia today.

Visit the Conference Blog page for all the information you need and register for your free ticket TODAY!

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ASLE-UKI Postgraduate Conference – Call for Papers

Posted on March 24th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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ASLE-UKI POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE

31ST August – 2nd September 2016

A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch

ASLE-UKI (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland – www.asle.org.uk) invites proposals for its Postgraduate Conference to be held from 31st August – 2nd September 2016 at the University of Lincoln (www.lincoln.ac.uk) on the theme of ‘A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch’.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Adeline Johns-Putra – Reader in English (University of Surrey)

Duncan French – Professor of International Law (University of Lincoln)

Kate Rigby – Professor of Environmental Humanities (Bath Spa University/Monash University)

In 2016, the International Commission on Stratigraphy is due to consider formalising the Anthropocene as a new geological epoch.  In light of this, the conference aims to review and reflect on what literature and culture might have to say about our place in a world shaped by human activity.  With a keen interest in ecological systems, anthropogenic processes and the interaction between humans and nonhumans, ecocritics and the environmental humanities have already begun to open up discussion about the origins and implications of the Anthropocene; ultimately questioning what this might mean for humanity and our planetary home.

The conference will facilitate an interdisciplinary dialogue between different approaches to the study of climate change, environmental distress and various eco-catastrophes.  We are looking for papers, and panels, from postgraduate students and early-career researchers which unearth any aspect of the collusion between the Anthropocene, environmental criticism and the humanities.  We are especially interested in papers that; consider how, if at all, this new geological age might recast our readings of literary, historical and cultural narratives; explore how writers and artists, past and present, might be engaged with human produced environmental degradation; and contributions which imagine the future of human and nonhuman relationships.

We also welcome proposals for presentations and readings from creative writers, artists and activists.

Possible topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Planetary history and deep time; human and natural temporalities
  • Major or minor, global or local climatic events
  • Postcolonial ecocriticism
  • Disaster, extinction, end of nature, apocalypse
  • Waste, pollution and sustainability
  • Industrial developments, new technology, energy challenges
  • Nature/culture, human/nonhuman boundaries
  • Narratives of change, imagined futures
  • Affects and aesthetics
  • Romantic nature, Gothic nature, EcoGothic
  • Ecopsychology: internal and external crisis
  • Environmental philosophy, environmental and animal ethics, environmental law (e.g. 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris

Individual papers will be 20 minutes long.

Please send a 300 word abstract and a 50 word biography to Michelle Poland, Rebecca Ford and Alex Bevan – changeofscene2016@gmail.com – by 31st March 2016.  

Proposals for panels are also welcome: please send a 200 word summary of the rationale for the panel, in addition to individual abstracts.  Any further enquires can sent to the above email address.

For more details visit our website: http://change2016.co.uk/

3-Minute Thesis Competition 2016 – Apply NOW!

Posted on March 21st, 2016 by Caroline Riley

690x218_2014_3MT-logo

 

What is the Three Minute Thesis competition?

Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland which challenges research higher degree students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
The first 3MT was held at UQ in 2008 with 160 RHD students competing.

Which other Universities are taking part?

Since 2011 the popularity of the competition has increased and 3MT competitions are now held in at least 170 universities across more than 17 countries worldwide. This year 18 other UK institutions have signed up to participate including;

  • The University of Birmingham
    • Cambridge University
    • University of Durham
    • Kings College London
    • The University of Edinburgh
    • University of Leeds
    • Nottingham Trent University
    • University of York

Who can participate?

Anyone who is active in a PhD (including thesis under submission) are eligible to participate. Graduates will not be permitted to enter.
Anyone who is undertaking a professional/named/higher doctorate is not eligible.

How does it work?

The Graduate School will organise and host the University of Lincoln Final on the evening of Thursday 12th May 2016. Two awards will be presented at the final, Panel Winner and People’s Choice winner both will receive £100 voucher and the panel winner of the University of Lincoln final will then go forward to the UK Online Semi-final on 14th July hosted by Vitae.

The top six contestants at the Semi-Final will go on to the UK final which will take place during the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2016 on 12th September.

Competition Rules

• A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description, the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration)

• No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted

• No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted

• Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified

• Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs)

• Presentations are to commence from the stage

• Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech

• The decision of the adjudicating panel is final

If you are interested in taking part in the Three Minute Thesis Competition, please complete the on-line submission of interest form HERE

Applications close on 31st March 2016

 

ASLE – UKI Postgraduate Conference – Call for Papers

Posted on March 21st, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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ASLE-UKI POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE

31ST August – 2nd September 2016

A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch

ASLE-UKI (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland – www.asle.org.uk) invites proposals for its Postgraduate Conference to be held from 31st August – 2nd September 2016 at the University of Lincoln (www.lincoln.ac.uk) on the theme of ‘A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch’.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Adeline Johns-Putra – Reader in English (University of Surrey)

Duncan French – Professor of International Law (University of Lincoln)

Kate Rigby – Professor of Environmental Humanities (Bath Spa University/Monash University)

In 2016, the International Commission on Stratigraphy is due to consider formalising the Anthropocene as a new geological epoch.  In light of this, the conference aims to review and reflect on what literature and culture might have to say about our place in a world shaped by human activity.  With a keen interest in ecological systems, anthropogenic processes and the interaction between humans and nonhumans, ecocritics and the environmental humanities have already begun to open up discussion about the origins and implications of the Anthropocene; ultimately questioning what this might mean for humanity and our planetary home.

The conference will facilitate an interdisciplinary dialogue between different approaches to the study of climate change, environmental distress and various eco-catastrophes.  We are looking for papers, and panels, from postgraduate students and early-career researchers which unearth any aspect of the collusion between the Anthropocene, environmental criticism and the humanities.  We are especially interested in papers that; consider how, if at all, this new geological age might recast our readings of literary, historical and cultural narratives; explore how writers and artists, past and present, might be engaged with human produced environmental degradation; and contributions which imagine the future of human and nonhuman relationships.

We also welcome proposals for presentations and readings from creative writers, artists and activists.

Possible topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Planetary history and deep time; human and natural temporalities
  • Major or minor, global or local climatic events
  • Postcolonial ecocriticism
  • Disaster, extinction, end of nature, apocalypse
  • Waste, pollution and sustainability
  • Industrial developments, new technology, energy challenges
  • Nature/culture, human/nonhuman boundaries
  • Narratives of change, imagined futures
  • Affects and aesthetics
  • Romantic nature, Gothic nature, EcoGothic
  • Ecopsychology: internal and external crisis
  • Environmental philosophy, environmental and animal ethics, environmental law (e.g. 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris

Individual papers will be 20 minutes long.

Please send a 300 word abstract and a 50 word biography to Michelle Poland, Rebecca Ford and Alex Bevan – changeofscene2016@gmail.com – by 31st March 2016.  

Proposals for panels are also welcome: please send a 200 word summary of the rationale for the panel, in addition to individual abstracts.  Any further enquires can sent to the above email address.

For more details visit our website: http://change2016.co.uk/

2016 Postgraduate Student Conference – Register Today!

Posted on March 21st, 2016 by Caroline Riley

Riseholme

Registration is Open!

The Graduate School is hosting our annual Postgraduate Research conference on the 14th of April, the conference aims to underpin and explore the growing demands of the impact agenda and its relationship with collaborative and partnership-based research. How might your research have the potential to tackle real life challenges of government, industry and wider society, and in doing so how might we design and build our research and partnerships to best impact upon those challenges?  How do we ensure our impact practices and skills are effective and of the highest quality, and importantly how partnership might lead to transformation and change?

The speakers will engage with perspectives from explorative to methodological, through to case studies and practical examples which engage with the theme of Impact & Collaboration. The conference will provide a forum to uncover a variety of practices and challenges and share how our research is attempting to reach new audiences and resolve key issues. Through both presentations and posters we hope to reflect the journey and disciplinary challenges associated with impact and collaboration in academia today.

Visit the Conference Blog page for all the information you need and register for your free ticket TODAY!

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Vote for the annual theme 2016-2017!

