June 10, 2013

IGGY student mentors/moderators needed

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/insite/news/intnews2/iggy_student_mentors-2013

Iggy LogoIGGY is looking for a number of postgraduates to take on the paid role of IGGY Student Mentor/Moderator.

IGGY caters for the brightest young people aged 13 – 18 around the world. Student Mentors encourage IGGY members to engage with a range of challenging academic content as well as supporting IGGY to be a safe community.

The closing date for applications is 5.30pm on Tuesday 18 June 2013.

Find out more about applying at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/insite/news/intnews2/iggy_student_mentors-2013


June 04, 2013

Book on the Teaching and Learning Showcase

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/ldc/tlshowcase2013/programme/

The Institutional Teaching and Learning Showcase will take place in the Main Library on Wednesday 19th June 2013, providing an opportunity to exchange good practice across the University, as well as offering colleagues the opportunity to reflect more broadly on teaching and learning strategies, explore new approaches and ideas and share experiences.

The overall theme this year is Engaging Students, and topics covered will include:

  • Creativity
  • Beyond the classroom
  • Using resources in new ways

Note if you can't attend any of the free choice workshop then you could attend the T&L Showcase (or part of) as a substitute.

Booking form http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/ldc/tlshowcase2013/programme/


April 25, 2013

Careers Beyond Academia Day – Book Your Place Today!

Keen to explore how to market yourself for employment possibilities beyond academia? Register for a place onCareers Beyond Academia
on Wednesday 8thMay 9.15am - 4pm

The workshop topics will include:

  • describing your PhD to a non-academic audience
  • playing to your strengths
  • making applications
  • interview success

You will also have the opportunity hear the career stories of two recent former Warwick PhD students. A lunch will be provided.

For a full programme of the day and to book your place, please follow this link to register using your myAdvantage account:

https://myadvantage.warwick.ac.uk/ViewEvent.chpx?id=348013

The very next day you can develop your ideas further at our…

PhD Employer Networking Event

Over 20 employers will be at the PhD Employer Networking Event on Thursday 9th May, 6-8pm, in Rootes. Find out more and book your place at https://myadvantage.warwick.ac.uk/ViewEvent.chpx?id=343352


April 23, 2013

Call for Papers from PhD Researchers: Exchanges: the Warwick Early Career Research Journal

Exchanges: the Warwick Early Career Research Journal invites articles that articulate new research in all disciplines, and particularly scholarship by early career researchers in the field.

This journal is a peer-reviewed online Open Access (no fee) journal that provides a vital public platform for the sharing of analytical and theoretical work of the highest standard by researchers that is, for example:

 Seeking a wider audience out of their immediate field

 Interdisciplinary, or reaches across several disciplines and journal audiences

 Where the researcher seeks new credibility as a lead or single author; or is seeking co-authorship out of their normal field of expertise

Submissions are welcome from those working in all fields and from both within the University of Warwick and other universities worldwide. We particularly welcome submissions from emerging scholars, including post-doctoral and doctoral (final stage) researchers.

Submissions may be in the form of:

a) articles of 4,000-5,000 words in length

b) reviews of about 1,000 words in length

Articles: These may be detailing the findings from a piece of research, a methodological discussion, or a broader philosophical discussion. The scholarly writing will be of a high standard and will reveal a theoretical lens with reference to appropriate literature. Authors should note the cross-disciplinary reach of this journal and adapt their writing accordingly. Authors will retain the right to use their article in future publications/work.

Reviews: These may evaluate a recent book or conference that would be of interest to a broad audience.

Further guidance on submissions is available on the Journal website: http://exchangesjournalwarwick.wordpress.com/

The deadline for the submission of a proposed paper is May 13th, 2013.

Authors will be informed by the editors by June 1st, 2013, as to whether their article will be sent for peer review. Those authors will be expected to redraft their work as required during July and August. Final copy of articles will be required in September, 2013.


April 16, 2013

Research Postgraduate Poster Showcase – register now!

