Support for Post Graduate Research Students

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Support for Post Graduate Research Students

  1. 1. Support For Postgraduate Research Students Darren Lunn Information Management Group
  2. 2. Doing a PhD Is… <ul><li>Difficult </li></ul><ul><li>Lonely </li></ul><ul><li>Can Make You a Mental Wreck </li></ul><ul><li>Depressing </li></ul>
  3. 3. All Students Feel The Same
  4. 4. Role Of The Mentors Cognitio, Sapientia, Humanitas Knowledge, Wisdom, Humanity Student, Supervisor, Mentor
  5. 5. What The Mentors Do <ul><li>Link Incoming 1st Year Students With 2nd and 3rd Year Students </li></ul><ul><li>Offer Help and Advice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Settling Into Manchester </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Undertaking Postgraduate Study </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interface Between the Academic body and the Student Body </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Mentors Aman Grace Darren Chenchen Tianyi
  7. 7. Mentor Calendar <ul><li>Mentors are Available All Year </li></ul><ul><li>Also Have Scheduled Events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formal Talks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal Social Events </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. September - Welcome Talk <ul><li>All New Students Attend a Welcome Talk </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors Attend </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I Give This Presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get To Meet Us During Lunch </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. October - Welcome Dinner
  10. 10. April - Easter Social
  11. 11. June - End Of Year Report <ul><li>Every First Year Student Must Submit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Long Report (80 ~ 100 pages) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Short Report (2 ~ 4 pages) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interview (20 ~ 30 minutes) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mentors Seminar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advice on Report Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to Pass the Interview </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. School Committee Members <ul><li>Health and Safety Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Staff-Student Consultative Committee </li></ul><ul><li>School Board </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences Postgraduate Research Steering Group for the Graduate Development Scheme </li></ul>
  13. 13. Conclusions <ul><li>Doing a PhD is Difficult </li></ul><ul><li>The School and University Recognise This </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors Provide Support and Advice </li></ul><ul><li>A PhD Can Be Very Rewarding </li></ul>
  14. 14. Questions and Lunch http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/mentors/ [email_address]

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