Graduate College supervisor training

  • Academic Year 2018/19

    Semester 1 2018

    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.

    17 October

    10.30am - 4.30pm

    TBC

    Welcome Reception for new Research Students and Networking Social Event for continuing Research Students and Supervisors

    Please remember that all Supervisors are invited to join their students at this networking Welcome Reception event.

    17 October from 5.00pm  TBC

    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 University may be proposed for the role of internal examiner unless they have completed this training session.

    Professor Susan Brooks, Director of Researcher Development

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    7 November 12.00pm - 1.30pm

    John Henry Brookes Building - JHB 407

    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

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    5 December

    11.00am - 1.00pm 

    John Henry Brookes Building - JHB 207


    Semester 2 2019

    All sessions are held on a Wednesday unless otherwise stated.

    Description Date and Time Location

    Research and Research Management Training - Supervisor Training - Session 1

    'Designing and registering a research degree and applying for ethical approval'          

    Professor Susan Brooks, Director of Researcher Development and Dr Annie Haight, School of Education

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    23 January

    1.00pm - 4.00pm 

    TBC

    Research and Research Management Training - Supervisor Training - Session 2

    'Management of a research degree programme, monitoring, progression and examining a research degree'

    Professor Susan Brooks, Director of Researcher Development 

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    20 February 

    1.00pm - 4.30pm 

    TBC

    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 2019 Graduate College Annual Research Student Exhibition.

    The event itself will take place on 3-4 April 2019 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 April in JHB128 Executive Suite.

    Supervisors should encourage their students to take part and are also invited to the Exhibition and the lunch.

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    3-4 April

    10.00am - 5.30pm

    The Forum, JHBB

    JHB128 Executive Suite

    Experienced Supervisors' 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, Director of Researcher Development

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    22 May 

    12.00pm - 3.00pm 

    TBC

    Training for the role of the Independent Chair at a Viva

    Professor Susan Brooks, Director of Researcher Development

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    26 June 

    4.00pm - 5.00pm 

    TBC 


    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, Director of Researcher Development

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    3 July

    3.30pm - 5.00 pm

    TBC


    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