November 8, 2013, by Sue Scarborough

RDP for the month of October 2013 – Boot Camp and Writing Courses

Graduate School Research Development Programme 2013/2014 started with the running of its five day boot camp last week (October 7th– October 11th, 2013). The programme that was conducted during the boot camp was:

  • Nature of the PhD and the Supervision Process
  • Planning Research and Time Management
  • Working effectively in research
  • Creative Thinking
  • Getting into the Habit of Writing

The training programmes were well received and attendances reached maximum capacity.

For the remainder of the month of October 2013, the following training programmes, focusing on writing, were jointly conducted by Dr Tissa Chandesa, Professor Graham Kendall and Professor Dominic Foo. The programmes were as follows:

  • Getting going on your ThesisMonday, 21st October 2013 at BA 64 from 10am to 1pm, conducted by Dr Tissa Chandesa
  • Academic Writing and Getting PublishedWednesday, 23rd October 2013 at BA05 from 2-5pm, conducted by Professor Graham Kendall
  • Understanding how to use EndNoteWednesday, 30th October 2013 at GD14 (Library Computer Room 3) from 2-4pm, conducted by IS
  • Anatomy of a Good Journal PaperFriday, 1st November 2013 at BA 64 from 10am-1pm, conducted by Professor Dominic Foo

In November, the programmes are as follows:

  • Funding Workshop – Monday, 11th November 2013 at BA 64 from 10am to 1pm
  • Introduction to the skills of teamwork – Wednesday, 13th November 2013 at BA 64 from 10am-1pm
  • Writing research proposal Thursday, 14th November 2013 at BA 64 from 10am-1pm
  • Presentation skills – Thursday, 21st November 2013 at BA 64 from 10am-3pm
  • Further presentation skills – Monday,  25th November 2013 at BA 64 from 10am-1pm
  • Preparing for your Viva Wednesday, 27th November 2013 at BA 64 from 10am-12:30pm
  • Preparing for your Annual Review – Wednesday, 27th November 2013 at BA 05 from 2-5pm

To sign up for the upcoming training programmes in November, please visit our Moodle page:

We hope to see you there!

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