Posted on March 21st, 2016 by Jonathan Clarke

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To build on our very successful annual thematic approach of Impact & Collaboration this year, the Graduate School have been working with the PG Advisory Group to propose a new theme for 2016/17, to be chosen by you.

Please note that voting closes on Friday 21st April at 5pm. 

Theme 1 – Technology and Global Dialogue

Technology & Global Dialogue  – In the global rise of the use of technologies to support or inform research, the availability, accessibility and impact of our work has equally begun to shape How we approach research. Increasingly technology has begun to change the design of research, implicate upon our methodologies and shape the effectiveness of how others interact with our ideas and outcomes. In considering technology in a global age, how might your research have been shaped by this agenda?

technology

Theme 2 – The design and use of research methodologies in new contexts

The design and use of research methodologies in new contexts – As scholars we are dependent upon the strength and appropriate use of research methods to qualify and underpin our research enquiry and data. As the research environment becomes more complex to respond to the drive for larger scale studies and collaborative research with other academics and external partners, must the design and use of research methods consider new parameters and dynamics in response to these demands?

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Theme 3 – Connections & Crossing borders

Making connections & Crossing borders – In order to develop research in real world settings we wish to consider how we develop our ideas around the themes of interdisciplinarity between subject areas, as well as the communication of ideas to a non–academic public audience. Increasingly as scholars we are required to instigate new connections, as well as cross into unfamiliar territories. How do we make that first move into the unknown, and how might this have implicated upon your research?

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Theme 4 – Impact and Innovation

Impact & Innovation – In bringing these two significant agendas together we hope to demonstrate that the “collision” between disciplines and unusual partnership might bring about innovation, and ultimately have a distinct impact upon the way we both pursue and apply our research in the real world. How might your research have unified these two agendas, and how might this have shaped the way you approach your research?

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Please select just ONE of the four themes below, the theme that receives the most votes will be used throughout 2016/17.

Thank you for participating :)

ASLE-UKI Postgraduate Conference – Call for Papers

Posted on March 18th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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ASLE-UKI POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE

31ST August – 2nd September 2016

A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch

ASLE-UKI (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland – www.asle.org.uk) invites proposals for its Postgraduate Conference to be held from 31st August – 2nd September 2016 at the University of Lincoln (www.lincoln.ac.uk) on the theme of ‘A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch’.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Adeline Johns-Putra – Reader in English (University of Surrey)

Duncan French – Professor of International Law (University of Lincoln)

Kate Rigby – Professor of Environmental Humanities (Bath Spa University/Monash University)

In 2016, the International Commission on Stratigraphy is due to consider formalising the Anthropocene as a new geological epoch.  In light of this, the conference aims to review and reflect on what literature and culture might have to say about our place in a world shaped by human activity.  With a keen interest in ecological systems, anthropogenic processes and the interaction between humans and nonhumans, ecocritics and the environmental humanities have already begun to open up discussion about the origins and implications of the Anthropocene; ultimately questioning what this might mean for humanity and our planetary home.

The conference will facilitate an interdisciplinary dialogue between different approaches to the study of climate change, environmental distress and various eco-catastrophes.  We are looking for papers, and panels, from postgraduate students and early-career researchers which unearth any aspect of the collusion between the Anthropocene, environmental criticism and the humanities.  We are especially interested in papers that; consider how, if at all, this new geological age might recast our readings of literary, historical and cultural narratives; explore how writers and artists, past and present, might be engaged with human produced environmental degradation; and contributions which imagine the future of human and nonhuman relationships.

We also welcome proposals for presentations and readings from creative writers, artists and activists.

Possible topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Planetary history and deep time; human and natural temporalities
  • Major or minor, global or local climatic events
  • Postcolonial ecocriticism
  • Disaster, extinction, end of nature, apocalypse
  • Waste, pollution and sustainability
  • Industrial developments, new technology, energy challenges
  • Nature/culture, human/nonhuman boundaries
  • Narratives of change, imagined futures
  • Affects and aesthetics
  • Romantic nature, Gothic nature, EcoGothic
  • Ecopsychology: internal and external crisis
  • Environmental philosophy, environmental and animal ethics, environmental law (e.g. 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris

Individual papers will be 20 minutes long.

Please send a 300 word abstract and a 50 word biography to Michelle Poland, Rebecca Ford and Alex Bevan – changeofscene2016@gmail.com – by 31st March 2016.  

Proposals for panels are also welcome: please send a 200 word summary of the rationale for the panel, in addition to individual abstracts.  Any further enquires can sent to the above email address.

For more details visit our website: http://change2016.co.uk/

Weekly Round Up!

Posted on March 18th, 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 Manage the Writing Part of a PhD – Write that PhD

Unhelpful PhD Advice – Thesis Whisperer

Tips on How to Reference your Research – Write that PhD

5 Easy things to do Before an Interview – PhD Student

3 Reasons to Publish in open Access – PhD Advice

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

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Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new ‪#‎PGPoTW and you could win a prize! Winners announced every Friday afternoon.

Let’s keep in touch!

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

 

 

 

3-Minute Thesis Competition 2016 – Apply Today!

Posted on March 17th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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What is the Three Minute Thesis competition?

Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland which challenges research higher degree students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
The first 3MT was held at UQ in 2008 with 160 RHD students competing.

Which other Universities are taking part?

Since 2011 the popularity of the competition has increased and 3MT competitions are now held in at least 170 universities across more than 17 countries worldwide. This year 18 other UK institutions have signed up to participate including;

  • The University of Birmingham
    • Cambridge University
    • University of Durham
    • Kings College London
    • The University of Edinburgh
    • University of Leeds
    • Nottingham Trent University
    • University of York

Who can participate?

Anyone who is active in a PhD (including thesis under submission) are eligible to participate. Graduates will not be permitted to enter.
Anyone who is undertaking a professional/named/higher doctorate is not eligible.

How does it work?

The Graduate School will organise and host the University of Lincoln Final on the evening of Thursday 12th May 2016. Two awards will be presented at the final, Panel Winner and People’s Choice winner both will receive £100 voucher and the panel winner of the University of Lincoln final will then go forward to the UK Online Semi-final on 14th July hosted by Vitae.

The top six contestants at the Semi-Final will go on to the UK final which will take place during the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2016 on 12th September.

Competition Rules

• A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description, the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration)

• No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted

• No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted

• Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified

• Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs)

• Presentations are to commence from the stage

• Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech

• The decision of the adjudicating panel is final

If you are interested in taking part in the Three Minute Thesis Competition, please complete the on-line submission of interest form HERE

Applications close on 31st March 2016

 

Calling All Dog Owners?….

Posted on March 17th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Do you own a dog?

If you own a then PhD Student Sarah Reaney needs your help? She is conducting a survey for her Research into Animal Behaviour and she is looking into the health and behaviour of dogs, this survey will help her to gather the information she needs!

The survey will take less than 10 minutes of your time and goes a long way in helping Sarah and her research.

Thank you for your time!

Take the Survey

 

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Women in Academia Research Group – Monthly Seminars

Posted on March 16th, 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 5th April (MB3201)                        ‘Bodies and Spaces- A Coaching Workshop’ by Dr. Arya  Madhavan (School of Performing Arts, Lincoln University)

April (TBC)                                             ‘Lifestyle and Anxiety- A Holistic Approach’ (by Rebecca Steadman)

Tues 3rd May (MB3201)                         ‘Social Media Visibility Workshop’ by Dr. Nadine Muller (Liverpool John Moores University)

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 Lounge – Your Invitation

Posted on March 16th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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PG Lounge – Save the dates! 

The PG Lounge is a evening event held at Coffee Aroma, on the third Thursday of every month! Its the perfect opportunity for postgraduate students to get together and talk about what ever you like!

Its a relaxed atmosphere and the perfect place to catch with old friends and make new ones, the third Thursday of the month also coincides with the Curry night held at Coffee Aroma, which you are able to take part in if you wish but it is not mandatory.

Don’t forget to book your place through our blog, first 20 people will receive a money off voucher to be used on the night!

Dates to Save! – Click the date to book your place 

17th March 2016

21st April 2016

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2016 Postgraduate Student Conference – Get your Ticket!

Posted on March 16th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Registration is Open!

