Research School IrregularPublished: Wednesday, 17 October 2018
A newsletter for PGR
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Open Access Week takes place every October and is an opportunity for us all to learn more about the public value and research impact of sharing work freely and widely.
Paywall: The Business of Scholarship
Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is being screened on Wednesday 24 October at 2.30pm in the Samuel Alexander Theatre. The documentary focuses on the need for Open Access to research and science. Come and enjoy some complementary popcorn and interesting insights. Read more and register your interest here.
We have three pop-up events where you can chat to your Academic Engagement Librarian about how the Library can support Open Access:
· Monday, 22 October
Maths and Social Sciences (MSS) Tower, Ground Floor Entrance
· Tuesday, 23 October
12.30 – 1.30pm
Jean McFarlane Building, Lobby
· Tuesday, 23 October
1.00 – 2.00pm
Arthur Lewis Building, Atrium Entrance
Open Research Forum
The University’s second Open Research Forum (ORF) will take place on Monday, 5 November. It is supported by Vice President for Research, Professor Colette Fagan. The theme for this Forum is: How can openness can improve the research environment? It will feature academics from across the University sharing case studies on how they’ve incorporated openness into their research practise.
We are running four sessions of this three-hour workshop to give you a chance to learn and talk with other new PhDs about how to develop your research idea, navigate the University’s research culture, develop your networks, manage your annual progression, get the most out of your Supervisor and access opportunities for your own personal and professional development.
see attached flyer for dates and how to book a place
- Intro_Flyer_Sep18.docx (117.54 KB)
[ top ]Industrial Placements and Interships
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Are you a PhD student or Postdoc looking for meaningful, paid teaching experience?
Through working as a tutor with The Brilliant Club, you will:
· Develop teaching experience and other employability skills
· Receive high-quality training in teaching pedagogy
· Enhance your knowledge of the UK education system
· Disseminate your research to a unique, non-expert audience
· Join a community of like-minded researchers across the UK
· Have the choice of how many placements you’d like to take part in, getting paid £500 per placement
What is The Brilliant Club?
Only 1 in 50 of the most disadvantaged quintile of 18 year olds progress to a highly-selective university. Over the last five years, The Brilliant Club has worked to increase this number by recruiting, training and placing over 1000 researchers across the UK to deliver programmes of university-style teaching to small groups of high-performing pupils from underrepresented communities.
There is now the opportunity for you to join this growing community of like-minded researchers and become a Scholars Programme tutor in 2018-19, supporting pupils to develop the academic skills, knowledge and confidence needed to progress to highly-selective universities.
The Brilliant Club will be holding an Information Event at the University of Manchester, on Thursday 1st November at 12pm-1pm in Uni Place, Room 3.213. Please come along if you would like to find out more about becoming a Scholars Programme tutor.
If you are unable to attend the information event, The Brilliant Club will also be hosting a series of webinars where you can find out further information about becoming a Scholars Programme tutor on the following dates:
1. Monday 8th October 2018 at 2pm. You can attend the webinar here: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/476659157
2. Tuesday 23rd October 2018 at 11am. You can attend the webinar here:
3. Monday 12th November 2018 at 2pm. You can attend the webinar here: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/258231813
4. Monday 19th November 2018 at 3pm. You can attend the webinar here:
To find out more about the tutoring opportunity and to watch a short video of tutors speaking about their experience, please visit www.thebrilliantclub.org/the-brilliant-club-for-researchers/get-involved/ To apply, please complete the application form found at the bottom of this website page.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to email The Brilliant Club at firstname.lastname@example.org