The Grand Union DTP, its students and the Scholar's Assocation host a variety of events across the partnership covering a wide range of topics and themes. Some event details over the coming term are listed below.
Grand Union DTP Launch Event
When: Friday 20 October, 2017
Time: 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Where: Cherwell Boat House, Bardwell Road, Oxford, OX2 6ST
What: All new and current ESRC Scholars are warmly invited to the launch of the new Grand Union DTP on Friday 20 October.
Booking: Numbers are limited, so please sign up as soon as possible by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
New Scholars' Induction Day
Date: Saturday 21 October, 2017
Time: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Venue: Department of Education, Norham Gardens, Oxford, OX2 6PY
What: This day of induction activities is for new Grand Union DTP Scholars who are starting their awards this October. As well as providing a chance to meet other new ESRC-funded students, the day will include networking activities, key note speeches, information about the benefits of holding an ESRC studentship, and a session on Training Needs Analysis and cross-institutional researcher development provision. There will also be an opportunity to trial a new smartphone app to help you plan and track your personal and professional development opportunities.
Shut Up and Write Sessions
When and Where:
Monday 23 October, 2017 Seminar Room E, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ
Monday 30 October, 2017 Seminar Room E, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ
Monday 6 November, 2017 Seminar Room E, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ
Monday 13 November, 2017 Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ
Tuesday 21 November, 2017 Seminar Room E, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ
Monday 27 November, 2017 Semianr Room E, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ
Time: 9.30 am - 12.00 Noon
What: The ESRC Scholars' Association is offering regular 'Shut up and write' sessions for DTP students who'd benefit from peer support (or a bit of pressure) to help produce coursework essyas, thesis chapters, conference/journal papers or other written material. These sessions will provide a dedicated time when like-minded graduates can get together for a period of writing, which includes a break and time to chat about goals. Coffee and snacks will be provided and a member of the Scholars' Association will always attend to lead each session. Although regularly attending will help build an accountable writing community, you can drop in for as many sessions as you'd find helpful.
Booking: No sign-up needed - just drop into as many (or as few) sessions as you'd find helpful.
Half Term Lunch and Publishing Workshop
Date: Friday 3 November, 2017
Time: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Venue: Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ
What: A publishing workshop, and lunch, with Oxford University Press. This session will focus on decision making and will cover:
• What academic publishers offer
• The different academic publishing options
• Making informed, strategic choices
• How to submit a book proposal and what to expect from a meeting with an editor.
You will leave this workshop equipped with the questions you need to ask to make the publishing choices that are right for you.
ESRC Scholars' Association Social
Date: Tuesday 5 December, 2017
Time: 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Venue: Merton College Middle Common Room (MCR), Merton College, Merton Street, Oxford, OX1 4JD
What: A social event hosted by the Grand Union DTP Scholars' Association at Merton College, Oxford