The Graduate School is hosting our annual Postgraduate Research conference on the 14th of April, the conference aims to underpin and explore the growing demands of the impact agenda and its relationship with collaborative and partnership-based research. How might your research have the potential to tackle real life challenges of government, industry and wider society, and in doing so how might we design and build our research and partnerships to best impact upon those challenges?  How do we ensure our impact practices and skills are effective and of the highest quality, and importantly how partnership might lead to transformation and change?

The speakers will engage with perspectives from explorative to methodological, through to case studies and practical examples which engage with the theme of Impact & Collaboration. The conference will provide a forum to uncover a variety of practices and challenges and share how our research is attempting to reach new audiences and resolve key issues. Through both presentations and posters we hope to reflect the journey and disciplinary challenges associated with impact and collaboration in academia today.

Visit the Conference Blog page for all the information you need and register for your free ticket TODAY!

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Call for Papers!

Posted on March 16th, 2016 by Caroline Riley
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What’s Left? Marxism, Literature, and Culture in the 21st Century: Call for Papers

Deadline for abstracts: 31st March 2016
Conference date: Thursday 21st July 2016Location: The University of Lincoln

Keynote speakers:
Stuart Sim – Professor of English (Northumbria University)
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. Abstracts of 250-300 words, with an accompanying short bio, to be sent to Marx Research seminar, (marxresearch@lincoln.ac.uk)

Conference registration will open after the deadline for abstracts.

Conference organisers are currently in contact with publishers to produce a special issue journal and edited collection.

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

Shut Up & Write!

Posted on March 16th, 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

24th March 2016 – 2-5 pm

28th April 2016 – 2-5 pm

11th May 2016 – 10 am – 1 pm

2nd June 2016 – 10 am – 1 pm

book now

Images of Research – Winners!

Posted on March 15th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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The 2016 Images of Research competition closed at the end of February and we are happy to announce the winning entries!

Congratulations to Alessaandro Pesaro and Dr John Hudson and thank you to everyone who submitted an entry and voted!

Watch this space for more news about the 2016 Images of Research Exhibition!

The Panel Vote

Alessandro Pesaro – College of Arts, School of History & Heritage

  Across the Sky of Time

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The University of Lincoln is a partner in establishing a new International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln. Our role is to preserve the heritage of Bomber Command by building a digital archive which will be available online and to contribute to an exhibition for the new Centre. We have been awarded a £3m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for this work.
The wallet with the stained photograph of Rose, Irish nurse at the Selly Oak Hospital, was salvaged from the Stirling III LJ585 that crashed in flames at Normanton on Trent in 1944. Five aircrew managed to bail out; four died.
This poignant memento of the fragility of human life in wartime has long been treasured by its owners. In 2015, they brought it to be digitised for posterity. It is a fitting tribute to all those who served and suffered in the bombing campaigns of World War II.

People’s Choice Vote 

Dr John  Hudson – College of Social Science, School of Psychology

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Dementia is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder which affects over a quarter of a million people in care homes in the UK. Variation in brain structure and encroachment of different dementia forms produce distinct patterns of cognitive dysfunction between residents.  A challenge for all care staff is remembering the cognitive problems each resident may have. The Cognitive Daisy (COG-D) is a user friendly assessment system created by Hudson and Pollux to provide care-staff with an instant snapshot of each resident’s cognitive status. COG-D depicts information about five cognitive domains: visual-spatial perception (blue) comprehension (yellow), communication (purple), memory (green) and attention (red). The level of impairment in each of these areas is determined by a specific test and denoted by the number of coloured petals. Our research shows that COG-D enables carers to immediately recognise the unique strengths and limitations each resident has -thereby improving the delivery of person-centred care in dementia.


Weekly Round Up!

Posted on March 11th, 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!

5 Tips to get your first journal paper published – PhD Life

Master the Art of Scholarly Writing, Step by Step guide – Write that PhD

Is Your Research Truly independent? – Enago Ultrao

The Importance of Parallelism: Academic Writing Tips – Enago Ultro

How to get the Post PhD job you want! Great tips! – Write that PhD

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

PGpotw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new ‪#‎PGPoTW and you could win a prize! Winners announced every Friday afternoon.

Let’s keep in touch!

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

 

 

 

Tickets on Sale Now! – PG Celebration Dinner

Posted on March 10th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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The Date: Wednesday 22nd June 2016

The Time: 6.30 pm Drinks Reception opens

The Place: The Drill Hall Theatre

The Event: First Ever Postgraduate Student Celebration Dinner

Tickets are now on sale for the first EVER postgraduate student celebration dinner!

Hosted by the Graduate School on the 22nd June, the evening offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate everything PG!  The drinks reception opens at 6.30 pm with dinner served at 7.00 pm, after dinner the dancing and fun can begin!

The ticket costs £20 and are open to all postgraduate students, you can purchase as many tickets as you like so bring a friend, partner or family member and show them the #LovePG world you work so hard in! Also with this ticket you get your first drink on us and an official photograph on the night.

Dress for the occasion too, this event is Black tie so get out your glad rags and dazzle on the night!

Don’t miss the fantastic event get your ticket today!

Buy Your Ticket Here

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3-Minute Thesis Competition – Apply Today

Posted on March 9th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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What is the Three Minute Thesis competition?

Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland which challenges research higher degree students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
The first 3MT was held at UQ in 2008 with 160 RHD students competing.

Which other Universities are taking part?

Since 2011 the popularity of the competition has increased and 3MT competitions are now held in at least 170 universities across more than 17 countries worldwide. This year 18 other UK institutions have signed up to participate including;

  • The University of Birmingham
    • Cambridge University
    • University of Durham
    • Kings College London
    • The University of Edinburgh
    • University of Leeds
    • Nottingham Trent University
    • University of York

Who can participate?

Anyone who is active in a PhD (including thesis under submission) are eligible to participate. Graduates will not be permitted to enter.
Anyone who is undertaking a professional/named/higher doctorate is not eligible.

How does it work?

The Graduate School will organise and host the University of Lincoln Final on the evening of Thursday 12th May 2016. Two awards will be presented at the final, Panel Winner and People’s Choice winner both will receive £100 voucher and the panel winner of the University of Lincoln final will then go forward to the UK Online Semi-final on 14th July hosted by Vitae.

The top six contestants at the Semi-Final will go on to the UK final which will take place during the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2016 on 12th September.

Competition Rules

• A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description, the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration)

• No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted

• No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted

• Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified

• Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs)

• Presentations are to commence from the stage

• Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech

• The decision of the adjudicating panel is final

If you are interested in taking part in the Three Minute Thesis Competition, please complete the on-line submission of interest form HERE

Applications close on 31st March 2016

 

ASLE – UKI Postgraduate Conference – Call for Papers

Posted on March 8th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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ASLE-UKI POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE

31ST August – 2nd September 2016

A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch

ASLE-UKI (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland – www.asle.org.uk) invites proposals for its Postgraduate Conference to be held from 31st August – 2nd September 2016 at the University of Lincoln (www.lincoln.ac.uk) on the theme of ‘A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch’.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Adeline Johns-Putra – Reader in English (University of Surrey)

Duncan French – Professor of International Law (University of Lincoln)

Kate Rigby – Professor of Environmental Humanities (Bath Spa University/Monash University)

In 2016, the International Commission on Stratigraphy is due to consider formalising the Anthropocene as a new geological epoch.  In light of this, the conference aims to review and reflect on what literature and culture might have to say about our place in a world shaped by human activity.  With a keen interest in ecological systems, anthropogenic processes and the interaction between humans and nonhumans, ecocritics and the environmental humanities have already begun to open up discussion about the origins and implications of the Anthropocene; ultimately questioning what this might mean for humanity and our planetary home.

The conference will facilitate an interdisciplinary dialogue between different approaches to the study of climate change, environmental distress and various eco-catastrophes.  We are looking for papers, and panels, from postgraduate students and early-career researchers which unearth any aspect of the collusion between the Anthropocene, environmental criticism and the humanities.  We are especially interested in papers that; consider how, if at all, this new geological age might recast our readings of literary, historical and cultural narratives; explore how writers and artists, past and present, might be engaged with human produced environmental degradation; and contributions which imagine the future of human and nonhuman relationships.

