Announcements and Important Notices
The Lancaster Award is a new opportunity for you to gain official recognition for all the employability-enhancing activities you complete while at Lancaster University, for example work experience, volunteering, extracurricular courses, societies and sports.
Graduate Student Association
The Graduate Student Association is the representative body for all postgraduate students at Lancaster University. The GSA provides academic, social, sporting and welfare support.
External Events of Interest
- GRADschool 2013
The GRADschools run by Vitae are experiential learning courses designed to develop students' transferable skills as postgraduate researchers. They are for second and subsequent year research students, and are free to those receiving UK Research Council grants. It is expected that there will be two UK GRADschools in 2013, taking place in October and November.
- ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NRCM)
The NCRM is a network of research groups, each conducting research and training in an area of social science research methods. It has a searchable database holding information on a wide range of opportunities within the Social Sciences across the UK with a focus on research methods.
- MethodsNW Doctoral Research Clinics
MethodsNW is running a series of six doctoral research clinics for PhD students on various aspects of doing a PhD. These clinics are available, free of charge, to all PhD students registered at Lancaster, Liverpool or Manchester Universities. Thirty places are available at each clinic and each will have a panel of up to five academics with expertise in the topic of the clinic. The clinics will involve a mixture of activities, including group work on particular problems facilitated by the academic panel. The clinics are arranged over three days (one at each of the three universities), and should be booked online.
- Summer Institute in Qualitative Research: Putting Theory to Work
Monday 22 - Friday 26 July 2013, Educational & Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University. For qualitative researchers looking for stimulating engagements with theory, from doctoral students to experienced researchers,
across the social sciences, education, health and caring professions, arts and humanities. Standard delegate fee: £345, inc lunch and refreshments. Enquiries: email@example.com. Online booking.