Register by 10 May; Submit poster by 24 May; Showcase & competition event on 5 June

This major annual event is a great opportunity to share your work, develop your presentation skills, and meet other researchers from across the University. Prizes worth up to £250 awarded for the best poster presentations! See the website for more details: http://goo.gl/LJDQN

Ther is training and advice on producing a good poster:

Poster Design & Creation workshop, Tues 30 April – book now!

RSSP e-learning resource: Poster design


Images of Research Photography Competition

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/scs/pgr/activities/photo-comp/

Images are a powerful means of communicating complex ideas. How would you capture your own research project in one image? How could a photograph engage people with your work?

Exclusive to postgraduate researchers, the RSSP’s Images of Research photography competition gives you the opportunity to stretch your creativity and communicate your ideas in innovative ways.

To find out more and to submit an image (along with a 100-word abstract), visit the images of research competition website

Competition closes 28th April


April 12, 2013

Paid Summer 2013 Teaching Placements: PhD Tutors wanted

The Brilliant Club has now opened recruitment for its 2013 summer placements offering doctoral researchers competitively paid teaching opportunities in June/July.


During June and July, tutors will be placed in a school to work with groups of six pupils, delivering a series of tutorials that takes them beyond the curriculum and helps them to develop the knowledge, skills and ambition necessary to secure places at top universities. Tutors will be supported by a training programme consisting of two half-day sessions and will accompany their pupils on two university trips, which will include their introductory and concluding tutorials.

In addition to earning up to £500 per placement successful candidates will gain valuable teaching experience, enhance their knowledge of the UK education system and develop a programme of tutorials based on their own research with a chance to disseminate it to a non-expert audience. As well as this, they will also join a cohort of like-minded researchers who are interested in widening access to highly-selective universities. For more information see http://www.brilliantclub.org and to apply for the midlands vacancies see http://www.thebrilliantclub.org/phd-students/apply-now-midlands/


The first assessment centre is running on Tuesday 16th April, so early applications are strongly encouraged. If you have any queries contact apply@thebrilliantclub.org.


April 04, 2013

Teaching and Learning Showcase

Save the date

The Institutional Teaching and Learning Showcase will take place in the Main Library on Wednesday 19th June 2013, providing an opportunity to exchange good practice across the University, as well as offering colleagues the opportunity to reflect more broadly on teaching and learning strategies, explore new approaches and ideas and share experiences.

The overall theme this year is Engaging Students, and topics covered will include:

  • Creativity
  • Beyond the classroom
  • Using resources in new ways

The event is open to all staff and students who have an interest in the development of teaching and learning

Call for presentations and posters

If you're interested in presenting or producing a poster on one of the above topics for the showcase you can find out more here or chat to Jess Humphreys on 024 7657 3249 email j.m.humphreys@warwick.ac.uk

Proposals are welcomed from staff and students. The closing date for proposals is Friday 3rd May.


March 08, 2013

Free Choice Workshop Now Available Online

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/ldc/development/pga/tandlinhe/workshops/

The free choice workshops are now available. You can attend as many as you like but you need to choose two from the list below.


March 06, 2013

Launch of WATEPGR 2013 – Teaching Excellence Awards for Postgrad Research Students who Teach

Writing about web page http://www.warwick.ac.uk/watepgr

Do you know a postgraduate research student who is a great teacher - have they inspired you?

Then nominate them for a WATEPGR Award - the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence for Postgraduate Research Students (WATEPGR).

It can make a real difference to the student - winning, being commended or nominated are all highly appreciated. Previous nominees have stated that it has given them more confidence in their teaching abilities and makes a valuable contribution to their CV.

Winners receive £500 and Commendees £200 to be spent on either their teaching or research activities. All nominees receive an official letter from the PVC for Education (Quality and Standards) Ann Caesar

Nominations are via a brief form which can be submitted online. For more information and nomination forms see http://www.warwick.ac.uk/watepgr

Nomination deadline: 13th May 2013

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