Open Day for AHRC SWW Studentships

On 5 December 2016, the University of Reading will host an Open Day to provide an opportunity for those interested in applying to the AHRC SWW DTP for a PhD studentship to learn more about postgraduate research and training at Reading. It is open to those who were not able to attend the SWW DTP Information Day on the 28 November, as well as to those who wish to visit the University of Reading after that event.

This Open Day will enable attendees to learn more about the AHRC SWW DTP and the University of Reading. It will provide:

  • a workshop on developing and writing an AHRC SWW DTP PhD research proposal and application;
  • an opportunity to meet current SWW DTP students and academic staff, as well as prospective supervisors by prior arrangement by e-mail with them; and
  • a tour of related Departments and facilities.

The event will be held at the Graduate School, University of Reading from 2-4 pm on Monday 5 December 2016. If you wish to attend please contact Dr Wendy Matthews (w.matthews@reading.ac.uk)

 

For more information on the wide range of Doctoral research and training opportunities and AHRC funded studentships offered by the South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership please see the SWW DTP web-site: http://www.sww-ahdtp.ac.uk

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Autumn Term Events

Induction event for all new doctoral researchers (October 2016 starters)

Wednesday 5 October, 14.00-16.00
Madejski Lecture Theatre, Agriculture Building, Earley Gate
An essential event for new doctoral research students, this will provide you with an introduction to what you need to know about academic life during your time at Reading, including information on:
• What you can expect from the University Graduate School and what we will expect from you
• Training requirements (RRDP)
• Personal development events
This is also an opportunity for you to meet other new doctoral researchers from across the University.
Attendance is highly recommended.

Breakfast Club
Thursday 10 November, 9.00-10.00 am
Graduate School (Old Whiteknights House)
Sometimes doing a PhD can get a little lonely, so put the books aside for an hour and come and meet others in the same boat as you! (Coffee, pastries and fruit provided.)
Free to attend, but so we know how many croissants to buy, please email gradschool@reading.ac.uk if you are planning to attend.

Seasonal Celebration and Graduate School Quiz
Tuesday 6 December 17.00-19.00
Graduate School (Old Whiteknights House)
Although it might seem a long way off, save the date for the Graduate School’s annual Seasonal Celebration and quiz. More details to follow soon.

Our conference in pictures

On Thursday 23 June, the Graduate School held its annual Doctoral Research Conference. Here is a visual overview of the day’s events…

Conference delegates

Conference delegates

Joanna Baker, Environment Research Theme winner

Joanna Baker (Biological Sciences) PhD Researcher of the Year Award, Environment Research Theme winner

Vaibhav Singh, Heritage and Creativity Research Theme winner

Vaibhav Singh (Typography & Graphic Communication) PhD Researcher of the Year Award, Heritage and Creativity Research Theme winner

Ruth Barnes, Three Minute Thesis People's Choice award winner

Ruth Barnes (Chemistry, Food & Pharmacy) Three Minute Thesis Competition, People’s Choice award winner

Research Image Competition

Research Image Competition

Faith Orchard. Health Research Theme winner and overall winner of PhD Researcher of the Year award

Faith Orchard (Psychology) PhD Researcher of the Year  Award, Health Research Theme winner and overall winner of the PhD Researcher of the Year Award

Lisa Schopohl (ICMA) PhD Researcher of the Year Prosperity and Resilience Research Theme winner

Lisa Schopohl (ICMA) PhD Researcher of the Year Award, Prosperity and Resilience Research Theme winner

Luke Bell (Chemistry, Food & Pharmacy) PhD Researcher of the Year Food Research Theme winner

Luke Bell (Chemistry, Food & Pharmacy) PhD Researcher of the Year Award, Food Research Theme winner

Ioannis Zoulias (Systems Engineering) Three Minute Thesis Competition winner

Ioannis Zoulias (Systems Engineering) Three Minute Thesis Competition winner

Research Image Competition, winning entry: 'Big world in a small water drop'

Research Image Competition winning entry: ‘Big world in a small water drop’, submitted by Anna Freeman (Archaeology, Geography & Environmental Science)

Rebecca Emerton (Archaeology, Geography & Environmental Science) Research Poster winner

Rebecca Emerton (Archaeology, Geography & Environmental Science) Research Poster winner

Gagan Flora (Biological Sciences) winner of the the Research Image Competition People's Choice award

Gagan Flora (Biological Sciences) Research Image Competition, People’s Choice award winner

Saleh Omairi (Biological Sciences) Research Poster Competition People's Choice award winner

Saleh Omairi (Biological Sciences) Research Poster Competition, People’s Choice award winner

Science SLAM performance 'Go Fish, Go!' by Roshan Limbu (Chemistry, Food & Phamacy)

Science SLAM performance ‘Go Fish, Go!’ by Roshan Limbu (Chemistry, Food & Pharmacy)

We hope that everyone who attended the conference had a fantastic day.