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PGR Research Culture & Community Seminar Programme: Arts, Culture and Education Seminar Series

Improving the Postgraduate Research Experience at the University of Hull

This event has taken place - FACE PGR Research Culture and Community Seminar 1 - Weds 29th September 2021 - 3.30-5pm - online

Outline of the seminar                                        Book onto the seminar now! 

 

1. Welcome and Introductions - (5 mins) - with Professor Simon Green, Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise, Professor of Criminology and Victimology, Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education. 

 

2. PGR-led Discussion - (5-25 mins)

PGRs in attendance at the seminar can take the opportunity to talk about any topic they wish, related to their PGR experience, their research, or anything else!

 

3. PGR Presents: ‘London Shocks, 1600-2025’ with Renae Dyball, Third Year PhD Candidate in History, Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education.

Abstract:

Renae will talk about her research in relation to her foreign language journey and the very positive impact learning French has had on her research. In particular, how learning French (even) to a beginner’s level helped her build more confidence in exploring a French perspective to certain aspects of her research. Also, how her research has benefited from French learning by being aware of how a French perspective could support her research and open new doors in the future. Renae will also talk about how and why she has found studying a Passport foreign language an enjoyable, rewarding and enriching experience, bringing with it not only a change from her usual routine but also real competitive advantages.

Renae will be introduced by Shu-Mei Li, the PGTS Passport Foreign Languages Lead/ Department of Modern Languages, who will join Renae at the end of her talk and address the following.

  • What are the implications of living in an ever increasingly globalised world for modern researchers?
  • How does learning PGTS Passport Foreign Languages facilitate modern researchers developing a wide range of hugely desired skills (and what these skills are) in preparation for the life as a postgraduate in a research environment and ultimately the World of Work?

(20 mins including Q&A)

 

4. Perspectives on: ‘Academia 2.0’ - with Dr Charles Prior, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History, Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education.

Abstract

Although some universities might be ancient, the specialised study of topics such as literature, history and arts is relatively new. For decades, the standard approach to training post-graduates in these fields has been more or less the same: all the focus is placed on the research and writing of a piece of long form writing on a topic that is original, executed to a high level of specialisation, in a compressed timeframe. Yet this approach is only part of what an academic does: in this session I will map out the contours of what academic practice looks like in 2021, and how it will likely evolve in the next 5 years.

(10-15 mins plus Q&A 5-10 mins)

 

5. PGR ideas on topics for the next seminars / any other business - (10 mins)

 

To view the full PGR Research Culture and Community Programme click here for more details

 

If you have any general questions about the seminar programme, please contact Jackie McAndrew at the Doctoral College in the first instance on jackie.mcandrew@hull.ac.uk

This event has taken place - FACE PGR Research Culture and Community Seminar - Wednesday 30th June 2021 - 12.30-2pm - online - 'Knowledge Exchange and PGRs at the University of Hull’

 

Outline of the seminar                         Book onto the seminar now!

 

1.     12.30pm - Welcome and Introductions - (5 mins)

 

2.     12.35pm PGR-led Discussion - (5-25 mins)

Please take this opportunity to raise any topic at all. 

 

3.     1pm – ‘PGR Presents: Knowledge Exchange and PGRs’

With Katie Parsons, PhD Candidate in Children's Environmental Education, Health and Well-being, Department of Geography, Geology and Environment, Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Katie Parsons is also the PGR/PDRA Representative on the University Knowledge Exchange Committee.  Katie will talk about this role, what knowledge exchange (KE) is, why it is important.  Katie will also provide you with some examples of research-led KE activities it is possible to undertake as part of your research degree.  

(10-15 mins plus Q&A 5-10 mins)

 

4.     1.25pm ‘Spotlight on Knowledge Exchange and Research’

With Dr Nick Evans, Senior Lecturer in Diaspora History, Department of History and the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull.

Nick has a very successful track record in research-led knowledge exchange whilst here at the University, in particular in relation to his work at the WISE Institute (which won the Queens Anniversary Prize in 2015 for its impactful research into Modern Day Slavery).  He will talk about his experience and some of the impactful KE activity currently taking place in FACE.  Nick will talk about his role as one of the four Knowledge Exchange Champions within FACE.  He will give you some ideas as to what you might want to consider if you are thinking about doing KE. 

(10-15 mins plus Q&A 5-10 mins)

 

5.     'Any other business’

 

To view the full PGR Research Culture and Community Programme click here for more details

 

Book onto the seminar now! 

