London DTPs ESRC Research Day: Friday 7 June 2019

London-based ESRC Doctoral Training Partnerships Research Day

You are invited to

Social science to serve society: communicating research to make an impact

Join us on Friday June 7th at Friends House in Central London to celebrate social science research from the  ESRC London Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs).

This one-day event is packed with tailored sessions for PhD students to help your research make an IMPACT by connecting and communicating with policy makers and influencers. This event is also a great chance to meet and exchange ideas with your doctoral peers from across all of the London ESRC DTPs.

You can also enter our poster competition – an opportunity to showcase your research, practice your presentation skills and win one of 4 prizes (see the attached flyer for more details):

  • Best poster:  1st prize £100, 2nd prize £50
  • Best presentation: 1st prize £100, 2nd prize £50

Sign up to the event and register to submit a poster here:

Head to the website for more details about the programme:

Highlights from the day

  • Hear from our keynote speaker, Professor Danny Dorling from the University of Oxford, who’s asking, apart from climate change, is social science helping everything else get better?
  • Participate in interactive panel discussions on communicating your work to achieve the most impact
  • Learn how to navigate different disciplines within social science with Professor Noortje Marres
  • Listen to experts explaining how social science can overcome public communication issues and the critique of experts
  • Free coffees, lunch and drinks reception, tote bags and lunch boxes for all attendees!

Science policy skills workshop & networking reception 30th May 2019

Meet the new Science Policy Exchange Network – SciPEN!

Are you a researcher or PhD interested in having policy impact?

Science policy skills workshop and networking reception – 30 May

SciPEN is hosting a one-day hands-on workshop exploring how to:

  • Collaborate with policy institutions as an academic
  • Communicate research effectively to policy makers
  • Transition from academia to a policy career

The workshop will be followed by a networking reception with a keynote from Prof Sir Peter Gluckman, former Chief Scientific Advisor of New Zealand and Chair of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA).

Graduate students and early career researchers from all universities are welcome. Further details and registration here.

Poster Presentation Workshop 2019

Here’s the workshop in case you missed it!

The UBEL Poster Presentation Workshop will be held on Wednesday 1st May 2019, 13:30 – 15:00, in Room 802, IOE.

Our very own Dr Richard Freeman will be facilitating the workshop.

The workshop is aimed at our research students who have to give a poster presentation and it is the ideal opportunity to learn about the keys aspects of a poster presentation. Dr Freeman will guide you through what makes an effective poster!

With that in mind, we do also hope that this will encourage our UBEL students to present a poster at the London DTP Conference, taking place on Friday 7th June 2019.

Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP via the EventBrite link below:


UCL Enterprise Fellowship Programme: Pt. 2 (Advanced)

This free programme of workshops for UCL postdocs and academics will help you develop the skills and mind-set needed to successfully engage with businesses or start new enterprises.

Location: UCL BaseKX, 103c Camley Street, London, N1C 4PF

This programme of six afternoon workshops will equip you with skills and knowledge to help you engage with organisations outside of academia for a variety of reasons. This could be to:

  • make connections to further your research
  • engage in activities that generate impact
  • explore licencing opportunities for your intellectual property (IP)
  • spin out companies based on the findings of your research

Sessions will take place from 1:30pm to 4:30pm on the following Wednesdays:

  • 1 May 2019
  • 8 May 2019
  • 15 May 2019
  • 29 May 2019
  • 5 June 2019
  • 12 June 2019

To book your place, please visit:

Entrepreneurial skills for UBEL DTP PhD students (SPERO Discover)

This is a free masterclass for PhD students from the UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership (UBEL DTP). Develop entrepreneurial thinking in both your academic and personal life.

Date and time: Thursday 16 May 2019, 09:30 – 16:30

Location: UCL BaseKX, 103c Camley Street, London, N1C 4PF

This one-day workshop will help you recognise and use your entrepreneurial skills to heighten the impact of your research and think about future career paths.

Even if you don’t have entrepreneurial ambitions, this workshop will help you reframe the skills you’re developing during your PhD.

It’ll focus on the fundamentals of developing an entrepreneurial mind-set and exploring value creation.

For more information and to book your place, please visit here: