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Tue 30 Oct 2018 – Tue 10 Dec

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October 2018

Tue 30
ESRC DTP: Business Awareness Course new Finished 09:00 - 16:00 Institute of Criminology, Room B4

The Cambridge ESRC DTP-IAA offers a free one-day training course to PhD students and Postdocs on Business awareness. The course is aimed to assist students understand how businesses operate and to develop skills valuable to future employees. Many businesses are looking for graduate employees with commercial awareness to enable them to work effectively in the workplace.

This fun, one day, interactive course includes ‘The Frame Game’ to give you a taste of the commercial world. Delivery is by the Institute of Manufacturing’s experienced industry and academic staff. So, book a place to:-

  • Experience how a business works
  • Explore a range of key business issues including working with customers, different business models and working as a team
  • Develop skills around developing and communicating your research and project

Lunch will be provided.

February 2019

Fri 15
ESRC DTP: Real World Research - Social Science Solutions Workshop POSTPONED 10:30 - 15:30 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B
    • Please note it is compulsory for all ESRC students to attend this workshop once during their studentship**

This workshop is designed to provide an overview of real world research – and in particular, of evaluation research that is commissioned, designed and delivered in the real world, with all its unpredictability, mistakes, and unintended consequences.

The focus is on evaluation research because most funders of commissioned research are interested in knowing more about how interventions to address social problems can be most effective, and about how they should change their policies and work programmes, and about what all this might mean for their own (and their partners’) budgets.

It is important to be able to design evaluations that can help them to know those things, and to avoid designing ones that do not!

After going over some of the key features of good quality evaluation research - and some of the key debates about how it should be done, and how its quality should be assessed – we will look at some brief specifications for actual commissioned research, to think about how we might design and deliver those, assess interests relating to them, and identify any key ethical issues that they might raise.

Examples will be provided on the day, and some worked responses will also be provided at the end of each discussion. Attendees can come prepared with questions relating to their own research if they wish, as those could feed nicely into the group discussion.

This workshop is led by the Managing Director of an independent consulting organisation which has worked for many years with a range of government and non-government organisations on research design and evaluations (both within and outside the UK).

March 2019

Wed 27
Policy Workshop (CSaP and Cambridge ESRC DTP) new Finished 10:00 - 14:30 Judge Business School

WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN HOW YOUR RESEARCH CAN BE HEARD IN GOVERNMENT?

This workshop is open to all postgraduates in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Join the Cambridge ESRC DTP with the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) for a workshop where you will learn how policy is written, how to engage with policy officials and decision makers, and learn key skills around how to make your research have an impact within government.

This workshop is open to all PhD students within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (including non-ESRC funded students)

Details are also available at: https://www.esrcdtp.group.cam.ac.uk/Doctoral-Training/understanding-policy

October 2019

Thu 10

Welcome to the Cambridge ESRC DTP - Induction Session ~ The Old Library, Pembroke College, Cambridge

This session will be hosted by Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe, Cambridge ESRC DTP Director and is mandatory for all new Cambridge ESRC DTP students.

The induction will provide you with a chance to meet others within your cohort as well as presentations around:

  • Training opportunities open to you as a DTP Student
  • Real world engagement opportunities
  • Short talks from current ESRC students

You will be provided with an Induction Handbook along with the new Cambridge ESRC DTP Training Programme at the start of the event.

There will be tea and cake at 3.30pm

November 2019

Wed 6

This module comprises a series of six workshops based around a range of multimedia that will enable participants to build a professional identity both online and offline. By the end of this module, participants should have an actionable, usable portfolio.

  • What is your story? (Simon Hall and Tyler Shores)

This workshop contains tips on constructing a compelling and powerful narrative, along with soundbites that can make important points around your research stand out. This session focuses on using social media, how to write a post that will pull people in and come away with a clear idea of how to sell your research:

• Crafting your online and social media identity • Knowing your potential audiences • What do your audiences *really* need to know? • Beyond Google searches: how to be discoverable online

Tue 12

This module comprises a series of six workshops based around a range of multimedia that will enable participants to build a professional identity both online and offline. By the end of this module, participants should have an actionable, usable portfolio.

  • Presenting yourself (Simon Hall)

This week focuses on presenting and public speaking, which you can adapt for elevator pitches, interviews, talks and way more. Come away from this module with some key tools on how to visually ensure you and your work are noticed.

Mon 18
ESRC DTP: Training and Engagement - First Years new [Places] 10:00 - 16:00 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

First Year ESRC DTP Students Only

Training and Engagement Day

Tue 19

This module comprises a series of six workshops based around a range of multimedia that will enable participants to build a professional identity both online and offline. By the end of this module, participants should have an actionable, usable portfolio.

  • Managing your online presence (Tyler Shores)

How can you be effective using social media – learn key strategies around how to ensure you are noticed positively and explore all the different platforms and how they can be used appropriately for your research. Learn how to write a blog and how to set up your own web page, including:

• How to find your online communities • Using free online resources that can make your social media much more efficient and effective • Learning the basics of online metrics

Mon 25
ESRC DTP: Training and Engagement - Second and Third Years [Places] 10:00 - 16:00 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

Training and Engagement Day

For Second and Third Year ESRC DTP Students

Tue 26

This module comprises a series of six workshops based around a range of multimedia that will enable participants to build a professional identity both online and offline. By the end of this module, participants should have an actionable, usable portfolio.

  • TV and Radio – Part One (Tyler Shores)

Learn about how to deal with journalistic media, how to give an interview on radio or TV, or how to ensure what you provide for a national paper or similar is what you want to say!

December 2019

Tue 3

This module comprises a series of six workshops based around a range of multimedia that will enable participants to build a professional identity both online and offline. By the end of this module, participants should have an actionable, usable portfolio.

  • TV and Radio – Part Two (Simon Hall)

This is the practical to the previous week’s session where you will be giving a ‘real’ interview to a journalist. Learn how to predict questions and how to answer them, along with traps and pitfalls. And also how to get your message across, no matter what you’re asked.

Tue 10

This module comprises a series of six workshops based around a range of multimedia that will enable participants to build a professional identity both online and offline. By the end of this module, participants should have an actionable, usable portfolio.

  • Videography and Photography (Simon Hall)

Videos and photographs can greatly enhance your online presence, making visitors to your website stay longer, and your social media posts far more likely to be shared and commented on. Even better, in the era of the smartphone, making videos and taking striking photos is far easier than you might think. As Simon will show you, you can be making your own videos within a few hours.