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Graduate School and Professional Development Workshops and Events

The UNH Graduate School offers a variety of workshops, events, and professional development opportunities throughout the year. From our popular Thesis and Dissertation Workshops to our PFF/PFP sessions, there is something of interest for every student! We also promote events sponsored by other campus departments and organizations, that are related to graduate students, and they are listed below for reference only (to register for those events please see the link provided).

Check out the calendar below to see upcoming events over the next five weeks, view all events for the current term, or see what was offered last year including event attendance rates. BOLD titles denote Graduate School-sponsored events, ITALICIZED titles denote events sponsored by other campus offices, and the bullet colors represent the type of event. Follow the appropriate registration link to sign up for these events!

Please note that any event title followed by an * indicates it has a late cancellation fee of $10.

 

January 2019

  • The UNH Graduate School’s 5th Annual Live Free or Die Writing Boot Camp (Monday)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • January 14, 2019, 8:30 am-5:00 pm
    • Hamilton Smith, Rooms 240 and 232
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 522
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 12
    • Join fellow Graduate Students for 1 day, 2 days, or all 5 days for a write-in at Hamilton Smith. You can stay for the whole day or just the morning or afternoon. Bring your thesis, dissertation, or other work and have a set time to sit down and write! The Graduate School will provide complimentary lunch, coffee, and tea on all 5 days. The Connors Writing Center will provide resources and helpful tips on how to improve your writing. The Write in is from 8:30am-5pm in Hamilton Smith, room 240 with a lunch break from 12:30-1.30. If you intend to come for all 5 days please register for all 5 events – we need an accurate count to determine how much food to purchase.
  • The UNH Graduate School’s 5th Annual Live Free or Die Writing Boot Camp (Tuesday)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • January 15, 2019, 8:30 am-5:00 pm
    • Hamilton Smith, Rooms 240 and 232
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 523
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 9
    • Join fellow Graduate Students for 1 day, 2 days, or all 5 days for a write-in at Hamilton Smith. You can stay for the whole day or just the morning or afternoon. Bring your thesis, dissertation, or other work and have a set time to sit down and write! The Graduate School will provide complimentary lunch, coffee, and tea on all 5 days. The Connors Writing Center will provide resources and helpful tips on how to improve your writing. The Write in is from 8:30am-5pm in Hamilton Smith, room 240 with a lunch break from 12:30-1.30. If you intend to come for all 5 days please register for all 5 events – we need an accurate count to determine how much food to purchase.
  • Yoga Class for Grad Students
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • January 16, 2019, 6:30 am-6:30 am
    • Hamel Rec Center Studio 1
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 532
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 9
    • Hamel Rec Center is offering a yoga class just for UNH grad students. Bagels from the Works will be provided after class.
  • The UNH Graduate School’s 5th Annual Live Free or Die Writing Boot Camp (Wednesday)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • January 16, 2019, 8:30 am-5:00 pm
    • Hamilton Smith, Rooms 240 and 232
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 524
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 10
    • Join fellow Graduate Students for 1 day, 2 days, or all 5 days for a write-in at Hamilton Smith. You can stay for the whole day or just the morning or afternoon. Bring your thesis, dissertation, or other work and have a set time to sit down and write! The Graduate School will provide complimentary lunch, coffee, and tea on all 5 days. The Connors Writing Center will provide resources and helpful tips on how to improve your writing. The Write in is from 8:30am-5pm in Hamilton Smith, room 240 with a lunch break from 12:30-1.30. If you intend to come for all 5 days please register for all 5 events – we need an accurate count to determine how much food to purchase.
  • The UNH Graduate School’s 5th Annual Live Free or Die Writing Boot Camp (Thursday)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • January 17, 2019, 8:30 am-5:00 pm
    • Hamilton Smith, Rooms 240 and 232
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 525
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 7
    • Join fellow Graduate Students for 1 day, 2 days, or all 5 days for a write-in at Hamilton Smith. You can stay for the whole day or just the morning or afternoon. Bring your thesis, dissertation, or other work and have a set time to sit down and write! The Graduate School will provide complimentary lunch, coffee, and tea on all 5 days. The Connors Writing Center will provide resources and helpful tips on how to improve your writing. The Write in is from 8:30am-5pm in Hamilton Smith, room 240 with a lunch break from 12:30-1.30. If you intend to come for all 5 days please register for all 5 events – we need an accurate count to determine how much food to purchase.
  • The UNH Graduate School’s 5th Annual Live Free or Die Writing Boot Camp (Friday)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • January 18, 2019, 8:30 am-5:00 pm
    • Hamilton Smith, Rooms 240 and 232
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 526
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 14
    • Join fellow Graduate Students for 1 day, 2 days, or all 5 days for a write-in at Hamilton Smith. You can stay for the whole day or just the morning or afternoon. Bring your thesis, dissertation, or other work and have a set time to sit down and write! The Graduate School will provide complimentary lunch, coffee, and tea on all 5 days. The Connors Writing Center will provide resources and helpful tips on how to improve your writing. The Write in is from 8:30am-5pm in Hamilton Smith, room 240 with a lunch break from 12:30-1.30. If you intend to come for all 5 days please register for all 5 events – we need an accurate count to determine how much food to purchase.
  • Knitting class for grad students!
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • January 29, 2019, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
    • T-Hall G16
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 539
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 0 (This event is FULL, register to get on the waitlist)
    • Do you want to learn how to knit? Or have you learned but need a refresher? Join us for an informal class, and learn a new creative skill this semester! Yarn will be provided. When you register, please indicate in the registration comment box whether you need knitting needles (if you have your own, please let us know, as well.) Also, if anyone has extra needles they would like to donate (or if you have any questions!) please email kristen.melamed@unh.edu. Spots are limited!
  • 3MT Workshop #1: The Bones of Your 3MT
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • January 31, 2019, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
    • Thompson Hall, G16
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 533
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 1
    • An overview of what makes a good 3 Minute Thesis, from content to audience to the way you present your research, orally and visually.

