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Workshops and Events 2018-19

  • Please note that spaces are limited on some of the sessions listed below. We ask that you register for a space only if you are certain that you will attend.
  • You will receive an email once registration has opened for sessions. No registration will be permitted in advance. 
  • There is a cost associated with running GSO training sessions; continuation of our training programme is dependent upon student interest.
  • The dates and times are provisional only. Please check your email in advance of each session for any notifications. The location of sessions will be confirmed at the time of registration.
  • These sessions are non-accredited.
  • For your information, other dates of interest have also been included in this schedule. 
  • Contact stephen.carroll@dcu.ie if you need to cancel your place on a session.

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 Semester 1 Schedule (2018)


AUGUST                                                                                                                                        

Time & Date     

Writing for Publication

Dr Daniel Soule (Grammatology)

Glasnevin Campus       

Register for this session here (all places filled)

Course descriptor available here

10.00-16.00

Mon. 20 Aug.

Communication Skills

Writing in the Final Year

Dr Daniel Soule (Grammatology)

Glasnevin Campus

Register for this session here (all places filled)

Course descriptor available here

10.00-16.00

Wed. 29 Aug.

Communication Skills

SEPTEMBER       

Time & Date  

Introduction to SPSS

Gerry Conyngham (DCU Business School)

Glasnevin Campus (room TBC)

Register for this session here (all places filled)

Course descriptor available here

9.30-17.00

Fri. 7 Sept.

Technical & 
Library Skills

Graduate Training Planning

Dr Stephen Carroll, Graduate Studies Office

HG05, Ground Floor, Nursing Building, Glasnevin Campus

Register for this session here

16.30-17.30

Wed. 12th Sept.

Year 1 Induction

Programme

Empowering Progression

Research Student Orientation                                     

Dr Joseph Stokes (Dean of Graduate Studies, DCU)

QG27, Ground Floor, Business School, Glasnevin Campus

Register for this session here

Details here

14.00-15.00

Fri. 21 Sept.  

Year 1 Induction

Programme

Empowering Progression


OCTOBER

Time & Date

Change of module period. Accessible through the My Details section of Student Apps

Mon 1 - Fri 5

Oct.     

Graduate Training Planning

Dr Stephen Carroll, GSO

HG08, Ground Floor, Nursing Building, Glasnevin Campus

Register for this session here

11.00-12.00

Tues. 2 Oct.

Year 1 Induction

Programme

Empowering Progression

Graduate Training Planning

Dr Stephen Carroll, GSO

AHCSG09, Senior House, All Hallows Campus

Register for this session here

16.30-17.30

Wed. 3 Oct.

Year 1 Induction

Programme

Empowering Progression

Critical Thinking for PhD Students

Dr Karl Thomas (Creatovation)

Glasnevin Campus (room TBC)

Register for this session here (maintaining a waitlist)

Course descriptor available here

9.00-13.00

Tues. 9 Oct.

Empowering Progression

Mindfulness, Wellbeing & Stress Reduction Practices  

Helena Ahern, Head of Counselling & Personal Development Service, DCU

Solas Room, 2nd Floor, The ‘U’, Glasnevin Campus

Drop in, no registration required

Details here

13.00-14.00

Wed. 10 Oct.

Student Wellbeing

Mindfulness, Wellbeing & Stress Reduction Practices  

Helena Ahern, Head of Counselling & Personal Development Service, DCU

The Hive, Ground Floor, The ‘U’, Glasnevin Campus

Drop in, no registration required

Details here

13.00-14.00

Wed. 17 Oct

Student Wellbeing

Creating a Research Video: Presenting Your Work to a Non-Specialist Audience

Glasnevin Campus (room TBC)

Register for this session here

16.00-18.00

Wed. 17 Oct

Technical & 
Library Skills

Presenting your Research Effectively

Glasnevin Campus (room TBC)

Register for this session here (maintaining a waitlist)

11.00-13.00

Mon. 22 Oct.

Communication Skills

Student supports induction session

Counselling & Personal Development, Careers, Student Learning and Student Advice Centre

KA 115 (The Páirc Room), The U (Student Centre), Glasnevin Campus

Register for this session here

10.00-10.30

Tues. 23 Oct.

