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October 2020

Fri 30

Literature review is one of the most fundamental academic and research skills that is significant to building an informed study. Nonetheless, in the minefield of data and innumerable studies accessible, today, researchers can find themselves in a quagmire, inundated with information. The session thus explores why undertaking a review of literature matters, what the review process may look like, and how to identify, evaluate and summarise studies relevant to our research. Working with Dr Pallawi Sinha

This live training session sits within an online programme supporting PPD skills for postgraduates: http://ppd4phd.com/

November 2020

Thu 5

Creativity and the Individual with Abigail Docherty - build a picture of your research world, considering how you yourself use narrative patterns and structures, even unconsciously in your work.

This live training session sits within an online programme supporting PPD skills for postgraduates: http://ppd4phd.com/

Mon 9

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. Working with Dr Pallawi Sinha

This live training session sits within an online programme supporting PPD skills for postgraduates: http://ppd4phd.com/

Tue 10

Many of us are now spending more time online than ever before — both for our work, as well as our personal and social lives. In these strange and sometimes perplexing times, it can all feel like too much. In this session, we will cover helpful strategies and best practices that can help you in your life online and offline. Join Tyler Shores who will cover topics including:

Managing digital productivity Tools and strategies to help build a useful daily online routine Thinking about how we spend our time online: the good, the bad, and the unexpected Tips for using online news and social media that help find a healthy balance

This live training session sits within an online programme supporting PPD skills for postgraduates: http://ppd4phd.com/

Fri 13

Do you have an idea for a business, whether based on your research or just a thought that won’t leave you alone?

Would you like to find out whether it might just work as a viable and profitable company, without spending hours of time and lots of hassle researching the business case?

This two hour highly interactive session will unveil and explore the Lean Canvas, a smart way of creating a basic business plan in just one page, ranging from your unique selling point, to your costs, customers, ways to make money, and even how you could become a world beater of a business.

This live training session sits within an online programme supporting PPD skills for postgraduates: http://ppd4phd.com/

Mon 16

It's hard to maintain self-motivation during a long period of study, in particular a doctorate. Harder still in self-isolation. Abigail Docherty explores how we can we reconnect with our natural intrinsic motivation and find reward and nourishment within the habits and practices of our critical enquiry?

In this session, you will look at simple ways to motivate your own research and writing-practice-in-isolation by reflecting on the principles of intrinsic motivation as methodology (creative theory) and mind-mapping.

This live training session sits within an online programme supporting PPD skills for postgraduates: http://ppd4phd.com/

Thu 19

How can we apply the idea of oppositional thinking to our capacity to learn usefully from feedback? How does empathy relate to successful leadership? Abigail Docherty will look at at behavioural psychology and reception theories to explore how we determine practical strategies for maximising the creatively disruptive potential of critique

This live training session sits within an online programme supporting PPD skills for postgraduates: http://ppd4phd.com/

Mon 23

The Cambridge Grand Challenges programme offers a range of funded placements for social science doctoral students (not MPhils) to tackle global issues of our time ranging from mobility and city to ageing challenges. Come along and meet the Social Sciences Partnerships Manager, Dr Konstantina Stamati, to find out the opportunities and ask questions. This is a 45 minute webinar and open to all doctoral students across the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Cambridge Grand Challenges (CGC) is a framework for collaboration between industry, government, and academia designed to help deliver the Industrial Strategy. CGC brings together industry, PhD students, postdocs and Cambridge academics, and applies relevant social science research and methods to solve pertinent industrial issues.

This live training session sits within an online programme supporting PPD skills for postgraduates: http://ppd4phd.com/

Thu 26

This live training session sits within an online programme supporting PPD skills for postgraduates: http://ppd4phd.com/

Fri 27

Suzanne O'Brien discusses how it is possible to have multiple careers and how the nature of employment in the 21st century has changed dramatically. Currently Suzanne is Non-Executive Director for Cross Keys Homes, Consultant Trainer for Advance HE, Non-Executive Director for The Fifth Trust, External Examiner for University of Greenwich, and Director for Student Recruitment and Student Experience at Canterbury Christ Church University

This live training session sits within an online programme supporting PPD skills for postgraduates: http://ppd4phd.com/

Now you have come to the end of the programme, Abigail Docherty, will work with you to reflect on your employability skills, how your views and perspectives may have altered since the first week of the programme and how you plan to go forward having now identified your key abilities and values.

