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Academic and professional development programme

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This series of interdisciplinary workshops, developed in line with Vitae's national Researcher Development Framework, is designed to support you in your thesis writing and to help you strengthen the impact of your research. As a taster, take a look at this short film of PhD students taking part in last year's 'research mind-mapping' workshop.

The 2014/15 programme

Reserve places by following the links to the booking pages.

PhD student events
Title Date Start time End time Course code
The macro structure of the thesis| (including Impact PhD) Thursday 11 December 2014 14:00 17:00 MY593A
Using your time as a PhD student effectively for your career Wednesday 11 February 2015 10:00 12:00
PhD writers' group| Thursday 15 January 2015 12:00 13:00
Writing compelling abstracts| Thursday 12 February 2015 10:00 13:00 MY593B
Managing your work life balance| Thursday 5 March 2015 11:30 13:30 MY593A
Understanding narrative craft, advanced writing for academics| Wednesday 18 March 2015 10:00 15:00
PhD writers' group| Thursday 30 April 2015 12:00 13:00
Preparing for and handling your viva| Thursday 14 May 2015 14:00 16:00 MY593C
Getting published - session 1| Thursday 21 May 2015 11:00 14:00 MY593C
Creative writing| Thursday 21 May 2015 12.30 14.00
Academic job interviews:coping with difficult questions Wednesday 27 May 2015 10:00 11:30
Getting published - session 2| Thursday 28 May 2015 11:00 14:00 MY593C
Developing your academic writing| Thursday 18 June 2015 13:30 16:30 MY593B
Creative writing| Thursday 25 June 2015 12:30 14:00

Workshop materials

Please feel free to browse and access materials from this year's and earlier workshops|

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