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.
19 October 2016
11-1pm What is research?
16 November 2016
11-1pm The public academic
25 January 2017
11am-1pm Post-PhD pathways
Robert Hampson and Will Montgomery
2-3.30 pm The role of theory
28 Februrary 2017
11-1pm PURE and digital skills
Nicola Cockarill Research Information Manager
2-3.30pm Getting the most out of the BL (visit)
Aviva Dautch (BL)
22 March 2017
11-1pm Working with PURE
Nicola Cockarill, Research Information Manager
3 May 2017
11-1pm Preparing for your upgrade, viva, annual review
1.30-3pm Working with institutions
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.