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Mon 1 Jun - Fri 5 Jun 2020
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Provided by: Graduate School of Life Sciences


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The Engaged Researcher Online Training: Becoming and Engaged researcher in Policy

Mon 1 Jun - Fri 5 Jun 2020


This week-long training will focus on Public Engagement and Policy. The week will start with a first session introducing the policy sector, possible forms of policy collaboration for researchers and professionals, the skills and competences needed and practical tips to immediately start your policy engagement. Because of the current context requiring many of us to work from home, the second session will be specifically dedicated to „branding“ yourself online when reaching out to relevant policy actors. The third session will consist of an interactive meeting during which participants will pitch their research to stress its policy relevance. Instructions will be circulated during the week. There will also be available slots for personal and group mentoring. The training is open to early and mid career researchers and professional staff willing to enhance their understanding of policy engagement.

This training will be led by Dr. Maja Spanu, a Junior Research Fellow in International Relations in Cambridge and postdoc lead for Humanities and Social Science fort the University’s Public Engagement Advisory Group.

Structure of the session: Monday 11 am-11.45 am: Session I Introductory Session + Q&A Tuesday 11 am: Dissemination of written instructions on Teams platform for Friday’s session on ‘pitching your research’. Available to answer questions on Teams’ chat Wednesday 11 am-11.45 am; Session II Branding: Linkedin and CV + Q&A Thursday 11am-12pm or 3pm-4pm: Mentoring: available for two one-hour sessions for direct advice on personal branding and other Q&As. Join the conversation! Friday 2pm-3.15pm: Session III Pitching your Research: Interactive session with pitching + participants’ feedback

Target audience

PGR students and academic and professional staff


Number of sessions: 5

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 1 Jun 2020   11:00 - 11:45 11:00 - 11:45
2 Tue 2 Jun 2020   11:00 - 11:05 11:00 - 11:05
3 Wed 3 Jun 2020   11:00 - 11:45 * 11:00 - 11:45 *
4 Thu 4 Jun 2020   11:00 - 12:00 * 11:00 - 12:00 *
5 Fri 5 Jun 2020   15:00 - 16:15 * 15:00 - 16:15 *
* Optional session.

Participants of this training will: - gain a clear understanding of the policy sector, its expectations, and of the various options that exist for research collaborations - be able to frame and talk about their research in a ‘policy’ relevant way - find out useful ways to “brand” their profile for the policy sector (CV, linkedin, twitter) - receive concrete tips and acquire the confidence needed to engage with the policy sector today



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