Innovation Caucus PhD Intern Opportunities

Applications are invited from highly motivated PhD candidates for a three month internship to undertake research to inform the strategy and practice of Innovate UK and ESRC.

The Innovation Caucus is an initiative funded by Innovate UK and the ESRC to support innovation-led growth and promote greater engagement between the social sciences and businesses.

Serving as a gateway to the social sciences, the Innovation Caucus comprises 66 academics working across different disciplines with a focus on innovation. As well as promoting the awareness of and engagement with social science research, the Innovation Caucus is focused on understanding the dynamics of innovation ecosystems.

More information, including details of the internship projects and a person specification, can be found on the ESRC website.

Please note that applications must be received by 12.00 on 1 June 2018.

Bloomsbury Postgraduate Skills Network – March 2018

The Bloomsbury Postgraduate Skills Network comprises a shared skills training programme allowing research students in the participating institutions to enhance their generic research skills and personal transferable skills, through attending training courses and workshops at other member institutions. UBEL DTP students are eligible for all BPSN courses.

Their website is continuously updated throughout the year with new developmental opportunities for postgraduate researchers.

Upcoming Courses

 Date  Course Title  Places
14 Mar Postgraduate Funding: Considering the Alternatives for Research Students Waiting List
15 Mar Overcoming Writer’s Block for Research Students Available
15 Mar Publication Workshop 2: Publication Ethics Available
15 Mar UCL Careers Workshops
Marketing Yourself in Person
Available
15 Mar Teaching Skills for the PhD Student Available
16 Mar Teaching Arts in Higher Education
12 January – 23 March 2018
Available
16 Mar Open Academy Workshops
Boosting Your Online Profile
Waiting List
17 Mar Saturday symposia for part-time researchers
Essentials of Viva Preparation & Generating Grant Funding
Available
17 Mar Python: the Swiss Army Knife for Researchers Waiting List
17 Mar History, Ethnography and Memory Available
19 Mar Key Concepts in Science and Technology Studies
Communicating Risk and Uncertainty in a Complex World
Available
19 Mar Postgraduate Funding: Considering the Alternatives Available
19 Mar Qualitative Interviewing Waiting List
20 Mar Animal Research: Critical, Challenging & Creative Thinking
(theme: integrity)
Available
20 Mar Working ethically with children and young people as research participants Available
20 Mar Using LaTeX for Scientific Writing
6, 13 and 20 March 2018
Waiting List
21 Mar Introduction to Research Support and Integrity
(theme: integrity)
Available
21 Mar UCL Careers Workshops
Academic Career Planning
Available
21 Mar Exploring Gender in Management Studies
21 March and 4 June 2018
Available
22 Mar Open Academy Workshops
Open Futures
Available
22 Mar Introduction to Public Engagement  Available
23 Mar Preparing to Submit Your Thesis – Points to Consider Available
26 Mar Your PhD Part 1 – Reading for a PhD – The First Important Steps Waiting List
27 Mar Your PhD Part 2 – Management Skills for Researchers Available

To browse other courses, find further details and to book places, please visit the Bloomsbury Postgraduate Skills Network website.

ESRC Research Methods Festival 2018

Bookings have opened for the 8ᵗʰ ESRC Research Methods Festival, which will be held from 3–5 July 2018 at the University of Bath. This year’s Festival is highly relevant to postgraduate students, including advanced methodological sessions but also introductory ‘what is’ sessions.

The provisional programme is available from the NCRM website. There is also a poster competition for research students.

To book, visit the NCRM website. Early-bird booking is available until 20 April.

If you’re a UBEL DTP student and interested in attending the festival, remember that the DTP can pay fees, travel and accommodation expenses through your personal RTSG budget. Please contact the DTP team for further information.

UEL Researcher Development Programme 2017/8

All UBEL DTP students, wherever they are based, are entitled the Researcher Development Programme events with our partner institution the University of East London. The following opportunities are available in the remainder of the 2017/8 academic year:

Tue 13 Mar
10 to 4.30
Managing Your Research Project
Dr Steve Hutchinson
Stratford
RB.2.11
Thu 15 Mar
10 to 12
The Postgraduate Research Journey
Richard Bottoms
Stratford US.2.41
Wed 21 Mar
1 to 4.30
Beginner’s Guide to Research Funding
Prof John Wakeford
Stratford US.4.15
Thu 22 Mar
9.30 to 12
Regulations for PhD Supervisors
Richard Bottoms and Dr Caroline Dunmore
Stratford US.1.12
Thu 22 Mar
9.30 to 1
Teaching Skills 4: Growing Your Pedagogical Toolbox
Dr Melissa Ferro and Sima Heer
Docklands ICT.06
Wed 11 April
10 to 1
Effective Academic Writing
Dr Steve Hutchinson
Docklands EB.1.07
Wed 11 April
2 to 5
PGR Supervision Strategies
Dr Steve Hutchinson
Docklands EB.1.07
Thu 12 April
10 to 4.30
A Training Day To Be Bid For!
Dr Steve Hutchinson
Stratford ED.2.01
Tue 17 April
9.30 to 1
Academic Writing in English as a Second Language
Miranda Miller and Amanda Swift
Docklands EB.1.08
Wed 18 April
9.30 to 11
Regulations for PhD Chairs
Richard Bottoms and Dr Caroline Dunmore
Stratford US.2.41
Wed 18 April
11.30 to 1
Regulations for Prof Doc Supervisors and Chairs
Richard Bottoms and Dr Caroline Dunmore
Stratford US.2.41
Wed 25 April
9.30 to 1
Preparing For Your Viva
Dr Caroline Dunmore
Docklands EB.1.42
Thu 26 April
1 to 4.30
Beginner’s Guide to Research Funding
Prof John Wakeford
Stratford US.2.40

If you are a UBEL DTP student and wish to attend one of these sessions, contact Richard Bottoms, Postgraduate Research Student Manager at UEL Graduate School.

NCRM courses and events 2018

The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) has added new courses and events to its training database:

If you’re a UBEL DTP student and interested in attending one of these events, remember that the DTP can pay fees, travel and accommodation expenses through your personal RTSG budget. Please contact the DTP team for further information.