Events, courses and training

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

Academic and professional development courses

Listings of Academic and Professional Development courses for the Michaelmas Term soon be available.  You will find details about these courses and be able to book onto these courses on our PhD Academy Eventbrite. Eventbrite bookings usually close at midday on the day before the event.

PhD Academy events

Listings of PhD Academy events for the Michaelmas Term will soon be available. Please check regularly for updates.

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.

Sessions are held:

  • Tuesdays from 12pm to 1pm, drop in or by appointment
  • Thursdays from 1pm to 2pm, drop in or by appointment

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

The International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT)

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

Sessions are held: 

  • Mondays 11am to 12pm, drop in or by appointment
  • Thursdays 3pm to 4pm, drop in or 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 from the Language centre holds advice sessions in the PhD Academy to provide help or advice on any aspect of your academic English writing, speaking, listening and reading. 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:

  • Tuesdays 3-4pm, by appointment
  • Wednesdays 11-12pm, drop-in

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.

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.

  • Wed 19 April - PhDs and Research Staff (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. No appointment is necessary. 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 DTC Events 2017-8

  • 11 October 2016: Induction for new ERSC scholarships
  • 8 February 2017: Impact Seminar (Held annually - all ERSC students to attend once)
  • 14 March 2017: DTC Annual Meeting and Update (all)
  • 23 May 2017: DTC Social Event (all)  

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.  

If you would like to reserve an appointment in advance, please come to the PhD Academy Office (LRB4.03) or email phdacademy@lse.ac.uk specifying your name, student ID number, short summary of your query and preferred appointment date and time.  

You are also 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.

Events for Arts and Humanities students

LSE has recently joined the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) as an associate member. LAHP is a Partnership of University College London (UCL), King's College London (King's) and the School of Advanced Study (SAS). Queen Mary College of London is also an associate member. This new collaboration will give LSE Arts and Humanities PhD Students the opportunity to attend LAHP training events. 

Any available events will be listed here, please check back for updates.

Student Union events

Listings of SU events for the Michaelmas Term will soon be available. Please check regularly for updates.