English Department Research-Skills Seminars
Most of these research-skills seminars will be held in Royal Holloway’s Bedford Square campus on Wednesday afternoons. Designed to supplement the College’s generic skills training programme, these sessions will focus on issues of particular relevance to students undertaking research in the arts. Most are open to all research students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Some meetings will feature an invited speaker; most will be seminars run by established staff. Refreshments will be served.
Please note that all events, with the exception of the BL visit, will take place in Bedford Square.
Wednesday 18 October 2017
11-1pm – Research: goals, targets, questions – Dr Will Montgomery
2-3.30pm – networks and networking – Dr Katie McGettigan
Wednesday 15 November 2016
11-1pm – Publication – Prof Anne Varty
2-3.30pm – ‘Booking’ the thesis – Prof Bob Eaglestone
Friday 26 January 2017
11-1pm – Academic employability
2-3.30pm – CV workshop – Dr James Smith & Dr Harry Newman
Wednesday 28 February 2017
11-1pm – Working with PURE – Nicola Cockarill (note: bring laptops)
2pm-3.30pm – British Library visit, hosted by Dr Aviva Dautch at the BL (meet in the foyer)
Wednesday 2 May 2016
11-1pm – viva, upgrade, annual review Dr Deana Rankin
2-3.30pm – stress management – Staff TBC from Disability and Dyslexia Services
Practice-based PhD training programme
The Practice-based PhD Programme consists of a core curriculum of six Skills Workshops as well as a Seminar Series, Lecture Series and annual Student-Led Conference. The aim of the programme is to bring together researchers from across different disciplines and institutions, opening up a space to share and present work as a community of practice and learning.
Originally developed for practice-based doctoral students in the arts at Royal Holloway, this year the programme will also extend to include all practice-based research students and academics across the AHRC TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership. This includes Royal Holloway, Brighton, Kingston, Roehampton, Surrey, Royal College of Art and University of Arts London.
For full information about each of the Workshops as well as other activities relating to the programme, please see the web page for the Practice-based PhD Programme.
Royal Holloway research training programmes
1. The College offers a range of recommended and optional courses in their Generic Skills Programme to develop your generic skills. Click on the link below for the programme. To find out further details or to book a place, please email Lisa Dacunha (firstname.lastname@example.org) (NOT your Director of Graduate Studies).
2. Research support programmes run by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are detailed here.
3. The College has a dedicated webpage for members of the Faculty: Research Support for the Arts and Social Sciences. Here you can find information about funding and training, reading groups, research seminars and a link to the HARC web page.
4. Most of you will have highly developed writing and study skills, but for those of you who are returning to academic study, you might find it useful to consult the online Study Resources.