 

If you have any general questions about the seminar programme, please contact Jackie McAndrew at the Doctoral College in the first instance on jackie.mcandrew@hull.ac.uk

This event has taken place - FACE PGR Research Culture and Community Seminar - Weds 26th May 2021 - 12.30-2pm - online - 'Top Tips on preparing for your PhD Milestones’.

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1. Welcome

 

2. PGR Open Discussion - (15 - 30 mins). 

 

3.  'Top Tips for preparing for the PhD Milestones’: (10-15 mins per speaker).

 

       1. 'Getting to grips with a "quite complex" ethics application' with Mary Cryan, PhD Candidate in Education, FACE.

 

       2. 'Preparing for and getting the most out of the six month and annual review processes' – Kath Beal, PhD Candidate in English Literature, FACE.

 

       3. 'Preparing for thesis submission and the viva' – Dr Chloe Wilson, Lecturing and Teaching Assistant, FACE. and former PhD Candidate, Human Trafficking, The Law School | Criminology Department I Wilberforce Institute. 

 

        4.  'Top Tips' from Professor Valerie Sanders. Professor of English Literature and former Director of the Graduate School (now Doctoral College).

 

4.  Q&A for all speakers 

 

5.  Close 

 

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This event has taken place - FACE PGR Research Culture and Community Seminar 3 - Weds 17 March - 12.30-2pm - online - 'How to get published'.

1.     Welcome and Introductions (and settling in) (5 mins)     Book a place now

 

2.    ‘ECR and PGR Presents: Finding academic publishing opportunities.’  

 (15 minutes for each speaker plus up to 10 minutes for questions (up to 40mins)

Dr Alicia Kidd from WISE, and Dr Heather Hatton from History, Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Dr Alicia Kidd

Abstract: Alicia will spend some time talking about her experience of securing a book contract, covering the practicalities around which publisher to approach, how to tackle the proposal and dealing with reviews. She’ll also speak about the frustrations and stresses of the experience of publications, from long timelines to tackling reviewer comments. She’ll round up with some reassurances and advice around the pressures of doing a PhD.

Alicia is very happy to give frank and honest responses about her experiences doing a PhD and a postdoc and encourages questions – be they about publishing your work, organising your time, procrastinating or imposter syndrome!

Dr Heather Hatton

Abstract: Dr Heather Hatton, successfully defended her thesis with no corrections, on the 22nd January 2021.  Heather will talk about her experience of publishing an article as a result of a conference presentation she did with her supervisor.  Heather will also discuss how she changed her conference paper into a journal article and how she tackled the reviewer comments she received. 

Questions/Discussion

There will be an opportunity for PGRs to ask any questions they may have related to either type of publishing.    Both of our speakers will be happy to discuss publishing related issues you can ask questions relating to publishing your work.  They are happy to talk about how to coping with anxiety, bad reviews etc. as well as how to grab opportunities and how to develop a publication strategy.

 

3.   ‘Spotlight on: The ethics of co-authorship’ - (10 – 15 mins)

with Dr Simon Green, Associate Dean for Research & Enterprise, Reader in Criminology & Victimology, Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

 

4.    ‘Open discussion for PGRs to share their ideas about their future publishing plans’- (up to 15 mins)

 

 

5.    ‘Faculty Update with Dr Simon Green (up to 10 mins) 

 

6.    PGR ideas on future topics for upcoming seminars (up to 10 mins) 

 

 

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If you have a specific question you would like to raise, click here to send it to the FACE PGR Admin Team

 

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PRES 2021 - If you are enjoying and benefitting from these research culture and community seminars, please tell us by completing the PRES 2021 Survey now!

 

If you have any general questions about the seminar programme please contact Jackie McAndrew at the Doctoral College in the first instance on jackie.mcandrew@hull.ac.uk

This event has taken place - FACE PGR Research Culture and Community Seminar 2 - Wednesday 3rd February - 12.30-2pm - online

FACE PGR Research Culture and Community Seminar 2        

Outline of the seminar

Welcome

1.  "How COVID is affecting me” – a ‘PGR-led Round Table Discussion’ - (20-30 mins max).

Led by FACE PhD researchers and Faculty PGR representatives Kathryn Blance and Tamsin Boynton, the first part of the seminar is an opportunity for our PGRs to share:

  • How they are doing, how their research is going, what approaches they are using that are particularly helpful from a personal and professional perspective, what they can do to help each other.
  • 'Presenting in the Covid-19 era':  What and how PGRs are presenting “at” conferences, meetings and seminars’. Share your experience and/or ask for advice. 

