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Monday 20th Nov 2017 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Time Management for Academics 

BOOK ONE SESSION ONLY

This two hour seminar has been run successfully for hundreds of academics in various universities. It starts by looking at the bigger questions of context, purpose and meaning, and then gets into the nitty gritty of academic life: dealing with conflicting priorities, carvin...


Monday 20th Nov 2017 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Reading group Marxism 

Karl Marx has had an undeniable influence on almost all theories and methodologies in the arts and humanities of the 19th and 20th centuries. In this short session, we shall consider the basic constituents of his theory of historical materialism and its application to the explanation of phenomena...


Monday 20th Nov 2017 - 13:00 (2 hr)
Completing a PhD 

How can you manage your research to allow effective completion within the specified time? What and when are the challenges? In this session we identify a project management technique that will allow you to complete your PhD that uses lifecycle, milestones and monitoring procedures.


Tuesday 21st Nov 2017 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Write Here, Write Now 

Want to get some writing done?

Write Here, Write Now is a regular writing group facilitated by the Writing Development Centre for research postgraduates of all faculties. Our 2 hour structured writing sessions can help you get motivated, concentrate and be productive.  Like a mini-writing r...


Tuesday 21st Nov 2017 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Early Stages of Research: Recognising and Negotiating Initial Obstacles 

Beginnings can be fraught with anxiety - what am I doing, where am I going, what is this, am I alone, "Help!" - and we don't always feel confident to express this aspect of research.  However, this training session is designed to concentrate on some of the psychological aspects that can be e...


Tuesday 21st Nov 2017 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Intertextuality: The Art of Connecting 

This session will introduce students to the concept of intertextuality, ie the study of relations between texts or other cultural products such as films, images, musical pieces, or art works. Much of arts and humanities research ultimately engages with the formation, development and demise of tra...


Tuesday 21st Nov 2017 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Early Stages of Research: Recognising and Negotiating Initial Obstacles 

Beginnings can be fraught with anxiety - what am I doing, where am I going, what is this, am I alone, "Help!" - and we don't always feel confident to express this aspect of research.  However, this training session is designed to concentrate on some of the psychological aspects that can be e...


Wednesday 22nd Nov 2017 - 10:00 (3 hr)
Coping with Imposter Syndrome 

This interactive workshop will explore 'Imposter Syndrome', a phrase coined in the  late 1970s to describe an internal feeling of unworthiness which occurs despite external evidence of achievement and accomplishment.  It has been suggested that high achievers are particularly vulnerable...


Thursday 23rd Nov 2017 - 16:00 (2 hr)
HSS8007 Topic 6: Critical Realism 

So far in this module we’ve considered the social and social-scientific approaches to the production of knowledge separately – often as opposed ideas that aren’t compatible. However, is this always the case? In this lecture we explore critical realism, an approach to the product...


Friday 24th Nov 2017 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in Higher Education in a ...


Monday 27th Nov 2017 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Data Handling and Spreadsheet Skills 

BOOK ONE SESSION ONLY

In this session, you will be manipulating data to produce tables and graphs, and you will analyse data using basic statistical formulae. Data will be provided and you should follow the instructions and complete the tasks to explore different aspects of Excel. You will also ...


Monday 27th Nov 2017 - 14:00 (2 hr)
How to Ensure your Research has Societal Impact 

The session will cover the following topics:


Thursday 30th Nov 2017 - 09:00 (6:30 hr)
International Fieldwork in Developing Countries and Emerging Economies 

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Thursday 30th Nov 2017 - 16:00 (2 hr)
HSS8007 Topic 7: Post-structuralism and Post-modernism 

In the 1960’s, if not before, and particularly thanks to the work of French philosophers, particularly Jacques Derrida, certain problems with the structuralist project began to reveal themselves, in particular to do with the way in which the linguistic structure sought to centre and totalis...


Friday 1st Dec 2017 - 09:00 (8 hr)
International Fieldwork in Developing Countries and Emerging Economies 

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Monday 4th Dec 2017 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Reading group: Post-structuralism and Post-modernism 

In the 1960’s, if not before, and particularly thanks to the work of French philosophers, particularly Jacques Derrida, certain problems with the structuralist project began to reveal themselves, in particular to do with the way in which the linguistic structure sought to centre and totalis...


Monday 4th Dec 2017 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Open Access Publishing: Looking Ahead to the Research Excellence Framework, 2020 

Open access generally refers to free availability of outputs, without the need of a purchase or a subscription by readers or by an institution on behalf of its readers. Open access is a requirement for UK based academic staff to be submitted in the next UK Research Excellence Framework; it is als...


Tuesday 5th Dec 2017 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Write Here, Write Now 

Want to get some writing done?

Write Here, Write Now is a regular writing group facilitated by the Writing Development Centre for research postgraduates of all faculties. Our 2 hour structured writing sessions can help you get motivated, concentrate and be productive.  Like a mini-writing r...


Tuesday 5th Dec 2017 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Pierre Bourdieu 

Pierre Bourdieu is one of the most influential critical theorists of the modern age. His ideas on the nature and sources of power, domination and social stratification have impacted widely across the humanities and social sciences. In this session we consider each of the main dimensions of his th...


Wednesday 6th Dec 2017 - 09:30 (7 hr)
NVivo for Literature for Stage 1 Researchers 

Target Audience: Early stage researchers who are new to NVivo

Aims:

Objectives:


Wednesday 6th Dec 2017 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Thinking creatively to develop innovative ideas and evaluate their potential  

Idea innovation and evaluation is vital to being a successful researcher, in most areas of research e.g.: evaluating your next research proposal, considering the impact of your research or how your results might be commercialised or influence policy. These skills are also a key part of the succes...


Wednesday 6th Dec 2017 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Reading group: Intertextuality and Pierre Bourdieu 

Come and discuss selected readings pertaining to the sessions on Intertextuality and Pierre Bourdieu.

