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October 2019

Thu 10

Welcome to the Cambridge ESRC DTP - Induction Session ~ The Old Library, Pembroke College, Cambridge

This session will be hosted by Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe, Cambridge ESRC DTP Director and is mandatory for all new Cambridge ESRC DTP students.

The induction will provide you with a chance to meet others within your cohort as well as presentations around:

  • Training opportunities open to you as a DTP Student
  • Real world engagement opportunities
  • Short talks from current ESRC students

You will be provided with an Induction Handbook along with the new Cambridge ESRC DTP Training Programme at the start of the event.

There will be tea and cake at 3.30pm

November 2019

Wed 6

This module comprises a series of six workshops based around a range of multimedia that will enable participants to build a professional identity both online and offline. By the end of this module, participants should have an actionable, usable portfolio.

  • What is your story? (Simon Hall and Tyler Shores)

This workshop contains tips on constructing a compelling and powerful narrative, along with soundbites that can make important points around your research stand out. This session focuses on using social media, how to write a post that will pull people in and come away with a clear idea of how to sell your research:

• Crafting your online and social media identity • Knowing your potential audiences • What do your audiences *really* need to know? • Beyond Google searches: how to be discoverable online

Tue 12

This module comprises a series of six workshops based around a range of multimedia that will enable participants to build a professional identity both online and offline. By the end of this module, participants should have an actionable, usable portfolio.

  • Presenting yourself (Simon Hall)

This week focuses on presenting and public speaking, which you can adapt for elevator pitches, interviews, talks and way more. Come away from this module with some key tools on how to visually ensure you and your work are noticed.

Mon 18
ESRC DTP: Training and Engagement - First Years new [Places] 10:00 - 16:00 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

First Year ESRC DTP Students Only

Training and Engagement Day

Tue 19

This module comprises a series of six workshops based around a range of multimedia that will enable participants to build a professional identity both online and offline. By the end of this module, participants should have an actionable, usable portfolio.

  • Managing your online presence (Tyler Shores)

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. Learn how to write a blog and how to set up your own web page, including:

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

Mon 25
ESRC DTP: Training and Engagement - Second and Third Years [Places] 10:00 - 16:00 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

Training and Engagement Day

For Second and Third Year ESRC DTP Students

Tue 26

This module comprises a series of six workshops based around a range of multimedia that will enable participants to build a professional identity both online and offline. By the end of this module, participants should have an actionable, usable portfolio.

  • TV and Radio – Part One (Tyler Shores)

Learn about how to deal with journalistic media, how to give an interview on radio or TV, or how to ensure what you provide for a national paper or similar is what you want to say!

December 2019

Tue 3

This module comprises a series of six workshops based around a range of multimedia that will enable participants to build a professional identity both online and offline. By the end of this module, participants should have an actionable, usable portfolio.

  • TV and Radio – Part Two (Simon Hall)

This is the practical to the previous week’s session where you will be giving a ‘real’ interview to a journalist. Learn how to predict questions and how to answer them, along with traps and pitfalls. And also how to get your message across, no matter what you’re asked.

Tue 10

This module comprises a series of six workshops based around a range of multimedia that will enable participants to build a professional identity both online and offline. By the end of this module, participants should have an actionable, usable portfolio.

  • Videography and Photography (Simon Hall)

Videos and photographs can greatly enhance your online presence, making visitors to your website stay longer, and your social media posts far more likely to be shared and commented on. Even better, in the era of the smartphone, making videos and taking striking photos is far easier than you might think. As Simon will show you, you can be making your own videos within a few hours.