We also welcome proposals for presentations and readings from creative writers, artists and activists.

Possible topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Planetary history and deep time; human and natural temporalities
  • Major or minor, global or local climatic events
  • Postcolonial ecocriticism
  • Disaster, extinction, end of nature, apocalypse
  • Waste, pollution and sustainability
  • Industrial developments, new technology, energy challenges
  • Nature/culture, human/nonhuman boundaries
  • Narratives of change, imagined futures
  • Affects and aesthetics
  • Romantic nature, Gothic nature, EcoGothic
  • Ecopsychology: internal and external crisis
  • Environmental philosophy, environmental and animal ethics, environmental law (e.g. 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris

Individual papers will be 20 minutes long.

Please send a 300 word abstract and a 50 word biography to Michelle Poland, Rebecca Ford and Alex Bevan – changeofscene2016@gmail.com – by 31st March 2016.  

Proposals for panels are also welcome: please send a 200 word summary of the rationale for the panel, in addition to individual abstracts.  Any further enquires can sent to the above email address.

For more details visit our website: http://change2016.co.uk/

Do You Own a Dog?

Posted on March 7th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Do you own a dog?

If you own a dog then PhD Student Sarah Reaney needs your help? She is conducting a survey for her Research into Animal Behaviour and she is looking into the health and behaviour of dogs, this survey will help her to gather the information she needs!

The survey will take less than 10 minutes of your time and goes a long way in helping Sarah and her research.

Thank you for your time!

Take the Survey

 

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PG Lounge – Your Invitation

Posted on March 4th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

PG Lounge

 

PG Lounge – Save the dates! 

The PG Lounge is a evening event held at Coffee Aroma, on the third Thursday of every month! Its the perfect opportunity for postgraduate students to get together and talk about what ever you like!

Its a relaxed atmosphere and the perfect place to catch with old friends and make new ones, the third Thursday of the month also coincides with the Curry night held at Coffee Aroma, which you are able to take part in if you wish but it is not mandatory.

Don’t forget to book your place through our blog, first 20 people will receive a money off voucher to be used on the night!

Dates to Save! – Click the date to book your place 

17th March 2016

21st April 2016

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Call for Papers

Posted on March 4th, 2016 by Caroline Riley
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What’s Left? Marxism, Literature, and Culture in the 21st Century: Call for Papers

Deadline for abstracts: 31st March 2016
Conference date: Thursday 21st July 2016Location: The University of Lincoln

Keynote speakers:
Stuart Sim – Professor of English (Northumbria University)
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. Abstracts of 250-300 words, with an accompanying short bio, to be sent to Marx Research seminar, (marxresearch@lincoln.ac.uk)

Conference registration will open after the deadline for abstracts.

Conference organisers are currently in contact with publishers to produce a special issue journal and edited collection.

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

Weekly Round Up!

Posted on March 4th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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!

The 10 key stages in a research thesis: what to do when & how  – Write that PhD

Depth Vs Breadth in Research – Piirus.com

What you need to know about the Imposter Syndrome – Write that PhD

Should you use Twitter to Promote your Research? – Enago Blog

What Questions have you been asked a PhD student?

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#PGPOTW

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Do you have an photo that sums up your time as a PG student so far?  Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new #PGPoTW and you could win a prize!  Winners announced every Friday afternoon.

Let’s keep in touch!

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

Connect with us below for your daily dose of postgraduate information.

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Are You a Dog Owner?

Posted on March 4th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Do you own a dog?

If you own a then PhD Student Sarah Reaney needs your help? She is conducting a survey for her Research into Animal Behaviour and she is looking into the health and behaviour of dogs, this survey will help her to gather the information she needs!

The survey will take less than 10 minutes of your time and goes a long way in helping Sarah and her research.

Thank you for your time!

Take the Survey

 

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The Brilliant Club – Apply Today

Posted on March 3rd, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Missed the Launch?

If you missed the launch of The Brilliant Club yesterday and you are interested in finding out more or applying, then here is an overview of the project and application process. Please email us for an Information for Researchers Pack at graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk

The Brilliant Club

The Brilliant Club is an award winning charity that exists to widen access to highly-selective universities for under represented groups, by mobilising researchers to bring academic expertise into state schools. Their vision is of an education system in which young people from under represented backgrounds are proportionately represented at highly selective universities. In order to eat their aims they recruit, train and place doctoral and post doctoral researchers in schools and sixth form colleges to deliver programmes of university-style tutorials to small groups of pupils. Through the Scholars Programme, pupils develop the knowledge, skills and ambition that help them to secure places at highly selective universities.

Why they look for PhD Tutors

The Brilliant Club recruits PhD tutors to work with pupils in schools across the country. They believe that doctoral and postdoctoral researchers are ideally placed to deliver on the Brilliant Club Mission as they are:

  • Experts in the field of research
  • Champions of academic excellence
  • Academically articulate
  • Assessed for their communication skills
  • Passionate about their subject
  • Aware of the characteristics and skills universities look for in undergraduates

Application Stages Overview

On-line Application Process

Brilliant Club Assessment Centre – Consists of four activities (over approx 2 hours)

  • A mini lesson delivered to 2 brilliant club assessors
  • Written evaluation of your mini lesson
  • a group activity
  • A short Interview

Brilliant Club Training Weekend – 2 days  to fully equip you to begin as a Brilliant Club Tutor and aid your in lesson preparation and materials

2015/16 Key Dates:

Assessment Centre – Monday 21st March 2016 at The University of Lincoln

Brilliant Club Training Weekend – 7th & 8th May 2016 – Venue TBC

Apply Online

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ASLE-UKI Postgraduate Conference – Call for Papers

Posted on March 2nd, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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ASLE-UKI POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE

31ST August – 2nd September 2016

A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch

ASLE-UKI (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland – www.asle.org.uk) invites proposals for its Postgraduate Conference to be held from 31st August – 2nd September 2016 at the University of Lincoln (www.lincoln.ac.uk) on the theme of ‘A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch’.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Adeline Johns-Putra – Reader in English (University of Surrey)

Duncan French – Professor of International Law (University of Lincoln)

Kate Rigby – Professor of Environmental Humanities (Bath Spa University/Monash University)

In 2016, the International Commission on Stratigraphy is due to consider formalising the Anthropocene as a new geological epoch.  In light of this, the conference aims to review and reflect on what literature and culture might have to say about our place in a world shaped by human activity.  With a keen interest in ecological systems, anthropogenic processes and the interaction between humans and nonhumans, ecocritics and the environmental humanities have already begun to open up discussion about the origins and implications of the Anthropocene; ultimately questioning what this might mean for humanity and our planetary home.

The conference will facilitate an interdisciplinary dialogue between different approaches to the study of climate change, environmental distress and various eco-catastrophes.  We are looking for papers, and panels, from postgraduate students and early-career researchers which unearth any aspect of the collusion between the Anthropocene, environmental criticism and the humanities.  We are especially interested in papers that; consider how, if at all, this new geological age might recast our readings of literary, historical and cultural narratives; explore how writers and artists, past and present, might be engaged with human produced environmental degradation; and contributions which imagine the future of human and nonhuman relationships.

We also welcome proposals for presentations and readings from creative writers, artists and activists.

Possible topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Planetary history and deep time; human and natural temporalities
  • Major or minor, global or local climatic events
  • Postcolonial ecocriticism
  • Disaster, extinction, end of nature, apocalypse
  • Waste, pollution and sustainability
  • Industrial developments, new technology, energy challenges
  • Nature/culture, human/nonhuman boundaries
  • Narratives of change, imagined futures
  • Affects and aesthetics
  • Romantic nature, Gothic nature, EcoGothic
  • Ecopsychology: internal and external crisis
  • Environmental philosophy, environmental and animal ethics, environmental law (e.g. 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris

Individual papers will be 20 minutes long.

Please send a 300 word abstract and a 50 word biography to Michelle Poland, Rebecca Ford and Alex Bevan – changeofscene2016@gmail.com – by 31st March 2016.  

Proposals for panels are also welcome: please send a 200 word summary of the rationale for the panel, in addition to individual abstracts.  Any further enquires can sent to the above email address.

