Professional Development Workshop: Contemporary Women’s Writing and Virtual Collegiality

Panellists:

Veronika Schuchter, Nottingham Trent University

Krystina Osborne, Liverpool John Moores University

In this workshop we look at a wide range of social media and virtual tools available to successfully set up and run a postgraduate research network. We not only share our tips and tricks on how to enhance your own individual online presence as a young scholar, but also how to kick-start your own (virtual) support network at your institution and beyond. With these tools you can start to get organised, stay in touch and exchange ideas and experiences with other like-minded researchers to combat PhD isolation, even from a distance, while also establishing valuable links across institutions and countries. In this, we hope to demonstrate collectively oriented community building strategies in order to resist the increasing pressure to be individualistic in academia.

Thursday 6th July, 9.30