Friday, 20 April 2012

The thesis forum returns!

After a long hiatus, the thesis forum will return during the summer term.
Sessions will take place on:
Tuesday 15th May
Tuesday 12th June
Tuesday 10th July
All sessions will run 3.30-5pm in the Library Seminar Room on the first floor of David Wilson Library.

In February I sent out a survey asking students to share their thoughts on possible topics for discussion at the thesis forum, among other things. Many thanks to those of you who responded. The results showed that you were most interested in talking about…
1. The writing process
2. Writing techniques and methods
3. Problems encountered while writing
Other common topics were the work/life balance and staying motivated during the PhD. In response to the feedback future sessions of the forum will feature guest speakers who have completed a PhD, as well as those who are nearing completion. There will also be ample time for informal discussion.

The forum is intended as a friendly and welcoming space for research postgraduates from all stages of the PhD and all subjects to come together to share their experiences and learn from each other. You will also have the opportunity to find out about services and resources available to postgraduate researchers at the University. 

If anyone has any questions about the forum or would like to be involved in presenting, please get in touch by email ( or pop in to the GSRR on weekday afternoons, 2-5pm. There’s no need to sign up for the thesis forum, just come along!

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