THINK AHEAD - Post Graduate Researchers
All post graduate researchers are expected to engage with the the Doctoral Development Programme (DDP) to enable the development of transferable skills to enhance their employability.
In addition the Think Ahead Team provides a range of opportunities, information and guidance to support their personal and professional development.
Post Graduate Researcher led events within the faculty
Led, run and managed by PGRs (for PGRs), the purpose of these events is to develop initiatives for the benefit of both PGRs and the University. It enables PGRs to apply their doctoral skills in practice, to enhance their skills as influencers and entrepreneurs. It also provides opportunities for PGRs to gain skills and experience in event management, public engagement, budget management, business development, general management, as well as leadership qualities and skills in cross-faculty networking and networking with external colleagues/organisations. All of these will provide the skills and experience that will enhance participants curriculum vitaes, and promote their employability, whether that be in academia or in the wider business or public sector world.
There are several events aimed at post graduate researchers, which provide the opportunity for students across the Faculty of Engineering to:
- Raise issues that are important to them
- Take part in consultations with the University
- Share their research
- Help organise their own major events
- Develop contacts and collaborations
- Provide social and networking opportunities
Objectives of the PGR Forum
This takes place once a year and aims to:
The last one took place on 24 June 2015 at the Octagon.
Socialising and networking
If you are organising any network or social events we are happy to help promote these and may have funding to support some events.
Please email email@example.com if you are interested
For more information please contact Eunice Lawton. Researcher Development Manager (Engineering) firstname.lastname@example.org x22164
or Dr Jonathan Howse - Deputy Head of Engineering Graduate School - student progression email@example.com x27596