Student Wellbeing

Postgraduate Tea and Coffee Morning

Graduate Studies and DCU Postgrad Society

KA 115 (The Páirc Room), The U (Student Centre), Glasnevin Campus

Register for this session here

10.30-11.30

Tues. 23 Oct.

Mindfulness, Wellbeing & Stress Reduction Practices  

Helena Ahern, Head of Counselling & Personal Development Service, DCU

Solas Room, 2nd Floor, The ‘U’, Glasnevin Campus

Drop in, no registration required

Details here

13.00-14.00

Wed. 24 Oct

Student Wellbeing

Navigating Your Way Through Your DCU Research Degree: Understanding Systems & Processes

Dr Joseph Stokes, Dean of Graduate Studies

HG10, Ground Floor, Nursing Building, Glasnevin Campus

Register for this session here

15.00-16.30

Tues. 30th Oct.

Year 1 Induction

Programme

Empowering Progression

Last date for deferrals (see Registry website)

Wed. 31 Oct.


Mindfulness, Wellbeing & Stress Reduction Practices  

Helena Ahern, Head of Counselling & Personal Development Service, DCU

Solas Room, 2nd Floor, The ‘U’, Glasnevin Campus

Drop in, no registration required

Details here

13.00-14.00

Wed. 31 Oct.

Student Wellbeing

NOVEMBER TRAINING SCHEDULE

Time & Date

NVivo: Beginners Level                                                                                                                      

Ben Meehan (QDA Training)       

Glasnevin Campus (room TBC)

Register for this session here (maintaining a waitlist)

Descriptor here

9.00-17.00

Thu. 1 Nov.   

Technical & 
Library Skills

NVivo: Intermediate Level

Ben Meehan (QDA Training)       

Glasnevin Campus (room TBC)

Register for this session here (limited places)

Descriptor here

9.00-17.00

Fri. 2 Nov.

Technical & 
Library Skills

Procrastination, Time Management and Success

Student Learning

AG00, Albert College Building, Glasnevin Campus

Register for this session here

11.00-12.30

Mon. 5 Nov.

Empowering Progression

Procrastination, Time Management and Success

Student Learning

F117, F-Block, St Patrick's Campus

Register for this session here

11.00-12.30

Tues. 6 Nov.

Empowering Progression

Graduate Training Planning

Dr Stephen Carroll, GSO

QG01, Ground Floor, Business School, Glasnevin Campus

Register for this session here

15.00-16.30

Tues. 6 Nov.

Year 1 Induction

Programme

Empowering Progression

Working on Central Stressors as a Researcher

Helena Ahern, Head of Counselling & Personal Development Service, DCU

HG06, Ground Floor, Nursing Building, Glasnevin Campus

Register for this session here

Details here

11.00-12.30

Wed. 7 Nov.

Student Wellbeing

Postgraduate Conference

Dublin City University (The U, Student Centre, Glasnevin Campus)

Further details here

Thu. 8 and

Fri. 9 Nov.

Effective Communication in Meetings & Seminars

XG15, Ground Floor, Lonsdale Building, Glasnevin Campus

Register for this session here

14.00-16.00

Tues. 13 Nov.

Communication Skills

The 7 Secrets of Highly Successful Research Students

Hugh Kearns (Flinders University and iThinkWell)

HG19, Ground Floor, Nursing Building, Glasnevin Campus

Register for this session here

Course descriptor available here

10.00-12.30

Wed. 14 Nov.

Year 1 Induction

Programme

Empowering Progression

Mindfulness, Wellbeing & Stress Reduction Practices  

Helena Ahern, Head of Counselling & Personal Development Service, DCU

The Hive, Ground Floor, The ‘U’, Glasnevin Campus

Drop in, no registration required

13.00-14.00

Wed. 14 Nov.

Student Wellbeing

The Balanced Researcher

Hugh Kearns (Flinders University and iThinkWell)

CG04, Ground Floor, Henry Grattan Building, Glasnevin Campus

Register for this session here

Course descriptor available here

14.00-16.30

Wed. 14 Nov.

Empowering Progression

Introduction to Sage Research Methods

DCU Library

Training Room 1, O'Reilly Library, Glasnevin Campus

Register for the library sessions here

11:00-11:30

Mon. 19 Nov.

