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Symposium on Doctoral Education and Skills Training Thursday 19th September 2013 Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR

09.15

Arrival and registration

09.45

Welcome – Dr. David Lefevre, Chairman, Epigeum

10.00-10.45

‘The Changing Landscape for Doctoral Students’ Dr. Douglas Halliday, Member of the Executive Committee for the UK Council for Graduate Education and a QAA Institutional Reviewer, and Director of Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy, Durham University

10.45-11.15

Coffee break

11.15 – 12.00 PARALLEL SESSIONS – Choose from: 1. ‘Recent Developments in Doctoral Education & Skills in Ireland’ Professor Mary MacNamara, Head of Graduate Research School, Dublin Institute of Technology 2. ‘The Future of Funding for Doctoral Studies: Postgraduate and HEFCE Perspectives’ Emma Creasey, Higher Education Policy Advisor, HEFCE 12.00 – 13.30 Lunch 13.30 – 14.30 ‘Open Innovation – Changing Research Models and the Implications for Doctoral Programmes’ Dr. Michael Duncan, Global Director of Research & Development, Procter & Gamble 14.30 – 14.45 Launch of updated Research Skills Master Programme Dr. David Lefevre, Chairman, Epigeum 14.45 – 15.05 Coffee break 15.05 – 15.50 PARALLEL SESSIONS – Choose from: 1. ‘A Blended Learning Approach to Doctoral Training – a University Perspective’ Professor Alan R. Reed, Director of Postgraduate Research, University of Greenwich 2. ‘Recent Trends in Doctoral Education in Canada with Examples from the University of Manitoba’ Professor Digvir S. Jayas, Vice-President (Research and International) and Distinguished Professor, University of Manitoba 15.50 – 16.00 Close – Dr. David Lefevre, Chairman, Epigeum

Symposium on Doctoral Education and Skills Training (sponsored by Epigeum)  

Detailed agenda for September 19th, Royal Geographical Society, London.

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