For more details visit our website: http://change2016.co.uk/

3-Minute Thesis Competition 2016

Posted on March 2nd, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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What is the Three Minute Thesis competition?

Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland which challenges research higher degree students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
The first 3MT was held at UQ in 2008 with 160 RHD students competing.

Which other Universities are taking part?

Since 2011 the popularity of the competition has increased and 3MT competitions are now held in at least 170 universities across more than 17 countries worldwide. This year 18 other UK institutions have signed up to participate including;

  • The University of Birmingham
    • Cambridge University
    • University of Durham
    • Kings College London
    • The University of Edinburgh
    • University of Leeds
    • Nottingham Trent University
    • University of York

Who can participate?

Anyone who is active in a PhD (including thesis under submission) are eligible to participate. Graduates will not be permitted to enter.
Anyone who is undertaking a professional/named/higher doctorate is not eligible.

How does it work?

The Graduate School will organise and host the University of Lincoln Final on the evening of Thursday 12th May 2016. Two awards will be presented at the final, Panel Winner and People’s Choice winner both will receive £100 voucher and the panel winner of the University of Lincoln final will then go forward to the UK Online Semi-final on 14th July hosted by Vitae.

The top six contestants at the Semi-Final will go on to the UK final which will take place during the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2016 on 12th September.

Competition Rules

• A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description, the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration)

• No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted

• No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted

• Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified

• Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs)

• Presentations are to commence from the stage

• Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech

• The decision of the adjudicating panel is final

If you are interested in taking part in the Three Minute Thesis Competition, please complete the on-line submission of interest form HERE

Applications close on 31st March 2016

 

Calling all Dog Owners……

Posted on February 29th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Do you own a dog?

If you own a then PhD Student Sarah Reaney needs your help? She is conducting a survey for her Research into Animal Behaviour and she is looking into the health and behaviour of dogs, this survey will help her to gather the information she needs!

The survey will take less than 10 minutes of your time and goes a long way in helping Sarah and her research.

Thank you for your time!

Take the Survey

 

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Women in Academia Research Group- Monthly Seminars

Posted on February 29th, 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 1st March (MB1009)                      ‘Women in Research: A Call for Impact and Collaboration’

Tues 5th April (MB3201)                        ‘Bodies and Spaces- A Coaching Workshop’ by Dr. Arya  Madhavan (School of Performing Arts, Lincoln University)

April (TBC)                                             ‘Lifestyle and Anxiety- A Holistic Approach’ (by Rebecca Steadman)

Tues 3rd May (MB3201)                         ‘Social Media Visibility Workshop’ by Dr. Nadine Muller (Liverpool John Moores University)

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 February 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!

Plain Speaking and Clear Understanding: 5 Tips for Networking Face to Face – Piirus.com

Drink less Coffee during Your PhD – PhD Advice

Are Vivas still fir for purpose? – Times Highered Education

How to Choose PhD Research Methodology – Write That PhD

#PGPOTW

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Do you have an photo that sums up your time as a PG student so far?  Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new #PGPoTW and you could win a prize!  Winners announced every Friday afternoon.

Let’s keep in touch!

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

Connect with us below for your daily dose of postgraduate information.

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More Books for Research

Posted on February 25th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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More Books for Research

Are you a postgraduate student or member of staff undertaking research? Do you need books for your research? Let us know so that we can buy them for the Library.Please complete the form with details of what you need and we’ll get in touch with you if we need any additional information. Most books will be supplied within 4 weeks and ebooks will be considerably quicker. All requests will be considered subject to availability of funding.

Please note: If you are a member of academic staff and require books for teaching purposes, please contact your Academic Subject Librarian.

3-Minute Thesis Competition 2016

Posted on February 25th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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What is the Three Minute Thesis competition?

Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland which challenges research higher degree students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
The first 3MT was held at UQ in 2008 with 160 RHD students competing.

Which other Universities are taking part?

Since 2011 the popularity of the competition has increased and 3MT competitions are now held in at least 170 universities across more than 17 countries worldwide. This year 18 other UK institutions have signed up to participate including;

  • The University of Birmingham
    • Cambridge University
    • University of Durham
    • Kings College London
    • The University of Edinburgh
    • University of Leeds
    • Nottingham Trent University
    • University of York

Who can participate?

Anyone who is active in a PhD (including thesis under submission) are eligible to participate. Graduates will not be permitted to enter.
Anyone who is undertaking a professional/named/higher doctorate is not eligible.

How does it work?

The Graduate School will organise and host the University of Lincoln Final on the evening of Thursday 12th May 2016. Two awards will be presented at the final, Panel Winner and People’s Choice winner both will receive £100 voucher and the panel winner of the University of Lincoln final will then go forward to the UK Online Semi-final on 14th July hosted by Vitae.

The top six contestants at the Semi-Final will go on to the UK final which will take place during the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2016 on 12th September.

Competition Rules

• A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description, the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration)

• No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted

• No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted

• Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified

• Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs)

• Presentations are to commence from the stage

• Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech

• The decision of the adjudicating panel is final

If you are interested in taking part in the Three Minute Thesis Competition, please complete the on-line submission of interest form HERE

Applications close on 31st March 2016

 

ASLE-UKI Postgraduate Conference – Call for Papers

Posted on February 24th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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ASLE-UKI POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE

31ST August – 2nd September 2016

A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch

ASLE-UKI (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland – www.asle.org.uk) invites proposals for its Postgraduate Conference to be held from 31st August – 2nd September 2016 at the University of Lincoln (www.lincoln.ac.uk) on the theme of ‘A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch’.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Adeline Johns-Putra – Reader in English (University of Surrey)

Duncan French – Professor of International Law (University of Lincoln)

Kate Rigby – Professor of Environmental Humanities (Bath Spa University/Monash University)

In 2016, the International Commission on Stratigraphy is due to consider formalising the Anthropocene as a new geological epoch.  In light of this, the conference aims to review and reflect on what literature and culture might have to say about our place in a world shaped by human activity.  With a keen interest in ecological systems, anthropogenic processes and the interaction between humans and nonhumans, ecocritics and the environmental humanities have already begun to open up discussion about the origins and implications of the Anthropocene; ultimately questioning what this might mean for humanity and our planetary home.

The conference will facilitate an interdisciplinary dialogue between different approaches to the study of climate change, environmental distress and various eco-catastrophes.  We are looking for papers, and panels, from postgraduate students and early-career researchers which unearth any aspect of the collusion between the Anthropocene, environmental criticism and the humanities.  We are especially interested in papers that; consider how, if at all, this new geological age might recast our readings of literary, historical and cultural narratives; explore how writers and artists, past and present, might be engaged with human produced environmental degradation; and contributions which imagine the future of human and nonhuman relationships.

We also welcome proposals for presentations and readings from creative writers, artists and activists.

Possible topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Planetary history and deep time; human and natural temporalities
  • Major or minor, global or local climatic events
  • Postcolonial ecocriticism
  • Disaster, extinction, end of nature, apocalypse
  • Waste, pollution and sustainability
  • Industrial developments, new technology, energy challenges
  • Nature/culture, human/nonhuman boundaries
  • Narratives of change, imagined futures
  • Affects and aesthetics
  • Romantic nature, Gothic nature, EcoGothic
  • Ecopsychology: internal and external crisis
  • Environmental philosophy, environmental and animal ethics, environmental law (e.g. 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris

Individual papers will be 20 minutes long.

Please send a 300 word abstract and a 50 word biography to Michelle Poland, Rebecca Ford and Alex Bevan – changeofscene2016@gmail.com – by 31st March 2016.  

Proposals for panels are also welcome: please send a 200 word summary of the rationale for the panel, in addition to individual abstracts.  Any further enquires can sent to the above email address.

For more details visit our website: http://change2016.co.uk/

Don’t miss Pitch Perfect Workshop

Posted on February 24th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Pitch Perfect: Public Speaking, Networking & Engaging  Workshop

Researchers are frequently under pressure to communicate their information verbally, whether it is an oral presentation, in a meeting or an interaction at a conference. Performing well in a keynote presentation or impressing at a chance meeting is key to facilitating collaborations, building relationships with future employers and
boosting your career. Public speaking and networking are key components to a successful career, both within academia and beyond.

