Events, courses and training

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

Academic and professional development courses

Details about these courses and booking onto these courses will be open on our PhD Academy Eventbrite in September. Eventbrite bookings usually close at midday on the day before the event.

  • Thursday 19 October - Research Ethics Session
  • Wednesday 08 November  - How to become an effective peer reviewer, with Dr Edgar Whitley
  • Thursday 16 November - Research Ethics Session
  • Thursday 14 December - Research Ethics Session

PhD Academy events

Booking onto these courses and workshops will be open on our PhD Academy Eventbrite in September.

Wednesday Wellness Workshops:

  • Doctoral Destress: Coping with the Pressures of PhD Life - 27 September - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/doctoral-de-stress-coping-with-the-pressure-of-phd-life-tickets-36715819003

  • Wellness while Writing: Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Writer’s Block - 04 October

  • Keep Calm and Study On: How Stress Impacts the Mind and Body - 11 October

  • Eat Well, Stress Less: Combatting Stress through Nutrition - 18 October 

  • All Work and No Play: How to Cultivate a Healthy Work-Life Balance - 25 October

  • Persisting with the PhD: How to Sustain Motivation During the Doctorate - 08 November 

  • The Science of Stress Management: How Meditation Can Change Your Brain - 15 November 

  • The Balancing Act: How to effectively juggle your PhD with other commitments- 22 November

  • PhD Presence: Mindfulness Tips for Doctoral Students - 29 November 

  • Building Confidence: Working with your Inner Critic - 06 December

PhD Academy hosted event - an interdisciplinary workshop with Professor Tina Campt

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 during term time 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:

  • Mondays 12-1pm, by appointment
  • Tuesdays 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.

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.

  • Monday 09 October - Careers options after your PhD - Planning ahead
  • Wednesday 18 October  - Preparing for an Academic Career in the UK
  • Wednesday 08 November - PhD Panel
  • Monday 13 November - CVs for academic posts
  • Wednesday 22 November  - CVs for outside academia 
  • Monday 27 November - Mature students lunch 

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 2017 - Induction to the DTP Meeting (for new ESRC students)
  • 07 Februrary 2018 - How to Achieve Impact with your Research
  • 14 March 2018 - Annual Meeting and Social
  • 23 May 2018 - End of Year Social Event

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. 

The LAHP Research Training Programme is available on the LAHP website and other opportunities, including conferences are listed below - please check back for updates.

LAHP have also launched a Newsletter - LAHP On the Air - which can be viewed at https://www.lahp.ac.uk/newsletter/

LAHP funded Student Conference - 'Memory and Space', 30 November 2017, Senate House

This conference seeks to widen the traditional understanding of memory through exploration of literal and figurative spaces.

Call for papers deadline, 12 September 2017

LAHP Student-led Interdisciplinary Conference - '(Im)mobility: Dialectics of Movement, Power and Resistance', 28 November 2017, LSE PhD Academy

This cross-disciplinary conference aims to investigate the dynamics of mobility and immobility in relation to structures of power.

Call for papers deadline, 30 July 2017

Language Acts and Worldmaking Project

A flagship project funded by the AHRC Open World Research Initiative, which aims to regenerate and transform modern language learning by foregrounding language's power to shape how with live and make our worlds. Find out more at https://languageacts.org/

@LAHP_DTP

LAHP Facebook

Student Union events

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