Workshops and Events

  • Research students will be invited to register for each session by email. Registration opens at least two weeks in advance of the scheduled event.
  • Spaces are limited on many of these sessions. We ask that you register for a space only if you are certain that you will attend.
  • There is a cost associated with running these sessions. Please contact graduatestudiesoffice@dcu.ie if you need to cancel your place. 
  • The dates and times are provisional. Participants should check their DCU email account for any notifications in advance of each session. 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.

Training Schedule September 2019 - June 2020

September 2019
Time & Date
Status
Theme

Research Student Orientation
Prof Joseph Stokes, Dean of Graduate Studies

QG27, Ground Gloor, Business School, 
Glasnevin Campus

Further information for new students

2.00-3.00pm
QG27

Slides 
available 
on Loop

Empoweing 
Progression

Change of module choice period
Available via My Details on Student Apps
Further information on the Registry website
23 Sept - 4 Oct

October 2019
Time & Date
Registration
Status
Theme

Year 1 Induction Programme

Graduate Training Planning
Prof Joseph Stokes, Dean of Graduate Studies

3.30-5.00pm
3rd Oct

Slides available 
on Loop

Empowering 
Progression

Mindfulness, Wellbeing & Stress Reduction Practices (Session 1 of 4)
Helena Ahern, Head of Counselling & Personal Development Service
St Patrick's Campus

Further details

 

1-2pm 
9th Oct

 

 

 

Student
Wellbeing

Year 1 Induction Progamme

Navigating your way through your DCU research degree

Dr Joseph Stokes, Dean of Graduate Studies
Glasnevin Campus, HG10, Ground Floor, Nursing Building


3:00 - 4:30
15th Oct



Empowering
Progression

Mindfulness, Wellbeing & Stress Reduction Practices (Session 2 of 4)
Helena Ahern, Head of Counselling & Personal Development Service
St Patrick's Campus

Further details

 

1-2pm 
16th Oct

 

 

Student
Wellbeing

Writing in the Final Year

Dr Daniel Soule, Grammatology

 
10.00- 4.00
22nd Oct

 


Communication
Skills

Mindfulness, Wellbeing & Stress Reduction Practices (Session 3 of 4)
Helena Ahern, Head of Counselling & Personal Development Service
St Patrick's Campus

Further details

 

1-2pm 
23rd Oct

 

 

Student
Wellbeing

 

Presenting your Research Effectively
Glasnevin Campus

 

 

11.00-1.00
24th Oct

 

 

Communication
Skills

Mindfulness, Wellbeing & Stress Reduction Practices (Session 4 of 4)
Helena Ahern, Head of Counselling & Personal Development Service
St Patrick's Campus

Further details

 

1-2pm
30th Oct

 

 

Student 
Wellbeing

Last date for deferrals (see Registry website)

31st Oct

  

NVivo - Beginners Level
Ben Meehan (QDA Training)

9.00 - 5.00pm
31st Oct

 Registration is 
now closed

Technical & 
Library Skills



November 2019
Time & Date
Status
Theme

NVivo - Intermediate Level
Ben Meehan (QDA Training)

9.00 - 5.00pm
1st Nov

Technical & 
Library Skills

Critical Thinking for PhD Students
Dr Karl Thomas 
Glasnevin Campus

9.00-1.00pm
5th Nov

 Empowering
Progression

Effective Communication in Meetings 
& Seminars

Glasnevin Campus

11.00-1.00pm
13th Nov

 Communication
Skills

Perfectionism

Dr Rosaleen McElvaney 
School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health 

Glasnevin Campus

2.00-3.30pm
14th Nov

 Student 
Wellbeing

Year-1 Induction Programme

DCU Library Graduate Training Programme 2019

Wednesday 20th - 27th November 

Sessions include: 
- Literature Searching 
- Meet & Greet with your Subject Librarian
- Managing information with Zotero
- Sage Research Methods
- Strategies for Research Promotion
- Communicating your Research

Further details available here

20th - 27th 
Nov

Technical &
Library Skills

Creating a Research Video: Introduction to Digital Storytelling
Glasnevin Campus

4.00-6.00pm
20th Nov

 Communication
Skills

Postgraduate Research Tea & Coffee Morning

Graduate Studies & DCU Postgrad Society

The Hive, U Student Centre


10.30 - 11.30am
21 Nov

Beginners SPSS

Dr Anastasios Karakolidis, Educational Research Centre

This class will run over 3 evenings: one 2-hour class per week over 3 consecutive weeks.

