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Sat 2 Mar – Fri 17 May

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March 2024

Tue 12
Managing Vicarious Trauma as a Researcher new Finished 12:30 - 14:00 Pembroke College, Nihon Room

This workshop will be 1.5 hours and will cover the following aspects:

  • What is research related trauma/vicarious trauma?
  • What can you do to try and prevent research related trauma?
  • What might be some of the signs of trauma to look out for?
  • When and where to go for support if needed?

The workshop will be led by Margaret Bailey and Phyllis Smith, counsellors from the University Counselling Service.

We will start at 12.30pm and a buffet lunch will be available for you to access throughout the session.

Please note in order to ensure the workshop meets your needs and expectations, we would be grateful if you could complete a short form prior to attending https://cambridge.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b7rwpIxR6SvnH94

Fri 15

This is a supported group for PhD students who are managing caring responsibilities alongside their studies. It will be co-facilitated by the Inclusive Learning and Development Manager and a current PhD student who is also managing a caring role.

Caring can include a wide range of experiences and responsibilities and involve providing support for both children and adults.

This is an online event. Please join using this zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/92147866974?pwd=d0lsWVNSelRvaWsxSW1OOGF5VHRIQT09

See this web page for further information https://ppd4phd.com/phd-students-carers/

Mon 18

This is a supported group for PhD students who are part-time. It will be co-facilitated by the Inclusive Learning and Development Manager for the ESRC DTP and SHSS and a current part-time PhD Student within the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences. This is a space to recognise the challenges of being part-time and the support that is currently in place, discuss if it is enough or if there can be other provision in place.

Fri 22
Expanding Understandings of Ethics (In-person) new Finished 11:00 - 13:00 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

Peer-led Workshop

Ethics is critical but can often become procedural. Ethics can be embedded and enriching component of research but may fall to the margins as projects progress.

In this two-hour collaborative workshop we will give ourselves time to think deeply about ethics. We will dedicate time to reviewing and unpicking conventional understandings of ethical review procedures, before using rich and reflective group discussions to build ethical frameworks coherent to our own research projects. We will pool resources, insights and perspectives while trying to expand our understandings of ethics beyond the data gathering phase of research.

In particular, we will focus on how we position, view and care for those we are researching with, our research projects, those who may engage with our research outputs and ourselves. By the end of the workshop, participants will have considered whether and how to reconcile institutional, personal and theoretical concerns related to their own ethical considerations.

Brief bio: Samantha Hulston is a former ESRC DTP recipient at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. She specialises in conducting research with young children within educational settings and is interested in how situated ethical concerns expand and overlap in such settings.

April 2024

Tue 30
Re-Imagining Impact (In-person) new [Full] 10:00 - 13:00 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

Research impact can be defined as a “demonstratable contribution” made by research towards "society and the economy”. It can take various forms, including changes in understanding, developments in methods, shaping of policies and shifts in behaviours. Yet, the word ‘impact’ can be burdened by assumptions and connotations of a particular range of research ‘outcomes’.

This workshop aims to question these assumptions and connotations regarding what impact should or could look like within social science research. In so doing we will construct nuanced understands of how impact may relate to our own projects as well as the theories, methods and values informing our projects.

Brief bio: Samantha Hulston is a former ESRC DTP recipient at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. She specialises in conducting research with young children within educational settings and the re-imagined impacts this might bring.

May 2024

Wed 8

Questions, (a lack of) Answers, and Navigating a Persistently Changeable Field

Being a PhD student means you will probably spend around three or four years managing changes and adjusting research and funding, which can be a stressful and difficult time. If you remain in academia, this could continue. Professor Michelle Ellefson addresses these difficulties from a range of perspectives and aims to provide you with ways to cope living within an uncertain structure during your doctoral studies.

Tue 14
Beyond Your Doctorate new [Places] 10:30 - 13:00 Pembroke College

This is a workshop for PhD students who have reached the point where they need to consider what to do next after their doctorate. Provision from the Careers Service, the Postdoc Academy and the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences will highlight both academic and non-academic career options with Q&A sessions for students to explore ideas. There will be tea and coffee provided at the start, and a lunch at the end for students to have the opportunity to share plans with each other and there will be a session with some alumni who will discuss their internship/fellowship experiences. The aims of this session are for PhD students to: · Have a better understanding of how they can use their doctorate · Be aware what are the different pathways open to them both in academia and outside

Fri 17
Carer's Event / Fair new POSTPONED 12:30 - 14:00

This is an event aimed at helping and supporting postgraduate students who have caring responsibilities, whether that is for a relative, friend or child.