You must book onto the session in order to receive e-mail notifications detailing the texts to be read in advance of the session. Discussion at the session will focus on thes...


Thursday 7th Dec 2017 - 10:00 (2 hr)
How to Write an Effective CV and Covering Letter 

What are employers looking for?  How do you demonstrate that you meet these criteria and can successfully apply your skills in a new role in, or beyond academia?

Whatever your career intentions, this session aims to improve your ability to market your research experience effectively on pape...


Thursday 7th Dec 2017 - 10:00 (2 hr)
How to Write an Effective CV and Covering Letter 

What are employers looking for? How do you demonstrate that you meet these criteria and can successfully apply your skills in a new role in or beyond academia? Whatever your career intentions, this session aims to improve your ability to market your research experience effectively on paper. The s...


Thursday 7th Dec 2017 - 16:00 (2 hr)
HSS8007 Topic 8: Concluding Thoughts - Philosophy and the Foundations of Knowledge 

 

This final session looks both backwards and forwards. While recapping what the module has covered, it also seeks to explore how postgraduates can take the ideas forward into their future research projects.

There will also be additional information on preparing your assignment.

Pre-work ...


Friday 8th Dec 2017 - 09:30 (7 hr)
Using NVivo to Analyse Media and Qualitative Database-type Data for stage 2 Researchers 

BOOK ONE SESSION ONLY.

Aims and Objectives:


Tuesday 12th Dec 2017 - 09:30 (3 hr)
Myers-Briggs Personality Typing (pre-work required) 

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As a researcher it is all too easy to become immersed in your work and neglect crucial relationships with other people who could potentially help you in your research and other areas in your life. Forming and maintaining effective relationships with others will help you ach...


Tuesday 12th Dec 2017 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Actor Network Theory 

Bruno Latour, one of the leading proponents of Actor-Network Theory (ANT) writes that networks are ‘simultaneously real, like nature, narrated, like discourse, and collective, likes society’. ANT is a material-semiotic approach which attempts to redress what it sees as a mistaken dist...


Thursday 14th Dec 2017 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in Higher Education in a su...


Wednesday 20th Dec 2017 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in Higher Education in a ...


Tuesday 9th Jan 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
The Untidy Realities of Research 

I came to qualitative research with a background in physics and psychology.  At the start of my practitioner PhD as an educational psychologist, I had a clear, safe, fairly classic design planned.  But the world would not go away.  I discovered that I was in the middle of working i...


Tuesday 9th Jan 2018 - 12:00 (2 hr)
The Spatial Turn in Analysis 

Whereas ‘time’ previously dominated the social sciences and the humanities, in more recent years there has been a ‘spatial turn’ in analysis and debate. Not only in more traditionally spatial disciplines like geography, but across a range of disciplines and sub-disciplines...


Wednesday 10th Jan 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Overcoming Writer’s Block 

This is a practical workshop.  It employs a
number of strategies designed to help free up thinking around writing.  Be prepared to be flexible and tackle a range
of activities; some less formal than others


Friday 12th Jan 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Advanced Document Management – Using Word and EndNote 

BOOK ONE SESSION ONLY

This session draws together different strands in information and document management. New and advanced techniques in Word and EndNote are covered, including:


Monday 15th Jan 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
NISR Exploring Societal Challenges 

This session will introduce the challenge of Social Renewal and its role in pursuing world class civic university vision. We will consider concepts of engagement in research and dissemination, explore how engagement can inform pathways to research impact and look in detail at how stakeholder invo...


Tuesday 16th Jan 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Write Here, Write Now 

Want to get some writing done?

Write Here, Write Now is a regular writing group facilitated by the Writing Development Centre for research postgraduates of all faculties. Our 2 hour structured writing sessions can help you get motivated, concentrate and be productive.  Like a mini-writing r...


Tuesday 16th Jan 2018 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Using Theory or making sense 

This session focuses on understanding the role of theory in social research. It will include reflections on where, when and how to use theory in the research process.


Wednesday 17th Jan 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
How to Write an Effective CV and Covering Letter 

What are employers looking for?  How do you demonstrate that you meet these criteria and can successfully apply your skills in a new role in, or beyond academia?

Whatever your career intentions, this session aims to improve your ability to market your research experience effectively on pape...


Wednesday 17th Jan 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
How to Write an Effective CV and Covering Letter 

What are employers looking for? How do you demonstrate that you meet these criteria and can successfully apply your skills in a new role in or beyond academia? Whatever your career intentions, this session aims to improve your ability to market your research experience effectively on paper. The s...


Wednesday 17th Jan 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in Higher Education in a su...


Wednesday 17th Jan 2018 - 14:30 (1:30 hr)
Achieving Careers Success 

Ensuring that you are in demand and your next move is the right one takes knowledge, experience, confidence and a bit of forward planning. This session will outline strategies that will help you to make proactive career decisions. The most common way PhDs first found out about their jobs was thro...


Thursday 18th Jan 2018 - 13:00 (3 hr)
Managing Long Documents 

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Monday 22nd Jan 2018 - 14:00 (1 hr)
Data for the Future: Preparing your Research Data for long-term archive 

Good research data management is increasingly being recognised as a vital part of academic practice.  This session provides an overview of key data management issues, highlights the key questions researchers need to consider, and provides information on how to prepare data for long-term storage


Tuesday 23rd Jan 2018 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Foucault 

In this lecture we explore the key conceptual tenets of Foucault's critique of positivism, his analysis of power (in his so-called 'genealogy' period) and his contribution to a theory of bio power. We will concentrate our analysis in particular on two texts: Discipline and Punish (1975) and A His...


