Research School IrregularPublished: Thursday, 25 January 2018
A newsletter for PGR
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- Hassle Free PhD
Organised by FSE Faculty Officer, Aleksandra Besevic, this is an event that will give out free diaries and a short talk on work-life balance for postgrad researchershttps://manchesterstudentsunion.com/events/hassle-free-phd
- PostGrad Pizza
A relaxed evening with free pizza and the opportunity to meet other postgraduate students.https://www.facebook.com/events/1981093625444239/
- Refreshers Fair
A PostGrad Society has recently been set up, they will have a stall at the ‘Refreshers’ Fair on Tuesday 30th Jan 11:00-15:30 Manchester Academy.
Places are now available on the University Language Centre’s Academic Writing Tutorial Service: this provision is free to students at the University of Manchester.
These one to one sessions last approximately one hour and give students the opportunity to receive expert help in improving their written academic work. To apply, please fill out a request form: https://goo.gl/forms/pSJLlS6bX459ujtX2 and email firstname.lastname@example.org with a recent sample of your writing (it must be 900 - 1500 words in length): this could be part of an essay, dissertation, research proposal or project.
Click on this link for further information: http://www.languagecentre.manchester.ac.uk/tutorials/
Remember that you can report any general issues at any point to the PGR Mentors and CDT Reps so that they can be reported to the School.
The next PGR Staff and Student Consultative (PGR SSC) will take place on 1 February. The PGR Mentors and CDT Reps will be in attendance at this meeting to report on any general issues (past or ongoing) that students may have experienced.
Please use this opportunity to report any issues to the Mentors. If we don't know about it - we can't resolve it! If you have an issue to report or are interested in becoming a student mentor and representative you can contact the mentors at CS-MENTORS@listserv.manchester.ac.uk.
Could you use your IT skills to help end homelessness?
Street Support Network is a website/online resource for homeless support services, which is generated and run entirely by volunteers. They have events where volunteers with IT and digital skills can come along and help develop the site and take it to the next level. Is this something you could get involved with? They’re not just looking for coders, but also BAs, project managers, testers, communicators – basically anyone with time and passion that wants to help work through a backlog of tasks generated by people experiencing homelessness and frontline workers. By getting involved, you could make a real difference.
The next event will be held on Tuesday 13 February, starting at 5.30pm at the offices of Code Computerlove on Dale Street in Manchester.
Find out more and register your interest via their Eventbrite page.
The University's Volunteer Network is organising lots of Volunteer Days in semester 2. These are really great one-off opportunities for students to volunteer for a morning, afternoon or full day at local projects with everything from tea parties for older people through to helping on local park projects.
Further information can be found here.
Any queries can be sent to email@example.com.
NEW OUT-OF-HOURS PASSES. From next Monday 29 Jan, out-of-hours access for the Kilburn Building will be with an activated University ID card only: separate paper out-of-hours passes will no longer be issued. Students issued with a paper out-of-hours pass during Semester 1 (September 2017 – January 2018) must return it in person to SSO (room LF21) between Mon 29 January and Weds 28 February so that your University ID card can be updated for Semester 2 access. If you don’t return your paper pass by the end of February 2018, your University ID card will deactivate and you will lose your out-of-hours access. Any queries, please email the SSO.
- Hassle Free PhD