 

2.   ‘PGR Presents:  Cross-cultural creativity: social discourses as Electronic Music’

by James Rushworth, PhD Researcher/Candidate in Music in the Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education - (15 mins plus 5 mins for questions).

Abstract: This paper focuses on emergent trends of music-making within the genre of Electronica, specifically focusing on issues of methodology and cultural identity in the genre’s replication of East Asian and non-Western Musical characteristics. As the genre of Electronica permeates mainstream Western culture, the transitory analogue and digital methodologies of Electronic music composition and production has created an intricate engagement of inter-cultural music (Chagas, 2014) (Miller, 2010). In focusing on interactions between Western and Chinese music cultures we can begin to contend not only with cross-media aesthetics (such as futurism and Cyberpunk), but also engage with the ideas of anachronism and technology within non-Classical Music production (Ueno, 1999). With digital communities, shared media platforms and audio piracy now seemingly integral to developing music cultures, it becomes necessary to understand the introduction of non-Western identity into Electronic Music as a potential standard-bearer of the ‘de-location’ of culture.

There will be time afterwards for open discussion/questions.

 

3. 'Spotlight on: ‘Music and/in cinema: critical problems and potential answers’. (15 mins plus 5 mins for questions).  

Dr Alex Binns, Lecturer in Music in the Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education. 

Abstract: Alex will talk about some of the critical problems in how when think about and discuss film music.    The session will be informal and you will be treated to some film clips and sounds.  

There will be time afterwards for open discussion/questions.

 

4. ‘Faculty Focus’ with Dr Simon Green - (10 mins)

Associate Dean for Research & Enterprise / Reader in Criminology in the Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education.

Simon will give an update on what’s happening with research activity in the faculty and will provide an update on faculty-related opportunities, plans and events relevant to PGRs.

 

5.  PGR thoughts on future seminar topics/activities

 

Close of session

 

 

If you have any general questions about the seminar programme please contact Jackie McAndrew at the Doctoral College in the first instance on jackie.mcandrew@hull.ac.uk

This event has now taken place - FACE PGR Research Culture and Community Seminar 1 - Wednesday 9th December - 12.30-2pm - online

FACE PGR Research Culture and Community Seminar 1      

Proposed outline of the session

1.  "How COVID is affecting me” – a ‘PGR-led Round Table Discussion’ - 12.30 – 1pm - (20-30 mins max).

Led by FACE PhD researchers and Faculty PGR representatives Kathryn Blance and Tamsin Boynton, the first part of the seminar is an opportunity for our PGRs to share:

  • How they are doing.
  • How their research is going.
  • What approaches they are using that are particularly helpful from a personal and professional perspective.
  • What they can do to help each other.
  • Any other arising issues.

 

2.  ‘Faculty Focus’ with Dr Simon Green - 1pm – 1.10pm

Associate Dean for Research & Enterprise / Reader in Criminology in the Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education

Simon will give an update on what’s happening with research activity in the faculty and will provide an update on faculty-related opportunities, plans and events relevant to PGRs.

 

3.  ‘Surveillance and Ways of Seeing in Public Space’ - 1.10pm to 1.40pm

Dr Mike McCahill, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Dr Nicola O’Leary, Lecturer in Criminology, in the Department of Criminology and Sociology, in the Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education - (20 - 30 mins including 10 mins for questions).

Abstract: To follow.... 

There will be time afterwards for open discussion/questions.

 

4.  ‘Pre-school children’s policing of their peers’ gender play’ - 1.40pm to 1.55pm

Cathy Kilburn, PhD Researcher in the School of Education, in the Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education - (15 mins including 5 mins for questions).

Abstract: The negative impact that gender stereotypes can have on society, as well as a desire to promote gender equality to reduce gender-based inequalities, have led to an increased focus on the development of children’s gender identities and beliefs.  Whilst the role of early childhood settings and families has been explored, there has been little research into the role that pre-school children’s peers play.  This research focuses on the role that pre-school children play in policing their peers gender play.

There will be time afterwards for open discussion/questions.

 

5.  Doctoral College Update – 1.55pm to 2pm - (5 mins) 

Jackie McAndrew from the Doctoral College will provide an update on PGR-related issues, opportunities, plans and events.

 

6.  PGR thoughts on future seminar topics/activities

 

7. Close of session