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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.  

Booking to open in September.

  • 02 October - Keep Calm and Study On: How Stress Impacts the Body & Mind 12-3pm

  • 08 October - Literature Searching for Teaching and Research (Library) 10-12pm
  • 09 October - Writing Your Data Management Plan (1of 3) 10-12pm
  • 09 October - Ethics Session 2-4pm
  • 14 October - Broadcast Media Training 10-3pm
  • 15 October - Creative Thinking 9-12pm
  • 16 October - EndNote or Mendeley? Which tool to use to manage information (Library) 10:30-12pm
  • 16 October - Wellness while Writing: Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Writer’s Block 12-3pm
  • 17 October - Voice, Presence and Impact 12-2pm
  • 18 October - Public Speaking Workshop 10-1pm
  • 21 October - Poster Design Workshop 12-2pm
  • 24 October - Creating a publishing strategy for journals 2-4pm
  • 25 October - Preparing for Your Viva 12-2pm
  • 28 October - Communicating your research 10-3pm
  • 29 October - Presentation Workshop (1 of 3) 2-3:30pm
  • 30 October - Using Mendeley to manage references and collaborate (Library) 10-12pm
  • 30 October - Sweet Dreams: Tips for Cultivating a More Restful Sleep 12-3pm
  • 31 October - Conference Abstracts and Posters Workshop 10-4pm

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 

Booking to open in late August/September.

  • 30 September - 1-2-1 Writing Coaching 3-5pm
  • 04 October - 1-2-1 Writing Coaching 2-4pm
  • 07 October - 1-2-1 Writing Coaching 3-5pm
  • 11 October - 1-2-1 Writing Coaching 12-2pm

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

Booking to open in late August/September

  • 22 October  - 1-2-1 Public Speaking 10-12pm 
  • 24 October - 1-2-1 Public Speaking 10-12pm 

 

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 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. 

Please note the Method Surgeries do not run during the summer period. Please email methodology.research@lse.ac.uk if you need advice

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.  

Please note the Method Surgeries do not run during the summer period. Please email methodology.research@lse.ac.uk if you need advice

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/

Modern Language classes for 2019-20 

Now Open for booking

Please ONLY sign up if you can commit to attend the classes on one of the days and times options indicated on the MLC leaflet below (attendance will be monitored).

Language courses available

French & German

Spanish

Italian

Russian

Arabic

Please see the MLC leaflet for the full timetable of the classes.

Courses are funded by LAHP, but you will need to cover the cost of textbooks (between £20 and £40 approx.) and of taking optional exams.

Attendance for the three terms is compulsory and a minimum of 75% attendance is expected. Students should expect to do 4 to 8 hours of self-study per week

Eligibility

These courses are open to all arts & humanities and social sciences PhD students at University College London, King’s College London, School of Advanced Study, Queen Mary University of London, London School of Economics and Political Science, Royal College of Art, Royal College of Music and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Priority will be given to LAHP AHRC-funded students.

Instructions on how to sign up – please read carefully

  1. Complete the KCL MCL module application before Monday 9th September.

  2. On completion of the module application KCL MLC will advise you to either:

a)      book onto the complete beginner/ continuing (with a minimum of 75% attendance) course OR

b)      book a level assessment (via phone or skype) ( if you have achieved up to 75% attendance in the previous year or if you have some experience of the language)

  1. MLC will advise level assessment students of their outcome and which course level to enrol on.

  2. To enrol on a course you must register using LAHP enrolment form (google form) by 23rd September.

  3. PLEASE ONLY COMPLETE THIS ONCE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED THE KCL MLC MODULE APPLICATION AND COMPLETED THE RELEVANT LEVEL TEST. Please note this does not guarantee a place on the course*.

 

*APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

 

* The finalised course offerings will be published at the end of September. Priority will be given to LAHP AHRC-funded students.

Please note that the Open Day at the KCL Modern Language Centre (Strand Campus) will take place on 18th September 5-7pm to give you a taste of the fantastic modern language learning opportunities we offer.

 Interested in learning other languages?

If you are interested in learning other languages, the King’s Modern Language Centre offers a great range of courses in 23 languages. To find out more details, please visit the King’s MLC website

 

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Free Yoga for PhD students, Student Union                                                                  Every Wednesday 5-6pm during Term time. Starts in 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.