UK Research and Innovation Policy Internships Scheme

We are pleased to announce that the 2019/20 call for the UKRI Policy Internships Scheme is now open.

The Scheme provides the opportunity for doctoral students funded by the research councils of UK Research and Innovation to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations. Students undertaking an internship through the Scheme will work on one or more policy topics relevant to both the student and their host organisation. They will be expected to produce at least one briefing paper, participate in a policy inquiry and/or organise a policy event, or equivalent piece of work.

The call closes on 12 August 2019.

Information on how to apply along with further details on host partners, funding and eligibility can be found at: https://www.ukri.org/skills/policy-internships-scheme/

Popular Feminisms: Tactics in Turbulent Times | 6 June 2019; 18:00-21:00

Location: Wilkins Building, IAS Forum

(Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry / qUCL)

This evening ‘salon’ invites lively discussion and debate on the future of feminist activism in the UK today. The event will bring together speakers from grass-roots and third-sector organisations, politics and protest to share insights on working for gender equality. The aim of this informal, celebratory, networking event is to offer academics, practitioners, students and the public alike a range of innovative ideas for putting research into practice and taking action. All welcome.

Book your place – https://www.ucl.ac.uk/event-ticketing/booking?ev=18203

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: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/social-science-to-serve-society-communicating-research-to-make-an-impact-tickets-58067419214

Head to the website for more details about the programme:

https://socsciresearchday2019.wordpress.com/

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:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ubel-dtp-poster-presentation-workshop-1st-may-2019-tickets-59953370144