"UK Grad" are training
courses for final year Ph.D. students. They are intensive (early
morning to late night) 3-5 day and residential, and funded by the
research councils. The material covers sections D-G of the "Joint
Statement of the Research Councils/AHRB's skills training requirements
for research students", which are all about personal effectiveness
and career management.
It's been a wonderful experience tutoring on these programmes. I have met many PhD students from almost
every discipline and university I can think of. The pool of tutors
has been a source of great inspiration, innovation and encouragement
- a life changing experience. And finally, the material is something
I really enjoy and believe in; it is the perfect person-oriented
complement to the academic side of Ph.D. training.
attending as a visitor
Windermere Hydro Hotel 4/5 February 04.
Sitting in on events and tutor reviews that the students take.
Talking to tutors and programme staff.
After this I knew it was something I really wanted to do.
the tutor training course
||Dunchurch park 18/19 March
Seminars, interactive events, roll plays on the themes of tutoring,
facilitation, handling difficulties, code of conduct, and goals
of the programme.
first time tutoring on a course - at Brighton
||Brighton. 26-29 november 2004
A three full-day 8am-9pm residential school at the Albion Hotel.
"Mentor Champion" workshop - at Coventry
||Coventry Hill Hotel, 4th-5th
Re-working the role of the "Mentor" in Grad Schools
and setting up "Mentor Champions" to drive that on
each grad school event.
Liverpool Grad-Equivalent (Careers Skills Workshop)
Edge Hill, Ormskirk, 24th-27th July 2005.
A three day grad-equivalent course run by the University
New things to go in....
Visiting the north west hub
North West hub meeting
Visiting the Life-Long Learning Centre at Liverpool
Tutoring at Penrith (4-9 Apr 05)
RSWs at Liverpool (jan06-May06)
Careers Skills Workshops at Liverpool CSW1, CSW2 (July 06)
Tutoring at Stirling (11-16 June 06)
MBTI course - 3-5 Sept , and 10-11 Oct 2006