On-line course: Supervision of doctoral theses

The process of doing a doctoral thesis requires the student a continuous effort that is often full of difficulties, as evidenced by the high drop-out rate. The role of supervision from both the tutor and the supervisor is essential to ensure that the doctoral student succeeds. In spite of this, there is no specific training on how to respond and face the difficulties that usually occur in this process. Objectives: To understand the different factors that hinder the process of a doctoral thesis. To understand the main competencies that the novice researcher must develop and the most usual incidents related to each of these competencies. To gain awareness of the different profiles that the sup

PhD Career Paths

This project overviews the personal and career trajectories of the social scientists and scientists whose lives we followed for 4-7 years. Individuals began participating as either doctoral students or post-PhD researchers, and were in one of two universities in Canada or one of two universities in the UK. By the time the study ended, they were scattered across 37 institutions in a range of sectors (academic, public, para-public and private) in five different countries.

Guide for Researcher Development (GRED)

Section one: Resources for early career researchers - Journey plot (graph of the trajectory) - Network plot (graph of the research network) - Interview protocol cycle Section two: Resources for research supervisors - Guide for the analysis of critical incidents - Initial questionnaire - Guide for expert supervisor to reflect on their practice and experiences Section three: Resources for policy makers - Template to plan a workshop for ECR - Template of a didactic sequence of a workshop for ECR Section four: Resources for multiple agents involved in ECR education - What influences phd graduate trajectories during the degree: a research-based policy agenda - Writing academic texts: organization

Workshop on Resisting Inequitable Policies and Practices

Aims to help ECRs: recognize the work structures (policies and practices) that limit (as well as enhance) their current work, career potential, and personal lives develop a sense of agency and concrete strategies for engaging individually and collectively to question and challenge inequities in their particular context connect with and actively engage with a wider community of European scholars to promote solidarity in shared experience. Resources: 1) Participants' stories before and after the workshop 2) Workshop Flyer

Project Newsletter - February 2019

Main contents: - First Multiplier Event at Tallinn University - New resource on the RID-SSISS website: PhD career paths - Selection of research publications and events - Upcoming events Download the newsletter here.

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