Events

The Grand Union DTP, its students and the Scholars' Assocation host a variety of events across the partnership covering a wide range of topics and themes. Event details over the coming academic year are listed below. All current events can also be viewed on the Grand Union DTP's Eventbrite page here. Additional events not directly sponsored by the GUDTP but still highly relevant to Social Sciences students are also listed below. 

DTP Events 2019-20

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When: Thursday afternoons (dates and times flexible)

Where: Social Sciences Divisional Office, Oxford

Booking: email granduniondtp@socsci.ox.ac.uk

 

Book an informal session with DTP Manager Kate Gear and discuss any questions you might have about your studentship, the additional funding opportunities available through the Grand Union, claim form guidance, or other related topics. Sessions are one-on-one and will take place at the Social Sciences Divisional Office at Hayes House, 75 George Street, Oxford. Email us to set up your appointment date and time. 

**These sessions are open to current ESRC-funded Grand Union DTP students enrolled at the University of Oxford.**

 

When: Friday 21 February 2020, 09:00-17:00

Where: Nuffield College, University of Oxford

Booking link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/doctoral-davos-collaboration-fair-tickets-82959539215

Registration deadline: 17January 2020 (strictly enforced)

 

This one-day conference aims to connect and match doctoral students working across the social sciences with non-academic collaborators, working in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Through a range of panel formats, we will curate a conversation designed to enable doctoral students to connect with prospective partners, and for partners to find students whose research and skills can benefit their organisation’s work. Participating students must be willing present their research to both fellow researchers and collaborators.

**This event is open to ESRC-funded PhD students in the social sciences at the University of Oxford, Brunel Univerity London, and the Open University. In the case of over-subscription, priority will be given to doctoral students within their funded period.**

 

When: New dates to be announced 2020

Where: Manor Road Building, Seminar Room E

Booking link: TBC

Book a session with DTP Director Professor Alex Betts to discuss your doctoral journey, collaboration, and how things are progressing. 

External Events & Training Opportunities

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When: Wednesday 22 January 2020, 09:00-17:15

Where: Manor Road Building, Seminar Room G

Booking application link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-prepare-and-deliver-effective-podcasts-registration-85606420107

Deadline to apply: Wednesday 8 January 2020, 14:00 (spaces limited)

This workshop run by two ex-BBC journalists and experienced programme-makers will give you the skills to create effective and engaging podcasts about your research. Podcasts are the most accessible “windows” to view your university through, and yours need to reflect the quality of your institution.

What strikes us about university podcasts is that although the production quality is important, it is the communication skills of the podcaster, and his or her ability to tell a good story, that makes the podcasts effective and helps them stand out among fierce online competition.

Our course will enable you to get the best out of whatever technical expertise or resources you may have.  We help you to pitch your podcast correctly to the target audience, to organise your thoughts and consider the best ways to present them. We will give you the skills to present the podcast in a talk format, and the interviewing skills to make an interview/conversation style podcast.

Please visit the above link and the Social Sciences Division Researcher Development page for all further details on this great opportunity. 

 

When: Wednesday 29 January 2020, 09:00-17:00

Where: Manor Road Building, Seminar Room G

Booking application link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/telling-the-world-publicising-your-research-through-media-registration-85608097123 

Deadline to apply: Wednesday 8 January 2020, 14:00 (spaces limited)

Making the case for your research to the general public through the media has never been more important, and this course will give you invaluable lessons from two very experienced ex-BBC journalists, Tim Grout-Smith and Lily Poberezhska. The course, which we have given at 38 UK universities, will also help you to build skills that may be crucial to getting grants in the future.  Even if you have no plans to talk to journalists, the these highly transferrable skills will help you to deal with difficult questions in vivas and at academic conferences, in converting research findings to business applications and in any situation when you need to talk about your research to non-specialists.

You will learn what makes a good story in media terms, how to spot one in your own work, and how to handle the tensions between scientific/academic and journalistic methods.

Please visit the above link and the Social Sciences Division Researcher Development page for all further details on this great opportunity. 

 

When: Monday 27 January 2020, 12:00-14:00

Where: Social Sciences Divisional Offices, Hayes House, 75 George St, Oxford

Booking application link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/working-as-a-self-employed-consultant-while-researching-registration-83967560233

The workshop is based on the insights gathered by OUI when helping academics from the Social Sciences consult for over 500 companies. It will explore the benefits of undertaking consultancy, look at some real life case studies, inform on the Universities procedures and how Oxford University Innovation can support you and look at what you can do yourself to seek out opportunities.

Please visit the above link and the Social Sciences Division Researcher Development page for all further details on this great opportunity. 

ESRC Grand Union DTP 2019-20 Events Year card

For a complete list of events for the 2019-20 academic year, please download the year card here.

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