Athena Swan

Athena Swan promotes and supports the careers of women in Science, Engineering and Technology (STEM), and aims to address gender inequalities and imbalance in these disciplines and, in particular, the under-representation of women in senior roles.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Training for PhD supervisors - via the Researchers' Network

Two training opportunities for UoP staff who currently, or wish, to supervise PhD students are being advertised by the Grad School:

Continental Style PhDs
February 2nd 2016, 1.00 - 3.00 pm
Training Room 4.09, Graduate School, St Andrew's Court


In many European countries, standard PhD dissertations are based on a collection of published or potentially publishable articles, written in a concise journal style during the course of registration for the degree. This approach can lead to more publications, better completion rates and greater potential employability for the PhD students who complete this style of thesis.

This session will outline the structure of the continental PhD thesis as employed in the University’s Department of Psychology in the last 10 years. The many advantages of this form of thesis will be discussed as will be the potential challenges for supervisors, students and examiners. Examples of theses developed using this model will be available and you will hear from staff and students who have experienced this type of PhD thesis.

More details here.


Finding Funding for PhD Studentships
February 1st 2016, 10.00 - 12.00 pm
Training Room 4.09, Graduate School, St Andrew's Court


This session is for Principal Investigators who wish to find funding for PhD studentships from a wide variety of sources, including the UK Research Councils, Charities and the EU. In particular, it will focus on fully-funded studentships. It provides a detailed review of the routes available to University of Portsmouth Academics for finding PhD studentship funding from the UK Research Councils, and a broad overview of PhD studentship funding from other sources such as the EU (Horizon 2020) and charities such as the Leverhulme Trust. The session is appropriate for Principal Investigators looking to find full-funding for PhD students (fees, bursary, and research costs) and are unsure of Research Council eligibilities or what avenues are available from the EU or charities.

More details here.

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