Event title:

PGR Skills Development and Social Forum October 2018

Event details

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
13:00 - 16:30
Wilberforce LT1
Workshop size:

Event description

"Support & Services for PGRs Plus - October Refresh Session" 


Session Topic and Speakers

1 - 1.45pm

"How are you doing?" A Student Services PGR Refresher Session.

Jessie Howard, Student Transition Officer (and PGR Student), Student Engagement and Transition Team, Student Services.

A month after Enrolment/Registration/Induction, key staff from the Student Services Team will provide a refresher session for you to remind you of the support services that are available to you.

1.45 – 2pm

"An Introduction to the Faculty Student Engagement Officers".

Max Scales, Student Engagement Officer, Student Engagement Team, Student Services. 

The Student Engagement Team will talk about their role and how they can support you.

2 – 2.30pm

"Refreshments and Networking".

A selection of hot and cold drinks with pastries/cake and fresh fruit.

This is an opportunity to meet all the staff from the various teams mentioned above, and to introduce yourselves to other PGR students.

2.30 – 3pm

“Supervisors on Supervision”.

Dr Simon Green, Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education, and Dr Jay Wadhawan, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Some of our very experienced PGR supervisors will talk to you about the role of supervisor from their perspective, in order to help you get the best out of your supervisee/supervisor relationship.

3pm to 3.30pm

An Introduction to role of Director of Postgraduate Research / Faculty Research Directors. 

Dr Stewart Mottram, Faculty of Arts. Cultures and Education, Dr Moira Graham, Faculty of Health Sciences and Dr Graham Ferrier, Faculty of Science and Engineering. 

These members of staff are critical to the success of our PGR students. Some of the Directors will join us and explain what it is they do and how they can help you in your studies.

3.30 – 4pm

"Top Tips for PGR Health and Wellbeing".

Martin Batstone from the Student Wellbeing Team will talk us through ways that can help us to stay healthy, happy and pro-active.

4pm – 4.30pm

"Top Tips for New PGR Researchers and Ask the PGRs".

As suggested by previous new students, this is an opportunity to hear from existing PGR students about what might be useful for new researchers. Also, there will be the opportunity to ask questions of current PGR students.

PGRs in attendance:

Ahmed Alijanzi - PhD Student in Logistics and Supply Chain Management in the Faculty of Business Law and Politics. 

Ahmed's areas of interest include logistics and supply chain management and finance; particularly global supply chains, international trade and markets relationship and price volatility. His PhD thesis involves investigating the relationship between commodity and freight markets, understanding price volatility and evaluating inventory management models to obtain the best model that can deal with commodity prices and freight rate fluctuations in order to optimise the total logistics cost.

Emma Peasland, PhD Student in Biology in the School of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Loria-Mae Heywood, PhD Candidate in Law, PhD Law/PhD Politics Course Rep 2018/2019 and Student Ambassador.


If you have any queries regarding the above, please contact Jackie McAndrew, Public Engagement and PGR Experience Specialist, The Graduate School on jackie.mcandrew@hull.ac.uk  



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