Centre for Learning and Teaching

Communication for Collaboration

Mon Sep 22 09:18:00 BST 2014

The First GW4 joint training event for PGR students

GW4.1The first GW4 joint training event for postgraduate research (PGR) students was held at Wills Hall in Bristol from 3-5 September, 2014.

The GW4 Alliance is a collaboration between the University of Bath, University of Bristol, Cardiff University & University of Exeter.

Sixty PGR students from across the GW4 Alliance (15 from each institution), spanning a range of research disciplines, were awarded places through a competitive application process.


The programme of workshops, panel sessions and activities were designed to introduce the participants to the opportunities and  challenges of collaboration, as well as providing an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they gained throughout event.

This intensive three day residential workshop not only exposed participants to the rich opportunities for collaboration across a variety of disciplines but also demonstrated the capacity of collaboration to enrich the research process.

GW4.4Professor Jane Millar (Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research) said,

“This was an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about the benefits of research collaboration across a range of research disciplines. There was also an opportunity for students to put what they had learnt into practice during the event, fostering potential future research collaborations across the GW4 community.”