This live training session sits within an online programme supporting PPD skills for postgraduates: http://ppd4phd.com/

December 2020

Tue 1

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. Working with Tyler Shores, learn how to write a blog and how to set up your own web page, including:

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

This live training session sits within an online programme supporting PPD skills for postgraduates: http://ppd4phd.com/

January 2021

Thu 21

What does failure mean? How can we reframe our situations so that failure does not have be a negative thing and we can learn new ways of coping and being resilient.

Meet some early career academics who managed to work their way through challenging times.

Alasdair, a 3rd year doctoral student, will share how his research project was severely disrupted but he was able to turn a challenging situation around and Marta Costa and Deepak Venkateshvaran will be sharing their own failure stories and coping strategies as academics.

https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/marta-costa https://www.sel.cam.ac.uk/people/dr-deepak-venkateshvaran

Please note that we are limiting the numbers for this session as we hope to develop a group that will feel comfortable enough to share your thoughts and own experiences.

Thu 28

The first of our policy seminars this term with Dr Tasnim Atatrah, Health Emergency Co-Ordinator for Central Asia, World Health Organisation Dr Atatrah has been awarded Doctor in Medicine, Master of Public Health, and High diploma in Management of Humanitarian Health and Nutrition Programs. She is certified in PMP, Human Rights, Gender and Disability mainstreaming, Refugee and Migration law, Global Governance, and Sustainable development. She has 16 years’ work experience and has worked for the World Health Organization since 2010. Dr Atatrah leads interventions to strengthen countries’ emergency preparedness, response and recovery, reinforce health systems, promote universal health coverage, provide technical support to ministries, leading the design and implementation of capacity building.

Dr Atatrah will provide a half hour talk (title to be confirmed) after which there will be a Q&A session

There will also be a presentation from a Doctoral Student prior Dr Atatrah's talk

Further information on these policy seminars can be found: http://ppd4phd.com/being-heard-policy-seminar-series/

This seminar is part of the SHSS online PPD for PhDs Programme Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice http://ppd4phd.com/

February 2021

Thu 11

Plan International Policy Fellow Seminar

Plan International (Global Children's Charity) Ellen Wratten (Executive Director for Gender Equality and Girls Rights until October 2020- now freelance) & Jacqueline Gallinnetti, Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning at Plan International

Ellen and Jacqueline will provide a half hour talk (title to be confirmed) after which there will be a Q&A session

Further information on these policy seminars can be found: http://ppd4phd.com/being-heard-policy-seminar-series/

This seminar is part of the SHSS online PPD for PhDs Programme Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice http://ppd4phd.com/

Thu 18

‘Data in the justice system & sharing with researchers; and evidence-based tools for the Prisons and Probation Service’

The third of our policy seminars this term with Ciara Jevon, Head of Data Innovation and Philip Howard, Head of Offender Insight

Further information on these policy seminars can be found: http://ppd4phd.com/being-heard-policy-seminar-series/

This seminar is part of the SHSS online PPD for PhDs Programme Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice http://ppd4phd.com/

Fri 26
Cabinet Office Policy Fellow Seminar new Finished 12:00 - 13:30

Cabinet Office - Rachel Cooper, Director of Strategy

Further details to follow

Further information on these policy seminars can be found: http://ppd4phd.com/being-heard-policy-seminar-series/

This seminar is part of the SHSS online PPD for PhDs Programme Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice http://ppd4phd.com/

March 2021

Mon 1
The Engaged Researcher new Finished 11:00 - 12:30
    • Bookings are now closed **

Capturing your audience’s attention and keeping it is vital for any type of public engagement. Having a good story to tell and then telling it in a compelling way enables you to connect complex subjects with a wide audience. This module takes you through the art and science of storytelling: exploring attention and motivation, dramatic structure, rhetorical devices, visual enhancements, and peripheral influences so that you can craft your own engaging story.