Wednesday 24th Jan 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Finding Your Voice 

Undertaking and presenting your research involves several voices. You will be involved in discussions with peers and supervisors, presentations and papers, as well as identifying the voice needed for writing. Each of these can call on different aspects of expression and the need to negotiate...


Friday 26th Jan 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Time Management for Academics 

BOOK ONE SESSION ONLY

This two hour seminar has been run successfully for hundreds of academics in various universities. It starts by looking at the bigger questions of context, purpose and meaning, and then gets into the nitty gritty of academic life: dealing with conflicting priorities, carvin...


Monday 29th Jan 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Philosophical Roots and Epistemological Frameworks 

Philosophical Roots and Epistemological Frameworks presents a thematic introduction to the idea of research, broadly defined. All scientific inquiry and intellectual endeavour begin with specific problems and puzzles, and proceed via the application of specifically designed methods, towards their...


Tuesday 30th Jan 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Write Here, Write Now 

Want to get some writing done?

Write Here, Write Now is a regular writing group facilitated by the Writing Development Centre for research postgraduates of all faculties. Our 2 hour structured writing sessions can help you get motivated, concentrate and be productive.  Like a mini-writing r...


Tuesday 30th Jan 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Sample Surveys – Should We Believe What We Read? 


Wednesday 31st Jan 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in Higher Education in a su...


Wednesday 31st Jan 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Workshop: Philosophical Roots and Epistemological Frameworks 

To attend this workshop you need to have attended the opening lecture of this module, and have read the workshop outline available on Blackboard.

Epistemological preferences and methodological choices reflect our theoretical and political commitments; but, in practice, these choices may be compr...


Thursday 1st Feb 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Sampling, Probability and Inference 


Saturday 3rd Feb 2018 - 10:00 (4 hr)
Workshop for Part-time Research Students 

Are you a part-time PhD student? Do you find it challenging to access training about your PhD during the week? This one day, weekend course is designed for you.

The precise agenda will be set on the day by the participants; however, areas typically covered include time management, doctoral proce...


Monday 5th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Option 1: Qualitative Linguistics - Transcription of Spoken Data 

In this session we consider how to record and transcribe spoken data. We look at the issues involved and the choices involved in presenting data. There are two hands-on sessions in which participants transcribe extracts of video data themselves.


Monday 5th Feb 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Option 3: Interviewing and Focus Groups - Interviewing Approaches/Interviewing the Less Powerful 

This session provides a broad overview of interviewing approaches, focussing on interviewing methods and skills needed for use with groups who can be termed the less powerful. The session addresses ethical issues and power relations and discusses interviewing children as well as adults. Examples ...


Tuesday 6th Feb 2018 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Rationality and Truth after Participation 

In recent decades, across the social sciences and humanities, there has been a gradual collapse of faith in grand narratives and reason, and instead a turning toward ‘the everyday’. Rather than examine the world from ‘on high’ through fixed notions of reason, today much re...


Tuesday 6th Feb 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Survey Techniques i: Questionnaire Design, Sampling, Levels of Measurement, Descriptive Statistics 


Wednesday 7th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Option 1: Qualitative Linguistics - Methods of Analysing Spoken Data 

This session looks at alternative approaches for researching interview, focus group and observation data. We look at the relative merits and shortcomings of interaction analysis, discourse analysis and conversation analysis and consider some of the practical issues researchers face when handling ...


Wednesday 7th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Routes to research success, having impact and overcoming barriers 

You will be invited to explore potential positives and challenges that research success can bring to today’s society. This interactive session will enable you to consider barriers to the realisation of your research aims, allowing you to then devise possible solutions to those challenges. A...


Wednesday 7th Feb 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Option 2: Museums, Galleries and Heritage Research - Working with Human Subjects in Museum, Gallery and Heritage Research 

This session draws lessons from a number of RCUK and Arts Council funded research projects that worked with human subjects. It addresses topics such as how projects are designed, including the choice of appropriate methods and how to access respondents. It then goes on to look at common problems ...


Wednesday 7th Feb 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Option 3: Interviewing and Focus Groups - Interviewing Elites 

This session discusses research methods involving structured, semi-structured and unstructured interviews with actors occupying powerful positions in political and cultural organisations and corporations.  The session begins with acknowledgement that elites can be conceptualised in a wide va...


Thursday 8th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in Higher Education in a ...


Thursday 8th Feb 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Data Practical 


Monday 12th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Option 1: Qualitative Linguistics - Mixed methods in Linguistics Research 

This session considers alternative approaches for combining qualitative and quantitative data and offers an evaluation of the various approaches. Research students will be given an opportunity to assess the relative merits of these approaches and consider how a mixed methods methodology might be ...


Monday 12th Feb 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Option 2: Museums, Galleries and Heritage Research - Approaches to Museum, Gallery and Heritage Displays 

The session looks at ways of analysing display in museums and galleries from cultural and political perspectives, using historical and contemporary examples. It shows how the study of museum and gallery display can help us to understand knowledge and value systems and to analyse relationships bet...


Monday 12th Feb 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Option 3: Interviewing and Focus Groups - Biographical Interviewing 

Drawing from my own PhD thesis, this session will explore the generation and analysis of biographical data. Practical interviewing experience will be gained, and the differences between various types of interviewing approaches will be discussed.


Tuesday 13th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Write Here, Write Now 

Want to get some writing done?

Write Here, Write Now is a regular writing group facilitated by the Writing Development Centre for research postgraduates of all faculties. Our 2 hour structured writing sessions can help you get motivated, concentrate and be productive.  Like a mini-writing r...


Tuesday 13th Feb 2018 - 12:00 (2 hr)
The Challenge of Interdisciplinary Research? 

Interdisciplinary’ is a term we hear a lot but the reality of interdisciplinary research and the challenges it poses are often overlooked. In this session, we will be discussing these aspects of interdisciplinary research through the case study of music and philosophy.


