ESRC IAA Workshop Event: Towards maximising international PhD students experience


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!

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