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UWE led PGR Summer Residential
June 28, 2022 @ 11:30 am - July 1, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
Research always involves juggling, even in normal times; and the last couple of years have been an especially challenging time to be a PGR. Whatever your current stage of PGR studies, you’re warmly invited to join us at Hawkwood College near Stroud between 28 June-1 July as we ‘bring it all together’ by taking stock, celebrating your creativity and resilience, and helping you plan where to take things next.
The Residential is the culmination of everything we try to achieve through the wider PGR skills development programme – it’s a space to celebrate progress made and assess your personal transferable skills and attributes, and to identify your strengths and areas for development. Best of all, you’ll get to meet other postgraduate researchers from a wide range of subject areas, to share experiences and look ahead to completing your research degree and beyond.
All participants will be allocated to a Tutor Group of between six and eight people. This group will be your base for the duration of the course, while you work through a variety of small and larger group activities. The course begins with a warm-up exercise to help you get to know one another. There will be some career-oriented sessions, together with activities enabling you to practice relevant skills. Some of the activities may feel more relevant to you than others, but you’re encouraged to give things a try. Each group will be assigned a Tutor who’s there to help you make the most of the opportunities available during the course.
The course is designed to be intensive and participatory – and of course enjoyable! – with some sessions starting fairly early in the morning (bring an alarm clock!) and continuing into the early evening. There will also be a social programme. You will be asked to accept new challenges and try unfamiliar things in order to learn and develop, but we won’t force you to participate in anything that makes you feel uncomfortable.