Research Training Schedule for October 2011

Survival Strategies for Postgraduate Research Students

Date: Wednesday 26th October 2011

Time: 09.15am to 4.30pm

Trainer: Prof Tony Fell, University of Bradford

Venue: Boardroom

This Workshop is designed for all research students (from 1st to Final Year). It will focus on the key strategies for helping you to plan, develop, present, be examined for and eventually publish your research for a higher degree (Masters or Doctorate) at DkIT.

The 3 stages of a Masters or a PhD programme will be fully explored and clarified.

Topics will include:

• The milestones, aims & objectives of your research programme

• How Training Needs Analysis can accelerate your research

• How to develop essential research skills

• Strategies for planning your time for training and research

• How to get the best out of meetings with your supervisor/s

• Key points about the ethical background to your research

• Best practice for planning and preparing for the transfer from Masters to PhD track

• Possible outcomes from the transfer process at DkIT.

• Summary of key issues for Seminar or Research Group presentations – effective communications

• Summary of strategies for writing year-end reports and finishing off your Dissertation or Thesis

• Brief pointers for a successful Viva – what the examiners are really looking for

• Relationships within your research group – and getting the best out of your supervisor/s


Practical Presentation Skills Workshop (Day 2)

Date: Thursday 27th October 2011

Time: 09.15am to 13.00pm

Trainer: Prof Tony Fell, University of Bradford

Venue: Boardroom


This workshop is for all postgraduate research students, staff and researchers at DkIT. This well established programme covers the key issues for preparing and structuring an oral and a poster presentation. In this Mini-Conference on Day 2 participants will practise their presentation skills with a short (15 minute) PowerPoint presentation focusing on their own research project. Each presenter will discuss their paper with participants, and later receive 1-to-1 feedback from an experienced Tutor. All Supervisors of the student presenters are very welcome to give their support by attending this Mini-Conference.

If you wish to register for any of these workshops please contact Stefanie Ratzky in the Research Office at