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PG Seminars

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

Watch Dr Violeta Sotirova talk about the School of English's Postgraduate Community.


PG 'Works in Progress' Seminar Programme 2017/18


Seminar Title



Tuesday 26th September

4-4.30pm, B62 LASS

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



Thursday 12th October

 5-6pm A35


Discussing our research

 Discussing our research: staff and students will talk about their research in small groups; do come along and join in!  

Tuesday 24th October

5-6pm A35

Ethics approval and your Data Management Plan



Thursday 9th November

5-6pm  A35

Student research presentations


Tuesday 21st November

5-6pm  A35

Beginning to publish/disseminate your work


Thursday 7th December 

5-6pm  A35

Careers: in academia, and beyond






Tuesday 30th January

 5-6pm  A35

Academic writing skills



Thursday 15th February 

5-6pm  A35

Organising a conference/symposium



Tuesday 27th February

 5-6pm  A35

Student research presentations




Thursday 15th March 

5-6pm  A35

Careers: what are universities looking for in academics?




Tuesday 24th April

 5-6pm  A35

Student research presentations


Thursday, 10th May

 5-6pm  A35

Impact: its role in academic research culture


Thursday, 17th 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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