April 2018 – Development Work for Kim Marchant, Directorate of External Affairs
On behalf of the DPGR forum, I offered to enhance our institutional approach to RP advice given to our prospective doctoral candidates. I was proud of the work which involved:
- thorough research to ensure advice to candidates was research-informed
- drafting of appropriate web copy focusing on transferable skills and content indicators
- engagement in feedback and receipt of constructive criticism to ensure the RP advice was applicable to all relevant faculties.
18/04/18 – Seminar by Dr Carole Binns, H37, Richmond Building.
This was fascinating and drew on dr Binns’s work on interviewing academics who identified as having a working class heritage.
There was a good deal of resonance with my own experience. I thought this was an excellent opportunity to participate in the scholarship taking place in FoSS.
13/04/18 – Invited Lecture – C7, Richmond Building
I delivered a lecture to the final year psych students on the BPS accredited degree.
The session was interactive, with plenty of opportunity for Q&A and for students to input ideas and their own knowledge.
22/02/18 – Webinar re Erasmus+ bid
Although I’ve been working with Dr McClelland, who is very experienced, I found this webinar very useful in terms of working with the detailed application form and the processes required by Erasmus & British Council.
Feb 2018 – Invited to join the Working Group
The University of Bradford has a Sanctuary Working Group, looking at how we can welcome asylum seekers and refugees into our University.
It’s part of the University of Sanctuary, a UK-wide initiative aiming to ensure universities foster a culture of welcome and inclusion for asylum seekers and refugees. We have close links to the Bradford City of Sanctuary.
The work of Health Studies was launched cross the University during the Diversity Festival in April 2016 and in September 2017 we received our University of Sanctuary award. This was presented to members of the working group at a Sanctuary supper in March 2018.
21/03/18 – Small Hall, Richmond – 1-2.30pm
This session was exactly as described and covered all the vagaries of submitting grants. There was specific advice about Bradford’s processes, in addition to the general advice about how to go about grants. I particularly found the timeline useful as a rough idea of how much each process may need, counting backwards from deadline.
I’ve retained the slides as there is really good information as a future aide-mémoire.