Tuesday 13th Feb 2018 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Psychoanalysis: drive and Desire 

Psychoanalytic approaches are increasingly popular tools for understanding the conditions in which production takes place. The session will introduce Freud, Lacan, and Deleuze and consider how their theories of the unconscious can be deployed to read a number of different 'texts'. 


Tuesday 13th Feb 2018 - 13:00 (2 hr)
Peer-Reviewing for Academic Journals 

BOOK ONE SESSION ONLY

Are you interested in learning about the process of academic publishing and the work of a peer-reviewer for an academic journal? Then this session is right for you!  Editors of one of Newcastle University's HaSS Postgraduate e-journals will talk you through the peer-re...


Tuesday 13th Feb 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Survey Techniques ii: Crosstabulations, Inferential Statistics 


Wednesday 14th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Option 1: Qualitative Linguistics - Methodology in Theoretical Linguistic Research 

The lecture begins with an overview and
discussion of the aims and methods of research in formal syntax and comparative
syntax. This is followed by discussion of the data that we use in syntactic
research, with special attention to the pros and cons of the kind of data we
use most, which is acceptabi...


Wednesday 14th Feb 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Option 2: Museums, Galleries and Heritage Research - Critical Approaches to the Uses of the Past in the Present 

This session explores how we can conceptualise and understand the use and presence of the past within contemporary contexts. We look at the continued social significance of historical events, from traumas such as genocide to celebrations of the past, the politics of commemoration, ideological re-...


Wednesday 14th Feb 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Option 3: Interviewing and Focus Groups - Focus Groups 

This session explores the conceptual and practical issues involved in using focus groups in social research. A range of methodological issues are also explored and you will have the opportunity to participate in a short series of focus groups.


Thursday 15th Feb 2018 - 09:30 (7 hr)
Using NVivo to Analyse Text-based Data for stage 2 Researchers 

Target Audience: Second Stage Researchers; the course content is entirely devoted to empirical data.

Aims and Objectives:


Thursday 15th Feb 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Data Practical 


Friday 16th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Writing Retreat 

This day-long retreat is a chance to focus on getting some productive writing done in a supportive environment, while also discussing and developing strategies to help you keep up your momentum, overcome common issues such as writer’s block, procrastination, manage the process of drafting a...


Monday 19th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Option 4: Archives and Rare Books - A Guide to Using Archives 

This session will introduce you to using archives in your research. Although students from history will have used archives in their undergraduate research, students from other disciplines often have to use archives for research as well. This module helps you make the most of archives and archivis...


Monday 19th Feb 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Option 3: Interviewing and Focus Groups - Interviewing Workshop 

This workshop will give you the opportunity to try out and practice your qualitative interviewing skills. To attend this workshop you need to have read the workshop outline available on Blackboard, and prepared a short interviewing schedule on the topic of ‘the postgraduate experience’.


Monday 19th Feb 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Option 6: Ethnography, Case Studies and Institutional Approaches - Ethnographic Traditions 

In this lecture we explore the origin of ethnographic methodology in anthropology as a methodology to study and 'describe' other cultures. We consider its hallmarks of participant observation, the quest for and limitations of its 'holistic' approach, the central role of relationships to participa...


Tuesday 20th Feb 2018 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Knowledge Construction in Cultural Organisations 

In this session we explore some key tenets of social constructionism, focusing on the ways in which cultural institutions such as museums construct knowledge. We look at key concepts of knowledge, institutional techniques of establishing ‘reality’, ‘truth’ and ‘value...


Tuesday 20th Feb 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Survey Techniques iii: Analysis of Variance 


Wednesday 21st Feb 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Social Enterprise and Skills for Creative Practitioners 

From artist, filmmaker, academic to social entrepreneur: plotting the options and alternatives for creative practitioners to set up small businesses, studios or social/community organisations and the skills they need to sustain them. Think of this as a mini-business school planning session for cr...


Wednesday 21st Feb 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Option 4: Archives and Rare Books - Getting Started in Special Collections 

This participative workshop includes an exploration, through case studies, of some of the ethics, politics, values and legal frameworks around primary source data collection. Discussion and practical exercises will focus on effective research strategies and use of a variety of catalogues and find...


Wednesday 21st Feb 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Option 5: Texts, Images and Sounds - Thinking Texts 

This session is an introduction to some of the ways the idea of the text has changed since the Reformation. It also deals with some of the issues that attend the idea of 'textuality' as a construct within the Arts and Humanities: what do we mean by the term 'text'? How is thinking about the world...


Wednesday 21st Feb 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Option 6: Ethnography, Case Studies and Institutional Approaches - Sensitive Interviewing and Ethnography 

This session investigates how we might go about delivering rich and rigorous ethnographic accounts of social life.  In particular it asks how is power inscribed in the research process, why is ethnography invariably such emotionally intensive work, and how can we develop socially responsible...


Thursday 22nd Feb 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Data Practical 


Friday 23rd Feb 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in Higher Education in a su...


Monday 26th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
HSS8004 Option 7: Introduction: Practice-led research in the academy 


Monday 26th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Option 4: Critical Analysis of Primary Sources 

n this session, students will work in small groups on
a series of tasks using document packs. This will help students to acquire and
develop transferrable skills and will introduce them to the range of materials
that are typically held by special collections and archives repositories.  Further ...


Monday 26th Feb 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Option 5: Texts, Images, and Sounds - Memory and the Archive 

This session, drawing on Carolyn Steedman's Dust (2001) and some key work on archives, archivism and memory from such areas as Holocaust Studies and Memory Studies, will introduce some of the key ideas that enable us to make sense of archives (both 'analogue' and 'digital'). What does the archive...


Monday 26th Feb 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Option 6: Ethnography, Case Studies and Institutional Approaches - Case Study Approaches 

This lecture offers a critical consideration of case study research, asking whether it can be considered as ‘an approach’ to research and exploring the assumptions and perspectives that underpin different ways of using case studies.


