Please visit our Open Day webpage to register for future events and to access information shared at past open days.
The Graduate Studies Office provides a general induction session for all incoming postgraduate students.
Recordings of the Taught Master's Induction 2021/22 can be found on the Taught Master's Moodle page.
Recordings of the Research Student Induction September 2021 can be found on the Research Moodle page.
Taught Master's Induction 2021
Registration is now closed for our on-campus Taught Master's Induction. Please register here for the live streaming Induction which will take place on September 16th at 10 am.
Our Taught Master's Induction 2021 will be held on 16th September in the Iontas Lecture Theatre, Iontas Building, North Campus, Maynooth University. For campus maps, please follow this link: Campus Map, Maynooth University
You can view the recording of the 2021/22 Taught Masters Induction Session via the Taught Masters Moodle page along with presentations from the International Office, Student Services, The Writing Centre, IT Services, Irish Language on Campus, CTL Master Classes for Taught Postgraduate Students and the Library. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Student Induction 2021-22
Research Student Induction: January 2022 *Completed*. The next Research Student Induction will be held in September 2022.
Postgraduate Research Induction is compulsory for all new research students, it is composed of two parts the even and further information available on the Moodle page.
Part A: September 2022 Research Induction: date and venue to be announced.
Part B: Series of online presentations through Moodle. The presentations will include:
Important Information about Health & Safety on campus, and how you can play your part in keeping yourself and your classmates safe this year. It is important that you maintain procedures consistently. We are asking you to take responsibility for your actions. Please pay particular attention to this part of the induction information.
Presentations from core University services about the many supports that are available to you, such as the Library, IT Services, Maynooth University Writing Centre and several others.
To access the Research Student Moodle page, please use the following enrollment key.
Link here: https://moodle.maynoothuniversity.ie/course/view.php?id=17613
Enrolment key: ResearchStudent2021
For further information, please contact: email@example.com
Applications for the 3 Minute Thesis Competition 2021 are now closed.
3 Minute Thesis Competition: Run Annually.
3 Minute Thesis Competition: 3MT is an engaging, fast-moving format called the '3-Minute Thesis'- an academic competition in which Maynooth University PhD, MLitt and Masters, MA and MSC students explain their research in just 3 minutes.
Watch a series of 3 minute presentations by the Maynooth University Postgraduate Community to a non-specialist audience about their research projects. The presentations will be timed and the top three presenters will be awarded a prize. If you are thinking about research studies 2022, this is a great opportunity to find out more.
The competition will be held on Wednesday 20 October 2021.
13.00 - 14.30
The IUA Collaborative Webinar Series is a unique initiative, between UCD, TCD, RCSI, DCU, MU, NUIG, UCC and UL, which aims to support research supervisors through the forum of online webinars. Targeting new, inexperienced research supervisors and more experienced staff from across the consortium, it supports those who would like to refresh their knowledge and discuss best practices on approaches to research supervision. The programme of online activity runs from December 2021 - May 2022 and highlights approaches to common challenges, current practices and pedagogies within the field of research supervision, that are not institute specific. Panel discussions with experienced research supervisors, experts in the area, professional staff and research students, will take place across this interactive programme, offering a platform for discussion and an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning.
Please contact Dr Janet Carton, firstname.lastname@example.org or Elizabeth Crean, email@example.com, UCD Graduate Studies, for further information.
