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.

Useful resources for UCD Graduate Students can also be found on UCD Graduate Studies Intranet Site.

 

Introducing a New Course Offering: Introduction to GIS

Graduate Studies are proud to announce a new module on Geolocated data is being offered as part of our Transferable Skills programme in 2018.

Introduction to GIS: Maps, Mapping Data and Data Visualisation is a one-day workshop offering research students the opportunity to engage with the latest GIS software and learn how to represent their data visually on a map. 

The workshop will take place in a specialised Map Library in the School of Geography, but is open to students of all disciplines and may be of particular interest to those in the Arts and Humanities. 

For more information, and to book your place, please see the course listing below.  

Please note due to the size of the teaching venue, places are strictly limited. 

PhD Masterclass (TS00090)

Defeating Self-Sabotage.

Suitable for research students at all stages

Mr. Hugh Kearns

Part 1:
Friday, 26 January 2018,
9.00-12.00

Ag1.47 Agriculture and Food Science Centre (building 2 on the UCD Belfield Campus Map)

 

Part 2:
Monday, 26 February 2018,
9.00-12.00

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

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Using Mind Maps In Your Research (TS00010)

Suitable for research students at all stages

Mr. Hugh Kearns

Tuesday 20 February 2018,

14.00-16:30

Richview Newstead Memorial Hall  (building 50 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

Monday 26 February 2018

14:00-16.30

Ag 1.47 Agriculture and Food Science Centre (Building 2 on UCD Belfield Campus Map)

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Monday 12 March 2018

14.00-16.30

AgG.09 Agriculture and Food Science Centre (Building 2 on UCD Belfield Campus Map)

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Project Management (TS00050)

Suitable for research students at all stages

Mr. Joe Houghton

Part 1: 16 November 2017 

10.00-13.00

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

 

Part 2: 23 November 2017

10.00-13.00

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 25 October 

14.00-16.00 

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

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PhD@UCD (TS00150)

Suitable for research students mainly in early stages

Assoc. Prof. Barbara Dooley

Wednesday 8 November 2017 

10.00-12.00

116 Veterinary Science Centre (building 77 on the UCD 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)

 

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Working with your Supervisor (TS00120)

Suitable for research students at all stages

Dr. Janet Carton

Thursday 9 November 2017

10am-12pm

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

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Presentation Skills (TS00180)

Suitable for research students at all stages

Mr. Barry Brophy

Tuesday 5 December 2017

10:00-13:00

E1.17 SCE O'Brien Centre for Science - East (building 64 on the UCD Belfield 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 2 November 2017

10:00-12:00

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

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Viva Preparation (TS00480)

Assoc. Prof. Barbara Dooley

Wednesday 21 February 2018

10.00-11.30 

B006 Health Sciences Centre (building 26 on the UCD Belfield Campus Map)

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Managing your Transfer Assessment (TS00490)

Associate Prof. Barbara Dooley 

Suitable for research students mainly in early stages

Tuesday 21st November 

10.00 am - 12.00 pm

S 1.67 O'Brien Centre for Science South 

 

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SPSS – Statistics Training (TS00500)

Assoc. Prof. Barbara Dooley

Wednesday 14 February 2018

10.00-13.00 

UCD Research Boardroom 

UCD Research and Development Building (left of Tierney Building, 38 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 2017/18 include:

IA40280 Exploring Intellectual Property  - 31st Oct to 3rd Nov 2017 - 5ECTS

IA40310 Creative Thinking & Innovation  - 4th to 8th Dec 2017 - 5ECTS

IA40120 Opportunity Generation & Recognition  - 12th to 16th Feb 2018 - 5ECTS

IA40310 Creative Thinking & Innovation  - 9th to 13th Apr 2018 - 5ECTS

IA40250 Social Entrepreneurship  - 14th to 18th May 2018 - 5ECTS

IA40350 Host Project Sprint  - 18th to 22nd Jun 2018 - 5ECTS

 

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