Structured PhD Support Workshops

- Transferable Skills Training

As a PhD graduate, your skill-set will naturally include advanced research and analytical techniques required to undertake high level research in your field. You will also be expected to possess a range of transferable skills relevant to the successful completion of your research project and to your broader professional development (http://www.iua.ie/publication/view/iua-graduate-skills-statement-brochure-2015/). Workshops assisting you with aspects of your Structured PhD Programme such as the Stage Transfer Assessment, Research and Professional Development planning and Viva Preparation (see also The Good Viva Video) are provided. In addition, workshops on project management, time management, and presentation skills are available to you.

PhD Masterclass (TS00090)

Defeating Self-Sabotage.

Suitable for research students at all stages

Mr. Hugh Kearns

Part 1:
Thursday, 15th November 2018,
9.00-12.00

Red Room, Student Centre (building 67 on the UCD Belfield Campus Map)

 

Part 2:
Monday, 11th February 2018,
9.00-12.00

Room 109 Veterinary Sciences Centre (building 74 on the UCD Belfield Campus Map)

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Turbo Charging your Writing (TS00070)

Suitable for research students at all stages

Mr. Hugh Kearns

Friday 15th February 2019

09:00-11.30

E2.16 Science Centre East (Building 64 on UCD Belfield Campus Map)

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Managing Your PhD (TS00050)

Suitable for research students at all stages

Mr. Hugh Kearns

15th November 2018

14.00-17.00

Richview Newstead Memorial Hall   (building 50 on the UCD Campus Map)

 

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Research Ethics (TS00130)

Suitable for research students at all stages

Dr. Joan Tiernan

Wednesday 31st October 

14.00-16.00 

L 1.07 Library ( building 29 on the UCD Belfield Campus Map )

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Introduction to GIS: Maps, Mapping Data and Data Visualisation

A short course in geolocated data and your use of digital map technologies - suitable for research students at all stages. 

For more information, please see the full advertisement: Introduction to GIS: Maps, mapping data and data Visualisation

 

Instructor: Dr. Eoin O'Mahony

 

Wednesday 28 February 2018

9.30 -16.30

 

Map Library, School of Geography

E002 Newman Building  (building 36 on the UCD Belfield Campus Map)

 

Course Full 

 


Wednesday 28 March 2018

9.30-16.30

 

Map Library, School of Geography

E002 Newman Building 

 

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PhD@UCD (TS00150)

Suitable for research students mainly in early stages

Prof. Barbara Dooley

Thursday 22nd November 2018 

10.00-12.00

116 Veterinary Science Centre (building 77 on the UCD Campus Map)

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Working with your Research Supervisor (TS00120)

Suitable for research students at all stages

Dr. Janet Carton

Thursday 29th November 2018

10am-12pm

116 Veterinary Science Centre (building 77 on the UCD Campus Map)

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Research and Professional Development Planning; Get the most out of your RPDP (TS00170)

Suitable for research students at all stages

Dr. Emer Cunningham

Thursday 6th December 2018

10:00-12:00

114 Veterinary Science Centre (building 74 on the UCD Belfield Campus Map)

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For more details and booking please visit http://www.ucd.ie/writingcentre/

The UCD Innovation Academy offer a range of modules designed to enhance creative confidence and help PhD students to think entrepreneurially, and provide them with the opportunity to broaden their skills in a dynamic, multidisciplinary learning environment.

These modules are taken by researchers from a range of disciplines, and participants will have the opportunity to develop a network of peers with complementary skill sets across UCD.

Offerings for 2018/19 include:

IA40280 Exploring Intellectual Property  - 30th Oct to 2nd Nov 2018 - 5ECTS

IA40310 Creative Thinking & Innovation  - 3rd to 7th Dec 2018 - 5ECTS

IA40120 Opportunity Generation & Recognition  - Feb 2019 - 5ECTS

IA40310 Creative Thinking & Innovation  - Apr 2019 - 5ECTS

IA40250 Social Entrepreneurship  - May 2019 - 5ECTS

IA40350 Host Project Sprint  - Jun 2019 - 5ECTS

 

For further information, and to register your interest, please visit the Innovation Academy website

The aim of this session is to support those new to or those wishing to refresh their tutorial and small group teaching skills. A comprehensive Tutor Induction pack is provided and access to online resources.

The session is designed to be interactive and reflect the approaches and methods one may use in a real tutorial or small group teaching session.

On completion of this induction you should be able to:
• Identify key communication techniques
• Design an effective session for teaching undergraduates
• Critically reflect on the role of the tutor / facilitator in small group teaching
• Prepare a tutorial plan

Please note, the Tutor Induction pack is available online here. Please bring or have access to this on the day.

To book a place please follow the links below;

If you are a staff member please book at http://bit.ly/Tutorinductionucdstaff.

If you are a UCD student please book at http://bit.ly/Tutorinductionucdstudent.

For more information on the workshop content contact: david.jennings@ucd.ie.

For more information about Tutor and Demonstrator Development, you can visit the Teaching and Learning website.

Recognising Your Transferable Skills & Identifying Your Unique Selling Point

Transferable Skills are those which all employers look for - and which PhDs develop during their time here in UCD.  When we add in the discipline specific research, which the individual doctoral student carries out, we have a Unique Selling Point (USP) or individual brand.   

This workshop sets out to identify one's USP.  This helps to focus one's job search and mobility beyond the PhD.  Be prepared to emerge with a stronger identity....

Ms Ger Lardner, Career & Skills Consultant for UCD PhDs

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

11:00-12:30

Research Boardroom - Ground Floor, UCD Research (Building 50 on the UCD Belfield Campus Map)

Booking can be made through Careers Connect

CVs for Researchers (all roles)

A CV is an 'agile' document.  It not only changes over time - but changes for each application.   There are also differences between CVs for Academic Roles and CVs for roles within industry and the public service.   Come along and see the difference - and identify where your CV can be improved

Ms Ger Lardner, Career & Skills Consultant for UCD PhDs

Friday 2nd November 2018

11:00-12:30

Research Boardroom - Ground Floor, UCD Research (Building 50 on the UCD Belfield Campus Map)

Booking can be made through Careers Connect

How & where to get THE Job

Did you know that around 60% of jobs are not advertised?  This is called the 'hidden' job market.  This workshop will explore both the obvious and hidden job markets and identify job search strategies for both scenarios.

Ms Ger Lardner, Career & Skills Consultant for UCD PhDs

Friday 19th October 2018

11:00-12:30

Research Boardroom - Ground Floor, UCD Research (Building 50 on the UCD Belfield Campus Map)

Booking can be made through Careers Connect

Professional Relationship Building

The word 'networking' has negative connotations.  Instead we will look at building relationships in a natural and positive way and how to go about it on a daily basis.

Ms Ger Lardner, Career & Skills Consultant for UCD PhDs

Friday 7th December 2018

11:00-12:30

Research Boardroom - Ground Floor, UCD Research (Building 50 on the UCD Belfield Campus Map)

Booking can be made through Careers Connect

How to do a Great Interview

Interviews can be a daunting prospect - make it easier by being prepared. This workshop will take a practical approach by unravelling the 'mystery' of the process.

Ms Ger Lardner, Career & Skills Consultant for UCD PhDs

Friday 9th November 2018

11:00-12:30

Research Boardroom - Ground Floor, UCD Research (Building 50 on the UCD Belfield Campus Map)

Booking can be made through Careers Connect