Graduate College supervisor training

  • Academic Year: 2016/2017

    Semester 1 2016

    All sessions are held on a Wednesday unless otherwise stated.

    Description Date and Time Location

    Induction Session for new Research Students  

    All supervisors should ensure that new students attend this session

    19 October 12.00pm - 4.30pm G301

    Networking Social Event for Research Students and Supervisors

    Supervisors are invited to join their students at this networking event.

    19 October from 5.00pm  JHB204

    The Oral Examination, the Role of the Internal Examiner'                           PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE TO 9 NOVEMBER

    Please note that no member of staff who has not previously examined a research student at Oxford Brookes may be proposed for the role of internal examiner unless they have completed this training session.

    Professor Susan Brooks, Research Training Co-ordinator 

    9 November 12.00pm - 1.30pm  G501

    Training to enable Supervisors and Research Students to develop applications for ethical approval

    Any research project that involves the study of humans - even simply interviewing human subjects  - or examination of biological samples (such as blood or tissue samples) taken from humans, cannot begin without specific Ethics Committee permission.  This session explains how to apply for permission through UREC, the University's Research Ethics Committee.  It is essential for anyone who is likely to be working with human subjects or materials and it may also be of general interest to others. Supervisors will find this a useful session to attend as preparation for guiding your students through the process of preparing and applying for ethical approval.

    Dr Sarah Quinton, Chair of the University's Research Ethics Committee

    7 December

    12.00pm - 2.00pm 

    G301

    Semester 2, 2017

    All sessions are held on a Wednesday unless otherwise stated.

    Description Date and Time Location

    Research and Research Management Training - Supervisor Training - Session 1

    'What is a Research Degree'?

    Professor Susan Brooks, Research Training Co-ordinator and Professor Chris Hawes, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

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    18 January

    1.00pm - 4.00pm 

    JHB 204

    Research and Research Management Training - Supervisor Training - Session 2

    'Designing, registering, monitoring and progression of a research degree'

    Professor Susan Brooks, Research Training Co-ordinator and Dr Annie Haight, School of Education

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    22 February 

    1.00pm - 4.30pm 

    WLT (Willow)

    Induction Session for New Research Students

    Please encourage your new students to attend Induction

    Professor Susan Brooks, Research Training Co-ordinator

     1 March

    12.00pm - 4.00pm 

     W/04 (Willow)

    Finding information for your research

    An exploration of the most effective methods of searching, discovering and accessing information for your research. The session will include an overview of research tools and services available via the Library, as well as techniques for getting the best from them. Discover key resources for keeping up-to-date and refresh and enhance your search skills.

    Helen Whittaker, Subject Librarian

    8 March,

    4.00pm -5.00pm 

    JHB407

    Induction Session for New Research Students

    Please encourage your new students to attend Induction.

    Professor Susan Brooks, Research Training Co-ordinator

    12 April

    12.00pm - 4.00pm 

    G216A

    Research & Research Management Training Supervisor Training - Session 3

    'Management of a research degree programme and examining a research degree'

    Professor Susan Brooks, Research Training Co-ordinator and Dr David Bowen, Faculty of Business

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    26 April 

    1.00pm - 4.30pm 

    JHB302

    Annual Graduate College Research Student Exhibition and Competition

    All postgraduate research students - at research masters and doctoral level - are invited to submit and showcase their work at the 2017 Graduate College Annual Event.

    The event itself will take place on 3-4 May 2017 and will run between 10am – 5.30pm in The Forum, JHBB.

    Prize-giving and a light buffet lunch will take place from 12.15pm on 3 May in JHB128 Executive Suite. 

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    3-4 May 

    10.00am - 5.30pm 

    The Forum, JHBB 

    JHB128 Executive Suite

    Experienced Supervisor's Update

    This session is open to all supervisors who have not attended any training for one or two years. It is designed to up-date you on changes to Research Degree Regulations and procedures and to inform you of specific priorities set by the Research Degrees Committee in order to comply with and take forward HEFCE requirements and the University's current Research Strategy.

    Professor Susan Brooks, Research Training Co-ordinator 

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    24 May,

    12.00am - 3.00pm 

    Wheatley Campus Room RLT1 

    The Oral Examination, the Role of the Internal Examiner

    Please note that no member of staff who has not previously examined a research student at Oxford Brookes may be proposed for the role of internal examiner unless they have completed this training session.

    Professor Susan Brooks, Research Training Co-ordinator

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    21 June

    3.30pm - 5.00 pm

    John Snow Room

    JHB 408

    John Henry Brookes Building Gipsy Lane

    Training for the role of the Independent Chair at a viva

    Professor Susan Brooks, Research Training Co-ordinator

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    28 June,

    4.00am - 5.00pm 

    John Snow Room

    JHB 408

    John Henry Brookes Building Gipsy Lane


    For further information about the Graduate College sessions or if you would like to discuss your training needs, please contact: Jill Organ, Research Degrees Team: jorgan@brookes.ac.uk