 

February 2019

  • QPR - Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Training
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • February 01, 2019, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    • Thompson Hall G16
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 538
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 9
    • The need for mental health support and suicide prevention is growing in higher education. In collaboration with Psychological and Counseling Services (PACS), we are presenting a workshop on how to support students and others in crisis. QPR is a toolkit that members of a community can learn to better prepare for interactions with others in crisis. Lunch will be served. (If all the spots are taken and you would still like to participate email Dan Budak at Daniel.Budak@unh.edu)
  • 3MT Workshop #2: Brainstorming Writing Prompts
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • February 07, 2019, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
    • Thompson Hall, G16
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 534
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 4
    • This 45-minute writing session will include a series of writing prompts (questions about your research) to help you articulate the focus of your research and why it’s important.
  • Dissertation/Thesis Retreat
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • February 08, 2019, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    • Graduate Student Space, T-Hall, G15 & G16
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 542
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 12
    • The Graduate School and Connors Writing Center are inviting all graduate students who are at the dissertation/thesis writing stage to join Dissertation/Thesis Retreat, a semester long writing group, which will provide you with organized time, space, and resources for dissertation writing. Registration is limited to 12 graduate students from any discipline and selected on a first-come-first-served basis. Before you register, please make sure you are available on all dates since you will be expected to attend each session. Schedule: Feb. 8, Friday- Lunch & Goal setting, noon-1.30pm Feb. 9, Saturday- 1st session, all day writing, 9am-4pm March 2, Saturday- 2nd session, all day writing, 9am-4pm April 6, Saturday- 3rd session, all day writing, 9am-4pm May 4, Saturday- 4th session, all day writing, 9am-4pm Location: T-Hall, Graduate Student Space, G15 & 16 Breakfast, coffee, tea, and lunch are provided for each writing session.
  • 3MT Workshop #3: It’s All About Presentation
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • February 13, 2019, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
    • Thompson Hall, G16
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 535
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 4
    • Past 3MT participants will discuss their experiences with the 3MT and a public speaking expert will talk about the ways to improve your onstage presence and how to connect with your audience.
  • Just Breathe: Mindfulness Workshop for Grad Students
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • February 14, 2019, 11:10 am-12:00 pm
    • T-Hall G16
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 540
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 15
    • "Just Breathe” : relax, revive, refresh: mindfulness for graduate students” : mindfulness exercise, relaxation exercise, and revive/refresh intentions for rest of week. Bi-monthly on Thursdays.
  • 3MT Workshop #4: 3MT Fast Feedback
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • February 19, 2019, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
    • Thompson Hall, G16
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 536
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 5
    • Bring a written draft to read aloud in a supportive group setting and receive feedback on your 3MT. (The draft can be from a paragraph to a page long.)
  • Three Minute Thesis Practice Round (registration closes on February 13)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • February 20, 2019, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
    • Flight Cafe Dover
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 527
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 1
    • The 3MT is a competition in which graduate students present their research in 3 minutes or less using only one static PowerPoint slide. All graduate students are eligible to compete in the 3MT. This event is a practice run for the main 3MT competition in March & April. Come hone your speaking skills and get valuable feedback from judges! Prizes awarded to the top three presentations.
  • 3MT Workshop #5: Editing Your 3MT
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • February 28, 2019, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
    • Thompson Hall, G16
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 537
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 5
    • In this workshop we will discuss tactics on editing your 3MT so that each word is powerful and effective.
  • Just Breathe: Mindfulness Workshop for Grad Students
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • February 28, 2019, 3:10 pm-4:00 pm
    • T-Hall G16
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 541
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 15
    • "Just Breathe” : relax, revive, refresh: mindfulness for graduate students” : mindfulness exercise, relaxation exercise, and revive/refresh intentions for rest of week. Bi-monthly on Thursdays.

