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Wed 23 Oct 2019 – Mon 21 Sep

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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 POSTPONED 11:00 - 13:00 Institute of Criminology, Room B3
    • POSTPONED due to industrial action**

New date will be advised soon

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, strategies are offered 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 - TO BE RESCHEDULED *** new POSTPONED 09:30 - 15:30 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

POSTPONED - TO BE RESCHEDULED

    • 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 POSTPONED 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

Wed 25
Emotional Aspects of Fieldwork new POSTPONED 10:00 - 13:00

Venue: Tower Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 17 Mill Lane

This workshop takes a broader approach to doctoral fieldwork focusing on emotional support for the planning of fieldwork, being in the field and transitioning back to academic life. This workshop has been structured around a facilitated forum for doctoral social science students to share their plans and experiences, along with some invited short talks providing guidance and key advice.

April 2020

Fri 24

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. Topics to be covered include: · 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 us find a healthy balance

May 2020

Fri 1
What Now! new Finished 12:00 - 13:00

Cambridge ESRC DTP is running a workshop to help DTP students work through this period of time when their doctorates are unable to progress or plans have broken down and need repairing. Join Loraine Gelsthorpe (DTP Director), Jean Adams (Deputy DTP Director), Dr Konstantina Stamati (Partnerships Manager) and Alison Harvey (Training Manager).

Mon 4

Would you like to write for our social sciences blog? Join an online session on how to write for a blog on led by writer and BBC journalist, Simon Hall. We hope that you will come away from this session with a complete or close to complete blog that will be published by TCR (https://cambridgeresearcher.com/)

Fri 15

Professional Development Workshop in International and UK Policy (online) Friday 15th May, 11am to 3pm

This webinar, organised by the Centre for Science and Policy, will offer an insight into how evidence and expertise is sought and used by policy professionals internationally, as well as in the UK.

Speakers will discuss their own experiences of gathering and presenting expert advice and evidence for policy – how the process works, the types of policy issues that require evidence, and examples of what has and hasn’t worked well.

The session will also offer an opportunity for participants to say a few words about their research and its potential policy relevance, as well as opportunities to have small group discussions with speakers.

The webinar will take place on Friday 15 May, from 11am to 3pm UK time, with a break for lunch.

Tue 19
Researching crime during a pandemic new Finished 12:00 - 14:00

The worldwide emergency measures in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic have a huge impact on the fabric of social life across the world. This includes carious manifestations of crime including street crime, hate crimes, domestic violence, and organised crime. This seminar will present an overview of the many critical issues that social scientists may be interested in, and will introduce students to some empirical studies that are currently ongoing. It will provide an opportunity to discuss social science research ideas, and challenges, linked to the COVID-19 crisis.

Provided by Manuel Eisner, Wolfson Professor of Criminology and Director of Violence Research Centre at the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge.
Fri 29

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.

Topics to be covered include:

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 us find a healthy balance

August 2020

Tue 11
ESRC DTP Webinar: Post-Lockdown new Finished 13:00 - 14:00

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September 2020

Tue 15

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