Graduate School News
Find out what's happening across the University of Leicester Graduate School:
2013 PhD Studentships and Masters Degree Bursaries Available Now
The University of Leicester has announced a £1.5 million investment in funded PhD studentships and Masters degree bursaries.
English Language In-Sessional Training for International Research Students
ELTU’s course Academic English for Postgraduates and Staff will be running again 28th January – 22nd March 2013. The course consists of 8 two-hour lessons and students are expected to attend each lesson; the course is available in a version specifically designed for research students.
Research students wanting to register for this course should attend one of the ELTU registration sessions at the following times:
21st January 15:00-16:00
22nd January 17:00-18:00
23rd January 17:00-18:00
Registration sessions take place at Readson House - map and directions to Readson House.
ELTU will be present at the Graduate School induction morning 29th January to promote this course; research students who miss the registration sessions can still register up to three weeks late – contact ELTU to learn more.
Take Part in the Festival of Postgraduate Research 2013
At the 2013 Festival of Postgraduate Research fifty current research students will be invited to present their work to the wider University, employers, and the public.
We are looking for research students in any discipline who can:
- present their research as a poster
- communicate their work in an engaging and accessible way
- share their enthusiasm for their work with a varied audience
Applications must be received by 17:00 Frifay 15th February 2013 - Apply Now
Workshops for Part-Time Research Students
Vitae is hosting three local sessions of its popular The Part-Time Researcher workshop in February and June 2013. Places are free to part-time University of Leicester research students.
National Award for Pioneering Leicester Research Student
Joaquin Navajas Ahumada, from the Department of Engineering, has recently won the Technology Everywhere category of the UK ICT Pioneers 2012 Competition.
AHRC/ESRC Library of Congress Placements
Opportunities now exist for current AHRC/ESRC-funded PhD students, research assistants and early career researchers to undertake short-term placements at the Library of Congress in Washington DC.
Are you interested in starting your own business?
Offered by the Careers Service, Enterprise Inc enables finalists, postgraduates and recent graduates to start and run their own business ventures - support packages worth up to £5,000 are available now.
Health Care Services for New Students
All campus-based postgraduates and research students who have joined the University this October are encouraged to learn more about the health care services in Leicester and procedures for international students needing access to medical care.
Prestigious Award for Criminology Postgraduate
Graham Smaul of the Department of Criminology has been named the winner of this year’s Imbert Award by the Association of Security Consultants. Graham won the prize for his dissertation on risk management and business continuity management policies and procedures at Dublin Airport.
Leicester Triumphs Again at Regional Competition for Postgraduate Researchers
The University of Leicester has made it two years in a row with PhD candidate Dr Andrew Vanezis of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences winning the 2012 East Midlands Engineering and Science Professionals Prize. Andrew's success follows that of fellow Leicester researcher Will Nicholson who won in 2011.
Boost Your Career With Postgraduate Study
There are significant financial benefits to progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate study and current University of Leicester undergraduate students returning to study a postgraduate course on campus, starting in 2012 receive a 10% discount, so it really does pay to stay.
Commercialisation and Enterprise Training for Postgraduates
Are you a postgraduate interested in helping to commercialise ground-breaking new technologies from the University of Leicester? A number of internship opportunities are available to assist with the commercialisation of the University's early-stage technology portfolio.
Year’s Best Paper Award for PhD Graduate's Cell Structure Research
The Journal of Cell Science has recognised outstanding work by University of Leicester PhD graduate Carla Lopes by giving her the Journal's prize for the Year's Best Paper for a paper she co-authored and which appeared in the February 2011 of the Journal. Carla completed her PhD at Leicester in December 2010.
Congratulations to All Festival of Postgraduate Research 2012 Winners
The Festival of Postgraduate Research took place 17th May 2012 and the winner of the Graduate Dean's Prize for Best Poster at the Festival was Laura MacKenzie of the Department of Politics and International Relations. Congratulations to Laura and the other Festival prize winners.
Poster Prize for Leicester Chemistry Research Student
Congratulations to Kathryn Pugh, currently studying for a PhD in our Department of Chemistry, who won a poster prize at the Royal Society of Chemistry Organic Chemistry Midlands Section Meeting. Kathryn was one of 15 postgraduate students from Leicester who presented their work at the meeting.