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11 May 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Public Speaking Workshop

11 May 10:00-11:00am BST This introductory workshop will take you through the key aspects of what it takes to have an impact as a public speaker onlin...

11 May 10:00-11:00am BST This introductory workshop will take you through the key aspects of what it takes to have an impact as a public speaker online. About this Event The ability to speak confidently in public in talks, presentations, and group events, is a crucial part of any academic or policy making post. It allows you to present your ideas and yourself in the best possible light. As conferences and presentations move online, being an effective speaker in this environment has suddenly become a new and important challenge, and requires a brand-new set of skills. This introductory workshop will take you through the key aspects of what it takes to have an impact as a public speaker online. We will look at both the practical and technical sides of presenting via Zoom, Skype etc; including vocal and physical presentation techniques and tricks; advice on how to best structure your talk; and a close look at the some of the more subtle qualities required to make yourself interesting online.
Entry requirements: N/A
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Online
11/05/21 - 11/05/21
Reg. deadline: 10/05/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

14 May 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Understanding the publication and citation patterns of your research field

14 May 2021 14:00 – 16:00 BST During this hands-on workshop to citation tracking and bibliometrics we will use a range of citation and author profi...

14 May 2021 14:00 – 16:00 BST During this hands-on workshop to citation tracking and bibliometrics we will use a range of citation and author profiles tools such as Scopus, Web of Science, Google Scholar, SciVal and ORCID to: • retrieve which are the most cited publications in your field of expertise • review the publication pattern of your subject • find out potential collaborators • create citation reports and author profiles • gather and explain the most commonly used research metrics along with their strengths and weaknesses We will discuss the results and explore how to keep up to date on the key literature in your field.
Entry requirements: N/A
Assessment: N/A
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Online
14/05/21 - 14/05/21
Reg. deadline: 13/05/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

17 May 2021

Hertie School

Academic career laboratory 2 - How to write your academic CV and cover letter

This two-day intensive workshop prepares participants to enter the academic job market by learning how to analyse academic job calls, showcase their s...

This two-day intensive workshop prepares participants to enter the academic job market by learning how to analyse academic job calls, showcase their strengths through a well-crafted CV, and write effective cover letters and statements of motivation. Dates and times: two half-day sessions (17 May 2021, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm & 21 May 2021 morning & individual appointments in the afternoon); all information on course contents and target group here: https://www.hertie-school.org/en/docgov/phd-workshops/how-to-write-your-academic-cv-and-cover-letter
Entry requirements: none
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Online
17/05/21 - 21/05/21
Reg. deadline: 12/05/21
Credits: 2
N° of Sessions: 2

18 May 2021

Hertie School

How to write with policy impact

Policymakers, editors and business leaders tend to be pressed for time and receive too much information. Researchers who want their arguments to influ...

Policymakers, editors and business leaders tend to be pressed for time and receive too much information. Researchers who want their arguments to influence policy must learn how to communicate key messages clearly. The seminar will cover how to write concise and accessible texts. Participants will learn how to structure an argument and formulate recommendations. They will gain an understanding of different publication formats and develop publication strategies to maximise impact and reach the right audiences. This is a hands-on class. Participants will develop a style guide and practice how to recognise and avoid jargon. They will learn how to structure policy briefs and devise publication strategies and they will write their own op-eds and learn how to pitch to a news outlet. They will gain a better understanding of the cultural gap between policymakers and researchers, as well as the challenges facing researchers who strive for both impact and integrity. Target group: PhD researchers with little or no experience in writing policy briefs or op-eds. Instructors: Sophia Besch and Ellen Thalman. Dates and times: four half-day sessions (18 and 19 May 2021, 9 am – 1 pm and 2-6 pm)
Entry requirements: little or no experience in writing policy briefs or op-eds
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Online
18/05/21 - 19/05/21
Reg. deadline: 09/05/21
Credits: 2
N° of Sessions: 2

19 May 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Grantham Research Seminar

Guest speaker: Stephie Fried Title to be confirmed Further details of this workshop will be published nearer the time here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/g...

Guest speaker: Stephie Fried Title to be confirmed Further details of this workshop will be published nearer the time here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/events/stephie-fried/
Teachers:
  • Stephie Fried (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
Entry requirements: N/A
Assessment: N/A
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19/05/21 - 19/05/21
Reg. deadline: 18/05/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

21 May 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Eat Well, Stress Less: Tips for Healthy Eating During Stressful Periods

Fri, 21 May 2021 16:00 – 17:00 BST Do you struggle to maintain healthy eating habits during periods of stress? Do you feel too stressed and overwhe...

Fri, 21 May 2021 16:00 – 17:00 BST Do you struggle to maintain healthy eating habits during periods of stress? Do you feel too stressed and overwhelmed to make healthy eating a priority? Join us for an online workshop and learn about the links between stress and nutrition. We will consider how dietary habits and stress impacts the mind and body, discuss which foods are the most beneficial for managing stress, and explore tips for eating well during episodes of stress. This session will cover: the links between stress and nutrition how to upgrade your food choices the benefits of mindful eating tips for healthy eating during times of stress
Entry requirements: N/A
Assessment: N/A
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21/05/21 - 21/05/21
Reg. deadline: 20/05/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

26 May 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Grantham Research Seminar

Guest Speaker: Carolyn Fischer Title to be confirmed Further details of this workshop will be published nearer the time here: https://www.lse.ac.u...

Guest Speaker: Carolyn Fischer Title to be confirmed Further details of this workshop will be published nearer the time here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/events/carolyn-fische/
Teachers:
  • Carolyn Fischer (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
Entry requirements: N/A
Assessment: N/A
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26/05/21 - 26/05/21
Reg. deadline: 25/05/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

02 June 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Grantham Research Seminar

Guest speaker: Spencer Banzhaf Title to be confirmed Further details of this workshop will be published nearer the time here: https://www.lse.ac.u...

