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Professor Geof Wood, Dean of the faculty, recommends students attend the Faculty Fair
Professor Geof Wood, Dean of the faculty, recommends students attend the Faculty Fair

Internal News - 16 October 2006

Research students invited to attend Faculty Fair

The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences is to host an event for all research students from the departments of: Education, European Studies & Modern Languages, Economics & International Development, Social & Policy Sciences, and Psychology. (2.15pm onwards, 3WN, Wednesday 18 October)

The Faculty Fair will feature short talks from academic and student speakers that highlight the range of research and other activities already taking place across the faculty’s departments, together with information about generic skills training programmes organised by the University, SORTED, and the faculty. The event will launch the faculty’s new programme and the leaflet on Generic Skills Training in the Faculty.

Professor Geof Wood, Dean of the Faculty, strongly recommends research students in the faculty to take advantage of the opportunities the programme offers. He said: “Research postgraduates enter a range of careers which deploy research and other professional skills beyond and additional to those they may have employed for their thesis. The programme is designed to support our young researchers in a wide portfolio of such skills to equip them with the flexibility to take on diverse roles in the future.”

Dr Jill Porter and Dr Sue Martin, from the Department of Education, who have organised the Faculty Fair hope that: “This event will enable students to recognise the opportunities that exist so that they can capitalise on what is happening in terms of research and research methodologies; and also be alert to the breadth of possible opportunities that constitute generic, and non-generic, skills training. Students should be leaving more able to make a plan about their generic skills training needs.”

The event will be opened by Dr Alan Wheals who is Academic Coordinator for Postgraduate Provision across the University; and closed by the Professor Geof Wood, Dean of the Faculty.

Speakers throughout the afternoon include: Dr Wendy Everett from the Department of European Studies & Modern Languages; Professor Harry Daniels from the Centre for Sociocultural and Activity Theory Research in the Department of Education; Dr Theo Papadopoulos from the European Research Institute; Dr Joshy Easaw from the Department of Economics & International Development; Professor Chris Griffin from the Department of Psychology; and Dr Sarah White from the Centre for Development Studies and the WeD Group .

The event opens at 2.15pm in 3WN. There will be a short break and chance to view the poster display at 3.30pm, and from 5.30pm onwards there will be drinks and a finger buffet to provide opportunities for further networking. Students and staff are welcome to come along at any point in the afternoon.