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ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership course timetable

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Wed 23 Oct 2019 – Wed 18 Mar

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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 Finished 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

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
ESRC DTP: Building Your Professional Identity Through Multimedia - Video and Photography new Finished 11:00 - 13:00 Institute of Criminology, Room B4

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.

February 2020

Wed 19
Managing your Time and Digital Productivity new Finished 11:00 - 13:00 17 Mill Lane, Meeting Room A

Does it feel like we are always busy, yet somehow always have too much to do?

This session will help you understand how you work, provide some ways of thinking healthily about the nature of work, and share tips and tools for how you can optimize the way you use your time in your daily life.

Topics to be covered include:

+How to prioritize your time for the work that really counts

+Understanding your work style and habits and how to plan accordingly

+How to manage your time to work most effectively

+Tips, strategies, and tools to help you get the most out of your time

+Managing distractions and interruptions

March 2020

Wed 4
Dealing with Pressure new [Places] 11:00 - 13:00 Institute of Criminology, Room B3

Dealing with pressure can be the ability that sets you apart from your colleagues, and allows you to navigate the conflicting demands of your workload. It’s also an art which – to the surprise of many - can be learnt.

In this highly interactive course, Simon offers strategies for dealing with deadlines, stress and demands, using scenarios ranging from a TV newsroom journalist to an emergency doctor.

Mon 16
ESRC DTP Training and Engagement - First years Lent 2020 new [Places] 09:30 - 15:30 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B
    • Training and Engagement Day - Compulsory**

As part of the ESRC remit, we are required to provide you with a training and engagement day each term to meet the funder's training guidelines.

For First Year Cambridge ESRC DTP students only

Wed 18
ESRC DTP: Training and Engagement - Second and Third Years Lent Term 2020 new [Places] 09:30 - 15:30 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B
    • Training and Engagement Day - Compulsory**

As part of the ESRC remit, we are required to provide you with a training and engagement day each term to meet the funder's training guidelines.

--Agenda--

9.30am to 10am - coffee and catch up

10am -10.30am – Talk from the UK Director, Innovation, regarding social sciences in industrial strategy

10.30am to 1pm - Leadership and Management Skills Training - Dr Peter Dudley, Faculty of Education

1pm to 2pm - Lunch – some presentations from the cohort will be given whilst you have your lunch

2pm to 2.30pm - External non-academic Partner Talk (TBA)

2.30pm to 3pm - Group Work around a leadership issue from the external partner

3pm to 3.30pm - Finish with tea and cake - Providing the external partner with your feedback and results

Venue: Seminar Room B, 17 Mill Lane