Author Archives: Heather McKiggan-Fee

Asserting yourself and your ideas (19th October) – NEW!

NEW this year! Do you find it difficult to put your point across to others? Do you find yourself being talked over or ignored? Do you feel you fail to speak up about your true opinions and requirements? Simple assertiveness … Continue reading

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Managing your research and working effectively with your supervisor (29th October)

Starting your PhD for many is a challenging time and often the first few months will be spent finding your feet and working out what you should be doing. These GRADskills workshops (Arts and Science versions) specifically for doctoral students … Continue reading

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PG Tutors/Demonstrators: networking lunch (29th October)

The aim of this networking lunch is to give tutors/demonstrators in all Schools a chance to come together in a supportive environment to discuss what teaching is really like.  Students not coming prepared?  Having trouble getting students talking?  Unsure of … Continue reading

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Postgraduate Researcher Essentials (30th October)

Just recently started your research degree?  Missed the PGR Inductions in September and October? The Postgraduate Researcher Essentials sessions are for all students who have recently started a research postgraduate degree. The aim is to make you aware of the … Continue reading

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How to be your own best editor (1st November)

Skilful editing will transform a rough draft into a polished final version. This GRADskills workshop for PGRs and early-career postdocs will equip you with strategies for editing effectively. We will identify key aspects of high-quality writing and explore how to … Continue reading

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PG Tutors/Demonstrators: networking lunches (3rd/16th/29th October)

Postgraduate and other part-time tutors and demonstrators play a crucial role in the support of student learning in tutorials and lab classes. The aim of this networking lunch is to give tutors/demonstrators in all Schools a chance to come together … Continue reading

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Making maps for complete beginners: Intro to GIS (16th October)

This GRADskills workshop for research postgraduate students and research/academic staff will introduce you to the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The basic structures of GI data, vector and raster, will be explained alongside key applications and uses. Students will … Continue reading

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Research data management workshops

A suite of three workshops to ensure you manage your data efficiently and effectively from the point of collection to publication! Research data: how to store and effectively manage them, 4th October https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pdms/?CourseID=8886 Research data underpinning theses: when and how … Continue reading

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Asserting yourself and your ideas (19th October)

NEW this year! Struggling to make your views heard? In this GRADkskills workshop you will become aware of the ways in which you might be unconsciously undermining the power of your communication, and learn via range of techniques to increase … Continue reading

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Innovation Grant and PG Conference Fund (apply by 12 November)

Staff and research postgraduate students are invited to apply for funding to support: Innovative projects to develop transferable skills training resources or activities for research postgraduate students (up to £2000). Conferences organised by and for research postgraduates (up to £1000 … Continue reading

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