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Students in training for the last-night rounders tournament
Students in training for the last-night rounders tournament
Jenga skills
Honing Jenga skills in the bar after a hard day's work

Internal News - 12 July 2006

Physics postgrads head to Wales for Skills Training

Thirty-three postgraduate students from the Department of Physics spent the last week of June at Gregynog, the University of Wales' conference centre in Powys, as part of their training programme in generic skills.

Siobáin Hone, Student Enterprise Training Co-ordinator of the Bath Students’ Union, led a course in networking and communication skills.

Roger Linford of deMontfort University presented a wide-ranging programme covering topics such as publishing and presenting, ethics in research, the student-supervisor relationship, thesis writing and preparing for the viva.

There were also many valuable opportunities for interaction and discussion afforded by an accommodating timetable and the beautiful but isolated situation of Gregynog House.

Networking and communication skills were put into practice in a self-organised rounders tournament in which most of the students participated on the final evening.

In the words of one of the participants: “It was a useful (and fun) few days away.”

Physics postgrads outside Gregynog House