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 Upcoming Events  

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.

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

1-2-1 Coaching Sessions will run on Mondays/Tuesdays during Term time. Introductory Sessions are 30 minutes long 

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

1-2-1 Public Speaking Sessions (30 Minutes) 

Bookings open mid November

  • 02 December - 1-2-1 Public Speaking Sessions 
  • 09 December - 1-2-1 Public Speaking Sessions

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)

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.

Sessions are held: 

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

Book your appointment by submitting an enquiry  or pop in to the office and speak to a member of the team. 

Language Centre 

Jim Pavitt from the Language centre will be holding 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. 

Sessions are held:

  • Tuesdays 3-4pm, by appointment
  • Wednesdays 10-11am, by appointment

Book your appointment by submitting an enquiry or pop in to the office and speak to a member of the team. 

The Language Centre will also be running Writing and Presentation workshops throughout the academic year, check the events timetable above for dates and times.

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.

  • Friday 11 October - Preparing for an Academic Career in the UK
  • Wednedsay 23 October - CVs for Academic Posts
  • Friday 25 October - Mature Students Lunch
  • Wedneday 30 October - CVs for Outside Academia
  • Monday 18 November - Career Options after your PhD Panel - Something Unexpected?

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 2019/20

  • 23 October - Induction to the DTP Meeting (for all new ESRC students) 2-4pm
  • 04 November - ESRC DTP Student Away Day (compulsory for all new ESRC students) All Day                                                                                                     

    An opportunity to meet your DTP Colleagues and find out how the LSE can support your training needs

  • 04 February - How to Achieve Impact with your Research 2-4pm

    (compulsory for all ESRC funded students to attend this annual seminar once during their studentship)

  • 11 March - Annual Meeting and Social 2-4pm (compulsory for all ESRC funded students to attend)
  • 17 June - PhD End of Year Lunchtime Summer Social 12-2pm                        (An opportunity to socialise with your fellow PhD Students over pizza and beer) 

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 Open Meeting with potential students and supervisors

    Hosted by the LAHP Director and Deputy Director

    Thursday 21 November, Time and Location to be confirmed

  • Introduction to WordPress 

    Wednesday 6th and 20th November 10.30am-5pm, room TBC, Senate House

    WordPress is the world’s best and most popular website builder and this hands-on course takes you through from the basics, including installation and set up, to cover all the most useful features and tools WordPress offers. Whether you already have a site and want to manage it properly or are starting completely from scratch, this is the course for you.                                                        These will be very practical hands-on sessions for 7 participants each in which you will complete exercises, create a WordPress site, ask questions and engage in discussions to make the most of the time. Please make sure you bring your own laptop.                                                                                            Booking to open shortly

  • Working with Practice-Based Research

    Tuesday 19th November 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm Room 349 Senate House

     This session explores the relation between theoretical and practical knowledge. This relationship has been long debated, especially within visual arts practices, music, theatre and performance, all of which have experienced a rapid development of ‘practice-based’ models of research.

     For more information and to book your place on this seminar please click here. The deadline for booking your place is today at 4pm; Tuesday 5th November.

  • Digitising Archives and Collections

    Thursday 21 November 2019, 10am-12.30pm, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

    Many organisations are involved in, or planning to be involved in, significant programmes of digitisation of collections and archives. This session will give a ‘behind the scenes’ view of such an initiative at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) (RGS-IBG)

     For more information and to book your place on this seminar please click here. The deadline for booking your place is the 7th November.

  • Introduction to Archives

    Wednesday 27th November 2019, 10am-4.30pm, King’s College Archives, 3rd floor Strand Building, London, WC2R 2LS

    This one day session with experienced archivists will address core questions around the use of archives in research and public engagement. Drawing on real examples of archives in major London institutions, this hands-on session will examine what archives are, where to find them, how they are catalogued and cited, and will touch on legal issues around access and use including copyright.

    For more information and to book your place on this seminar please click here. The deadline for booking your place is the 13th November.

  • From Research Student to Undergraduate Teacher. Moving into research-led training

    22nd November, 13th December and 24th January, 10am-1pm, Room 246 Senate House

    Teaching in HE: Starting Out 22 November 2019:

    In this opening session we will examine some key pedagogical concepts to inform the design of deep and meaningful learning experiences for students.

    Teaching in HE: Designing Assessment 13 December 2020:

    This session will explore recent research on HE assessment with a view to developing your skills in designing innovative, relevant and inclusive assessment and feedback

    Teaching in HE: Developing Your Practice 24 January 2020:

    This session will explore strategies for using research, student feedback, peer observation and self-reflection to continually develop your teaching practice.

    This is conceived as a series for up to 15 participants, however students who are only able to attend two of the three sessions are also welcome.

    For more information and to book your place on this seminar please click here. We will stop taking bookings two weeks before each session – so please ensure you book in good time.

 

More workshops can be found on the below link.

 

https://www.lahp.ac.uk/research-training/

 

 

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Student Union


 

Free Yoga for PhD students, Student Union                                                                         Every Tuesday 5-6pm during Term time. Starts 01 October 2019                                                                         

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.

If you are an MRes student please contact Sonia Gomes who will book your place.