Training will be provided by Dr Lucinda Spokes, Head of Public Engagement and Sarah Cruise, Eloquential

This programme will run over a week comprising: Two 1hr-1.5hr theory workshops One 1-hour showcase at the end of the week to share your work and receive valuable feedback from the rest of the group

    • You are required to attend all three sessions**

Optional 1-1 mentoring sessions

By the end of this week participants will:

• Understand how to capture and maintain attention • Identify ways in which they can motivate an audience to engage with their own research • Use dramatic tools to structure and enhance their story • Explore ways of increasing memorability through visuals, imagination, and rhetorical devices • Appreciate the importance of peripheral influences (style of writing, sound of voice, visual appearance etc) and how to ensure that they are most supportive of your story • Have created a story about their research to engage with a public audience

This training sits within Module Three of the School Online Programme https://ppd4phd.com/module-three/

May 2021

Tue 11

Anna Bailey-Bearfield is Autism Policy Lead at the Department of Health and Social Care, will provide a seminar followed by a student presentation from Mélanie Greux, a PhD student in the Faculty of Education at Cambridge.

‘Communication is key to everyday life and children’s development, but is at risk of being unsupported (or even a source of discrimination) for many autistic children. Research shows that the communication abilities and preferences of autistic children are not always accounted for, which can lead to high levels of anxiety and interaction avoidance. When children experience more language difficulties, they would greatly benefit from evidence-based communication interventions implemented by Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs). Yet, evidence shows that many families do not have access to these valuable services across the country. The situation is even more dire for autistic children growing up in multilingual and multicultural environments, where misconceptions around best language practices and ill-equipped services may further contribute to communication inequalities.'

This seminar is part of the Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice SHSS Online Programme http://ppd4phd.com/

Tue 18

Tyler Shores has a new and updated version of this popular training workshop including managing digital productivity tools and strategies to help build a useful daily online routine

This workshop is part of the Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice SHSS Online Programme http://ppd4phd.com/

Mon 24

Dates are:

Monday 24th May, 11am to 12.30pm Wednesday 26th May, 11am to 12.30pm Friday 28th May, 11am to 12.30pm

Capturing your audience’s attention and keeping it is vital for any type of public engagement. Having a good story to tell and then telling it in a compelling way enables you to connect complex subjects with a wide audience. This module takes you through the art and science of storytelling: exploring attention and motivation, dramatic structure, rhetorical devices, visual enhancements, and peripheral influences so that you can craft your own engaging story.

This programme will run over a week comprising: Two 1hr-1.5hr theory workshops One 1-hour showcase at the end of the week to share your work and receive valuable feedback from the rest of the group.

You are required to attend all three sessions** Optional 1-1 mentoring sessions

Training will be provided by Dr Lucinda Spokes, Head of Public Engagement and Sarah Cruise, Eloquential

By the end of this week participants will:

• Understand how to capture and maintain attention • Identify ways in which they can motivate an audience to engage with their own research • Use dramatic tools to structure and enhance their story • Explore ways of increasing memorability through visuals, imagination, and rhetorical devices • Appreciate the importance of peripheral influences (style of writing, sound of voice, visual appearance etc) and how to ensure that they are most supportive of your story • Have created a story about their research to engage with a public audience

Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice SHSS Online Programme http://ppd4phd.com/

June 2021

Tue 1

This workshop covers some strategies for a range of different interview situations that you might encounter during your academic or post-academic career.

Part of the Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice SHSS Online Programme http://ppd4phd.com/

Wed 9

Part of the Writing to Engage Series with Matt Warren, Deputy Editor of The Conversation (UK) https://theconversation.com/uk

This workshop is part of the Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice SHSS Online Programme http://ppd4phd.com/

Wed 16

Part of the Writing to Engage Series with Matt Warren, Deputy Editor of The Conversation (UK) https://theconversation.com/uk

This workshop is part of the Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice SHSS Online Programme http://ppd4phd.com/

Wed 23

Part of the Writing to Engage Series with Matt Warren, Deputy Editor of The Conversation (UK) https://theconversation.com/uk

This workshop is part of the Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice SHSS Online Programme http://ppd4phd.com/