Tuesday 27th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Write Here, Write Now 

Want to get some writing done?

Write Here, Write Now is a regular writing group facilitated by the Writing Development Centre for research postgraduates of all faculties. Our 2 hour structured writing sessions can help you get motivated, concentrate and be productive.  Like a mini-writing r...


Tuesday 27th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
How to Succeed at Interview 

How do you make the right impression, answer questions effectively and make the most of your experience to convince an interviewer you are the best candidate for the job? You can look excellent on paper but you also need to perform well in person.

In this session we will look at all aspects of t...


Tuesday 27th Feb 2018 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Museums, Heritage and Cultural Theory 

In this session we explore theories of representation, non-/more-than representation, reception, interpretation and affect. We will engage with key theoretical approaches such as Stuart Hall’s work on representation, Wolfgang User’s work on reception, and textual and post-textual anal...


Tuesday 27th Feb 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
How to Succeed at Interview 

How do you make the right impression, answer questions effectively and make the most of your experience to convince an interviewer you are the best candidate for the job? You can look excellent on paper but you also need to perform well in person. In this session we will look at all aspects of th...


Tuesday 27th Feb 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Survey Techniques iv: Correlation 


Wednesday 28th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Option 7: Compostion as Critical, Creative Practice 

In this session, Will talks about the challenges involved in maintaining one’s primary role as artist while dealing with the demands of a professional academic research environment. Using the example of his own work as an improvising composer and performer working with voice, electronics an...


Wednesday 28th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in Higher Education in a ...


Wednesday 28th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Data Handling and Spreadsheet Skills 

BOOK ONE SESSION ONLY

In this session, you will be manipulating data to produce tables and graphs, and you will analyse data using basic statistical formulae. Data will be provided and you should follow the instructions and complete the tasks to explore different aspects of Excel. You will also ...


Wednesday 28th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Option 4: Archives and Rare Books - Palaeography and Transcription (Deciphering Handwritten Documents) 

This workshop will focus on tips and strategies for deciphering handwritten documents (in English). There will be opportunities to practice transcribing documents from different periods.


Wednesday 28th Feb 2018 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Progressing Research: How to Survive a PhD's Mid-life Crisis 

The middle phase of a PhD can be hard - the beginning is far behind and the end not yet apparent. It's a time when we can lose a sense of purpose and direction; feel stuck, overwhelmed, and lost.  This training session will engage with some of these dynamics, considering them from a psycholo...


Wednesday 28th Feb 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Option 5: Texts, Images, and Sounds - Visual Culture and the Cinematic Mode of Production 

This session will introduce the notion that different cultural forms are also implicated in their own modes of production. In particular, drawing on Jonathan Beller's seminal work (2006) on the cinematic mode of production, we will look at how visual culture in particular makes particular kinds o...


Wednesday 28th Feb 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Option 6: Ethnography, Case Studies and Institutional Approaches - Workshop: Ethnographic Traditions 

To attend this workshop you need to have attended the introductory lecture, where you will be asked to complete a short stint of participant observation with a colleague on the programme. You then come to the workshop with your  'fieldnotes'. In the workshop we will work in groups to explore...


Thursday 1st Mar 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Preparing for the Progress Review Panel 

This session is chaired by the Postgraduate Dean, who formally signs off all Progress Reviews, and will help you prepare for your Progress Review Panel and offer insights into how you you could get the most out of it. As a researcher, you’ll already know the value of accurate records and re...


Thursday 1st Mar 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Data Practical 


Monday 5th Mar 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Option 7: Creative Arts Practice - Making as Critical Creative Practice  

Drawing on critical approaches in the social sciences, computer science, and art and design, this session

will explore ‘the turn to making’ as it might influence practice-led research. Professor Bowers will show how the act of making (be it a musical instrument, an experimental desig...


Monday 5th Mar 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Option 4: Archives and Rare Books - Manuscript and Print (Editing and Bibliographic Description) 

In this workshop, students will learn how to interpret books as material artefacts, how to annotate documents and how to record bibliographic descriptions.


Monday 5th Mar 2018 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Option 8: Digital Humanities - Session 1 

In the first session of this option, the emergence and impact of the Digital Humanities on research in English Literature is introduced and analysed. The session offers an introduction to some exemplary Digital Humanities projects, outlines some of the key theoretical and practical concerns surro...


Monday 5th Mar 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Option 5: Texts, Images, and Sounds - Noise Cultures and Base/Mass Materialism 

This session will introduce some of the ways in which sound has been theorised within the arts and humanities. We will draw on a range of ideas from R Murray Schaffer's Soundscapes project in the 1970s through to Steve Goodman's notion of 'sonic warfare' (2009) and will address some of the key qu...


Monday 5th Mar 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Analysing and Writing-up Qualitative Data and NVivo Taster 

In this session, Professor McLaughlin will draw from her own research practice to talk through analytical processes when working with different forms of qualitative data. It will also look at how to then take the step into writing up that analysis within the data chapters of the thesis.


Tuesday 6th Mar 2018 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Museums, Power, Agency and Politics 

In this session we will look at how we can theorise questions of power in relation to museums. We will consider how theorists such as Foucault and Gramsci have influenced the development of museum studies. We will also explore how alternative approaches such as Actor-Network Theory and institutio...


Tuesday 6th Mar 2018 - 13:00 (3 hr)
Coping with Imposter Syndrome 

This interactive workshop will explore 'Imposter Syndrome', a phrase coined in the  late 1970s to describe an internal feeling of unworthiness which occurs despite external evidence of achievement and accomplishment.  It has been suggested that high achievers are particularly vulnerable...


