Staff in the School of Education and CR&DLL (Dr Dely Elliot, Dr Muir Houston, Dr Kara Makara & Dr Kate Reid) recently hosted an event on the international PhD student experience, funded by the ESRC.
The one-day event was held on the 29th April 2017 in the John Macintyre Building at the University of Glasgow. A full programme included keynotes, presentation and workshop discussions and we welcomed delegates from around the UK including a number of international PhD students. We were supported by a number of PhD students from the School of Education who helped to facilitate the event.
A summary of the event is in preparation and will be available online
09:00 – 09:15 Registration and coffee
09:15 – 09:30 Introduction by the SoE team
09:30 – 10:10 Keynote a: ‘Supporting international research students: Challenges and opportunities’ by Dr Rob Daley (Chair, UKCGE – The Postgraduate Student Experience)
10:10 – 10:40 Break-out discussions
10:40 – 11:20 Sessions 1 & 2: ‘Working effectively with PhD supervisors and other staff’ by Profs Robert MacIntosh and Kevin O’Gorman (Heriot Watt University)
11:20 – 11:50 Break-out discussions
11:50 – 12:30 Session 3: ‘Gaining professional skills, researcher development, and preparation for a post-PhD career’ by Dr Elizabeth Adams (Researcher Development Manager, UofG)
Session 4: ‘Propellers and barriers along the PhD journey’ by Jiska van der Reest (3rd year PhD student, CRUK Beatson Institute, UofG)
12:30 – 13:00 Break-out discussions
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:40 Keynote b: ‘Unsticking International Thesis Writers: talking out the unseen challenges’ by Dr Kay Guccione (University of Sheffield)
14:40 – 15:10 Break-out discussions
15:10 – 15:40 Tea and coffee
15:40 – 16:00 Plenary - Reflections and next steps!