This workshop will cover various situations that researchers are faced with regularly with regard to verbal interaction. We will cover oral presentations, how to get the most from your poster session at a conference, how to pitch your research and how to network effectively.

Participants will be introduced to various techniques that they can use and adapt to a variety of situations:

  • How do you respond to difficult questions?
  • How do you turn a conversation to your advantage?
  • How do you effectively engage with senior academics?

Effective verbal delivery and engagement takes practice and this workshop will introduce participants to concepts and techniques that they can use to their advantage. We take a step by step approach to presentations, building up from initial short research pitches to longer conference talks so participants can gain confidence.

Date: 23rd February 2016

Time: 9.30 am until 12.30 pm

BOOK HERE

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The Brilliant Club – Apply Today

Posted on February 24th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Missed the Launch?

If you missed the launch of The Brilliant Club yesterday and you are interested in finding out more or applying, then here is an overview of the project and application process. Please email us for an Information for Researchers Pack at graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk

The Brilliant Club

The Brilliant Club is an award winning charity that exists to widen access to highly-selective universities for under represented groups, by mobilising researchers to bring academic expertise into state schools. Their vision is of an education system in which young people from under represented backgrounds are proportionately represented at highly selective universities. In order to eat their aims they recruit, train and place doctoral and post doctoral researchers in schools and sixth form colleges to deliver programmes of university-style tutorials to small groups of pupils. Through the Scholars Programme, pupils develop the knowledge, skills and ambition that help them to secure places at highly selective universities.

Why they look for PhD Tutors

The Brilliant Club recruits PhD tutors to work with pupils in schools across the country. They believe that doctoral and postdoctoral researchers are ideally placed to deliver on the Brilliant Club Mission as they are:

  • Experts in the field of research
  • Champions of academic excellence
  • Academically articulate
  • Assessed for their communication skills
  • Passionate about their subject
  • Aware of the characteristics and skills universities look for in undergraduates

Application Stages Overview

On-line Application Process

Brilliant Club Assessment Centre – Consists of four activities (over approx 2 hours)

  • A mini lesson delivered to 2 brilliant club assessors
  • Written evaluation of your mini lesson
  • a group activity
  • A short Interview

Brilliant Club Training Weekend – 2 days  to fully equip you to begin as a Brilliant Club Tutor and aid your in lesson preparation and materials

2015/16 Key Dates:

Assessment Centre – Monday 21st March 2016 at The University of Lincoln

Brilliant Club Training Weekend – 7th & 8th May 2016 – Venue TBC

Apply Online

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PG Celebration Dinner – Get your ticket today!

Posted on February 23rd, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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The Date: Wednesday 22nd June 2016

The Time: 6.30 pm Drinks Reception opens

The Place: The Drill Hall Theatre

The Event: First Ever Postgraduate Student Celebration Dinner

Tickets are now on sale for the first EVER postgraduate student celebration dinner!

Hosted by the Graduate School on the 22nd June, the evening offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate everything PG!  The drinks reception opens at 6.30 pm with dinner served at 7.00 pm, after dinner the dancing and fun can begin!

The ticket costs £20 and are open to all postgraduate students, you can purchase as many tickets as you like so bring a friend, partner or family member and show them the #LovePG world you work so hard in! Also with this ticket you get your first drink on us and an official photograph on the night.

Dress for the occasion too, this event is Black tie so get out your glad rags and dazzle on the night!

Don’t miss the fantastic event get your ticket today!

Buy Your Ticket Here

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The Brilliant Club

Posted on February 19th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Missed the Launch?

If you missed the launch of The Brilliant Club yesterday and you are interested in finding out more or applying, then here is an overview of the project and application process. Please email us for an Information for Researchers Pack at graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk

The Brilliant Club

The Brilliant Club is an award winning charity that exists to widen access to highly-selective universities for under represented groups, by mobilising researchers to bring academic expertise into state schools. Their vision is of an education system in which young people from under represented backgrounds are proportionately represented at highly selective universities. In order to eat their aims they recruit, train and place doctoral and post doctoral researchers in schools and sixth form colleges to deliver programmes of university-style tutorials to small groups of pupils. Through the Scholars Programme, pupils develop the knowledge, skills and ambition that help them to secure places at highly selective universities.

Why they look for PhD Tutors

The Brilliant Club recruits PhD tutors to work with pupils in schools across the country. They believe that doctoral and postdoctoral researchers are ideally placed to deliver on the Brilliant Club Mission as they are:

  • Experts in the field of research
  • Champions of academic excellence
  • Academically articulate
  • Assessed for their communication skills
  • Passionate about their subject
  • Aware of the characteristics and skills universities look for in undergraduates

Application Stages Overview

On-line Application Process

Brilliant Club Assessment Centre – Consists of four activities (over approx 2 hours)

  • A mini lesson delivered to 2 brilliant club assessors
  • Written evaluation of your mini lesson
  • a group activity
  • A short Interview

Brilliant Club Training Weekend – 2 days  to fully equip you to begin as a Brilliant Club Tutor and aid your in lesson preparation and materials

2015/16 Key Dates:

Assessment Centre – Monday 21st March 2016 at The University of Lincoln

Brilliant Club Training Weekend – 7th & 8th May 2016 – Venue TBC

Apply Online

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Foundation Grants for Women Graduates

Posted on February 19th, 2016 by Rachel Palmer

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FfWG offers Foundation Grants to help women graduates with their living expenses (not fees) while registered for study or research at an approved institution of higher education while in Great Britain.  The criteria are the proven needs of the applicant and her academic calibre.  Foundation Grants will only be given for the final year of a PhD or DPhil.

The closing date for applications is the 1st March 2016 and the grants are awarded in July for the following academic year.  Request for applications must be made by the 22nd February 2016.

For more information and to apply CLICK HERE

Images of Research – People’s Choice Winner

Posted on February 19th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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The Images of Research Competition has now closed and we have received lots of fantastic entries!

Now is your chance to vote for the People’s Choice  and its your chance to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Winner!

What is the Images of Research competition?

 The Images of Research Competition showcases the research taking place at the University of Lincoln. Participants are asked to submit a unique image, along with an abstract of 150 words describing how the image reflects their research.

All entries will be exhibited throughout the academic year within the University and throughout the local community.

Who can participate?

 Any staff member or student can participate who is undertaking research at the University of Lincoln.

Prizes

The winning entries will be decided by a panel of Staff and Students representative of the University.

  • Overall winner receives £100 amazon voucher
  • People Choice Winner £100 amazon voucher
  • All entries will be part of the exhibition with winner and runner up images developed into posters for display

Visit the Images of Research blog today to view the entries and vote!

Please note voting closes on the 19th February 2016 at 5 PM

Workshop: Careers Beyond Research

Posted on February 19th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Careers Beyond Research: Applying your skills outside Academia Workshop

There are a number of options outside of academia that are open to PhD graduates and postdoctoral researchers. Not everyone chooses to climb the academic ladder and many researchers are unaware of the variety of other options that are available.

During their career, researchers develop a number of skills that they can utilise in a variety of other positions, whether these are related to their research or not. A key component to finding a job outside academia is presenting yourself well at interviews, writing an engaging C.V. and explaining your academic experience in a way that appeals to certain employers.

This workshop aims to highlight a number of these careers and to explore what particular options might be compatible with individuals. We will include overviews of a variety of different job types, case studies of researchers who have moved into different careers and provide resources to help participants explore their options. In addition, participants will be invited to complete an individual ElementsTM skills analysis to help them with future job applications and interviews.

This has proven very popular with researchers and it is designed to help them reflect on their own skills and experience so that they can communicate these effectively in written applications and interviews.

Date: 23rd February 2016

Time: 1.30 pm until 4.30 pm

BOOK HERE

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Weekly Round Up

Posted on February 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!

