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PhD Academy Surgeries

A reminder that FSO drop ins and ISVAT and Careers appointments continue over the summer.

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 Upcoming Events  

  • The Events Programme will begin again in Michaelmas Term 2019-20.

See details below of the Term events and courses offered through the PhD Academy

All of our training meets the four main domains of the Researcher Development Framework

PhD Development Programme courses

Eventbrite bookings usually close at midday on the day before the event.
Please use your institution email address when booking on an event.  

  • The Events Programme will begin again in Michaelmas Term 2019-20.

1-2-1 Sessions (Coaching, Writing Coaching & Public Speaking)

1-2-1 Coaching Sessions will run on Tuesdays during Summer Term 

  • Introductory sessions will begin again in Michaelmas Term 

1-2-1 Writing Coaching Sessions run Mondays and Fridays. Two sessions per student per term 

PhD Academy Surgeries

PhD Academy Surgeries are held every week during term time by different teams from across LSE. The surgeries are hosted by the PhD Academy in the meeting rooms, accessed via the PhD Academy Office (LRB4.03). Please see listings below for further information of the different surgeries available, when they are held and if advance booking is required. 

PhD Careers

Catherine Reynolds from the LSE Careers Service holds one to one appointments in the PhD Academy. Appointments are usually held on Wednesday and Friday afternoons and are 30 minutes long. Log in to LSE CareerHub to check availability and book your appointment online.  

Financial Support Office (FSO)

Please note that there will be no FSO drop in session at the PhD Academy on the following dates:

Thursday 11th July 2019

Tuesday 16th July 2019

Thursday 18th July 2019

If you have a general query during the above dates, you can visit the Student Services Centre (SSC) drop-in session in the Old Building.  Drop-in sessions operate Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1pm to 2pm at the SSC.

Rose Harris from the FSO holds drop-in advice sessions in the PhD Academy. Sessions are one to one and last 15 minutes. 

  • Tuesdays from 12pm to 1pm
  • Thursdays from 1pm to 2pm

The International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT)

Bethan and Laura from ISVAT hold advice sessions in the PhD Academy. Sessions are one to one and last 15 minutes.

Please note there will be no session on Thursday 04 July 2019.

Sessions are held: 

  • Mondays 11am to 12pm by appointment (Term time only)
  • Thursdays 3pm to 4pm by appointment

Book your appointment via phdacademy@lse.ac.uk or pop in to the office and speak to a member of the team. 

Language Centre 

Sarah Taylor and colleagues from the Language centre holds advice sessions during term time in the PhD Academy to provide help or advice on any aspect of your academic English writing, speaking, listening and reading. Appointments last 25 minutes. If you would like to discuss a particular piece of your writing please email it to s.taylor5@lse.ac.uk two days in advance.

Sessions are held:

  • Mondays 12-1pm, by appointment
  • Wednesdays 12-1pm, by appointment
  • Fridays 12-1pm, by appointment

Book your appointment via phdacademy@lse.ac.uk or pop in to the office and speak to a member of the team. 

Methodology Department

The Methodology Department holds walk-in Methods Surgeries during term time in the PhD Academy Offices. Two surgeries are held at the same time, one by a member of staff with a background in quantitative methods and the other by a member of staff with a background in qualitative methods.

To sign up for the surgery please use the ‘Methods Surgery’ Moodle page: https://moodle.lse.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=6354 or search Methods Surgery on Moodle and enrol this can be done before on or on the day.

Surgeries are held:

  • Thursdays 10am to 12pm, drop in 

Careers

PhD careers one to one appointments are available every week and are for 30 minutes. Log in to CareerHub and book your appointment online. The appointments are held in the PhD Academy meeting rooms, accessed via the office. Careers courses and events can be booked through Career Hub.

  • Wednesday 08 May - CVs In and Outside Academia
  • Wednesday 08 May - Working in data science: 'Things I wish I had known - when applying to positions in industry'
  • Monday 20 May - Applying for Jobs outside Academia
  • Monday 20 May - PhDs 'Hacking the Job Market' Academic Careers in USA (The Professor Is In) (Off campus at Lucas Lecture Theatre Strand Building KCL)
  • Wednesday 12 June - Mature Students Lunch
  • Wednesday 26 June - Career Check up
  • Monday 01 July - CVs In and Outside Academia

Methodology

Walk-in Methods Surgeries are held during term time on Thursdays from 10am to 12pm in the PhD Academy Offices.  

There are two members of staff; one with a background in quantitative methods and the other in qualitative methods.

To sign up for the surgery please use the ‘Methods Surgery’ Moodle page: https://moodle.lse.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=6354 or search Methods Surgery on Moodle and enrol this can be done before on or on the day.

Please see the courses for further information. 

Events for ESRC funded students

Opportunities for ESRC students, such as conferences and external training are listed on the LSE ESRC Moodle pages. Please remember to check regularly for updates.  

ESRC DTP Annual Events Schedule 2018/9

  • 17 October 2018 - Induction to the DTP Meeting (for new ESRC students)
  • 06 February 2019 - How to Achieve Impact with your Research
  • 13 March 2019 - Annual Meeting and Social - Agenda
  • 29 May 2019 - End of Year Social Event 12:30-2:30pm
  • 07 June 2019 - London-based ESRC DTPs Social Science Research Day

Free Media Training for ESRC-funded Researchers!

The ESRC offers ESRC-funded researchers a free one-day media training session.  The session provides the guidance needed to engage the media with confidence. Information about upcoming dates and links to a booking form are available at https://esrc.ukri.org/skills-and-careers/media-training/

Financial Support Office Drop Ins

Rose Harris from the FSO holds drop-in advice sessions in the PhD Academy for all PhD students. Sessions are one to one and last 15 minutes.  

Sessions are held:

  • Tuesdays from 12pm to 1pm
  • Thursdays from 1pm to 2pm

Rose can provide information regarding fieldwork, language training, extension, suspensions, maternity, collaboration, financial difficulties, overseas visits, or anything else that you wish to discuss in confidence.  You are welcome to drop in and Rose will endeavour to see you. 

Please note, FSO has moved from the Student Services Centre (SSC), however Postgraduate Travel Fund forms should still be dropped in to the Student Services Centre.

London Arts and Humanities Partnership – Training & Events

LSE is a member of the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP).  LAHP is an AHRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) that receives funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to offer LAHP studentships, Research Training, Events and Placements with Cultural Partners. 

Further information is available on the LAHP website, https://www.lahp.ac.uk/

LSE Students can access the full LAHP Research Training Programme, details of which are published in the LAHP Research Training Handbook.

The LAHP Newsletter - LAHP On the Air - https://www.lahp.ac.uk/newsletter/

@LAHP_DTP

LAHP Facebook

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Advice on Publishing 
You can arrange an appointment with Lucy Lambe, Scholarly Communications Officer from the Library, for help and advice on publishing and sharing your academic work. See more information about the service on the website and email L.Lambe@lse.ac.uk to arrange a consultation.

Library training sessions
PhD students are able to attend training sessions provided directly by the Library.