From UoB to UBC- a U21 fellowship blog

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Today I visited the beautiful Nitobe gardens on campus. The gardens are laid out in traditional Japanese design, and are said to tell the story of a journey. It’s up to the individual to decide if this is the journey of a day, a month, or a whole life. There are many different paths you can take, each giving you a new perspective on the garden as a whole.

The meetings I had today and yesterday concerned different stages of the postgraduate journey. They included orientation discussions to resume tutorials , via peer-led Research Commons workshops in the Koerner Library. Each activity is a different step on the path to a successful research degree.

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Author: Erika H

Erika Hawkes, Postgraduate Researcher Development Officer at the University of Birmingham. Creator/facilitator of University Graduate School development programmes. Interested in professional development, writing support, and cohort identity among postgraduate researchers. Enthusiastic knitter and accidental ice hockey fan. Opinions are my own, not those of my employer.

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