There are a number of events for postgraduate research students taking place both at the University and beyond.
Induction programme for new students
Details of induction programmes and a wealth of information for new postgraduate research students can be found on our New Students web pages.
Personal and Professional Development programmes and events
There are a number of programmes and events that run throughout the year that can contribute towards your Personal and Professional Development (PPD) requirements. A list of these can be found in the PPD Online Directory.
Doctoral Training Working Group
UEA in the City: A Festival of Student Research 2015
Held on 25 June 2015, the Festival of Student Research 2015 was an opportunity for participants to demonstrate their research to the public at the Forum, in the heart of the city.
ESRC Advanced Training Workshops
The Faculty of Social Sciences, in collaboration with the School of Environmental Sciences and the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies, offered a suite of doctoral training workshops over the course of a week in June 2017. Entitled 'Social Studies of Environment and Sustainability', these workshops were aimed at PGR students and early-career researchers with research interests in the environmental-social interface.
Doctoral Training Student Consultation
Consultation sessions took place with PGR students in October 2016 and March 2017 regarding the University’s plan to move from a system of Personal and Professional Development (PPD) credits to a portfolio of discipline-specific Doctoral Training Pathways. Feedback from PGR students in the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES), the UEA SU Postgraduate Experience Survey and Annual Progress Review, combined with comments and suggestions from the Consultation sessions will help to shape the basis of the Doctoral Training Pathways.
Examples of Recent Doctoral Training Partnership Events:
EnvEast: envEXPO 2017
envEXPO 2017 ran from 27 February 2017 to 1 March 2017 at the Norwich Research Park. It focused on what environmental innovation means, and how researchers and research-users can more effectively work together to drive forward innovation and enterprise. Funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), envEXPO was organised by EnvEast, in partnership with four of the UK's foremost research and training partnerships, between them representing 22 UK universities.
Time and Space to Chase Creative Encounters ran on 30 June 2017 at UEA’s Enterprise Centre. It included keynote speakers, a Scholars Showcase, networking opportunities and discussion sessions covering areas of interest for PGR students including funding, publishing, public engagement, teaching and life after a PhD. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Encounters was organised by CHASE, representing nine leading UK research universities.