Free places for PGRs on ‘Part Time Researcher Workshop’ (Birmingham, 17 Sept)




Part Time Researcher Workshop

Simone Apel, Research Training Coordinator, University of Northampton & Erika Hawkes, Postgraduate Researcher Development Officer, University of Birmingham

Who is it for? Part-Time Research Degree Students

What will it cover? The Part-Time Researcher Workshop is a day long event which gives part-time research students the time and space to share and discuss issues which directly affect their research degree study.

During the day there will be a number of development sessions, which will include how to get the best from your supervisor, time management, avoiding defeatism and planning your thesis. A facilitated discussion on the ethos and problems of part-time research will be tackled through the day, with a problem solving session later in the day. Additionally, the workshop offers a valuable opportunity for students to meet and chat with fellow part-timers to share experiences and solutions to problems.


09:15 Arrival and Registration: Refreshments available

09:30 Welcome: Outline for the day

09:35 Part-time Success Stories: Researchers completing PhDs on a part-time basis

09:50 Introductions: your research and your challenges

10:15 The Ethos / Problems of Part-time Research (Facilitated discussion)

11.15 Refreshments

11:30 Skills Workshop Session 1

13:00 Lunch

13:45 Skills Workshop Session 2

15.15 Refreshments

15:25 The Ethos and Problems of Part-time Research: Finding solutions

16:05 Questions and Evaluation

16:30 Close


This workshop is open to any research degree student studying part-time.

Further information is available at:—joint-Universities-of-Birmingham-and-Northampton.html

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