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Thesis Forum - Passing the Probation Review

Do you have a probation review coming up this year? Then come along to the Thesis Forum at 2pm, Tuesday 17 November in the Library Seminar Room. The theme this term is 'Passing Your Probation Review'. 

Our speakers will give short presentations that demystify the process. We will have two talks giving a student perspective from Megan de Ste Croix (Genetics) and
Katie Bridger (History). Deirdre O’Sullivan (Archaeology) will discuss reviews from the academic point of view.

There will be plenty of time for questions and refreshments. Past Forums have been very friendly, and are a great way to meet new people from a variety of disciplines.  

No booking is required, just turn up on the day.

If you can't make it in person, the talks will be broadcast live as a webinar at:

 * UPDATE * If you are joining the webinar, login as a 'guest' - you don't need a username and password.

A recording of the forum will also be made available on …

Tips for new PhD Students

Over the last two weeks we've been at all the College inductions for new PhD students. Here's some of the top tips shared by current PhD students and supervisors at those events:
Surviving and making the most of your first yearConcentrate on finding a good research question - your initial research question may change over time.Investigate and make use of training opportunities available (though don't go to things just to tick boxes).Go on Word for Long Documents training.Use reference management/bibliographic software.

Visit the Brookfield Postgraduate Centre

If you fancy a change of scenery from your Department or the Graduate School Reading Room, then you could always try using the facilities at Brookfield.
What is available?Silent Study Spaces
PC Zone with 14 PCs
Reading Room with 13 study spaces

Group Study
3 Presentation Rooms for group work (9 person rooms) which can be booked online

Informal Study Space
Social Study Zone informal seating for 40.
Study Zone seating for 12 plus 6 PCs

Student Union Coffee Shop, selling Starbucks hot drinks, sandwiches, hot food, soup, drinks and snacks.

The building is open 8.00am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday during term time.

How to get to Brookfield

Introducing our Graduate Reading Room