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Is January off to a slow start?

Here are some tips for boosting productivity in 2013. Get organised! 
Pat Thomson offers some thoughtful suggestions for planning your year and balancing academic activities in her blogpost 'No New Year resolutions, but definitely some reflections and a plan'.   If you make endless 'to-do' lists then you might like Remember the Milk. This free app syncs with all your devices (smartphone, tablet, desktop) and offers an easy way to access and update your to-do lists wherever you are.  Identify your time-eaters  
The PORT website offers a handy series of countermoves for common time eaters such as procrastination and the inability to say "No!". Port is a site offering web-based research training materials, accessible to all from the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies (University of London). The skills tutorials and resources have much to offer, regardless of your discipline.  Track your progress
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Festival of Postgraduate Research 2013

The Festival of Postgraduate Research offers a great way to develop your presentation skills and communicate your research to a non-specialist audience. The ninth annual Festival will take place on Thursday 27th June and feature the work of fifty of the University's postgraduate researchers.
For a chance to be one of them you will need to apply by 5pm on Friday 15th February. The event is open to researchers from any discipline but you will need to be in at least the second year (full-time) or third year (part-time) of your research degree.
More details about how to apply can be found on the Graduate School webpage
You can view last year's winning posters here:

Return to the reading room

A member of the Library Research Services team will be back in the Graduate School Reading Room from Monday 7th January. Drop in on weekday afternoons, 2-4pm, to get advice on every stage of the research process. We can help you with finding literature, building your network, organising your references, keeping up-to-date with your field, using Web 2.0 tools, developing a digital profile, data management, collaborating with other researchers, disseminating your research, and understanding copyright and open access.

If you would like to make a separate appointment please contact a Research Information Advisor directly or use the 'Book a Librarian' button on the Library subject pages. Selina Lock supports researchers from the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences & Psychology and the College of Science and Engineering. Helen Steele supports researchers from the College of Arts, Humanities & Law and the College of Social Science.

Our workshops for January to Mar…