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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/

Tue 24
    • THIS SESSION HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO TRAINER ILLNESS - WE WILL ADVISE OF A NEW DATE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE **

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/

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/