 

March 2019

  • Three Minute Thesis Challenge Competitor Registration (March 6th Registration; closes on March 1)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • March 06, 2019, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    • MUB Theater I
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 528
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 7
    • *This is the March 6th competitor registration*. Please register if you are interested in competing in the 4th annual three-minute thesis challenge (3MT). Students have 3 Minutes to present their work using one static PowerPoint slide. Students may not use any props - note cards or speaking prompts. This competition is open to all graduate students, in any stage of their work. There are two dates for the first round, please ONLY REGISTER FOR ONE DATE. The two dates are March 6th from 3-5pm in MUB Theater I OR March 7th from 3-5pm in MUB Theater II. The top 12 competitors, from the first round (6 from each day), will advance to the final round, which will be held on April 3rd from 3-5pm in MUB Theater II. Only register for a first round date if you are available for the final round on April 3rd. For information, regarding rules and past videos please visit our webpage: https://gradschool.unh.edu/3mt.php
  • Three Minute Thesis Challenge Competitor Registration (March 7th Registration; closes on March 1)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • March 07, 2019, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    • MUB Theater II
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 531
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 16
    • *This is the March 7th competitor registration*. Please register if you are interested in competing in the 4th annual three-minute thesis challenge (3MT). Students have 3 Minutes to present their work using one static PowerPoint slide. Students may not use any props - note cards or speaking prompts. This competition is open to all graduate students, in any stage of their work. There are two dates for the first round, please ONLY REGISTER FOR ONE DATE. The two dates are March 6th from 3-5pm in MUB Theater I OR March 7th from 3-5pm in MUB Theater II. The top 12 competitors, from the first round (6 from each day), will advance to the final round, which will be held on April 3rd from 3-5pm in MUB Theater II. Only register for a first round date if you are available for the final round on April 3rd. For information, regarding rules and past videos please visit our webpage: https://gradschool.unh.edu/3mt.php
  • Event Bullet Color Codes:
  • green square  General
  • gray square  Networking
  • dark blue square  PFF
  • light gray square  Research
  • orange square  Wellness
  • black square  Writing