For the first time in my PhD I went to a workshop for PGRs that eroded my confidence rather than increased it. This post is really so I can try to grapple with, not only the issues raised about lecturing, but my own response to the workshop.
Last Thursday, I gave my first PhD presentation (not counting my interview!) at my department’s internal conference. Second years had to give a compulsory presentation, I chose to talk about Likert scales, and I was very honoured to win second-prize in the people’s choice award. Below is my presentation (slides and narration), plus some general tips that I picked up during the process.
So I got back from MathPsych 2017 on Tuesday and I will be writing a number of posts about my experience in the near future. A summary of my planned posts is given after the jump.
EDIT: I’ve pretty much abandoned this series of posts due to health issues preventing their creation until months after I actually attended the conference. Below are bolded links to the posts I did manage to write.
This Satuday, I will be attending my first conference: MathPsych 2017, hosted by the Society for Mathematical Psychology. The field of mathematical psychology is concerned with mathematically modelling processes in the brain. There is some overlap with statistics, hence why I’m going!
This will be a networking event for me as I’m not presenting anything. Follow-up posts about my experience will be going up next week.
Today I presented my first poster and I was eased into this particular challenge by virtue of it taking place a student-led conference in my department. I would definitely recommend taking advantage of any low-pressure opportunities your university offers. I’ll go over what happened and then we can take a look at conference poster design and what, in my opinion, makes a good one.