Year 1 Induction

Programme

Technical & 
Library Skills

Managing information using Zotero

DCU Library

Training Room 1, O'Reilly Library, Glasnevin Campus

Register for the library sessions here

12.00-12.30

Mon. 19 Nov.

Year 1 Induction

Programme

Technical & 
Library Skills

Search Planning, Strategies and Tips: conducting a comprehensive reviews of the literature

DCU Library

Training Room 1, O'Reilly Library, Glasnevin Campus

Register for the library sessions here

14:00-15:00

Tues. 20 Nov.

Year 1 Induction

Programme

Technical & 
Library Skills

Meet & Greet with your Subject Librarian

DCU Library

Training Room 2, O'Reilly Library, Glasnevin Campus

Register for the library sessions here

15.00-15.30

Tues. 20 Nov.

Year 1 Induction

Programme

Technical & 
Library Skills

Using citation databases to track research for your literature review

DCU Library

Training Room 1, O'Reilly Library, Glasnevin Campus

Register for the library sessions here

12:00-13:00

Wed. 21 Nov.

Year 1 Induction

Programme

Technical & 
Library Skills

Mindfulness, Wellbeing & Stress Reduction Practices  

Helena Ahern, Head of Counselling & Personal Development Service, DCU

The Hive, Ground Floor, The ‘U’, Glasnevin Campus

Drop in, no registration required

13.00-14.00

Wed. 21 Nov.

Student Wellbeing

Perfectionism

Dr Rosaleen McElvaney (Nursing & Human Sciences, DCU)

HG05, Ground Floor, Nursing Building, Glasnevin Campus

Register for this session here

15.00-17.00

Wed. 21 Nov.

Student Wellbeing

Communicating your research

DCU Library

Training Room 1, O'Reilly Library, Glasnevin Campus

Register for the library sessions here

12.00-13.00

Thu. 22 Nov.

Year 1 Induction

Programme

Technical & 
Library Skills

EURAXESS Ireland Information Session

Dr Magda Wislocka, EURAXESS Ireland

HG18, Ground Floor, Nursing Building, Glasnevin Campus

Register here

12.00-13.00

Tue 27 Nov.

An Introduction to Research Integrity

This session is compulsory for year-one research students

Further information available here 

15.00 - 17.00

Wed 28 Nov 

Year 1 Induction 
Programme


Research Integrity 
Programme

Mindfulness, Wellbeing & Stress Reduction Practices  

Helena Ahern, Head of Counselling & Personal Development Service, DCU

Solas Room, Second Floor, The ‘U’, Glasnevin Campus

Drop in, no registration required

13.00-14.00

Thu. 29 Nov.

Student Wellbeing

DECEMBER

Motivation for PhD students

Karina Curley and Deirdre Moloney (Student Support & Development)

K208, LifeSkills room, The U Student Centre, Glasnevin Campus

Register for this session here

14.00-15.30

Mon. 3 Dec

Empowering Progression

Mindfulness, Wellbeing & Stress Reduction Practices  

Helena Ahern, Head of Counselling & Personal Development Service, DCU

Solas Room, Second Floor, The ‘U’, Glasnevin Campus

Drop in, no registration required

13.00-14.00

Thu. 6 Dec.

Student Wellbeing

Deadline for submission of abstracts for 'Tell It Straight' Competition 

Details on competition here

16.00

Mon. 10 Dec.

Communication Skills

NVivo: Beginners Level                                                                                                                     

Ben Meehan (QDA Training)      

Glasnevin Campus

Register for this session here

Descriptor here

9.00-17.00

Tues. 11 Dec.

Technical & 
Library Skills

Christmas Postgraduate Tea and Coffee Morning / Expose Your Research Showcase

DCU Graduate Studies and DCU Postgrad Society

KA 115 (The Páirc Room), The U (Student Centre), Glasnevin Campus

Register for these events here

10.30-12.00

Thu. 13 Dec.

January Schedule (2019)

JANUARY 2019

Time & Date

Change of Module Choice period

Details on Registry webpage here

Mon. 28 Jan.

to Fri. 8 Feb.

Graduate Training Queries Drop In

Dr Stephen Carroll, Graduate Studies Office

HG05, Ground Floor, Nursing Building, Glasnevin Campus

Registration not necessary

15.00-16.00

Wed. 30 Jan.

