As part of the AHSS Professional Development Programme for postgraduate researchers, on 26 November 2019, the AHSS Graduate Research Centre organised a full day of seminars. 

It was a busy schedule and the morning session consisted of an information session on ‘How to write an excellent conference paper’ followed by a session on ‘Developing an academic CV and letter of application for jobs/grants/funding’.  The seminars were delivered by Dr Niamh Nic Ghabhann, Assistant Dean, Research who gave some well received tips and advice on preparing and delivering an academic conference paper as well as constructing an academic CV in preparation for job applications as well as applying for research funding opportunities. 

The afternoon session was delivered jointly by Dr Niamh Nic Ghabhann and Dr Niamh Lenahan.  Postgraduate researchers who registered within the last year were welcomed into the AHSS postgraduate community and informed on services available to them.  This informal session began with tea/coffee and pastries and proved to be a good forum also for new entrants to meet with other postgraduates who are beginning on their research journeys together. 

The events were organised by Dr Niamh Lenahan.  The comments and feedback from attendees was very positive and looking forward to the next scheduled event which is due to take place on 28 January 2020 on ‘Writing an article/ chapter and writing a book proposal’.