The Graduate School provides free access to a webinar series for all doctoral researchers. These offer research and professional skills training in a live-taught format. You will find that they complement the tailored, interactive face-to-face workshops in the DRDP and will be particularly helpful to those following the Distance Learning study mode or those studying part time who cannot always attend workshops due to other commitments. These webinars take place either between 7pm and 9pm or 10am-12pm.

There is a wide range of topics to choose from (62 sessions in total), which are organised into themed modules. You don’t have to attend a whole module, you can sign up for individual sessions from any module. As with the face-to-face workshops, some topics will be of more relevance at certain stages of your doctoral programme.

Webinar Software

You must download the required software (Electa-live) and you must book in advance. The software is free to the user and can be accessed direct from the Electa website.

The software can be downloaded to a PC, laptop, tablet, or even a smart phone. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the software ready in advance of the webinar. We recommend that you use a personal device because downloads to a work computer will require the university’s IT department to install it for you.

Booking

The webinars are extremely popular and waiting lists may operate. Please be considerate to those who may be on a waiting list and cancel in good time if you find that you are no longer able to take part.

In the 2020-21 academic year, all sessions will open for booking THREE WEEKS BEFORE THEY ARE DUE TO RUN. When you access a specific session in the schedule below and go to ‘Book this Session’, it will tell you that the session is ‘available to book’ after a particular date and time. The opening session, for example, due to run on Tues 6th Oct 2020 at 7pm, will open for booking on Tues 15th Sept at 7pm. The following day’s session, due to run on Weds 7th Oct 2020 at 7pm, will open for booking on Weds 16th Sept 2020 at 7pm, and so on throughout the year. If you wish to attend, therefore, you will have to be ‘clued in’, access this website regularly, and generally be prepared! This little extra effort will, however, mean that places are available for PGRs to book all year round. I’m also hoping it will mean that a greater percentage of booked places are actually used (see ‘Cancelling your Booking’ below).

If you have any problems with any aspect of your booking, please e-mail [simon.d.watts@uea.ac.uk] and/or [ssf.advancedtraining@uea.ac.uk] and we will be happy to help.

BOOKING LINK: https://bookwhen.com/ueaonlinetraining

Handbook: Online Training Series for Doctoral Researchers

Modules

Here is an overview of the webinars organised into modules by theme. You may find it helpful to identify, perhaps with your DoS or School DRDP Coordinator, which individual sessions would be most helpful to you in your current year of study. For example, a doctoral researcher in the first year of study will be working on a literature review, honing their writing skills and exploring research methods, so sessions 1 and 2 in Module 1 and certain sessions in Modules 2 and 5 would be very relevant. Session 4 will be helpful in any year of study but may provide additional, specific support to those who are writing up, as will session 1 of Module 3. If you are interested in teaching, or already have some experience of teaching you will find the Module 4 sessions to be interesting and supportive. These sessions may therefore be relevant in any year of study.

