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ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership course timetable


Fri 22 Feb – Wed 27 Mar

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March 2019

Mon 4
ESRC DTP: Real World Research - Social Science Solutions Workshop [Places] 10:30 - 13:00 Institute of Criminology, Room B3
    • Please note it is compulsory for all ESRC students to attend this workshop once during their studentship**

Unfortunately the original workshop had to be postponed but we are delighted that Dr Stephen Jolly, Director of the Saatchi Institute, a private think-tank headquartered in London, and a director in M&C Saatchi's global behavioural change practice, will be able to provide this rescheduled session.

This workshop is designed to provide an overview of real world research – and in particular, of evaluation research that is commissioned, designed and delivered in the real world, with all its unpredictability, mistakes, and unintended consequences.

Tea/coffee provided at the start of the workshop and lunch provided at 1pm

Wed 27

The Centre for Science and Policy is organising a professional development workshop for PhD students in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The workshop, which takes place on 27 March, will provide an introduction and overview of the role of academic research in policy making and will offer advice on careers in government.

This session will include a series of short talks interspersed with questions, discussion and pitches from participants. Further information on how to prepare for this session will be sent to confirmed attendees.

Provisional Agenda

10:00 Welcome & introduction

10:10 How is policy written?

11:00 Policy pitches: students give short pitches on their research (to a panel)

Feedback from panel

12:00 Lunch & networking

12:45 How to engage with the policy officials

14:00 Advice on careers and internships

14:30 Close

Contributors include

Nicola Buckley, Associate Director, Centre for Science and Policy Ivan Collister, Research Associate, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge and former senior civil servant in 10 Downing Street Rob Doubleday, Executive Director, Centre for Science and Policy Former DTP student working in a government department

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