Tuesday 6th Mar 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Data Practical 


Wednesday 7th Mar 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Option 7: Creative Arts Practice - Wonder: working with objects and archives 

Using her own experiences as a practicing artist, curator and writer Irene Brown discusses the relationship between practice-based research, ideas, reading and writing, with some tips on good practice and how to manage the fear of the thesis.


Wednesday 7th Mar 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
The Digital researcher, making social media work for you 

Social media platforms such as Twitter, blogs and LinkedIn now permeate our everyday conversations. What is their value as tools to enhance career objectives?

This session will look at the place of social media in your academic career. And seek to answer whether these tools can really help in yo...


Wednesday 7th Mar 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
A researcher’s guide to the successful protection and freedom of your valuable ideas 

Understanding intellectual property and the relevance it has for all researchers, is vital in the success of a research project. During this interactive session, you will develop real world skills that allow you to experience the process of protecting an idea and project from start to finish and ...


Wednesday 7th Mar 2018 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Option 8: Digital Humanities - Session 2 

The second session will introduce practical tools and techniques which are used in Digital Humanities and offer practical examples of how and where to use databases, version control, visualisation tools and automation in your projects.  Ethical issues such as licensing and IP issues will be ...


Wednesday 7th Mar 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Option 5: Texts, Images, and Sounds - The Affective Turn: or the New Scholarship of the Senses 

This final session will draw together some of the key insights we have discovered together over the past four sessions and will frame those insights within a discussion of what Patricia Clough (2007) has called the 'affective turn', that shift in some recent arts and humanities scholarship toward...


Wednesday 7th Mar 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Integrating Different Data Sources 

PhDs generally involve more than one method of data collection. This can sometimes pose challenges when drawing the information together for overall analysis. This session is divided into three sections to examine conventional and new approaches to combining and integrating methods and data. Firs...


Thursday 8th Mar 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Data Analysis Assessment 


Monday 12th Mar 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Option 7: Making connections and addressing the field of expanded architectural research 

Practice, theory and criticism are still seen as distinct although they increasinglycross-reference each other (J.Rendell, Architectural Research Quarterly, 2005)

 This session will be in 2 parts with time for discussion.

Firstly a contextual talk on ways of working in creative practice re...


Monday 12th Mar 2018 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Option 8: Digital Humanities - Session 3 

In the third session, the relationship between Digital Humanities and design research will be discussed with an emphasis on digital creativity. Through an extended example of the development process of a series of archival interfaces and visualisations a set of emerging concerns and directions fo...


Monday 12th Mar 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Dealing with the Pragmatics of Mixed Methods Research  

This session considers both the theoretical and practical challenges of conducting mixed methods research in the social sciences.  It will present examples of mixed methods research from a number of disciplines and suggest a resolution of the ‘paradigm problem’ that can be a conc...


Tuesday 13th Mar 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Write Here, Write Now 

Want to get some writing done?

Write Here, Write Now is a regular writing group facilitated by the Writing Development Centre for research postgraduates of all faculties. Our 2 hour structured writing sessions can help you get motivated, concentrate and be productive.  Like a mini-writing r...


Tuesday 13th Mar 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
How to Write an Effective CV and Covering Letter 

What are employers looking for?  How do you demonstrate that you meet these criteria and can successfully apply your skills in a new role in, or beyond academia?

Whatever your career intentions, this session aims to improve your ability to market your research experience effectively on pape...


Tuesday 13th Mar 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
How to Write an Effective CV and Covering Letter 

What are employers looking for? How do you demonstrate that you meet these criteria and can successfully apply your skills in a new role in or beyond academia? Whatever your career intentions, this session aims to improve your ability to market your research experience effectively on paper. The s...


Tuesday 13th Mar 2018 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Resilience and Complex Systems Theory 

We live in challenging times with a heightened sense of uncertainty and constant reminders of the unpredictability of what might be lurking around the corner. Among the prescribed remedies for dealing with such a state of flux, the one that has gained a growing political currency is ‘resili...


Wednesday 14th Mar 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Writing as Practice 


Wednesday 14th Mar 2018 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Option 8: Digital Humanities - Session 4 

The fourth session is dedicated to student participants’ projects and responses. It is a ‘sandpit’ exercise which gives student participants their opportunity to introduce their ideas, plans and projects and gather advice, support, and development suggestions from the cohort and...


Wednesday 14th Mar 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Using visual representations in research 

Should qualitative researchers consider the visual, as well as the verbal or written, aspects of the social world they are investigating?  This session will argue for a recognition of the visual as both data and a means to generate ideas with participants.  I will draw on examples from ...


Thursday 15th Mar 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in Higher Education in a su...


Thursday 15th Mar 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
PHd, Our Futures, what next career stories 


Friday 16th Mar 2018 - 09:30 (7 hr)
Follow up NVivo course (for experienced users ONLY) 

 


Tuesday 20th Mar 2018 - 09:30 (3 hr)
Myers-Briggs Personality Typing (pre-work required) 

BOOK ONE SESSION ONLY

As a researcher it is all too easy to become immersed in your work and neglect crucial relationships with other people who could potentially help you in your research and other areas in your life. Forming and maintaining effective relationships with others will help you ach...


Friday 23rd Mar 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in Higher Education in a ...


Tuesday 10th Apr 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
How to Succeed at Interview 

How do you make the right impression, answer questions effectively and make the most of your experience to convince an interviewer you are the best candidate for the job? You can look excellent on paper but you also need to perform well in person.

In this session we will look at all aspects of t...


Tuesday 10th Apr 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
How to Succeed at Interview 

How do you make the right impression, answer questions effectively and make the most of your experience to convince an interviewer you are the best candidate for the job? You can look excellent on paper but you also need to perform well in person. In this session we will look at all aspects of th...