10 steps to PhD Failure – timeshighered

3 Ways You Will fail at a Job in Industry After your PhD – Cheeky Scientist

5 Tips for Networking Face to face – Piirus.com

Use and Abuse of the Word Bank – Pat Thompson

Tips for Writing a Cover Letter for your CV – PhDStudents 

#PGPOTW

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Do you have an photo that sums up your time as a PG student so far?  Get involved, post photos, tag us and use the new #PGPoTW and you could win a prize!  Winners announced every Friday afternoon.

Let’s keep in touch!

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

Connect with us below for your daily dose of postgraduate information.

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PG Lounge – Your Invitation

Posted on February 18th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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PG Lounge – Save the dates! 

The PG Lounge is a evening event held at Coffee Aroma, on the third Thursday of every month! Its the perfect opportunity for postgraduate students to get together and talk about what ever you like!

Its a relaxed atmosphere and the perfect place to catch with old friends and make new ones, the third Thursday of the month also coincides with the Curry night held at Coffee Aroma, which you are able to take part in if you wish but it is not mandatory.

Don’t forget to book your place through our blog, first 20 people will receive a money off voucher to be used on the night!

Dates to Save! – Click the date to book your place 

18th February 2016

17th March 2016

21st April 2016

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Images of Research – People’s Choice Vote

Posted on February 18th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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The Images of Research Competition has now closed and we have received lots of fantastic entries!

Now is your chance to vote for the People’s Choice  and its your chance to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Winner!

What is the Images of Research competition?

 The Images of Research Competition showcases the research taking place at the University of Lincoln. Participants are asked to submit a unique image, along with an abstract of 150 words describing how the image reflects their research.

All entries will be exhibited throughout the academic year within the University and throughout the local community.

Who can participate?

 Any staff member or student can participate who is undertaking research at the University of Lincoln.

Prizes

The winning entries will be decided by a panel of Staff and Students representative of the University.

  • Overall winner receives £100 amazon voucher
  • People Choice Winner £100 amazon voucher
  • All entries will be part of the exhibition with winner and runner up images developed into posters for display

Visit the Images of Research blog today to view the entries and vote!

Please note voting closes on the 19th February 2016 at 5 PM

PG Celebration Dinner – Tickets Available

Posted on February 18th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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The Date: Wednesday 22nd June 2016

The Time: 6.30 pm Drinks Reception opens

The Place: The Drill Hall Theatre

The Event: First Ever Postgraduate Student Celebration Dinner

Tickets are now on sale for the first EVER postgraduate student celebration dinner!

Hosted by the Graduate School on the 22nd June, the evening offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate everything PG!  The drinks reception opens at 6.30 pm with dinner served at 7.00 pm, after dinner the dancing and fun can begin!

The ticket costs £20 and are open to all postgraduate students, you can purchase as many tickets as you like so bring a friend, partner or family member and show them the #LovePG world you work so hard in! Also with this ticket you get your first drink on us and an official photograph on the night.

Dress for the occasion too, this event is Black tie so get out your glad rags and dazzle on the night!

Don’t miss the fantastic event get your ticket today!

Buy Your Ticket Here

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Calling all Dog Owners…….

Posted on February 18th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Do you own a dog?

If you own a then PhD Student Sarah Reaney needs your help? She is conducting a survey for her Research into Animal Behaviour and she is looking into the health and behaviour of dogs, this survey will help her to gather the information she needs!

The survey will take less than 10 minutes of your time and goes a long way in helping Sarah and her research.

Thank you for your time!

Take the Survey

 

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ASLE-UKI Postgraduate Conference – Call for Papers

Posted on February 18th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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ASLE-UKI POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE

31ST August – 2nd September 2016

A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch

ASLE-UKI (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland – www.asle.org.uk) invites proposals for its Postgraduate Conference to be held from 31st August – 2nd September 2016 at the University of Lincoln (www.lincoln.ac.uk) on the theme of ‘A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch’.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Adeline Johns-Putra – Reader in English (University of Surrey)

Duncan French – Professor of International Law (University of Lincoln)

Kate Rigby – Professor of Environmental Humanities (Bath Spa University/Monash University)

In 2016, the International Commission on Stratigraphy is due to consider formalising the Anthropocene as a new geological epoch.  In light of this, the conference aims to review and reflect on what literature and culture might have to say about our place in a world shaped by human activity.  With a keen interest in ecological systems, anthropogenic processes and the interaction between humans and nonhumans, ecocritics and the environmental humanities have already begun to open up discussion about the origins and implications of the Anthropocene; ultimately questioning what this might mean for humanity and our planetary home.

The conference will facilitate an interdisciplinary dialogue between different approaches to the study of climate change, environmental distress and various eco-catastrophes.  We are looking for papers, and panels, from postgraduate students and early-career researchers which unearth any aspect of the collusion between the Anthropocene, environmental criticism and the humanities.  We are especially interested in papers that; consider how, if at all, this new geological age might recast our readings of literary, historical and cultural narratives; explore how writers and artists, past and present, might be engaged with human produced environmental degradation; and contributions which imagine the future of human and nonhuman relationships.

We also welcome proposals for presentations and readings from creative writers, artists and activists.

Possible topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Planetary history and deep time; human and natural temporalities
  • Major or minor, global or local climatic events
  • Postcolonial ecocriticism
  • Disaster, extinction, end of nature, apocalypse
  • Waste, pollution and sustainability
  • Industrial developments, new technology, energy challenges
  • Nature/culture, human/nonhuman boundaries
  • Narratives of change, imagined futures
  • Affects and aesthetics
  • Romantic nature, Gothic nature, EcoGothic
  • Ecopsychology: internal and external crisis
  • Environmental philosophy, environmental and animal ethics, environmental law (e.g. 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris

Individual papers will be 20 minutes long.

Please send a 300 word abstract and a 50 word biography to Michelle Poland, Rebecca Ford and Alex Bevan – changeofscene2016@gmail.com – by 31st March 2016.  

Proposals for panels are also welcome: please send a 200 word summary of the rationale for the panel, in addition to individual abstracts.  Any further enquires can sent to the above email address.

For more details visit our website: http://change2016.co.uk/

Call for Papers

Posted on February 18th, 2016 by Caroline Riley
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What’s Left? Marxism, Literature, and Culture in the 21st Century: Call for Papers

Deadline for abstracts: 31st March 2016
Conference date: Thursday 21st July 2016Location: The University of Lincoln

Keynote speakers:
Stuart Sim – Professor of English (Northumbria University)
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. Abstracts of 250-300 words, with an accompanying short bio, to be sent to Marx Research seminar, (marxresearch@lincoln.ac.uk)

Conference registration will open after the deadline for abstracts.

Conference organisers are currently in contact with publishers to produce a special issue journal and edited collection.

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

Images of Research – People’s Choice Vote

Posted on February 17th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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The Images of Research Competition has now closed and we have received lots of fantastic entries!

Now is your chance to vote for the People’s Choice  and its your chance to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Winner!

What is the Images of Research competition?

 The Images of Research Competition showcases the research taking place at the University of Lincoln. Participants are asked to submit a unique image, along with an abstract of 150 words describing how the image reflects their research.

All entries will be exhibited throughout the academic year within the University and throughout the local community.

Who can participate?

 Any staff member or student can participate who is undertaking research at the University of Lincoln.

Prizes

The winning entries will be decided by a panel of Staff and Students representative of the University.

  • Overall winner receives £100 amazon voucher
  • People Choice Winner £100 amazon voucher
  • All entries will be part of the exhibition with winner and runner up images developed into posters for display

Visit the Images of Research blog today to view the entries and vote!

Please note voting closes on the 19th February 2016 at 5 PM

Images of Research – People’s Choice Vote

Posted on February 16th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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The Images of Research Competition has now closed and we have received lots of fantastic entries!

Now is your chance to vote for the People’s Choice  and its your chance to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Winner!

What is the Images of Research competition?

 The Images of Research Competition showcases the research taking place at the University of Lincoln. Participants are asked to submit a unique image, along with an abstract of 150 words describing how the image reflects their research.

All entries will be exhibited throughout the academic year within the University and throughout the local community.

Who can participate?

 Any staff member or student can participate who is undertaking research at the University of Lincoln.

Prizes

The winning entries will be decided by a panel of Staff and Students representative of the University.

