The University opens call to select thesis projects to present at workshop with international experts

Three parallel PhD Research workshops to present and analyse theses projects from the three Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) doctoral programmes are to take place at 4 pm on 18 April at the Castelldefels building (Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss 5, Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia). Numbers are limited: 10 proposals will be selected for presentation at each session based on strict order of application made using the following form, with a deadline of 18 March. You can find more information in the terms and conditions of the call. The activities will be run as part of UOC Research Week from 18 to 22 April.

The aim of the workshops is to create a community for intellectual exchange and support among doctoral students; provide answers to problems or specific matters regarding the research in question; advice on problems or matters relating to the thesis by an expert in academic writing and comments on research and writing strategies.

The expert at the Information and Knowledge Society doctoral programme workshop will be Susan Frekko, specialist in academic publications and advisor on writing, translating and publishing. Michael Power, associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Laval, and Martha Burkle, Knowledge and Learning Analytics Lead and Faculty Development consultant at the IT & Learning Commons, Yukon College, will take part in the Education and ICT workshop. The expert for the Network and Information Technologies programme workshop is pending confirmation.

Structure of the PhD Research workshop

As shown on the form, to take part in the call, you should provide an abstract of the thesis in English of between 250 and 300 words that includes a description of the state of the research and the problems to be posed in the session. The abstract should also include the title of the research as well as its objectives, questions and methodology.

Students selected will have to give a presentation (maximum of five slides) of their work, either face-to-face or by videoconferencing, and it may include one or two questions to the experts and/or the other participants. The presentation must be designed to last a maximum of five minutes. The experts will then review and assess the presentations, providing them with comments of interest to improve research and writing strategies.

The PhD Research workshop is an internal event aimed at all doctoral students enrolled on one of the UOC's programmes, both grant holders and students studying for their doctoral degree online.

The list of proposals selected to take part in the workshops will be produced after 31 March.

Should you have any queries, please contact the UOC Knowledge Transfer and Research Support Office (OSRT) at:

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