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Part-time doctorates often play second fiddle to their full-time equivalents within the literature and support available for both doctoral researchers and their supervisors. A new volume from Jon Rainford and Kay Guccione Thriving in Part-Time Doctoral Study: Integrating Work, Life and Research (Routledge, 2023) seeks to address this gap. In this event, the authors will give an overview of the book through a number of practical workshops and a panel discussion. These aim to: help the delegates to consider how to make the most of supervision in the part-time doctorate, how to build effective support networks in person and online and offer real practical tips on how to successfully navigate the journey.

By offering a space for current, future and past part-time doctoral researchers to come together with those involved in supporting and supervising them, we hope to foster conversation and connections that bring light and voice to this often under-supported group. This event is particularly relevant to those interested in SRHE's Postgraduate Issues and Newer Researchers Networks.



Welcome and housekeeping

Introduction by  Martin Gough, co-convenor of SRHE Postgraduate Issues Network (PIN) 


Overview of the book – Jon Rainford and Kay Guccione


Book discussant


Workshop: Building your support village


Lunch and networking


Panel discussion: Making the part-time doctoral journey work for you


Workshop: Getting the most out of supervision as a supervisor and as a doctoral researcher

15:30 – 15:45

Summary and close


Facilitator bionotes

Jon Rainford is a Staff Tutor in Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport at The Open University, UK. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow in Education at The University of Bath, UK.

Kay Guccione is Head of Research Culture & Researcher Development at the University of Glasgow, UK. She is ae National Teaching Fellow, specialising in doctoral supervision, mentoring and community building for researchers.

Panellist bionotes

Dr Nicole Brown is Director of Social Research & Practice and Education Ltd and Associate Professor at University College London working on the cusp of research/practice/teaching. Her publications include edited and authored books on research processes and ableism in academia. Photovoice Reimagined and Creativity in Education: International Perspectives will be published in Spring 2024.

Martin Gough is variously a doctoral supervisor (currently of part-time doctoral candidates), researcher and academic developer (including leading on supervisor development), currently based in the Centre for Higher Education Studies at the University of Liverpool.  He is Co-Convenor of the SRHE Postgraduate Issues Network, which has in the past produced the Society's series of Guides on Issues in Postgraduate Education Management, Teaching and Supervision. 


September 7th, 2023 from 11:00 AM to  3:45 PM
Society House, Regents Wharf
8 All Saints Street
London, N1 9RL
United Kingdom
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Member Price £0.00
Guest Price £75.00
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