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Doctoral College Newsletter 14 November 2022

Welcome to this fortnight's issue of the Doctoral College Newsletter. In the following sections you will find:

  • PGR September Induction Feedback Survey
  • Explore the new digital Library Tools
  • Xerox Print Service Unavailable
  • Human Tissue Act Training
  • Training and Development
  • 1-2-1 Careers Appointments
  • ‘Exe-change the Norm’ bystander Intervention Programme
  • Research Integrity & Ethics - 1:2:1 Surgeries
  • Visualising Loss interactive documentary
  • Opportunities
  • Wellbeing
  • Enquiries

If you have a news story or an opportunity you would like to advertise in the next newsletter (28 November), please email: by Wednesday 23 November.


PGR September Induction Feedback Survey

We hope that all of our new students who joined us in September 2022 have settled in well in their studies, and have everything they need to settle in comfortably. Now we would like to invite our new students who attended one of our PGR September inductions - Streatham, Penryn or online - to provide feedback on your induction experience to help us to improve our future induction events. This short survey will take approximately six minutes. 

Please access the survey here  and complete this by Monday 28 November. If you have any questions or queries, please reach out to


Explore the new digital Library Tools: LibKey Nomad and Browzine

After a successful summer trial, the Library has subscribed to a suite of tools to enhance access and discovery to academic content online.

LibKey Nomad - Starting your research on the open web? Download the LibKey Nomad browser extension for easy access to articles, care of your library!
Find it here:
htttps:// Bookmark this simple doi search for straightforward searching!

BrowZine - Easily read and follow your favorite scholarly journals with #BrowZine from your Android or iOS device and on

Read our blogpost for more information and guidance – feedback appreciated!


Xerox Print Service Unavailable – Monday 19th December to Friday 23rd December

Exeter IT Services will be working with Xerox to update our printing service from 8am on Monday 19th December until the end of the day on Friday 23rd December. 

During that time, all Xerox printing around campus will be unavailableThis includes:

  • printing from staff/student machines
  • scanning and photocopying
  • web printing 
  • print to email 

Whilst we acknowledge this may have a great impact on some of you, it is essential that we keep this service up to date with the latest security and software updates. We are therefore carrying out this work out of term time, just before the Christmas break.

If you have an urgent printing need during the planned downtime, please contact Print Services.

Should the upgrade complete before the 23rd December, the service will be made available once again.

This planned work will not impact local direct printing, where you have a printer connected to your laptop/PC.

If you have any issues once the upgrade completes, please contact the IT Service Desk.


Human Tissue Act Training

This training is mandatory for anyone wishing to store ANY human samples at the University of Exeter. The next session is on Thursday 26 January 2023, 10:00-11:00 on MS Teams.
If you plan to collect informed consent as part of your research, there is also the Informed Consent training held on Thursday 26 January 2023, 11:15-12:15 on MS Teams.

Please contact for further enquiries or to book your place.


Training and Development

The new training and development programme is in progress. The below sessions are now bookable via Inkpath and more will be added very soon! We are aiming to make as many sessions as possible hybrid (accessed online and in person, please check when booking).

You can access Inkpath through your web browser, and by downlading the Inkpath app.

Please note all of our events have limited spaces; if you cannot attend, kindly remove your booking.

To learn more about Inkpath and to get started with your account please watch the following introductory content:

    Continuous tutorial video
    Individual section tutorials

Video Passwords: exeterinkpath2021

You can find all of our sessions on Inkpath under 'Activities.' If you have any technical questions/difficulties using Inkpath please email the helpdesk, If you have any questions about the training programme please contact

Thank you to everyone who attended our Researcher Development Spring/Summer 2022 Training and Development Programme, please note that all Spring/Summer webinars have been recorded and posted on to ELE.

If you book to attend training – please ensure you do attend!

Our workshops are often fully booked with people on the waiting list, if you do not attend, those people miss out. If you cancel with less than 24 hours’ notice or do not show up for workshops, you may be prevented from booking online for future sessions.


1-2-1 career appointments available

1-2-1 careers appointments with our dedicated PGR careers coach, Kenneth Howgill, are available to book until mid-December. Kenneth is a qualified and experienced career coach, lecturer and learning and development professional with over 20 years’ experience within the corporate sector, universities, further and adult education. He has held management roles in the public, corporate and not for profit sectors, leading professional development, coaching programmes, and recruiting graduates. Kenneth is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and holds a business degree, a master's in music and a professional career coaching qualification.

All appointments are 50 minutes long and can be booked via Inkpath.


Research Integrity & Ethics - 1:2:1 Surgeries

These 1:1 surgeries provide an opportunity to discuss any queries, concerns or issues that you may have relating to all aspects of good practice in research, research integrity and ethics. This could include consideration of the ethical implications of your research project and future research direction, review of your ethics application, identifying regulations and external approval routes for your research where relevant, discussing concerns on research integrity or queries on, for example, authorship, data management and open research practices. Surgeries will be 20 minute timeslots on the following dates:-

  • 24 November (10:00 - 12:00)
  • 1 December (12:00 - 14:00)
  • 13 December (12:00 - 14:00)
  • 15 December (10:00 - 12:00)

Timeslots available for MORNING appointments:
1000-1020; 1020-1040; 1040-1100; 1100-1120; 1120-1140; 1140-1200.
Timeslots available for AFTERNOON appointments:
1200-1220; 1220-1240; 1240-1300; 1300-1320; 1320-1340; 1340-1400.