Supervisors in partner institutions, with all levels of experience, are invited to register for one, some or all, of the available workshops through Eventbrite:
1. Friday, 10th December 2021 from 14:00-15:30
Successfully Supervising Research Students Remotely (UCD/TCD) -Prof Bob Harris-Karolinska Institute
2. Friday, 4th February 2022 from 14:00-15:30
Understand brain development as it relates to students in HEIs (UCC)
3. Friday, 17th February 2022 from 14:00-15:30
The Same or Different? Supervision of the Professional Doctorate (UL)
4. Friday, 18th February 2022 from 14:00-15:30
Identify the risks and opportunities of contemporary socio-cultural contexts relating to students’ learning (UCC)
5. Thursday, 24th February 2022 from 13:00-14:00
Mental health and well-being for PGR students (TCD)
6. Friday, 25th February 2022 from 14:00-15:30
Supervising research students and clinical practice (RCSI)
7. Friday. 4th March 2022 from 14:00-15:30
Navigating supervisory styles, roles and responsibilities (UCD)
8. Thursday, 24th March from 13:00-14:00
Preparing the Ground: considerations when taking on a new PhD candidate (TCD)
9. Friday, 1st April 2022 from 14:00-15:30
Supporting academic writing (DCU)
10. Thursday, 7th April 2022 from 13:00-14:00
Navigating difficult conversations with research students (TCD)
11. Friday, 8th April 2022 from 14:00-15:30
Recruitment and selection of research students- Top Tips (MU)
12. Thursday, 28th April 2022 from 13:00-14:00
Career development and networking for research students (TCD)
13. Friday, 29th April 2022 from 14:00-15:30
The student voice (UCD & Others)
14. Friday, 6th May 2022 from 14:00-15:30
Explore practical strategies for enhanced student success and the development of graduate attributes through curriculum design, learning, teaching and assessment (UCC)
15. Date/Time TBC in May 2022
Managing common challenges in research supervision (NUIG)
If you are a PhD student or post-doctoral researcher:
You are invited to take part in the new, online course for early career researchers, entitled: “Opening Your Research to Create Collaborative Futures”. This is a 10 ECTS interdisciplinary, international course (participants will be from Ireland, Denmark and the Czech Republic), beginning Wednesday 12th January 2022. All research disciplines welcome. For 3 weeks, you will meet live, online on Wednesday afternoons, all day Thursday and all day Friday - working in interdisciplinary peer groups on ‘real-world’ challenges that relate to open science and open innovation. You will be supported to apply and develop your research knowledge and skills and enhance your collaborative attributes towards more impactful knowledge exchange. After this 3-week period, you will have two more weeks to complete your chosen, individual open science related tasks (i.e. one of the following: pre-register a study, create a data management plan, secure a short-term internship, design a participatory research workshop), along with a written reflection on your learning.
The credits for the module are awarded by University College Dublin on a pass/fail basis, once you have completed your group presentation and the two individual tasks.
The learning objectives for the course have been developed through extensive stakeholder engagement in Ireland, the Czech Republic and Denmark, as part of our broader project “Opening Doors” (for further information, please see: https://openingdoors4phd.eu
Informed by interviews with PhD employers and PhD graduates working in innovative knowledge networks, we co-designed this new course with people who understand what competencies are valued in innovative knowledge exchange and problem-solving environments. The learning objectives thus encompass a broad understanding of open science and open innovation, and you will get to focus on particular aspects that are most relevant to your research. As part of this course, you will:
- Build awareness of, and practice using open innovation frameworks and tools to facilitate co-creation and innovative thinking with stakeholders to increase the societal value of research.
- Build awareness of, and practice using a selection of open science tools and approaches including ethical considerations such as research integrity and data management.
- Design and implement collaborative projects with other researchers (from different sectors, disciplines and geographies), with other industry or community groups, understanding the importance of process as well as outcomes.
- Communicate and open your research up to a variety of international stakeholders including researchers from other disciplines, community organisations, governments, businesses, and civil society.
- Articulate and explain your knowledge, worldview, methodologies and research goals and be able to respectfully engage on these topics across sectoral and disciplinary boundaries.
- Create a plan for professional development and the development of a professional network to support traditional and/or non-traditional career paths that align to your values, talents and interests.
You are invited to secure your place in the course by registering here (no cost):
Given the interactive, facilitative mode of delivery, spaces are limited and will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
We will be in touch once you have registered and look forward to working with you.
Programme coordinator, Dr Denise McGrath (firstname.lastname@example.org)