ON-campus and online summer schools
In the summer of 2019 we ran a 2-day summer school for the White Rose DTP (Doctoral Training Partnership). From the four courses we ran the feedback registered an average of 22% increase in confidence in academic writing and engaging more effectively with the PGR research journey.
On-Campus Summer School - DOCTORAL STUDENTS
We run 1 and 2-Day Summer School workshops for Doctoral students. Here is an example of a 2-Day Summer School:
Day 1: Academic Writing: Reduce Anxiety (Morning & Afternoon)
An intense practical 3-hour course where students will write the core elements of a thesis chapter using a new academic writing method designed to build confidence. For new PGR students the technique is also useful as a contextualization tool.
Day 2: Stress Reduction Techniques (Afternoon)
This 3-hour course focuses on developing anxiety-reducing and confidence building strategies to enhance the PGR research experience. The workshop will explore time management, group sharing, self-care, mindfulness and creative approaches to research using gamification.
Day 2: Creative Thinking in Research (Morning)
The 3-hour workshop encourages PGR students to take an unconventional approach to their research by contextualising it in a creative context using the multivalent potential of poetic language and using that lyrical language (related to their research) in a visual context such as drawing, sculpture or video. This workshop provides postgraduate researchers with a valuable tool to enhance their research development. The end of workshop activity is a pop-up exhibition where the PGR student will present poetic and visual interpretations of their research.
ONLINE Summer School - DOCTORAL STUDENTS
This is a 1-Day Summer School based on our successful On-Campus Summer School Format:
Academic Writing: Reduce Anxiety (Morning)
An intense practical 3-hour course where students will write the core elements of a thesis chapter using a new academic writing method designed to build confidence. For new PGR students the technique is also useful as a contextualization tool. This may also be run as a full day online programme.
For the afternoon the organiser may choose one of the following workshops
Stress Reduction Techniques
Creative Thinking in Research
The Summer School is run via the Zoom platform. Students do not have to download the Zoom software. They can join the workshops in one click via the invitation email.