DTP Incubator Events

The Grand Union DTP funds a variety of interdisciplinary events and opportunities conducted by ESRC-funded students. See below what events are happening now and how you might be able to get involved, as well as reports of our past incubator activities.  

Current Events

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This year, the ESRC (partnered with Trinity College, Oxford) is rolling out a mentoring scheme to level the university access playing field in Oxfordshire. Working with schools, ESRC mentors will receive training and work closely with sixth-formers, guiding them on all aspects of their application from writing their personal statement to interview preparation. In 2019-20, the project will be in its pilot phase: 10 mentors working with roughly 30 students. In the future, we hope it will become a larger vehicle for social equity amongst school pupils in Oxfordshire. 

We are currently looking for more mentors to join the existing team. If you think you might be interested or would like more information, please email joseph.keel@politics.ox.ac.uk or lucy.maycox@sant.ox.ac.uk to find out more. We look forward to hearing from you!

Past Events + Reports

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(This series has completed - recordings of the below sessions are now available for viewing at the same link)

An exciting opportunity has come up for DTP students to attend a number of webinars scheduled throughout May and June, covering relevant topics across the Social Sciences and sponsored by the ESRC Incubator Fund. Themes will include:

  • 3G Internet and Confidence in Government

  • Structural Reforms and Elections: Evidence from a World-Wide New Dataset

  • Africa’s Latent Assets: or, how to be optimistic about African development

  • Will the EU survive?

  • German Division and Reunification and the "Effects" of Communism

  • Measuring Textual Sophistication in Specific Domains Using Machine Learning

  • Populism and Economic Decline

  • The Brexit Vote and Labour Demand: Evidence from Online Job Postings

  • The Democratic Scar of Epidemics

The webinar series will feature a different speaker each week with opportunity for Q&A. To access the complete programme and registration details, please visit https://comparative-economics-webinar.netlify.app/.