Leadership and working with others

Leadership and working with others

Leadership and working with others

Get the best out of your working relationships with your supervisors, other researchers and other people you engage with during the course of your research.




ENGAGE: Establish an effective working relationship with your supervisor and begin to develop networks with other researchers.

Date and Time                                  Title                                                                           Campus                           
 TBC Working Successfully with your Supervisors  Singleton Park Campus

EXPLORE: Identify your role as part of a wider research team, and further enhance your skills for working effectively both with your supervisor and others.

Date and Time                               Course Title                                                                                 Campus                 
4 October 2017, 16.00-17.00 PGR Reps Training Singleton Campus 
14 December 2017, TBC Equality, Inclusivity and Diversity Singleton Campus

ENHANCE: Enhance your skills for working with others by developing skills for leadership and dealing with more challenging situations.

Date and Time                               Course Title                                                                                  Campus                 
8 November 2017,10.00-13.00 Leadership for Researchers Singleton Campus


Look for opportunities to adopt a leadership role, including taking on positions of responsibility and mentoring other members of your research group. Help to shape the PGR student experience at Swansea University by participating in focus groups and steering groups.

There are opportunities to become a PGR representative (rep) for your subject area or College, or a part-time Students’ Union Officer. Keep an eye on Twitter (@PGRSwansea, @SwanseaUnion) and the Students’ Union website for up-to-date information on nominations and elections.

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Consider becoming a Swansea University Student Ambassador, working with others from outside the University, for example on University open days.

BBSRC Future Leader Fellowships – BBSRC funded students coming towards the end of their PhD candidature may be eligible for these awards 

Policy internships – RCUK-funded students can apply to work for three months with a selection of highly influential policy organisations. Follow the link for a full list.

Be inspired! Biosciences PhD student Will Kay completed a Royal Society Policy Internship in 2017. He said, “My role involves writing policy documents for government, conducting literature and news reviews, organising events for Royal Society Fellows and Working Groups and contributing to the dissemination of the Royal Society’s work through its social media streams. This internship will give me great experience in policy in general, as well as opportunities to liaise with government and parliament officials, organise events for VIPs and learning the various different writing styles for policy reports, statements, consultations and blogs.”


Being a female leader in higher education 

The following book is available from the library to support your learning in this theme:

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