Empowering Progression

Graduate Training Planning

Dr Stephen Carroll, Graduate Studies Office

HG05, Ground Floor, Nursing Building, Glasnevin Campus

Register for this session here

16.00-17.15

Wed. 30 Jan.

Year 1 Induction

Programme

Empowering Progression

Graduate Training Queries Drop In

Dr Stephen Carroll, Graduate Studies Office

F134, First Floor, F-Block, St Patrick's Campus

Registration not necessary

16.00-16.30

Thu. 31 Jan.

Empowering Progression

FEBRUARY 2019

Time & Date

DoctoralNet Webinar: Data Visualization - the basics critiqued

Dr E. Alana James

Link: https://www.bigmarker.com/doctoralnet/Data-Visualization-the-basics-critiqued

15.30-16.30

Mon. 4 Feb.

Empowering Progression

DoctoralNet Webinar: Data Visualization

Groupwork

Link: https://www.bigmarker.com/doctoralnet/Practice-presenting-to-others

16.45-17.45

Mon. 4 Feb.

Empowering Progression

Postgraduate Research Orientation

Dr Joseph Stokes (Dean of Graduate Studies)

C124, First Floor, Henry Grattan Building, Glasnevin Campus

Register for this session here

15.30-17.00

Tues. 5 Feb. 

Year 1 Induction 
Programme

Empowering Progression

Research Integrity: Data Management & GDPR

Further information available here

10.00 -12.00

Thursday 7 Feb


Year 1 Induction

Programme

Research Integrity 
Programme

DoctoralNet demonstration

Dr E Alana James (Founder of DoctoralNet)

SA106, Stokes Extension, Glasnevin Campus

Register for this event here

17.00-17.45

Fri. 8 Feb.

Empowering Progression

Surviving Your Viva

Dr E. Alana James (DoctoralNet)

SA106, Stokes Extension, Glasnevin Campus

Register for this session here

18.00-20.30

Fri. 8 Feb.

Empowering Progression

Surviving Your Viva

Dr E. Alana James (DoctoralNet)

F220, Second Floor, F-Block, St Patrick's Campus

Register for this session here

10.00-12.30

Sat. 9 Feb.

Empowering Progression

Using Creative Research Methods

Dr Helen Kara (HelenKara.com)

F220, Second Floor, F-Block, St Patrick's Campus, DCU

Course descriptor here

Register for this session here

14.00-17.00

Mon. 11 Feb.

Empowering Progression

DoctoralNet Webinar: Acclimating to graduate school

Dr E. Alana James 

Link: https://www.bigmarker.com/doctoralnet/Acclimatizing-to-graduate-school

15.30-16.30

Mon. 11 Feb.

Empowering Progression

Time for Research

Hugh Kearns (Flinders University and ThinkWell)

E203, Ground Floor, E-Block, St Patrick's Campus

Course descriptor available here

Register for this session here

18.30-21.00

Mon. 11 Feb.

2019

Empowering Progression

Writing in the First Year

Dr Daniel Soule (Grammatology)                                                                                                 

Glasnevin Campus (room to be confirmed with registered attendees only)

Course descriptor available here

Register for this session here

Capacity: 20

10.00-16.00

Tues. 12 Feb.


Year 1 Induction 
Programme

Communication Skills

DoctoralNet Webinar: Doing a literature review: How to approach it

Dr Maria Sanchez Patino

Link: https://www.bigmarker.com/doctoralnet/Doing-a-literature-review-How-to-approach-it

16.00-17.00

Thu. 14 Feb.

Empowering Progression

DoctoralNet Webinar: Anxiety, imposters syndrome & challenges that make grad school hard

Dr E. Alana James

Link: https://www.bigmarker.com/doctoralnet/Anxiety-imposters-syndrome-and-the-other-challenges-that-make-grad-sc

15.30-16.30

Mon. 18 Feb.

Empowering Progression

Creating a Research Video: Intro to Digital Storytelling

HG05, Ground Floor, Nursing Building, Glasnevin Campus

Register for this session here

16.00-18.00

Wed. 20 Feb.