 Schedule of Sessions for 2020/21
Date Module Name Time Handbook Page
Tues 6th Oct 1. Writing What Should a Literature Review Do? 7pm-9pm 7
Wed 7th Oct 1. Writing What Should a Literature Review Do? 7pm-9pm 7
Tues 13th Oct 1. Writing Writing Effectively 7pm-9pm 8
Wed 14th Oct 1. Writing Writing Effectively 7pm-9pm 8
Tues 20th Oct 1. Writing Academic Publishing 7pm-9pm 9
Wed 21st Oct 1. Writing Writing & Structuring an Effective Thesis 7pm-9pm 10
Tues 27th Oct 1. Writing Writing & Structuring an Effective Thesis 7pm-9pm 10
Tues 3rd Nov 2. Qual. A Comparison of Qualitative Methods 7pm-9pm 11
Tues 10th Nov 2. Qual. Qualitative Interviewing 7pm-9pm 12
Tues 17th Nov 1. Writing What Should a Literature Review Do? 10am-12pm 7
Tues 17th Nov 2. Qual. Analysing Qualitative Data 7pm-9pm 13
Wed 18th Nov 1. Writing Writing & Structuring an Effective Thesis 10am-12pm 10
Tues 24th Nov 2. Qual. Using NVivo for Qualitative Research 7pm-9pm 14
Wed 25th Nov 3. Finishing Preparing for your Viva 7pm-9pm 15
Tues 1st Dec 2. Qual. A Comparison of Qualitative Methods 10am-12pm 11
Tues 1st Dec 3. Finishing On the Job: Securing a First Academic Post 7pm-9pm 16
Wed 2nd Dec 2. Qual. Qualitative Interviewing 10am-12pm 12
Wed 2nd Dec 3. Finishing Preparing Impactful Research Proposals & Grant Applications 7pm-9pm 17
Tues 8th Dec 2. Qual. Analysing Qualitative Data 10am-12pm 13
Tues 8th Dec 4. Teaching Preparing & Delivering Seminars 7pm-9pm 18
Weds 9th Dec 2. Qual. Using NVivo for Qualitative Research 10am-12pm 14
Weds 9th Dec 4. Teaching Preparing & Delivering Lectures 7pm-9pm 19
Tues 15th Dec 4. Teaching Assessment, Feedback, & Module Design 7pm-9pm 20
XMAS BREAK
Date Module Name Time Page
Tues 12th Jan 1. Writing What Should a Literature Review Do? 7pm-9pm 7
Tues 19th Jan 1. Writing Writing Effectively 7pm-9pm 8
Tues 26th Jan 1. Writing Academic Publishing 7pm-9pm 9
Tues 2nd Feb 1. Writing Writing & Structuring an Effective Thesis 7pm-9pm 10
Tues 9th Feb 1. Writing What Should a Literature Review Do? 10am-12pm 7
Tues 9th Feb 2. Qual. A Comparison of Qualitative Methods 7pm-9pm 11
Wed 10th Feb 1. Writing Writing Effectively 10am-12pm 8
Tues 16th Feb 1. Writing Academic Publishing 10am-12pm 9
Tues 16th Feb 2. Qual. Qualitative Interviewing 7pm-9pm 12
Wed 17th Feb 1. Writing Writing & Structuring an Effective Thesis 10am-12pm 10
Tues 23rd Feb 2. Qual. Analysing Qualitative Data 10am-12pm 13
Tues 23rd Feb 2. Qual. Using NVivo for Qualitative Research 7pm-9pm 14
Wed 24th Feb 3. Finishing Preparing for your Viva 7pm-9pm 15
Tues 2nd Mar 3. Finishing On the Job: Securing a First Academic Post 7pm-9pm 16
Tues 9th Mar 3. Finishing Preparing Impactful Research Proposals & Grant Applications 7pm-9pm 17
Tues 16th Mar 1. Writing What Should a Literature Review Do? 10am-12pm 7
Tues 16th Mar 4. Teaching Preparing & Delivering Seminars 7pm-9pm 18
Wed 17rd Mar 1. Writing Writing Effectively 10am-12pm 8
Tues 23rd Mar 1. Writing Academic Publishing 10am-12pm 9
Tues 23rd Mar 4. Teaching Preparing & Delivering Lectures 7pm-9pm 19
Wed 24th Mar 1. Writing Writing & Structuring an Effective Thesis 10am-12pm 10
EASTER BREAK
Tues 13th Apr 3. Finishing Preparing for your Viva 10am-12pm 15
Tues 13th Apr 4. Teaching Assessment, Feedback, & Module Design 7pm-9pm 20
Weds 14th Apr 3. Finishing On the Job: Securing a First Academic Post 10am-12pm 16
Tues 20th Apr 3. Finishing Preparing Impactful Research Proposals & Grant Applications 10am-12pm 17
Tues 20th Apr 2. Qual. A Comparison of Qualitative Methods 7pm-9pm 11
Weds 21st Apr 4. Teaching Preparing & Delivering Seminars 10am-12pm 18
Tues 27th Apr 4. Teaching Preparing & Delivering Lectures 10am-12pm 19
Tues 27th Apr 2. Qual. Qualitative Interviewing 7pm-9pm 12
Wed 28th Apr 4. Teaching Assessment, Feedback, & Module Design 10am-12pm 20
Wed 28th Apr 2. Qual. Analysing Qualitative Data 7pm-9pm 13
Tues 4th May 2. Qual. Using NVivo for Qualitative Research 7pm-9pm 14
Weds 5th May 3. Finishing Preparing for your Viva 7pm-9pm 15
Tues 11th May 5. Quant Quantitative Research: A Basic Guide 7pm-9pm 21
Wed 12th May 5. Quant Quantitative Research: A Basic Guide 10am-12pm 21
Tues 18th May 5. Quant Introduction to Scale Development 7pm-9pm 22
Wed 19th May 5. Quant Introduction to Scale Development 10am-12pm 22
Tues 25th May 5. Quant Intro. to Structural Equation Modelling 7pm-9pm 23
Wed 26th May 5. Quant Intro. to Structural Equation Modelling 10am-12pm 23

 


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