Monday 16th Apr 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Finding your voice: an exploration of assertiveness 

A PhD involves several voices. You will be involved in discussions with peers and supervisors, presentations and papers, as well as identifying the voice needed for writing. Each of these can call on different aspects of expression and the need to negotiate between what you want to say and the fo...


Tuesday 17th Apr 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Stream C: Quantitative Linguistics - What Do We Want to Know from Quantitative Linguistics? 


Tuesday 17th Apr 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Stream D: Analysis of Longitudinal Datasets - Use of Longitudinal Data in Social Science Research 


Tuesday 17th Apr 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Stream A: Multi-variate Analysis - Introduction to Regression Analysis 


Tuesday 17th Apr 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Stream B: Geographical Information Systems - Introduction to GIS 


Wednesday 18th Apr 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in Higher Education in a su...


Wednesday 18th Apr 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Maximising the benefits to your research from professional and personal interactions 

This practical session uncovers the reasons to create and maintain a useful network as a researcher, who can help you and how to create a consistent message when promoting yourself and your work. These skills, both in person and online, can then be directly applied to developing your profess...


Thursday 19th Apr 2018 - 10:00 to Wednesday 18th Apr 2018 - 13:00
Photoshop Basics for Designing Academic Posters: For researchers who are new to Photoshop 

You will learn the key features of Adobe Photoshop for designing academic posters, logos and understanding design technique. It is recommended for those who want to create eye-catching posters and attractive designs, or want to learn the basics of Photoshop.

Course Objectives:


Thursday 19th Apr 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Stream C: Quantitative Linguistics - What Can Statistics Tell Us? 


Thursday 19th Apr 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Stream D: Analysis of Longitudinal Datasets - Managing Data for Longitudinal Analysis (Practical) 

The practical makes use of SPSS, with a mention only
of other packages you might encounter.


Thursday 19th Apr 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Stream A: Multi-variate Analysis - Logit and Probit 


Thursday 19th Apr 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Stream B: Geographical Information Systems - Creating Context Maps (Practical) 


Friday 20th Apr 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in Higher Education in a ...


Tuesday 24th Apr 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Write Here, Write Now 

Want to get some writing done?

Write Here, Write Now is a regular writing group facilitated by the Writing Development Centre for research postgraduates of all faculties. Our 2 hour structured writing sessions can help you get motivated, concentrate and be productive.  Like a mini-writing r...


Tuesday 24th Apr 2018 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Wittgenstein and Ethnography 

Ethnography is important to many disciplines and sub-disciplines across the social sciences and humanities. This lecture briefly illustrates what ethnography is, its key features and relevance. But it spends most of the lecture examining the work of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, and throug...


Tuesday 24th Apr 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Stream C: Quantitative Linguistics - Statistics as Used in Linguistics (1) 


Tuesday 24th Apr 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Stream D: Analysis of Longitudinal Datasets - A Toolkit for Analysis (Practical) 

Techniques to Resolve the Longitudinal Dimension in your Research Project.


Tuesday 24th Apr 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Stream A: Multi-variate Analysis - Practical Session 


Tuesday 24th Apr 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Stream B: Geographical Information Systems - Mapping Census Data (Practical) 


Thursday 26th Apr 2018 - 10:00 (3 hr)
Photoshop Basics for Designing Academic Posters: for researchers who have some experience of Photoshop 

You will learn the key features of Adobe Photoshop for designing academic posters, logos and understanding design technique. It is recommended for those who want to create eye-catching posters and attractive designs, or want to learn the basics of Photoshop.

Course Objectives:


Thursday 26th Apr 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Stream C: Quantitative Linguistics - Statistics as Used in Linguistics (2) 


Thursday 26th Apr 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Stream D: Analysis of Longitudinal Datasets - Applying Imagination, Finding Resources, Overcoming Problems and Incorporating the Longitudinal Design into your Research  


Thursday 26th Apr 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Stream A: Multi-variate Analysis - Interpreting and Analysing Regression 


Thursday 26th Apr 2018 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Stream B: Geographical Information Systems - Plotting Questionnaire Survey Data 


Tuesday 1st May 2018 - 10:00 (3 hr)
Managing complex lives 

This discursive session, will provide a space for attendees to


Tuesday 1st May 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Building Your Confidence 

This workshop will help deepen your understanding of what could be hindering your self-confidence. For some, that can be in all situations, for others it may be specific scenarios where our confidence deserts us. This workshop will be a practical exploration of the topic, with opportunities provi...


Tuesday 1st May 2018 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Max Weber's Concept of 'Intellectual Integrity' 

The idea of ‘intellectual integrity’ carries contemporary resonance. It is an implicit value of academic endeavour. But what are the epistemic and methodological foundations for a viable theory of ‘intellectual integrity’? Miriam Baldwin’s talk tries to answer some o...


Tuesday 1st May 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Peer-Reviewing for Academic Journals 

BOOK ONE SESSION ONLY

Are you interested in learning about the process of academic publishing and the work of a peer-reviewer for an academic journal? Then this session is right for you!  Editors of one of Newcastle University's HaSS Postgraduate e-journals will talk you through the peer-re...


Wednesday 2nd May 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Persuasive presentation the art of audience captivation and action 

Creating an engaging and inspiring research plan and communicating that plan is one of the most useful skills and talents an innovative researcher can harness. This interactive session will provide participants with the tools to consider each step of a useful and effective plan whilst experiencin...


Wednesday 2nd May 2018 - 13:00 (2 hr)
Completing Research: The Psychological Picture 

Approaching deadlines, handing in a thesis, and preparing for a Viva can all catalyse complex psychological dynamics. This training session, for students in the final stages of a PhD, offers the opportunity to identify, explore and understand some of the feelings, thoughts and behaviours that mig...


Tuesday 8th May 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Write Here, Write Now 

Want to get some writing done?

