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PG Seminars

The Postgraduate Seminar is run by Postgraduate students for Postgraduate students in the School of English. 

PG 'Works in Progress' Seminar Programme 2018/19


Seminar Title



Thursday 27th September

4.00 - 5.00pm, A46 (Trent)

First Seminar of the Year

Our first seminar of the year is a chance for all postgraduates in the School to come together at the start of the year. We'll talk a bit more about what the Seminar is for, and the programme of seminars for the year.

There will also be a chance to find out a bit more about the role of the LCF, Reading Groups that are active in the School, and how to get involved more generally.

Dr Lucie Sutherland

Tuesday 9th October

 6-7pm A35


Ethics and Data Management Plan


Thursday 23rd October

5-6pm A35

Writing and referencing for literature work


Tuesday 6th November

5-6pm  A35

Writing and referencing for language and linguistics work

Thursday 22nd November

5-6pm  A35

Thinking about careers as a postgraduate

Tuesday 4th December 

5-6pm  Room B2 Hemsley

Beginning to publishing (Hemsley)


Thursday 31st January

 5-6pm  A35

Beginning teaching


Tuesday 12th February 

5-6pm  A35

Your professional profile in the age of social media

Thursday 28th February 

5-6pm  A35

The English Showcase and Postgraduate Symposium – information on these events, how and why to get involved and boost your CV

Tuesday 12th March          

5-6pm  A35

Organising a conference


Thursday 28th March       

 5-6pm  A35

Careers: what are universities looking for in academics

Tuesday 9th April

 5-6pm A35

What is Impact?

Thursday, 16th May


Senate Chamber

For Information:
PGR Symposium

Although this is not part of the PG Seminar series, the PGR Symposium is an important event in a PhD student's calendar in the School of English and one of the PG seminars focusses on this event (see above).  This event is the centrepiece and showcase of our research students’ academic year, intellectually and socially, and brings together the School community in an important and dynamic way.  Information about who is required to attend and present etc. is available on the PGR Symposium webpage.

Dr Lucie Sutherland

PG Seminar Committee

The PG Seminars are run by a student committee.

What happens at a PG Seminar?

The Seminar is designed to give PG students in the School the opportunity to present their work to their peers, and to facilitate informal discussion in a supportive and friendly environment. The Seminar is also intended as a means of maintaining a postgraduate community and providing a regular point of social contact with your peers throughout your studies. It will function as a primary source of communication of information – both from your experienced PG colleagues, and from members of staff – about events, opportunities, developments within the School and administrative matters relevant to you. All members of staff in the School are invited – and will often be part of the panels and roundtable discussions. 

The format of the Seminar varies widely through the year, offering a mixture of Discussion Fora; PG Presentations (both formal and informal, including practice conference papers, posters, and presentation of work-in-progress); Skills Training; Q&A sessions; Career and Networking Surgeries; and straightforward social events.

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