First PhD cohort meeting is a success!

PhD students meet in Lancaster to meet and talk about doing theses within the Liveable Cities programme grant

Liveable Cities PhD students got together at Lancaster University on 11 March 2015 for an afternoon to meet as a cohort for the first time and to discuss issues pertaining to undertaking a thesis within the Liveable Cities programme. Through a series of structured, yet fun, activities, the students were able to learn more about each other's work; hear about PhD experiences from two of the project researchers as well as our Principal Investigator, Chris Rogers; undertand more about plagarism; consider a publication strategy while writing the PhD; and find out about some of the common fears and hopes for completing a thesis. Many thanks to Amy Kar-Wei Beierholm for setting the agenda, Claire Coulton for arranging the room and catering, the researchers for running the event and to Laura Morris of the Proud Project for letting us use a couple of their facilitation tools. We look forward to the next meeting!

Proud project 'icebreaker facilitation tool' filled in
Proud project 'icebreaker facilitation tool' filled in
Proud project 'best/worst case scenario facilitation tool' in use
Proud project 'best/worst case scenario facilitation tool' in use
One of the PhD students, writing what he would like to see at the next PhD cohort meeting
One of the PhD students, writing what he would like to see at the next PhD cohort meeting