Researcher Development Programme: What’s on in November?

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You can book your place on any of our events at:

Does your research require ethical review? 15th Nov, Research Ethics & Integrity Workshop

The only way is ethics

  • Will your research project involve human subjects, with or without their knowledge or consent?
  • Will your research project involve non-human animal subjects?
  • Will you have access to personal information that allows you to identify individuals or to confidential corporate or company information?
  • Is your research project likely to expose any person, whether or not a participant, to physical or psychological harm?
  • Does your research project present a significant risk to the environment or society?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of the above questions, then your research will require some form of ethical review.

Come along to this workshop to find out about the procedures for applying for university ethical approval, and to receive guidance on the importance of good research practice. The workshop will be facilitated by Dr Carmen Mcleod, University Research Governance Officer.

Performing your paper, 18th Nov, interactive presentation skills workshop

Would you like the opportunity to develop techniques borrowed from the stage, and learn how to make the best use of your voice, control your nerves, deal with the unexpected, control your body language, and perform your academic paper? By the end of this highly participative session you will have learnt and had a chance to practise:

  • Physical warm up techniques
  • Vocal warm up techniques
  • Projection and articulation techniques
  • Presentation, improvisation and performance skills

The workshop will be facilitated by Katrina Marchant, a DPhil researcher in Early Modern Literature and Culture who has a background in musical theatre, theatre, compering, improvised and stand-up comedy.

Managing your relationship with your supervisor, 28th Nov

How could you improve communications with your supervisor, your participants or your colleagues? How would you approach an eminent academic at conference? Would you like to be able to communicate more clearly, listen more effectively, and be more confident in building and maintaining your professional and academic relationships?

By the end of the workshop you should have:

  • Learnt and practised assertive communication methods
  • Learnt how to give and receive feedback
  • Increased your confidence to build and maintain professional relationships

We’re mixing theory and practice into an intensive three hour session that will help you make the most of professional relationships throughout your doctorate and beyond.

You can book your place on any of our events at:


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