This workshop will focus on questions around employability of postgraduate researchers. There will be the opportunity to learn about the context of postgraduate employability and associated initiatives in Australia, dig into how researcher development can help to address common PGR career anxieties, and to learn from existing practice around PGR and postdoctoral placements in doctoral training partnerships.
The online discussion session, being run in collaboration with GuildHE, will focus on institutions with small PGR cohorts, as well as institutions with particular specialisms, and it will examine how those institutions can successfully build postgraduate communities.
The online discussion session, run in association with colleagues from Durham University, will examine issues surround how best to support neurodivergent PGRs. Attendees will also have opportunity to share and discuss challenges & successes in supporting neurodivergent PGRs in their own institutions.
Greater diversity in postgraduate research benefits everybody. It generates work that reflects current society more accurately and is fundamental to our understanding of universities as public institutions. Ensuring inclusivity in postgraduate education is at the heart of furthering our economic, scientific and social progress.
This in-person discussion session will allow Deans & Directors of Graduates Schools (and those in similar roles) to come together to discuss some of the key issues currently affecting the postgraduate sector. (Attendance at this event also includes a booking to attend the Sir Bob Burgess Memorial Lecture)
This online Town Hall discussion will focus on ways to improve completion rates amongst PGRs. Using a new initiative at the University of Sheffield as a starting point, attendees will have to opportunity to discuss & share challenges & successes in instigating administrative processes to support PGRs & their supervisors to completion.
This online discussion will examine some of the administrative issues faced by institutions in ensuring that examiners of vivas are appointed in an appropriate manner. For example a number of institutions have reported challenges with right to work checks for viva examiners. This discussion, led by the University of Westminster and held under the Chatham House rule, will allow colleagues from across the sector to share and discuss their own, and other institutions’, approaches in this area.
The annual UKCGE Residential Workshop features a variety of sessions, providing Deans and Directors of Graduate Schools, and those in similar positions, the opportunity to network with peers and discuss the key issues affecting postgraduate education.
The UKCGE will look back at the past year across the postgraduate sector, as well as preview what’s to come in the 2024/25 academic year. The session will also see the results announced of the 2024 elections to the UKCGE Executive Committee.
The International Conference on the Development of Doctoral Education and Training offers a major platform to assess and discuss doctoral education and training in the international context, with an opportunity to share experience and network with colleagues old and new from throughout the world.
The Annual Conference is the flagship event in the UKCGE events programme. Join colleagues from across UK as we come together to reflect on the past year in both PGR and PGT education, and discuss some of the most pressing issues affecting the postgraduate sector.