Museum Studies Research Week 2018 for Beginners

Every year the School of Museum Studies hosts Research Week for its PhD students. This five day event kicks off with a Welcome Tea on Monday morning, June 4th, and it concludes with a field trip all day on Friday, June 8th. However, this annual school PhD event, which brings together both campus-based and distance learning-students, features training sessions, student presentations about their research, social activities and so much more, all as part of an intensive, but fun week, of PhD research development.

This year’s Museum Studies Research Week is aimed at helping PhDs develop research skills as well as connecting all PhD students, both campus-based and distance-learning, full-time and part-time, with staff at the School of Museum Studies. The choices of training sessions and social activities, which are based on the survey results collected earlier this year, are designed to match student interests as much as possible. If students cannot attend the Research Week in person, do not worry! Every session will be livestreamed and recorded so PhDs can join the event virtually from anywhere, at any time.

During the Research Week, attendees will also have an opportunity to learn more about PhD colleagues through presentations and social activities. Plus, students will have a chance to ‘speed date’ with staff, know more about the ‘Prejudice and Pride’ project conducted by the RCMG, one of the School’s research centers, through the speaker session and the field trip, which will take students to Wightwick Manor. (Surprise!)

Students are encouraged to take photographs throughout the event and do not forget to share them with your PhD colleagues on social media, using #MSRW2018. (If attendees do not want to be photographed, be sure to let the photographer know.)

We hope that this Research Week will be a knowledgeable and enjoyable experience for everyone!


Research Week Organizing Team

This entry was written by Amornchat Sermcheep, a PhD student at the University of Leicester's School of Museum Studies, serving as a PhD Student Representative for the 2017-2018 School Year. Research Week is organized by the PhD Student Representatives in partnership with the School of Museum Studies PGR Director, Professor Giasemi Vavoula


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