This event aims to bring together interested parties from across the University, including students and staff, to focus on how we can better support and celebrate our diverse community of postgraduate researchers. We will share findings from recent projects and surveys, as well as good practice from other institutions and UofG initiatives. We want to get wide-ranging input from across the University and aim to pull together a list of tangible actions for the coming academic year.
Mary Beth Kneafsey, PGR Strategy Manager
Welcome and purpose for the day
This will include an overview of the national and international context of the Doctorate, and an update on the University’s PGR wellbeing project.
Jennifer Boyle, Postgraduate Research Advisor
PGR communities project
This project investigated how researchers tap into different types of communities and networks, both online and physical, for access to subject knowledge or support as well as social purposes. We carried out a series of focus groups and interviews with UofG PGRs and staff in other institutions across the UK and internationally to see what’s missing, and what institutions can do to support PGR communities.
Elizabeth Adams, Researcher Development Manager
A first look at the results from the 2017 PRES survey, and an overview of PGR engagement levels in formal and informal researcher development activity.
Discussion: PGR communities
15:30 Lightning talks
Discussions will include PGR experience, and areas for future action.
If there is a topic relating to these areas of discussion which you would like to present on, please contact Elizabeth Adams.