Event title:

PGR Skills Development and Social Forum

Event details

Friday, November 10, 2017
10:00 - 13:00
Nidd SR 1+2 with Mezz
Workshop size:

Event description

“Academic Confidence, Supervision and Celebrating Research from across the Faculties at the University of Hull”.


Session Topic

10am– 10.30am

Refreshments & Socialising - (Nidd 1st Floor Mezzanine)

10.30am- 11.00am



Skills Topic 1

“The Great Pretender: developing confidence & the academic virtues”, Professor James Connelly, Professor of Political Thought, Editor International Journal of Social Economics, Deputy Director, Institute of Applied Ethics, Centre for Idealism and the New Liberalism, School of Law and Politics, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics.

This brief session will ask what it means to be an independent and confident academic and an original researcher. It will consider the development of theoretical concepts in solving research problems, the critical evaluation of your own work, the skills of analysis and synthesis. It will conclude with how to deal with other people’s expectations and how to develop confidence in your status and worth as an independent researcher.  

(Nidd 2nd Floor Seminar Rooms 1 and 2).    James' University of Hull Profile 

ESRC Common Good and Ethics Project     ResearchGate Profile       Academia Edu Profile



Research Theme 1

“My Research Journey”, Professor James Connelly.

James will talk about his research journey, describing how things happened, why they happened, and how he dealt with serendipities, disappointments, hurdles, challenges and opportunities. 

(Nidd 2nd Floor Seminar Rooms 1 and 2).



Research Theme 2

“The Advanced Wound Care Cluster; working at the interface between academia, industry & the clinic”, Dr Matthew Hardman, Reader in Wound Healing, Director of Research, School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences.  

Matthew will provide a brief overview of his scientific research career, focusing on the pivotal decision points, and finishing with an outline of the exciting current opportunities in Advanced Wound Care research at Hull.  University of Hull Profile

(Nidd 2nd Floor Seminar Rooms 1 and 2).




Research Theme 3

University Research – Approaches, Mistakes, Lessons and Success

Professor David Atkinson, Associate Dean of Research, Professor of Cultural and Historical Geography, School of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering.

David will speak about aspects of his research journey and experience as a cultural geographer, talking about particular approaches, mistakes made, lessons learned and of course, success!  Come along and learn about the value of pursuing a career in University research. 

(Nidd 2nd Floor Seminar Rooms 1 and 2).



Skills Topic 2

“How to get the best out of your supervisory relationship”, Dr Janine Hatter,

Postgraduate Training Scheme Manager, The Graduate School. 

Janine will provide hints, tips and strategies to help you get the most from your relationship with your supervisor!  Academia Edu Profile       Victorian Popular Fiction Association

(Nidd 2nd Floor Seminar Rooms 1 and 2).


Any Questions

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

With kind regards

Jackie McAndrew - jackie.mcandrew@hull.ac.uk


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