Skip to main content

Thesis forum *UPDATE*

suitcase in library
Photo via Lasse Christensen, Flickr
The thesis forum will be taking a break during the holidays but will return once term starts. If you would like to catch up on last term's activities, take a look at the links below:

Reflecting on the PhD
The viva
Approaching your final year
Publishing a monograph

We hope to share videos and slides from these sessions very soon.

Thesis Forum 2012/13

If you would like to get involved with future thesis forums, please get in touch! The forum is intended as a friendly and welcoming space where doctoral researchers from all disciplines and all stages of the PhD can come together and share their experiences.

We welcome short, informal presentations (10-15 minutes) on your experience of researching and writing your PhD thesis. Suggested topics could include: getting started, supervisor issues, tackling the APG, studying away from home, staying motivated, setbacks, writing habits, juggling teaching...any topic you feel is important to doctoral researchers, we'd love to hear about it!

We also welcome contributions from postdoctoral researchers and early career academics.

For more details contact Helen

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Finding our training

I had some feedback last week that searching PROSE is not the easiest way to find out what library training is on offer.

We sympathise with you! An alternative is to look at the list of training on our Researchers page

Or you can look at brand new guide to the Postgraduate Researcher Workshop Programme

If you have any questions about the training please email Selina or myself: librarians@le.ac.uk



Library publishing services

The Library offers several services to help you publish and disseminate your research. We can help you publish reports, journals and conference proceedings. We also support the publishing of digital collections.

Research publications The Library can help you to publish one-off reports in an open access format. See this example from the SAPPHIRE Group in Health Sciences.  If you want to start a new open access journal or conference proceedings, we have our own version of Open Journal Systems (OJS). This is journal management and publishing platform for academic publications. Articles published through this system are free to any reader, and no APCs are charged to authors. 
Please contact Library Research Services for more information: librarians@le.ac.uk



Digital collections Some researchers will be collecting materials as part of a project, and may want to publish them online. The Library supports two platforms to do this:


Omeka.net.This is an easy to use platform for creating websites to d…

Round-up of Elevenses Recordings

Throughout July we ran a series of short talks about issues of interest to researchers. If you missed them you can now watch the recordings:

Discovering the University’s unique archives An overview of what archives are and give an overview of the archives held by the University of Leicester library.Watch the webinar

Publishing your own Open Access journal The Library has developed an online publishing platform (Open Journals System) that enables researchers at Leicester to set up and run their own open access journals.  This session offers an overview of the platform and what you need to consider before launching your own title.
Watch the webinar

Finding datasets for research One of the most common enquiries from researchers is “Where can I find data on my topic?”  This session provides advice on how to find datasets for your research. We will cover a range of subject areas, and also look at the specialist resources to which the Library provides access.
Watch the webinar

Research Data …