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The Centre for Science and Policy is organising a professional development workshop for PhD students in the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership at Cambridge University. 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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ESRC DTP: Business Awareness Course new Tue 30 Oct 2018   09:00 Finished

The Cambridge ESRC DTP-IAA offers a free one-day training course to PhD students and Postdocs on Business awareness. The course is aimed to assist students understand how businesses operate and to develop skills valuable to future employees. Many businesses are looking for graduate employees with commercial awareness to enable them to work effectively in the workplace.

This fun, one day, interactive course includes ‘The Frame Game’ to give you a taste of the commercial world. Delivery is by the Institute of Manufacturing’s experienced industry and academic staff. So, book a place to:-

  • Experience how a business works
  • Explore a range of key business issues including working with customers, different business models and working as a team
  • Develop skills around developing and communicating your research and project

Lunch will be provided.