Write Here, Write Now is a regular writing group facilitated by the Writing Development Centre for research postgraduates of all faculties. Our 2 hour structured writing sessions can help you get motivated, concentrate and be productive.  Like a mini-writing r...


Tuesday 8th May 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
How to Write an Effective CV and Covering Letter 

What are employers looking for?  How do you demonstrate that you meet these criteria and can successfully apply your skills in a new role in, or beyond academia?

Whatever your career intentions, this session aims to improve your ability to market your research experience effectively on pape...


Tuesday 8th May 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
How to Write an Effective CV and Covering Letter 

What are employers looking for? How do you demonstrate that you meet these criteria and can successfully apply your skills in a new role in or beyond academia? Whatever your career intentions, this session aims to improve your ability to market your research experience effectively on paper. The s...


Tuesday 15th May 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Presentation Skills 

Speaking in public is seldom a natural talent, but it is easy to develop the basic skills and competencies required to engage and interest your audience. Come along to this full day training course to learn how create the perfect academic presentation.


Tuesday 15th May 2018 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Blackness and Race 

This lecture is designed to introduce students to the foundational concepts and critical debates involved in the study of race, ethnicity and definitions of Blackness.  We will investigate categories of race and Blackness in the United States and globally, looking at those categories in cont...


Thursday 17th May 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Preparing for the Viva 

How can you prepare for the oral defence of your thesis? What will you be asked? Who will inquire? What are the possible outcomes? How can you get the best from the examiners? This workshop will tackle these questions and introduce you to students who have recently survived and succeeded in a viv...


Friday 18th May 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in Higher Education in a su...


Tuesday 22nd May 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Write Here, Write Now 

Want to get some writing done?

Write Here, Write Now is a regular writing group facilitated by the Writing Development Centre for research postgraduates of all faculties. Our 2 hour structured writing sessions can help you get motivated, concentrate and be productive.  Like a mini-writing r...


Tuesday 22nd May 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
How to Succeed at Interview 

How do you make the right impression, answer questions effectively and make the most of your experience to convince an interviewer you are the best candidate for the job? You can look excellent on paper but you also need to perform well in person.

In this session we will look at all aspects of t...


Tuesday 22nd May 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
How to Succeed at Interview 

How do you make the right impression, answer questions effectively and make the most of your experience to convince an interviewer you are the best candidate for the job? You can look excellent on paper but you also need to perform well in person. In this session we will look at all aspects of th...


Tuesday 22nd May 2018 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Medical Humanities 

Medical humanities is a ‘buzzword’ in the arts and humanities, but what is the field that it describes? In this session we will respond to this question and then think together about some of the challenges and opportunities that such a field opens up to the researcher. How can one wor...


Tuesday 29th May 2018 - 12:00 (2 hr)
The Everyday Turn in the Social Sciences and Humanities 

What we mean by ‘truth’ and ‘rationality’ change depending upon where and when we live. They were understood differently by Plato and Aristotle, but then also by Descartes, Hume and Wittgenstein, for example. Today, as this lecture explores, one of the key forces shaping w...


Wednesday 30th May 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
The Importance of Money in Innovation Evolution 

An opportunity to understand what investors and funders are looking for from applications to secure finance for an innovative project. No experience or business idea necessary – we will apply your research aims to allow you to usefully explore what’s financially possible and necessary...


Tuesday 5th Jun 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Write Here, Write Now 

Want to get some writing done?

Write Here, Write Now is a regular writing group facilitated by the Writing Development Centre for research postgraduates of all faculties. Our 2 hour structured writing sessions can help you get motivated, concentrate and be productive.  Like a mini-writing r...


Tuesday 5th Jun 2018 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Queer Theory 

What is queer theory?  How can it be applied in the study of humanities, arts and social sciences?  This introductory session looks into the emergence of queer theory out of feminist and LGBT studies and provides some pointers for students interested in the analytical concepts and metho...


Friday 8th Jun 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Document Management - Images and Tables 

BOOK ONE SESSION ONLY

When putting together reports and a thesis, having a full understanding of the functions of MS Word can save hours of frustration. This supervised, self-directed workshop covers skills including:


Tuesday 12th Jun 2018 - 09:30 (3 hr)
Myers-Briggs Personality Typing (pre-work required) 

BOOK ONE SESSION ONLY

As a researcher it is all too easy to become immersed in your work and neglect crucial relationships with other people who could potentially help you in your research and other areas in your life. Forming and maintaining effective relationships with others will help you ach...


Thursday 14th Jun 2018 - 09:00 (11 hr)
First Year Postgraduate Research Conference  

The first year conference provides every research postgraduate with the opportunity to develop oral presentation skills and to discuss their research project with their peers in an informal, friendly atmosphere. The unique aspect of the conference is that it is multi-disciplinary, and that studen...


Thursday 14th Jun 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in Higher Education in a su...


Wednesday 20th Jun 2018 - 09:00 (7 hr)
The HaSS Annual Postgraduate Research Showcase for 2nd and 3rd years only 

Our research has the potential to shape the world and have a vast impact on our society. It is therefore important that we learn to disseminate it in an accessible and informative way and that we strive to communicate it to different audiences. In the HaSS Annual Postgraduate Research Showcase yo...


Wednesday 20th Jun 2018 - 13:00 (2 hr)
Advanced Document Management – Using Word and EndNote 

BOOK ONE SESSION ONLY

This session draws together different strands in information and document management. New and advanced techniques in Word and EndNote are covered, including:


Friday 22nd Jun 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in Higher Education in a ...


Friday 22nd Jun 2018 - 13:00 (3 hr)
Managing Long Documents 

BOOK ONE SESSION ONLY


Wednesday 11th Jul 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in Higher Education in a su...


Thursday 26th Jul 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in Higher Education in a ...


Friday 17th Aug 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in Higher Education in a su...


Wednesday 22nd Aug 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in Higher Education in a ...