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Upcoming Events


Our year round programme of events supports your development at Nottingham and beyond. Events include support for funding bids, careers presentations and opportunities to showcase your work.

Research Showcase 2017

Calling all researchers - share what you do with the world

Your research has the potential to have a huge impact. Present a poster that clearly describes your work to a non-academic audience and you could win the top prize of £200. 

Entering the showcase will give you the chance to:

  • gain confidence in communicating your research
  • develop effective communication and presentation skills
  • network with other researchers and build your profile
  • win one of seven awards – the top prize is £200

Entries are invited from postgraduate research students (MRes, MPhil, Doctoral students), and level 4 research-only staff.

Find out more here.


Tradition of Critique II

Surveying the intellectual tradition of critique characterising the European Enlightenment

Mondays, 6-8pm - from 30 January to 2 April
B62, Law and Social Sciences Building, University Park

Tradition of Critique Two introduces and explores some of the ways in which a range of thinkers have addressed the concerns, questions and problems of philosophical critique. How have the challenges of critique been extended, refined and modulated and what issues does this raise for how we understand the lineages of thinking that have taken up this idea?

Tradition of Critique Two builds on discussions developed in the first Tradition of Critique series but can be taken with no prior knowledge of the thinkers that were addressed in the Autumn semester.

You can attend as many lectures as you wish; if you attend seven or more lectures, you will be eligible for a certificate of course attendance.

trad critique spring 2017

Shut up and Write workshops

Various dates, times and locations

The “Shut up and write” series of workshops, aimed at postgraduate researchers, are designed to help you write. They combine discussion time with dedicated time blocks of time for you to write.

The sessions are organised using the Pomodoro Technique, which is a time management technique used to break down work into timed intervals. This course is a writing course and therefore you will need to bring writing materials, including a laptop if you use one.

Find and book a place through Central Short Courses.

The Graduate School

The University of Nottingham
A floor, Highfield House
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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