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Schools of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences course timetable


Thu 21 Sep – Wed 29 Nov

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September 2023

Mon 25
Beyond your Doctorate new Finished 10:00 - 12:30 Pembroke College

This is a workshop for PhD students who have reached the point where they need to consider what to do next after their doctorate. Provision from the Careers Service and the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences will highlight both academic and non-academic career options with Q&A sessions for students to explore ideas. There will be a coffee and cake break for students to have the opportunity to share plans with each other and the session will finish with a panel of Cambridge Grand Challenges alumni who will discuss their fellowship/internship experiences.

10am to 10.45am: How to find the best fit in careers; Academic or Non-Academic?

10.45am to 11.30am: Going into academia - how to find fellowships and make grant applications

11.30am to 12pm: Tea/Coffee and time to talk individually with our speakers and each other

12pm to 1.30pm: Alumni Panel with Konstantina Stamati - an opportunity for you to question past PhD students

November 2023

Wed 1

This informative session is open to all PhD students in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences who may be managing a disability themselves and also open to those interested in better understanding the support that is available to peers.

You will get the opportunity to:

  • Meet the team from Accessibility and Disability Services who look after the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Find out how to get support if you have a disability or think you may have a disability
  • Learn about the different types of study support in classes, lectures, tutorials, practicals, supervisions and exams

This is a one hour seminar with a talk from Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre (ADRC) followed by a chance for you to ask questions and sign up for a one to one assessment if you wish.

This is an in person session only.

Mon 6

Please join on zoom: Meeting ID: 997 6334 1167 Passcode: 102125

This is a supported group for PhD students who are part-time. It will be co-facilitated by the Doctoral Training Manager for the ESRC DTP and SHSS and a current part-time PhD Student within the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences. This is a space to recognise the challenges of being part-time and the support that is currently in place, discuss if it is enough or if there can be other provision in place.

Objectives of this group:

  • An opportunity to share experiences, both challenges and positive, as a part-time student
  • Ask questions or raise issues that you would like to see supported in the future

Outcomes for this group:

  • Connect with other part-time PhDs providing peer-support and possibly meeting up outside this termly group
  • Potentially set up a wider group going forward or an event (this can be supported by the ESRC DTP/School of the Humanities and Social Sciences if required)
Fri 17
Managing Imposter Syndrome as a Postgraduate Student new Finished 11:00 - 12:30 Pembroke College, Nihon Room

Dr Julia Hayes will lead this workshop focusing on imposter syndrome. She will explore what it is and how it can affect the feelings and performance of people on a day to day basis.

The session will give participants the opportunity to reflect upon the ways in which imposter feelings affect them, and discussion around the ways in which it can be managed.

Participants will leave the session with a greater awareness of the situations that increase their imposter feelings and have strategies to manage them.

Dr Hayes is an Educational Psychologist, disability consultant and trainer who put her career on hold to complete a PhD at the University of Cambridge.

Thu 23
Master Time & Focus (online) new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 PPD Zoom Online

How do you protect time to focus and manage workload? In this 1 hour session delivered by Tiny Pause you will learn to:

  • Establish a method that works for you to enhance focus for the most important work (Deep Work)
  • Reduce distraction and prioritise more effectively
  • Establish daily 'Protective Pause', to relieve stress, reduce self criticism and strengthen resilience - mini mindfulness
  • Create the space to recognise your achievements each day - increase self awareness and confidence

This will be a live webinar, delivered by Sam Thorogood from Tiny Pause. Sam combines proven neuroscience & mindfulness based techniques into useful daily habits. The overall aim will be to help attendees convert proven techniques into useful habits, as well as enhance focus, reduce stress and strengthen resilience.

Wed 29
PhD Students with Caring Responsibilities Support Group (hybrid) new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 17 Mill Lane, Meeting Room A

This is a supported group for PhD students who are managing caring responsibilities alongside their studies. It will be co-facilitated by the Inclusive Learning and Development Manager and a current PhD student who is also managing a caring role.

Caring can include a wide range of experiences and responsibilities and involve providing support for both children and adults.

Objectives for this group:

  • This session is a space to recognise the challenges of this experience and an opportunity to explore the support that is currently in place and if it is enough or if there is other support that could be provided.

Outcomes for this group:

  • Connect with other PhDs in similar situations and provide peer-support – hopefully meeting up outside this termly meet up
  • Share and hear about resources and advice from the co-facilitators and participants

This sesssion will be hybrid: In-person in Room A at 17 Mill Lane as well as offering an online opportunity to join via Zoom