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Postgraduate Group Online (POGO)

What is the Postgraduate Group Online?

The Postgraduate Group Online (or ‘Pogo’) is a monthly online forum for taught postgraduates and postgraduate research students. The two hour sessions focus on different aspects of study and research, with a short lightning talk followed by an opportunity for discussion and the sharing of practices. The rest of the session is devoted to getting work done, whether that is reading or writing, in a supported environment facilitated by a CLaSS lecturer.

Who is if for?

Pogo is open to all Postgraduate Students (including Research Students and Taught Postgraduates), along with DMU academic staff who teach on Postgraduate courses.

The Postgraduate Group Online is designed for those postgrad students who want to look beyond the confines of their discipline/profession/programme of study to learn from and share with other scholars and researchers across DMU.

What happens in a Pogo session?

Postgraduate study and scholarship is at the cutting edge of human knowledge.

Each session is split into two parts: Talking and Doing. In the Talking part, we will meet and greet, and then focus on a particular topic (see the programme below). This will start with a short (10-15 minute) lightning talk by the facilitator, followed by open discussion and the sharing of practices. In the Doing part, we will briefly share our goals and then engage in either some reading or writing – whatever each participant wants to get on with.

When and where is it?

As the name suggests, the Postgraduate Group Online meets online, via MS Teams. Sessions are monthly on the third Wednesday afternoon of the month from 2-4pm.

To book onto a session and get the Teams link, visit the workshop booking area on the DMU Library website. Bookings open a month before each session.