September 21, 2010

Induction Evening

Induction evening will be Thursday 7th October 17:00. Any exsisting students who would like to come along and meet new students are welcome. Please contact Emma.


June 29, 2010

walk to Kenilworth

You are invited to take part in a short walk (an hour?) from campus to Kenilworth via the sport field, country paths and Kenilworth Common an going on to a pub for those interested too.
When? 14 July meet at 4.30 at the Avon building
Please let others know, and let us know if you are coming though of course simply turn up on the day too

Mick


doctoral day

Doctoral day went well I thought – with a lot of opportunities to share research and learn from those completing research projects, it was good of Andy T. to do a session with our students the day after he said goodbye to us all. In the afternoon there was a session on using art to unlock thinking Stuart C. led students through what comes next. [Btw Anna Preston in the careers office is a sueful resource here]

The programme is at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/wie/courses/degrees/docs/admin/docday/doc10/
A suggestions arising from the day: could we do this mid year too?


June 26, 2010

doctoral day

Feedback on doctoral day to appear here later but news that we are planning a walk into Kenilworth in July (as last year) – this will be 13 th from memory


November 30, 2009

networked sessions

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/wie/courses/degrees/docs/networking/questions

we had a good session on questions and methodologies
the notes of which are http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/wie/courses/degrees/docs/networking/questions

the next session is
18 February 2010 – feels funny writing 2010 it was only 2000 a little while ago


November 02, 2009

to see theses

This is a new service by the British Library so that you can get PDF versions of theses relevant to your study – I guess ones which are irrlevant to your study too as it happens,
let us know how it works!

http://ethos.bl.uk/Home.do


October 29, 2009

post graduate open day

We are forwarding this to you

Dear colleagues,
As you know, the University will be running its annual Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday, 18th November. Feedback from previous PG Open Days clearly reflects the value that visitors place on meeting academic staff and current students and discussing the study / research environment at Warwick with those who are currently engaged with it. This year, therefore, as part of this event we will be running a “Showcase” in the Wolfson Research Exchange to exhibit research being undertaken at Warwick. The Showcase event is open to all academic staff and students involved in research. It will provide a rare opportunity to present and discuss your work outside your department to bring your research to life for non-specialists. Visitors to the PG Open Day, as well as current staff and students at the University, will be invited to attend the Showcase.
We would appreciate it, if you could circulate this memo as widely as possible around the department (to staff and PGR students).
The Event Research Showcase (part of the PG Open Day)
Where Wolfson Research Exchange
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/researchexchange

When Wednesday, 18th November 2009 10am – 4pm
Who is invited to participate? Current PGR students
Academic Staff
Material required Basically anything that can best represent the research being undertaken within the departments at Warwick. For example:
• Posters (posters used in past exhibitions/competitions are welcome)
• Demonstrations (please take into account any health and safety considerations, when deciding what to showcase)
• Videos
• Short presentations (limited slots). Etc.
Benefits We aim to use the “current” research to encourage new research students to apply to Warwick. The showcase will be successful if we get material from a range of disciplines. It will give current students the opportunity to practice talking about their research to specialist as well as to a non-specialist audience.
The audience Mainly those potential students that have indicated an interest in PGR study
Marketing the event When registration for the PG fair has begun, an email will be sent to all those indicating an interest in PGR inviting them to visit the showcase (tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided to encourage people to lengthen their visit). On the day all visitors will be invited to visit the Wolfson Research Exchange.
The Open day and Research Showcase, will be advertised on the website and emails will be sent to all finalists inviting them to attend, as well as through external channels.

If you are interested in exhibiting your research in the Research Showcase in the Wolfson Exchange on 18th November 2009 please complete the following and send to Fiona Linton fiona.linton@warwick.ac.uk

Name
Please indicate whether you are a member of staff or a research student.
Department

Topic of research

Description of material to be displayed

Please indication any requirements (e.g. a table, audio/visual equipment)
Availability (if you are not able to be present in the Wolfson all day, please confirm what time – if any – you can attend)

Please note as the Open Day is due to open at 10am, it is requested that all materials are delivered to and set up in the Wolfson Research Exchange by 9am.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries.

Many thanks

With regards
Annie Brunt


October 24, 2009

library induction

Christine Bradford our library support has booked research degree students in to the Library training room on the 29th October between 2.00 and 4.00.
This is for anyone to attend, she can be flexible as she appreciates you might have had some induction before, for example she can cover EndNoteWeb, Educational databases and research exchange intro.

It would be good if you can confirm and indicate what you would like covered, but you can just turn up too

Mick


PT job

There is a part time post going at the faculty level to help co-ordinate and develop publicity for events.

Principal responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Chair of the Faculty and other designated members of staff the postholder will be required to:
• maintain and update the Faculty website using SiteBuilder
• put together and circulate a monthly calendar of Faculty events (research and teaching)
• maintain a variety of mailing lists (e.g. PhD students; MA students; academic staff; faculty administrators, HODs)
• circulate mailings as required
• contribute to the organisation of faculty events (including Research Forum and Teaching Forum) by booking rooms and refreshments, liaising with attendees etc
• perform any other duties appropriate to the role as required by the Chair of the Faculty
This post is suitable for a research student who will be on campus regularly during 2009/10. The post is available at a rate of 6 hours per week at £9.77 per hour for 3 months in the first instance. Start date: as soon as possible. Office accommodation will be made available for the postholder in the Sociology department and SiteBuilder training will be provided.


various

You can see the notes on the work shop session at
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/wie/courses/degrees/docs/networking/

The suggestion for the follow on session was methodology and I will send out details next week. WIEGA were organising a social for this Friday too.

We are very pleased to welcome Emma Traves to the research office – she has sent round an email introducing herself and I will ask her to say hello at the next meeting.

Mick


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