'Shut Up and Write!’ Session
When: Thursday 16th March 2017 - 9.30-12.00
Where: Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building
What: A dedicated morning for tackling specific pieces of writing students are facing—this could include things like a chapter (or portion), essay, conference paper, or article. Students will have the support (or pressure) of their ESRC student peers, as well as snacks and drinks provided (breakfast-type items, biscuits, juices, coffee, tea).
ESRC Scholars Annual Conference—Research Careers in an Uncertain World Friday 21st April 2017
Date: Friday 21st April 2017
Time: 10:00-17:00, followed by a reception
Venue: Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens
The conference this year will focus on professional skills in a rapidly changing academic and research environment. The keynote speaker will be Prof. Alistair Buchan, who is head of the University's Brexit strategy. There will also be sessions led by academics from across the Social Sciences Division on getting published; running a major research project; dealing with the media; and more.
The main format for participants at the conference will be ‘Three Minute Thesis’ (3MT) presentations. This format was used at previous conferences, to great success, and ‘pitching’ research is itself a key professional skill. Participants will be able to choose to either present their thesis or, if they are at an earlier stage in your research, they can pitch their project as if to potential funders. All in the requisite three minutes, of course!