Skills and Development programme Our development programme encompasses a variety of elements, ranging from formal training to workshops with external experts to immersive opportunities which allow you to apply and reflect on your skills. The postgraduate team work closely with specialist teams across the University to provide wellbeing and careers support and activities which are tailored to postgraduate research needs. Postgraduate researchers also have access to bespoke individual support from across the institution in a variety of areas including research, accessing grants and funding, and employability. Opportunities Postgraduate research students at Swansea have plenty of internship and work placement opportunities available to help boost their research and employability skill set. The University also has a number of paid teaching assistant roles for postgraduate research students, work under the direction of module leads to contribute to the delivery of high quality, interactive learning experiences. This offers an excellent opportunity to develop the teaching skills and broaden the knowledge of teaching and learning in Higher Education, developing key employability skills and preparing you for a future academic role. There are also opportunities to get involved with outreach projects, sharing your research with school pupils to inspire them.
The Research Community The University is home to a diverse, welcoming community of postgraduate researchers with regular pan-University events offering the opportunity to network and build links outside of your specialism. Postgraduate researchers also join staff in taking part in our annual Research as Art competition, where you distil your research down to one picture and a 150-word description, providing a platform to convey the importance of your research and help engage others in research. Celebrating postgraduate researchers The work and achievements of postgraduate research students is showcased and celebrated in our annual Postgraduate Research (PGR) Festival. This allows postgraduate researchers to share their work with the whole research community through student led events. The PGR Festival includes the PGR Showcase, featuring the Swansea final of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition where postgraduate researchers from across the University present their research to a multidisciplinary audience in just three minutes. The PGR Showcase also offers postgraduate researchers the opportunity to present their research visually by taking part in the PGR Poster Competition and culminates in the PGR Awards.
The contribution of postgraduate research students is recognised across the University. Our Research and Innovation Awards features an award for postgraduate researchers, the Research Innovation Rising Star award, the University’s quarterly research magazine, Momentum, has a ‘PGR Spotlight’ feature, and the research and achievements of our postgraduate researchers is regularly highlighted across the University.
Funding We offer several fully funded
postgraduate research opportunities for students pursuing PhD, MPhil, MRes or Master’s by Research across a number of disciplines.
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