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The 24-Hour Library is BACK!

We have some very exciting news for you… The Library is returning to 24 hour opening! Great news for you night owls and early morning larks! Find out more…

By Samantha Platts

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PGR Possibilities: The Doctoral College and life beyond your department

The Doctoral College at Warwick is the university body you all belong to, but you may never have realised! As Warwick PGRs, it’s your one-stop shop for all things PhD, as well as a gateway to university life beyond your department. Pierre Botcherby, PhD Life blogger and PGR Development Officer in the Doctoral College, takes you on a tour…

By Pierre Botcherby

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The Library Refurbishment: Improving Services for You

In response to student feedback, a ~£4m project to refurbish the main Library took place over summer 2021.

The project focused on Floors 1 & 2 of the main Library building, updating them to create a contemporary, comfortable, work-inspiring environment.  The two floors were reconfigured to provide over 10% more study spaces, and completely new spaces were developed to facilitate new approaches to teaching and learning, and support student wellbeing.  On a practical note, the toilet facilities on Floors 1 to 5 were also updated and refurbished, and essential maintenance works were carried out throughout the building. Find out why the refurb project was so important, and what improvements have been made…

By Sam Platts, Ant Brewerton, Heather Green

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Welcome (back) to Warwick as a PhD student

It’s the start of the new academic year and that means the start of a PhD for some students. Congratulations! In today’s blog, two Ellie writes about her perspectives of starting a PhD at Warwick. Ellie has been here since her undergraduate degree, so what tips does she have for finding your feet when being welcomed back to Warwick?

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Five Top Tips for Upgrade Success

All PhD students have to do an upgrade review. Read below for blogger Ellie’s top tips for your upgrade success.

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Supervising your Supervisors: How to make it work

The student-supervisor relationship is the most important of your PhD. Hear from blogger Ellie King about how best to manage this relationship and ensure that everyone gets the best from it.

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Throwback Post: Keeping an Annotated Bibliography

As your PhD or research project evolves, so too must your literature review. As Charlotte Mathieson suggests in Writing a literature review, you can make things easier for yourself by keeping an annotated bibliography. Here is Charlotte’s guide to starting and maintaining an annotated bibliography.

originally posted on 04/01/2020

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Throwback Post: Planning a literature review

As you embark on your PhD, or indeed any research undertaking, you will need to produce a literature review. Not sure exactly what a literature review is, or why it is necessary? Here Charlotte Mathieson outlines the purpose and scope of the literature review.

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Searching for Research Data: Navigating Uneven Terrain

As the amount of research data available increases, searching for research data is one way of opening up new avenues of research. However, it is not without its pitfalls! This post looks at 2 problems facing the data searcher, and ways of overcoming them.

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Sharing Research Data: Not Just a Funder Requirement

Sharing research data is more than just a funder requirement. There are various other benefits – both to us as consumers of research and to us as producers of research – that come with making more data open access. This post goes over the five biggest reasons for making research data open access.