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May 2021

Doctoral Illumination: Goal Setting and Reflective Learning during your PhD

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A 3-hour workshop Completing a PhD may be the biggest project you have undertaken at this point in your life. Goals this big need breaking down into more manageable targets that stimulate and keep momentum throughout the research process. Setting achievable goals (and then achieving them) is an important part of self-management and accountability, feeding the important need for self-belief throughout a process where ‘imposter’ syndrome can be rife. By the end of this workshop, participants will: Be able to…

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Building Confidence and Resilience

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

19 May 2021 14:00 – 16:15 BST 'Building Confidence and Resilience' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event In this graphically-facilitated workshop, we’ll undertake some glucard™ activities individually and in small groups and identify a range of different challenges you may face during your PhD research journey. We’ll look at confidence as a learned skill which can be shaped by the actions you take and how you respond to future experiences. The confidence skill is about self belief,…

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Online Collaboration: Some Principles

May 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

25 May 2021 10:30 – 12:00 GMT 'Online Collaboration: Some Principles' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event This session will focus on key principles and approaches of collaborating online, highlight useful features and further resources and give you the chance to play with a couple of options so that you can see how they might work for you firsthand. In particular, we’ll take a look at the potential of tools such as Zoom Whiteboard, Google docs, Google…

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How to Guide to Public Engagement

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wed 26 May 2021 10am - 12noon In this workshop we will explore the “why” and “how” of public engagement. Why should we share our research with diverse audiences? What are the key ingredients of good public engagement? How can we develop exciting and engaging ways to communicate our research? Registration via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-guide-to-public-engagement-dr-victoria-simms-ulster-university-tickets-151450174549

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Telling your story: create clear and compelling academic presentations

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

3x 2 hr workshops Delivered online (Zoom) About this Event Attendees should commit to attending all three sessions. May 27, 10-12 Jun 17, 10-12 Jun 24, 10-12 This workshop uses storyboarding techniques to focus on how the structure of a presentation can be used to convey your message effectively. It works best when participants are actively preparing for a specific presentation. By the end of the workshops, participants will: Be able to describe the process of storyboarding and how this…

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June 2021

Breaking Down ‘Imposter Syndrome’

June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

2 & 3 Jun 2021 19:30 – 20:45 BST 'Breaking Down "Imposter Syndrome"' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event If you often attribute your success to luck and discount the significance of your successes then these beliefs could be described as the ‘Imposter Phenomenon’. This workshop will provide some context / a brief overview of the phenomenon, common beliefs and behaviours that can characterise it, and discuss reasons why we might feel this way in different circumstances, particularly in the context…

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Participatory Action Research

June 7 @ 2:00 pm - June 9 @ 4:30 pm

7-9 June 2021 PLEASE NOTE: OWING TO HIGH DEMAND, WE WILL CLOSE APPLICATIONS ON SUNDAY 28th MARCH. Apologies if you were unable to apply this year; we hope to run the course again in 2022. Participatory action research : theories, methods and challenges Northern Ireland and North East Doctoral Training Partnership (NINE DTP), in conjunction with Centre for Social Justice and Community Action, Durham University, and the UK Participatory Research Network. NINE DTP Centre for Social Justice UK Participatory Research…

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Working with Policy Makers

June 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

8 & 9 Jun 2021 19:30 – 20:45 BST 'Working with Policy Makers' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event This workshop will help you understand policy drivers for engaging with research and explore techniques for framing your engagement in order to influence. A focus will be on approaches to communication and dissemination – specifically ‘messaging’, developing briefing, and options for communication channels – mindful of the present context and policymakers’ priorities. Working individually and in small groups you’ll use a…

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Yes, no, maybe? Assertiveness and the Art of Negotiation

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

16 June 2021 14:00 – 16:15 BST \\\'Yes, no, maybe? Assertiveness and the Art of Negotiation\\\' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event Assertiveness is a learned skill and way of communicating that is self-assured and confident without being aggressive or forceful. It enables you to express yourself and your points of view effectively, maintain respect for other people’s rights and beliefs, and helps boost your self-esteem and earn the respect of others. We’ll look at specific skills related to ‘assertiveness’,…

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Doctoral Translation: Making the PhD experience relevant for non-academic interviews

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

3 hour workshop Delivered online via Zoom platform This workshop is intended to help doctoral researchers prepare to talk about the transferable skills they have developed during their PhD in a way that will be relevant and intriguing to employers outside the Academy. By the end of this session, participants will: Be able to describe likely differences between academic and non-academic interviews. Be familiar with the concept of competency-based interviewing. Have identified the specialist and transferable skills or behaviours for…

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