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Focus Weeks

Find out about the Library's Focus Weeks, where we collate our current support and offer additional training on specific topics

Focus: PGR Support

Focus: PGR Support. Join us for a reand of support between 13 - 17 March. Scroll down for more information and resources!

March 13 - 17 is our Focus: PGR Support Week! Join us for support dedicated to helping PGRs with your research and publication.

Whether you're looking for advice on publishing and increasing your research visibility, or want an introduction to key research themes like open access, copyright, and online research profiles, check out the support that the University has for you! See more below.

Nominate for the Professional Services Award for PGR Support and Supervisor of the Year!

Each year, we recognise members of staff who create the most inspirational, supportive, encouraging and stimulating research environment for our postgraduate research students. Find out more and submit a nomination here! Nominations close 20 March.

Workshops & Support Sessions

How to increase your research visibility - Monday 13 Mar, 12:00 - 13:00
Come for some practical tips for getting your research seen and read!

The Publishing Trap - Tuesday 14 Mar, 11:00 - 12:30
Come play this fun board game to explore the ups and downs of academic publishing

Choosing the best online research profile - Tuesday 14 Mar, 15:00 - 15:50
Learn about the different online research profiles available to you and which one can help you in your academic career

Open Access Escape Room - Wednesday 15 Mar, 10:00 - 11:30
A villain has locked down all the research at the University of Essex, help us unlock it again by solving this escape room!

PGR Writing Retreat - Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 Mar
Join peers for a dedicated time & space to write your PhD thesis. Come for community and support, stay for the biscuits!

Research Assistant Feedback & Training Day - Thursday 16 Mar, 09:30 - 15:30
If you have worked, are working, or want to work as an RA, come and share your experience and learn from your peers. Buffet lunch provided

Research Services Library drop-in - Thursday 16 Mar, 12:00 - 13:30
The Research Services Team at the Library will be on the ground floor of the Colchester Campus Library to answer your questions about how we can support you with your research.