Communication Skills

Presenting your Research Effectively

F220, Second Floor, F-Block, St Patrick's Campus

Register for this session here

16.30-18.30

Tues. 26 Feb.

Communication Skills

Postgraduate Tea and Coffee Morning

Graduate Studies and DCU Postgrad Society

Páirc Room (KA115), First Floor, The U Student Centre, Glasnevin Campus

Poster for the event here

Register for this event here

10.30-11.30

Wed. 27 Feb.

Student Wellbeing

Mindfulness, Wellbeing & Stress Reduction Practices  

Helena Ahern, Head of Counselling & Personal Development Service, DCU

F203, F-Block, St Patrick's Campus

Poster for this event here

Drop in, no registration required

13.00-14.00

Wed. 27 Feb.

Student Wellbeing

DoctoralNet Webinar: Paraphrasing: How to do it

Dr Maria Sanchez Patino

Link: https://www.bigmarker.com/doctoralnet/Paraphrasing-How-to-do-it

16.00-17.00

Thu. 28 Feb.

Empowering Progression

MARCH 2019

Time & Date

NVivo Beginners Level: Building your Qualitative Database                                                                                                                  

Ben Meehan (QDA Training)      

Glasnevin Campus (room to be confirmed with registered attendees only)

Register for this session here

Descriptor here

9.00-17.00

Sat. 2 Mar. 

Technical & 
Library Skills

Communication and Public Engagement for Research Students

Dr Claire O'Connell (freelance science journalist, Silicon Republic and The Irish Times)

Glasnevin Campus (room to be confirmed)

Register for this session here

Capacity: 20

10.00-13.00

Tues. 5 Mar.

Communication Skills

Introduction to SPSS

Gerry Conyngham

Glasnevin Campus (room to be confirmed with registered attendees only)

Registration for this session here

Capacity: 25

9.30-17.00

Wed. 6 Mar.

Technical & 
Library Skills

Mindfulness, Wellbeing & Stress Reduction Practices  

Helena Ahern, Head of Counselling & Personal Development Service, DCU

F203, F-Block, St Patrick's Campus

Poster for this event here

Drop in, no registration required

13.00-14.00

Wed. 6 Mar.

Student Wellbeing

Supporting Women in Research: A Panel Discussion

Location: Páirc Room (KA 115), first floor, The U student centre, Glasnevin Campus

Poster for this event here

Register for this session here

16.00-17.30 (followed by networking, nibbles and BYOB)

Thu. 7 Mar.

Researcher Careers

DoctoralNet Webinar: Career transference 101: CV vs Resume, what is required and expected

Dr E. Alana James

Link: https://www.bigmarker.com/doctoralnet/Career-transference-101-CV-vs-Resume-what-is-required-and-expected-i

15.30-16.30

Mon. 11 Mar.

Empowering Progression

Mindfulness, Wellbeing & Stress Reduction Practices  

Helena Ahern, Head of Counselling & Personal Development Service, DCU

F203, F-Block, St Patrick's Campus

Poster for this event here

Drop in, no registration required

13.00-14.00

Wed. 13 Mar.

Student Wellbeing

Research Integrity: Ethical Considerations and DCU's Research Ethics Review Process

Register here

Further information available here

14.00 - 15.00

Wed 13 March

Research Integrity
Programme

DoctoralNet Webinar: Plagiarism: What it is and how to avoid it

Dr Maria Sanchez Patino

Link: https://www.bigmarker.com/doctoralnet/Plagiarism-What-it-is-and-how-to-avoid-it

16.00-17.00

Thu. 14 Mar.

Empowering Progression

DoctoralNet Webinar: Career transference 201: 10 Skills needed in work, how to have them

Dr E. Alana James

Link: https://www.bigmarker.com/doctoralnet/Career-transference-201-10-Skills-needed-in-work-how-to-have-them

15.30-16.30

Mon. 18 Mar.

Researcher Careers

Mindfulness, Wellbeing & Stress Reduction Practices  

Helena Ahern, Head of Counselling & Personal Development Service, DCU

F203, F-Block, St Patrick's Campus

Poster for this event here

Drop in, no registration required

13.00-14.00

Wed. 20 Mar.

