PhD Law student awarded GW4 funding for research training
11 May 2016
Matthew Parry, a Sports Law PhD student, has been awarded GW4 funding to hold research training for postgraduate students.
The GW4, an alliance comprising of the Universities of Bristol, Bath, Exeter, and Cardiff appealed for applications to fund student led discipline specific research training for postgraduate research students who are studying at one of the four universities.
Matthew’s successful funding bid was awarded to create a one day training session on the topic, 'Incisive Individual Interview: Techniques and Skills of Interviewing for Quality Qualitative Research’ which will take place on 18 May 2016.
The session, led by Graham Robson, an independent trainer who has significant experience of communication skills, will be an interactive day of training involving socratic teaching, gold-fish bowl exercises and activities. It has been designed to enhance existing interviewing techniques and to explore additional techniques to enable the interviewer to achieve a higher quality of answer from the subject.
Matthew said of his training, “The topic that I chose emanates from my personal interest in communication skills as the foundation of society as a whole, and specifically law. I have long had an interest in what can be termed soft skills, and strongly believe that they are skills that cross over every discipline. This training session demonstrates the importance of communication skills in every context and highlights only one avenue in which they can be deployed.”
All spaces have now been allocated on this training session. However, please contact Matthew Parry should you be interested in any future events on the same subject.