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Training and Development


The Departmental welcome and induction will be on Tuesday 1-2 in H0.60 for all PG students, followed by a party in H0.60. Further sessions for new PGs will follow, from 3-4pm.

Programme for 2017-18 under review: details below as for 2016-17.

Departmental Postgraduate Induction

Monday 3rd October 5-7: Arts Faculty Taught Masters induction event

Humanities Building Ground Floor Corridor, from 6pm H0.52
(confirm attendance by Friday 30th sept)

The first Departmental meeting will be held on Tuesday 4th October in H0.60, at 1-2 with a welcome party afterwards.

The Department provides a full induction into subject-specific research methods and techniques to all research students in the course of their first year. The programme below also incorporates the sessions provided by CADRE, which are compulsory for all new PhD students.

Attendance at Induction sessions (as appropriate for year of study) and Work-in-Progress seminars is required for all Research Postgrads. Please note that certain sessions are formal attendance monitoring points.

Autumn Term
Week 1

Tues 4/10 1-2 H0.60 Department Induction for all PG students (Zahra Newby)
2-3 H0.60 Dept Party for PGs
3-4 H0.56 PGR Tabula training session (Zahra Newby)
3-4 S2.73 MAT induction session (Suzanne Frey-Kupper)

Wed 5/10 11-1 Wolfson Research Exchange: CADRE social (for all PhD students)

Fri 7/10 1-3 Wolfson Research Exchange: Introduction to Classical Epigraphy (Alison Cooley):

Week 2

Wed 12/10 10-11 Library Training Room: Library and online resources (Helen Ireland, Subject Librarian).
1.30-3: H204: Defining your Research topic (Zahra Newby)
Fri 14/10 1-3: H322 Numismatics induction (Suzanne Frey-Kupper)

Week 3

Wed 19/10 11-1 Wolfson Research Exchange: CADRE training session ‘PhD Survival Guide’

Week 4

Wed 26/10 1.30-3: H204. Introduction to Literary Theory (Bobby Xinyue)

Week 5

Wed 2/11 11-1 Wolfson Research Exchange: CADRE training session ‘Locating your Sources: Libraries, Archives and Reference Management

1.30-3: H244: Introduction to Research and research tools (Suzanne Frey-Kupper) (MAT, MAR and PhD) Please bring laptops/tablets tbc

Week 7
Wed 16/11 11-1 Wolfson Research Exchange: CADRE training session

Developing a Critical Voice through Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Week 9

Wed 30/11 11-1 Wolfson Research Exchange: CADRE training session
Technology and Research (led by our own Clare Rowan).

Skills Sessions:
Academic German Class (Dr Daniel Hall)

Thursdays 12-2 from Term 1, week 2. H204.

For other language training needs, please contact your supervisor and the Director of Graduate Studies.

Please see also the University’s Skills Programme:

Work in progress seminars:

Wednesdays 3.30-5pm from Term 1, week 1 (excluding reading week 6). Room S0.19

PG Colloquium:
Wednesday 24th May 2017. (tbc)

Training for PhD students beyond their 1st year:
CADRE Workshops 2016/17

17th January 2017 2 – 4pm Completing your PhD
31st January 2017 2 – 4pm Getting Published
21st February 2017 2 – 4pm How to get Postdoctoral Research Funding
7th March 2017 2 – 4pm What Next?

Other Skills training:

Academic Writing Programme

A series of sessions are held by the University to support academic writing skills. See the webpage for details.

Masters Skills Programme

ITS training sessions

The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance will be holding courses on

Italian palaeography
English palaeography
Latin for research

If any of these are of interest to you, please get in touch with Christiana Whitehead ( to find out more details.

Arts Faculty PG Work-in-progress seminar:

Further Postgraduate Training Opportunities

Students are also encouraged to attend the extensive programmes laid on by the Faculty and University:

latin palaeography class

above photo: Latin Palaeography

Introduction to the library presentation.

Follow up from Digital Humanities Talk, October 2014:

Link to GIS instruction manual for Historians

Instructions on how to download Office 365, including Onenote

Follow the button to learn more about extending the impact of your research:

Postgraduate Researcher Enterprise Programme