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Thu 17 Jun 2021 – Fri 8 Apr

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October 2021

Tue 19

This is a joint seminar from the School of the Humanities and the Social Sciences and Cambridge ThinkLab

The Thesis Whisperer Blog is written by Professor Inger Mewburn, director of researcher development at The Australian National University

Inger's blog has become globally well known with valuable advice for PhD students everywhere. Now we have the fantastic opportunity to hear from Inger directly at this one and a half hour online seminar with Q&A included.

Here is the link to join us:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 862 7503 4334 Passcode: 229181

November 2021

Wed 24
Building your Training into your Research Workshop new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 ESRC: online

This workshop focuses on the why, where, when and how of training during your doctorate including how to integrate the training into your research and using a training needs analysis. This is a one hour online workshop provided by the ESRC DTP Doctoral Training Manager - joining details below:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 947 7082 6488 Passcode: 507056

Fri 26
Training and Engagement Day for 1st Years new Finished 13:00 - 16:00 Institute of Criminology - B3

For Cambridge ESRC DTP Students ONLY

December 2021

Fri 3
Training and Engagement Day for 2nd years (3rd years optional) new Finished 13:30 - 16:30 Institute of Criminology, Room B3

These T&E days are for ESRC DTP students only

There will be a buffet lunch available from 1pm in the foyer

January 2022

Fri 28

Digital Skills for Researchers

An Introduction to Research Data Management Skills with Dr Curtis Sharma

All main aspects of looking after your research data are covered, including:

how to store and backup up data how to organise data what to do with protected data (personal or commercially sensitive) why sharing data is important and how to do it writing Data Management Plans

February 2022

Fri 11
The Qualitative Researcher new [Places] 12:00 - 13:30

What does it mean to research qualitatively in the context of the “researched”? When and how does qualitative research come to matter? Why should research methods and tools be socially-relevant? How can we, as researchers and academics, ensure our tools of inquiry are contextually responsive? These are some of the questions raised and deliberated upon in this session aiming to disrupt normative frameworks of inquiry and essentialising tendencies of dominant hegemonies.

Format: Dr Pallawi Sinha will deliver a 30 minute seminar for all students. There will be a short break and then a 45 minute group work session at which we invite students who wish to engage and actively participate.

This is part of a 21st Century Researcher Series focusing on four themes: Qualitative, Informed, Ethical and Reflexive

March 2022

Fri 4
Elite Interviewing new [Places] 12:00 - 13:30

A 1.5 hour workshop with Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe, Director and Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge.

Topics to be covered:

  • Who counts as an ‘elite’ group?
  • The difference between expert and elite interviews
  • The ethics of interviewing elites (issues relating to confidentiality and anonymity)
  • What can go wrong in an interview with a member of an elite group
  • Analysing elite interview data: cross-referencing and reliability/validity checks
  • Incorporating elite interview data into your research and writing

April 2022

Fri 8
Leadership and Management Series new [Places] 12:00 - 13:30

This is a series of four short interactive encounters, where you will explore the topic of leadership and management from a variety of perspectives: theoretical, historical, experiential and practical. 

For you to benefit from this module, we recommend you try to attend all four sessions. They are run over a period of time that will enable you to process as you learn and give you a chance to report back at each session.

When you sign up please ensure you can attend all four dates:

Friday 8th April Friday 22nd April Wednesday 11th May Friday 27th May

This series is led by Alastair Work (MA FCIPD) an experienced facilitator, coach, consultant and leadership developer who has worked for thirty years in Higher Education. At the University of St Andrews for 14 years, he held roles of Personnel Officer, Academic Registrar, Vice-Principal and University Secretary during a time of significant development of the University’s status and reputation.

For you to benefit from this module, we recommend you try to attend all four sessions. They are run over a period of time that will enable you to process as you learn and give you a chance to report back at each session.