This online discussion will examine some of the administrative issues faced by institutions in ensuring that examiners of vivas are appointed in an appropriate manner. For example a number of institutions have reported challenges with right to work checks for viva examiners. This discussion, led by the University of Westminster and held under the Chatham House rule, will allow colleagues from across the sector to share and discuss their own, and other institutions’, approaches in this area.
This online Town Hall discussion will focus on ways to improve completion rates amongst PGRs. Using a new initiative at the University of Sheffield as a starting point, attendees will have to opportunity to discuss & share challenges & successes in instigating administrative processes to support PGRs & their supervisors to completion.
This in-person discussion session will allow Deans & Directors of Graduates Schools (and those in similar roles) to come together to discuss some of the key issues currently affecting the postgraduate sector. (Attendance at this event also includes a booking to attend the Sir Bob Burgess Memorial Lecture)
This year’s Sir Bob Burgess Memorial Lecture will be presented by Professor Barbara Dooley, Deputy President of University College Dublin and a member of the European Universities Association – Council for Doctoral Education.
Greater diversity in postgraduate research benefits everybody. It generates work that reflects current society more accurately and is fundamental to our understanding of universities as public institutions. Ensuring inclusivity in postgraduate education is at the heart of furthering our economic, scientific and social progress.
The online discussion session, run in association with colleagues from Durham University, will examine issues surround how best to support neurodivergent PGRs. Attendees will also have opportunity to share and discuss challenges & successes in supporting neurodivergent PGRs in their own institutions.
The online discussion session, being run in collaboration with GuildHE, will focus on institutions with small PGR cohorts, as well as institutions with particular specialisms, and it will examine how those institutions can successfully build postgraduate communities.
This workshop will focus on questions around employability of postgraduate researchers. There will be the opportunity to learn about the context of postgraduate employability and associated initiatives in Australia, dig into how researcher development can help to address common PGR career anxieties, and to learn from existing practice around PGR and postdoctoral placements in doctoral training partnerships.
The Annual Conference is the flagship event in the UKCGE events programme. Join colleagues from across UK as we come together to reflect on the past year in both PGR and PGT education, and discuss some of the most pressing issues affecting the postgraduate sector.
This free online discussion session will allow Graduate Education Managers and those in similar positions the opportunity to discuss some of the most pressing issues affecting their roles and the broader postgraduate sector.
The International Conference on Professional and Practice Doctorates, run in partnership with Middlesex University since 2009, is the leading event focusing on the development, provision and impact of professional, practice-based and practice-led doctorates in institutions across the globe. The 8th conference in the series will, for the first time since 2018, be a face-to-face event allowing once again for opportunities to network with colleagues from around the world.
The UKCGE will look back at the past year across the postgraduate sector, as well as preview what’s to come in the 2023/24 academic year. The session will also see the results announced of the 2023 elections to the UKCGE Executive Committee.
The annual UKCGE Residential Workshop features a variety of sessions, providing Deans and Directors of Graduate Schools, and those in similar positions, the opportunity to network with peers and discuss the key issues affecting postgraduate education.
This online workshop will examine the issue Belonging for PGRs whilst undertaking doctoral research. The workshop will include a panel of current PGRs, sharing thier experiences. There will be an examination of how to define, measure and support success for PGRs from a range of backgrounds. There will also be focus on encouraging a sense of belonging for PGRs from various ethnic backgrounds, as well as with mental health challenges.
This online workshop will provide colleagues who are new to postgraduate research the opportunity to learn about the sector and develop an understanding of some of the issues that will affect their roles within UK HEIs.
Join us in person, in Brighton, for this major international conference on supprting the mental health & wellbeing of postgraduate researchers. The conference will feature the latest developments in research and also focus on effective practices from colleagues around the world.
Following on from the UKCGE hosted Focus Groups on UKRI Expectations for Research Supervision (taking place in July 2022), this panel discussion will examine doctoral supervision, issues of supporting supervisors and enhancing supervisory practice.
This workshop will look at some of the particular challenges in assessment at PGT level. It will consider both the principles which ought to underpin our assessment of PGT, and also will begin to develop guidelines for good practice in this area.
In an anticipation of an announcement from UKRI with regards to stipends for PGRs, this one-hour discussion session for Deans & Directors of Graduate Schools will focus on the cost of living crisis and its impact on PGRs. The discussion will consider how the crisis may affect all PGRs (with or without Research Council funding) and what may be done to help mitigate its impact.
This workshop will showcase different approaches to professional development for supervisors with a view to opening up discussion about what and how supervisors can be supported and recognised for the important role they play.
The International Conference on the Development of Doctoral Education and Training offers a major platform to assess and discuss doctoral education and training in the international context, with an opportunity to share experience and network with colleagues old and new from throughout the world.
Reflecting developments in the field of professional doctorates, for its 7th iteration, the International Conference on Professional Doctorates transforms into the International Conference on Professional and Practice Doctorates.
The ICPPD conference series, run in partnership with Middlesex University since 2009, is now the leading event focusing on the development, provision and impact of professional, practice-based and practice-led doctorates in institutions across the globe.
The nature of doctoral education has changed since the first ICPD conference held in Edinburgh in 2009. The numbers of professional doctorate programmes available has increased dramatically in the UK as have the numbers of participants, and discussions at the ICPD conferences have helped to raise the profile of professional doctorates across Europe.
Most importantly the conferences have given the space to discuss and consider the place of such programmes in the context of further development of doctoral education.
The nature of doctoral education has changed since the first ICPD conference held in London in 2009. The numbers of professional doctorate programmes available have increased dramatically in the UK; as have the numbers of participants and discussions at ICPD conferences. These increases have helped to raise the profile of professional doctorates across Europe. Most importantly the conferences have given the space to discuss and consider the place of such programmes in the context of further development of doctoral education.