  • Overall winner receives £100 amazon voucher
  • People Choice Winner £100 amazon voucher
  • All entries will be part of the exhibition with winner and runner up images developed into posters for display

Visit the Images of Research blog today to view the entries and vote!

Please note voting closes on the 19th February 2016 at 5 PM

Images of Research – People’s Choice Vote

Posted on February 15th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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The Images of Research Competition has now closed and we have received lots of fantastic entries!

Now is your chance to vote for the People’s Choice  and its your chance to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Winner!

What is the Images of Research competition?

 The Images of Research Competition showcases the research taking place at the University of Lincoln. Participants are asked to submit a unique image, along with an abstract of 150 words describing how the image reflects their research.

All entries will be exhibited throughout the academic year within the University and throughout the local community.

Who can participate?

 Any staff member or student can participate who is undertaking research at the University of Lincoln.

Prizes

The winning entries will be decided by a panel of Staff and Students representative of the University.

  • Overall winner receives £100 amazon voucher
  • People Choice Winner £100 amazon voucher
  • All entries will be part of the exhibition with winner and runner up images developed into posters for display

Visit the Images of Research blog today to view the entries and vote!

Please note voting closes on the 19th February 2016 at 5 PM

The Brilliant Club

Posted on February 13th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

 

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Missed the Launch?

If you missed the launch of The Brilliant Club yesterday and you are interested in finding out more or applying, then here is an overview of the project and application process. Please email us for an Information for Researchers Pack at graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk

The Brilliant Club

The Brilliant Club is an award winning charity that exists to widen access to highly-selective universities for under represented groups, by mobilising researchers to bring academic expertise into state schools. Their vision is of an education system in which young people from under represented backgrounds are proportionately represented at highly selective universities. In order to eat their aims they recruit, train and place doctoral and post doctoral researchers in schools and sixth form colleges to deliver programmes of university-style tutorials to small groups of pupils. Through the Scholars Programme, pupils develop the knowledge, skills and ambition that help them to secure places at highly selective universities.

Why they look for PhD Tutors

The Brilliant Club recruits PhD tutors to work with pupils in schools across the country. They believe that doctoral and postdoctoral researchers are ideally placed to deliver on the Brilliant Club Mission as they are:

  • Experts in the field of research
  • Champions of academic excellence
  • Academically articulate
  • Assessed for their communication skills
  • Passionate about their subject
  • Aware of the characteristics and skills universities look for in undergraduates

Application Stages Overview

On-line Application Process

Brilliant Club Assessment Centre – Consists of four activities (over approx 2 hours)

  • A mini lesson delivered to 2 brilliant club assessors
  • Written evaluation of your mini lesson
  • a group activity
  • A short Interview

Brilliant Club Training Weekend – 2 days  to fully equip you to begin as a Brilliant Club Tutor and aid your in lesson preparation and materials

2015/16 Key Dates:

Assessment Centre – Monday 21st March 2016 at The University of Lincoln

Brilliant Club Training Weekend – 7th & 8th May 2016 – Venue TBC

Apply Online

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Images of Research – People’s Choice Winner

Posted on February 12th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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The Images of Research Competition has now closed and we have received lots of fantastic entries!

Now is your chance to vote for the People’s Choice  and its your chance to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Winner!

What is the Images of Research competition?

 The Images of Research Competition showcases the research taking place at the University of Lincoln. Participants are asked to submit a unique image, along with an abstract of 150 words describing how the image reflects their research.

All entries will be exhibited throughout the academic year within the University and throughout the local community.

Who can participate?

 Any staff member or student can participate who is undertaking research at the University of Lincoln.

Prizes

The winning entries will be decided by a panel of Staff and Students representative of the University.

  • Overall winner receives £100 amazon voucher
  • People Choice Winner £100 amazon voucher
  • All entries will be part of the exhibition with winner and runner up images developed into posters for display

Visit the Images of Research blog today to view the entries and vote!

Please note voting closes on the 19th February 2016 at 5 PM

Foundation Grants for Women Graduates

Posted on February 12th, 2016 by Rachel Palmer

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FfWG offers Foundation Grants to help women graduates with their living expenses (not fees) while registered for study or research at an approved institution of higher education while in Great Britain.  The criteria are the proven needs of the applicant and her academic calibre.  Foundation Grants will only be given for the final year of a PhD or DPhil.

The closing date for applications is the 1st March 2016 and the grants are awarded in July for the following academic year.  Request for applications must be made by the 22nd February 2016.

For more information and to apply CLICK HERE

Weekly Round Up

Posted on February 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 Literature Review Blog 1 & Blog 2 – Write that PhD

How to Finish Your PhD in 12 Simple Steps – Academic Obscura

Staying Safe as a Researcher – Lyndsey Jenkins 

Stronger, Faster, Better – Write4Research 

Podcasting is Perfect for Big Ideas – The Guardian.com

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

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The Brilliant Club – Apply Today

Posted on February 11th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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Missed the Launch?

If you missed the launch of The Brilliant Club yesterday and you are interested in finding out more or applying, then here is an overview of the project and application process. Please email us for an Information for Researchers Pack at graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk

The Brilliant Club

The Brilliant Club is an award winning charity that exists to widen access to highly-selective universities for under represented groups, by mobilising researchers to bring academic expertise into state schools. Their vision is of an education system in which young people from under represented backgrounds are proportionately represented at highly selective universities. In order to eat their aims they recruit, train and place doctoral and post doctoral researchers in schools and sixth form colleges to deliver programmes of university-style tutorials to small groups of pupils. Through the Scholars Programme, pupils develop the knowledge, skills and ambition that help them to secure places at highly selective universities.

Why they look for PhD Tutors

The Brilliant Club recruits PhD tutors to work with pupils in schools across the country. They believe that doctoral and postdoctoral researchers are ideally placed to deliver on the Brilliant Club Mission as they are:

  • Experts in the field of research
  • Champions of academic excellence
  • Academically articulate
  • Assessed for their communication skills
  • Passionate about their subject
  • Aware of the characteristics and skills universities look for in undergraduates

Application Stages Overview

On-line Application Process

Brilliant Club Assessment Centre – Consists of four activities (over approx 2 hours)

  • A mini lesson delivered to 2 brilliant club assessors
  • Written evaluation of your mini lesson
  • a group activity
  • A short Interview

Brilliant Club Training Weekend – 2 days  to fully equip you to begin as a Brilliant Club Tutor and aid your in lesson preparation and materials

2015/16 Key Dates:

Assessment Centre – Monday 21st March 2016 at The University of Lincoln

Brilliant Club Training Weekend – 7th & 8th May 2016 – Venue TBC

Apply Online

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PG Lounge – Your Invitation

Posted on February 10th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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PG Lounge – Save the dates! 

The PG Lounge is a evening event held at Coffee Aroma, on the third Thursday of every month! Its the perfect opportunity for postgraduate students to get together and talk about what ever you like!

Its a relaxed atmosphere and the perfect place to catch with old friends and make new ones, the third Thursday of the month also coincides with the Curry night held at Coffee Aroma, which you are able to take part in if you wish but it is not mandatory.

Don’t forget to book your place through our blog, first 20 people will receive a money off voucher to be used on the night!

Dates to Save! – Click the date to book your place 

18th February 2016

17th March 2016

21st April 2016

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Images of Research – People’s Choice Vote

Posted on February 10th, 2016 by Caroline Riley

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The Images of Research Competition has now closed and we have received lots of fantastic entries!

Now is your chance to vote for the People’s Choice  and its your chance to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Winner!

What is the Images of Research competition?

 The Images of Research Competition showcases the research taking place at the University of Lincoln. Participants are asked to submit a unique image, along with an abstract of 150 words describing how the image reflects their research.

All entries will be exhibited throughout the academic year within the University and throughout the local community.

Who can participate?

 Any staff member or student can participate who is undertaking research at the University of Lincoln.

Prizes

The winning entries will be decided by a panel of Staff and Students representative of the University.

  • Overall winner receives £100 amazon voucher
  • People Choice Winner £100 amazon voucher
  • All entries will be part of the exhibition with winner and runner up images developed into posters for display

Visit the Images of Research blog today to view the entries and vote!

Please note voting closes on the 19th February 2016 at 5 PM