To book your place, email heading your email "Research Integrity & Ethics - surgery request" and setting out your preferred date/time. We will do our best to meet your preferred timeslot.


‘Exe-change the Norm’ bystander Intervention Programme

Bystander are offering an exciting new training this year where you can learn to become an active bystander and skilfully intervene in any potentially harmful situations that you witness on or off campus. The ‘Exe-change the Norm’ programme increases awareness of gender based violence, misogyny and racism in all its forms. The training then provides further sessions that equip you with different strategies to intervene, as well as embedding a deeper knowledge and understanding of gender and race. All it takes is you to make a positive difference and to prevent harmful situations occurring in our community.

Follow the links below to book onto workshop 1. Please note, there are 5 PGR spaces available for each session.

Penryn Campus

Streatham Campus

This programme can count towards the Exeter Award and once you have completed the Exe-change the Norm programme, you can receive a LinkedIn endorsement that will be beneficial when beginning your career.


Visualising Loss interactive documentary

As part of her collaborative doctoral partnership PhD with the University of Exeter and Historic England, Tanya Venture has created the Visualising Loss interactive documentary to understand how the loss of coastal heritage is experienced by a wide range of stakeholders. The loss of coastal heritage is a highly emotive and difficult process to manage, and unfortunately one that will become more necessary as the effects of climate change become more acute. Tanya's PhD focuses on understanding and communicating what heritage loss on the coast means to the people who live, work and visit these important places.

Information about the project, as well as a link to the i-doc and optional questionnaire that will feed into Tanya's research, can be found at



2022 Society for Medieval Archaeology Student Colloquium

The Colloquium is being held at the University of Exeter from the 14th-16th of November.

  • 21 talks by current UK and international research students on a wide range of medieval topics.
  • Keynote talks by Dr Ben Jervis of Cardiff University in his interdisciplinary Living Standards and Material Culture in English Rural Households, 1300-1600 project and Professor Oliver Creighton on the Warhorse Project.
  • Employers’ forum with senior staff from a range of non-academic industries which employ medieval archaeologists.

Tickets are £20 - or free for members of the Society of Medieval Archaeology (£30 annual student membership). Talks on Monday and Tuesday at the Digital Humanities building, includes lunch and refreshments. Wednesday features two behind the scenes tours around important medieval buildings of Exeter. Find out more here.

Are you a student of faith? Do you follow a religion, spiritual tradition or philosophical worldview? Would you like to meet others?

Together with the Students’ Guild and University EDI team, the Multifaith Chaplaincy is launching a Student Faith and Worldview Network. If you would like to be part of Interfaith and Multifaith activities, help to promote religious diversity, and contribute to celebrations on campus, then this is the network for you! We also hope to plan for a University-wide Faith and Worldview Awareness month in November 2023. Please register your interest with before the end of November 30th to be part of a launch event early in term 2, and to have the chance to be entered in the prize draw!

Exeter Faith Spaces Tour

As part of national Interfaith Week, the Multifaith Chaplaincy invite University of Exeter students on a guided tour of some of Exeter City's faith spaces. The tour will meet and finish at The Forum, Streatham Campus and will involve a brief visit to six of the city's faith buildings including a tour and/or prayer/blessing/meditation, finishing with tea and cake at the final venue.

To find out more and register your place, please visit the Eventbrite page.

Bipartite attitude networks - by Professor Michael Quayle

Delivery: in person - XFI Conference Room 1 and online
Time: 14:00-15:00 - with tea and coffee afterwards
Date: 17 November 2022

Michael introduces a network-based approach to modelling attitude-based groups as bipartite networks, where people are linked by the attitudes they jointly hold, and attitudes become socially connected when jointly held by people. This structure simultaneously links people into groups and attitudes into meaningful clusters. With examples from opinion-surveys, social-media, and simulations, Michael will show how group structure emerges in this "attitude space", and how people are located in it.

To register and to find out more, please click here. If you have any queries, please contact



Every Mind Matters
Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. The NHS have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing. See their website here.

Sprectrum.Life provides a confidential telephone, video, and live chat counselling service to help with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bereavement and more.

Wellbeing Centre
If you would like to speak to our PGR Support Advisor for Welfare, Cathryn Baker can be contacted at: or tel: 01392 726207. Further wellbeing information, tools and support can be found on our
wellbeing webpages.



Details on how you can contact the PGR support team, either via email, telephone or face to face via our hubs (located on all campuses) is available on our contact us webpage.

Remember you can come along and meet the team or to ask any enquiries you might have at either of our helpdesk hubs below at any of our campuses:

The Streatham PGR Hub is open from 10.00am – 3.00pm Monday to Friday. The Streatham Hub is situated in the Old Library Ground Floor next to the Quiet Study Space and Bill Douglas Centre.

The St Luke’s PGR Hub is open from 10.00am – 3.00pm Monday to Thursday. Students wishing to access the hub should go to the Info at St Luke’s desk and request PGR support, the PGR team will then be called to see you.

The Penryn PGR Support Office is open from 10.00am – 2.00pm Monday to Friday and is based in the Postgraduate Suite in Daphne Du Maurier building 3 (next to the FXU and opposite the Stannary).

For enquiries surrounding training and development, please contact the team on:

To view previous versions of the newsletter, you can do so here.

Information on all PGR support


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