Student Wellbeing

NVivo Intermediate Level: Analysing Your Data

Ben Meehan (QDA Training)       

Glasnevin Campus (room TBC)

Registration not yet open

Descriptor here

Capacity: 16

9.00-17.00

Thu. 21 Mar. 

Technical & 
Library Skills

DoctoralNet Webinar: Following directions: What makes it hard & how to address feedback

Dr E. Alana James

Link: https://www.bigmarker.com/doctoralnet/Following-directions-What-makes-it-hard-how-to-address-feedback

15.30-16.30

Mon. 25 Mar.

Empowering Progression

DoctoralNet Webinar: Qualitative research – how it is changing – why does it take so long?

Groupwork

Link: https://www.bigmarker.com/doctoralnet/Qualitative-research-how-it-is-changing-why-does-it-take-so-long

16.45-17.45

Mon. 25 Mar.

Empowering Progression

Tell It Straight - The Final

Solas Room (KA202), Second Floor, U Building, Glasnevin Campus

Poster for event here

Register for this event here

14.00-16.00

Wed. 27 Mar.

Communication Skills

DoctoralNet Webinar: How to go from personal writing to academic writing

Dr Maria Sanchez Patino

Link: https://www.bigmarker.com/doctoralnet/How-to-go-from-personal-writing-to-academic-writing

16.00-17.00

Thu. 28 Mar.

Empowering Progression

APRIL 2019

Time & Date

DoctoralNet Webinar: Worry, Anxiety, Imposters syndrome - what are they, what can you do?

Dr E. Alana James

Link: https://www.bigmarker.com/doctoralnet/Worry-Anxiety-Imposters-syndrome-what-are-they-what-can-you-do

15.30-16.30

Mon. 8 Apr.

Empowering Progression

Writing for Publication

Dr Daniel Soule (Grammatology)                                                                                                 

Glasnevin Campus (room TBC)

Registration not yet open

Course descriptor available here

Capacity: 20

10.00-16.00

Tues. 9 Apr.

Communication Skills

Research Integrity: Dissemination & Authorship

Further information

10.00-11.30am

Wednesday 10th April

Research Integrity Programme

Careers Event with Employers

Registration not yet open

10.00-12.00

Thursday 11th April

Researcher Careers

DoctoralNet Webinar: Strategies for composing academic papers

Dr Maria Sanchez Patino

Link: https://www.bigmarker.com/doctoralnet/Strategies-for-composing-academic-papers

17.00-18.00

Thu. 11 Apr.

Communication Skills

DoctoralNet Webinar: The challenges of changing identities: language, place, culture, etc

Groupwork

Link: https://www.bigmarker.com/doctoralnet/The-challenges-of-changing-identities-language-place-culture-etc

16.45-17.45

Mon. 15 Apr.

Empowering Progression

DoctoralNet Webinar: How to build success out of being different, especially when its hard

Dr E. Alana James

Link: https://www.bigmarker.com/doctoralnet/How-to-build-success-out-of-being-different-especially-when-its-hard

15.30-16.30

Mon. 22 Apr.

Empowering Progression

DoctoralNet Webinar: Self-voice and expert voice in academic writing

Dr Maria Sanchez Patino

Link: https://www.bigmarker.com/doctoralnet/Self-voice-and-expert-voice-in-academic-writing

17.00-18.00

Thu. 25 Apr.

Empowering Progression

How to get the most out of your Annual Review meeting

Dr Joseph Stokes (Dean of Graduate Studies, DCU)

Registration not yet open

TBA

Empowering Progression

MAY 2019

Time & Date

JUNE 2019

Time & Date

Writing in the Second Year

Dr Daniel Soule (Grammatology)    

Glasnevin Campus (room TBD)

Registration not yet open

Course descriptor available here

Capacity: 20

10.00-16.00

Tues. 11 June

Communication Skills

Writing in the First Year

Dr Daniel Soule (Grammatology)                                                                                                 

Glasnevin Campus (room TBC)

Course descriptor available here

Registration not yet open

Capacity: 20

10.00-16.00

Tues. 25 June

Communication Skills


Further, unscheduled, sessions for semester 2:

  • Procrastination, Time Management and Success (late March or April)
  • Motivation for PhD students (late March or April)
  • Preparing for the Non-Academic Career (May)
  • Women and the Academic Career (tentative)(May)