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Postgraduate training

Your Training Log

In accordance with the College Code of Practice, each research student should decide, with their supervisor, a programme of research training for the year. This should be recorded on the Research Student's Training Log, available via the Doctoral School webpages.

Doctoral School Training Resources

The College provides the main source of training, via the Researcher Development Programme.  Topics are arranged within six main themes, Research Management and Critical Thinking, Career Development, Entrepreneurship and Ethics, Information Technology, Written Communication and Oral Communication.

Shared Computer Science, ISG and Maths Training Programme

A shared programme of PhD training is organised by the Computer Science, Information Security Group and Mathematics Departments for the Academic Year 2016-17

The presentations below will take place in McCrea 128:

  1. "Plain English" (Professor Chris Mitchell, ISG -- 25th January 2017, 14:00-16:00).
  2. "A gentle introduction to Matlab" (Dr Alexey Koloydenko, Maths -- 8th February 2017, 14:00-16:00).
  3. "Using LaTeX" (Professor Jason Crampton, ISG -- 1st March 2017, 14:00-16:00).
  4. “How to give a presentation” (Dr Hugh Shanahan, CS -- 8th of March 2017, 15:00 - 17:00).
  5. "Finding research literature" (Professor Kenny Paterson, ISG -- 15th March 2017, 14:00-16:00).
  6. "How to complete your Ph.D. and have a successful viva” (Professor Kostas Stathis, CS -- 22nd March 2017, 14:00-16:00.

Unavailable this academic year due to sabbatical leave:

  1. “How to write a research paper” (Professor Volodya Vovk, CS).
  2.  "Fast and fun results: functional programming for mathematicians”. (Dr Mark Wildon,Maths).

Cakes talks and research seminars

Cakes Talks (informal seminars) and Departmental Research Seminars are given by research students within the Department, and the one-day Annual Postgrad Colloquium, held each June, gives everyone an opportunity to present their research.

International Students

Royal Holloway International offers Academic English language courses and one-to-one tutorials in a range of areas..

Postgraduate training courses off campus:

The EPSRC run 3-4 day residential/non-residential Graduate Schools under their UK GRADschools Programme, and require all EPSRC funded PhD students to attend in their second or third years of study.



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