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Journey towards a PhD in Law

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Join academic colleagues for a series of short sessions exploring aspects of PhD study at Nottingham Law School.

  • From: Wednesday 21 April 2021, 1.30 pm
  • To: Wednesday 21 April 2021, 4.30 pm
  • Location: MS Teams,
  • Booking deadline: Tuesday 20 April 2021, 12.00 pm
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At Nottingham Trent University, we're creating future innovators and impact for education, industry the professions and society. This series of short sessions explore the aspects of PhD study at Nottingham Law School and provides you with the opportunity to ask questions to our academic colleagues.


Session 1. PhD study in NLS

1.30 - 2.10pm

Dr Mark Chadwick: Introduction

Dr Helen O'Nions: Our PGR community, NTU processes and support.

Professor Jonathan Doak: School support / research centres

PGR Steve Atkin: The PG Community Forum

Session 2. Research proposals

2.10 - 3pm

Dr Mark Chadwick: Writing a strong proposal

Professor Rebecca Parry: Engaging in comparative research

Dr Gary Wilson: Making an original contribution to knowledge

Professor Jane Ching: Empirical research methods

Comfort break

Session 3: The PhD experience and academic careers

3.15 - 4 pm

Dr Loretta Trickett: Pursuing an academic career

3.30 Break-out rooms with current and former PhD students (Q&A)

Session 4: Getting Started


Dr Janice Denoncourt: Identifying a supervisor

Dr Helen O'Nions: The application process (modes of study/funding/specific projects and when to apply)

Round up and Q&A



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MS Teams

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