Note: participants must attend all 3 classes.

5.30 - 7.30pm on the dates 21 November, 28th November, 5 December 2019.

St Patrick's Campus

5.30-7.30pm
21 Nov - 5 Dec

Technical & 
Library Skills

Writing in the First Year

Dr Daniel Soule
Glasnevin Campus

10.00-16.00
26th Nov

Communication
Skills

Year -1 Induction Programme

Introduction to Research Integrity 

Further information

2.00-4.30pm
28th Nov

Presentation material
available on 
GSO Loop

Research 
Integrity
Training
Programme



December 2019
Time & 
Date
Status
Theme

Careers Service Session:

Academic & Industry CV Writing Workshop

Room K208, 2nd floor of the U Building, Glasnevin Campus

11.00-1.00
4th Dec

Presentation material
available on 
GSO Loop

Empowering
Progression

Tell It Straight - deadline for submission of abstracts

Further information

4.00pm 13th 
Dec 2019


Accepting 
abstracts

Communication
Skills


January 2020
Time & Date
Registration Status
Theme

Semester 2 Change of Module Choice Period

(DCU Registry)

Further information

27th Jan to
7th Feb

The Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Research Students

Hugh Kearns, Flinders University & iThinkWell

9.30 - 12.00
31 Jan


Empowering 
Progression

Staying Well During Your Research Degree

Hugh Kearns, Flinders University & iThinkWell

1.30 - 4.00
31 Jan

Student 
Wellbeing


Semester 2: February 2020

Year-1 Induction Programme

Data Management & GDPR

Session 2/4 of the Research Integrity Training Programme for research students

HG10, Glasnevin Campus

10.30-12.00
6th Feb

Slides available 
from GSO Loop

Research Integrity
Training
Programme

Writing in the First Year

Dr Daniel Soule, Grammatology

10.00 - 4.00pm
10th Feb

Communication
Skills

Using Creative Research Methods

Dr Helen Kara

9.30 - 1.00
13th Feb

Technical & 
Library Skills

Creating a Research Video: 
Introduction to Digital Storytelling


4.00 - 6.00pm
26th Feb

Register here

Communication
Skills

Presenting Your Research Effectively


11.00 - 1.00
26th Feb

Register here

Communication
Skills



March 2020

Year-1 Induction Programme

Research Ethics Considerations & 
DCU's Research Ethics Review Process

Session 3/4 of the Research Integrity Training Programme for research students

Venue: HG18, Nursing Building, Glasnevin Campus

3.00 - 4.00pm
4th Mar 

Research Integrity
Training 
Programme

NVivo - Beginners

Ben Meehan

9.00 - 5.00pm
9th Mar

Registration now
closed

Technical & 
Library Skills

NVivo - Intermediate

Ben Meehan

9.00 - 5.00pm
10th Mar

Registration now 
closed

Technical & 
Library Skills

POSTPONED-Tell It Straight Event Attendance - The Final


2.00-4.00pm
25th Mar

Communication
S
kills



May and June 2020
Time & Date
Status
Theme

Staying Well (While Social Distancing)-Mr Hugh Kearns

13.00 to 15.00 1st May


Webinar

Student 
Wellbeing

Writing in the First Year

Dr Daniel Soule, Grammatology

June 8th
Online course

Registration closed

Communication
Skills

Writing in the Second Year

Dr Daniel Soule, Grammatology

June 9th 
Online Course

Registration closed

Communication
Skills

Writing for Publication

Dr Daniel Soule, Grammatology

June 16th
Online course

Registration closed

Communication
Skills