Guest speaker: Spencer Banzhaf Title to be confirmed Further details of this workshop will be published nearer the time here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/events/spencer-banzhaf/
Teachers:
  • Spencer Banzhaf (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
Entry requirements: N/A
Assessment: N/A
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Online
02/06/21 - 02/06/21
Reg. deadline: 01/06/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1
The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Creative Thinking for Researchers

2 Jun 2021, 10:00 BST This course introduces participants to a variety of different tools for innovative thinking. It is based on the premise that the...

2 Jun 2021, 10:00 BST This course introduces participants to a variety of different tools for innovative thinking. It is based on the premise that there is never any one, “right” answer to a problem, just a series of options. But by approaching problems as a group and from a variety of different angles, we can make our ideas better. In this workshop we use exercises to examine divergent thinking and convergent thinking. We then apply these to common challenges we face in academic writing including how to overcome writer’s block and how to structure a talk on our research. This is a 90-minute workshop.
Teachers:
  • Delia Lloyd ()
Entry requirements: N/A
Assessment: N/A
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02/06/21 - 02/06/21
Reg. deadline: 01/06/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1
Hertie School

Annual Workshop on Research Methods in Fundamental Rights - Workshop for PhD researchers and early career researchers

The Centre for Fundamental Rights at the Hertie School is pleased to announce its Second Annual Workshop on Research Methods in Fundamental Rights, ta...

The Centre for Fundamental Rights at the Hertie School is pleased to announce its Second Annual Workshop on Research Methods in Fundamental Rights, taking place online from 2-4 June 2021. The workshop is hosted by the Hertie School as a member of CIVICA - The European University of Social Sciences. The Workshop aims to provide doctoral and early-career legal researchers with opportunities to reflect on diverse research methods in human rights research. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to discuss these methods with renowned faculty, who will provide guidance and reflections on the methods they have applied in key pieces of their own research. Participants will also submit reflections on their own research questions and methods, and will receive individual feedback on their projects. We encourage applications from PhD and early-career legal researchers carrying out fundamental rights research employing any of the methodological approaches covered in the workshop. Participants will receive assigned readings and video-recorded presentations by Faculty in advance of the workshop, as well as guidance on the preparation of their own workshop presentations. Deadline for applications: 1 March 2021. Please submit your application by sending an email to fundamentalrights[at]hertie-school[dot]org with the subject line 'Research Methods in Fundamental Rights'. Applications should include one single pdf file, containing the following information: a CV, a letter of motivation, an outline of your research project, including your research question, research methodology and current stage of the research (2 pages); for PhD candidates: a letter of recommendation written by PhD supervisor. More information and links here: https://www.hertie-school.org/en/events/workshop-research-methods-in-fundamental-rights (Please note that you must apply via the above-mentioned email address, not via this course catalogue! This is only for information purposes.)
Entry requirements: Successful application
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Online
02/06/21 - 04/06/21
Reg. deadline: 01/03/21
Credits: 0

04 June 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Defending your Work: Shifting Your Fears Surrounding the Viva

4 June 2021 16:00 – 17:00 BST Do you have a viva or an upgrade coming up that you are anxious about? Does the prospect of defending your work fill...

4 June 2021 16:00 – 17:00 BST Do you have a viva or an upgrade coming up that you are anxious about? Does the prospect of defending your work fill you with fear and dread? This workshop will consider some common concerns that arise during the viva and upgrade process. We will discuss what to expect during your viva, practical ways to prepare, and tips for managing your fears surrounding the process. This session will cover how the viva differs from a traditional academic presentation how to prepare for the viva tips for managing difficult questions from the examiners how to manage the transition to post-PhD life
Teachers:
  • Serena Sharma (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
Entry requirements: N/A
Assessment: N/A
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Online
04/06/21 - 04/06/21
Reg. deadline: 03/06/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

11 June 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Blogging for Impact

11 Jun 2021, 10:00 BST his course will show you how to generate timely and relevant content for blogs, &how to write a blog so that it actually gets r...

11 Jun 2021, 10:00 BST his course will show you how to generate timely and relevant content for blogs, &how to write a blog so that it actually gets read Blogging has taken off as a form of communication unique to the 21st century. As a researcher, blogging can help you create a community around a specific body of expertise. This course will show you how to generate timely and relevant content for blogs, how to write a blog so that it actually gets read and how to create that signature conversational tone we associate with blogging. This course is useful for beginners who would like to build a successful blog from the ground up, as well for those who wish to fine-tune and improve an existing blog. This is a 90-minute workshop.
Teachers:
  • Delia Lloyd ()
Entry requirements: N/A
Assessment: N/A
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11/06/21 - 11/06/21
Reg. deadline: 10/06/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

16 June 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Grantham Research Seminar

Guest speaker: Christian Vossler Title to be confirmed Further details of this workshop will be published nearer the time here: https://www.lse.ac...

Guest speaker: Christian Vossler Title to be confirmed Further details of this workshop will be published nearer the time here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/events/christian-vossler/
Teachers:
  • Christian Vossler (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
Entry requirements: N/A
Assessment: N/A
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Online
16/06/21 - 16/06/21
Reg. deadline: 15/06/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

21 June 2021

Hertie School

Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education

The course introduces participants to the theory and practice of teaching in higher education. They can apply what they have learned in practical exer...

The course introduces participants to the theory and practice of teaching in higher education. They can apply what they have learned in practical exercises, for example through individual teaching sessions. This is a block seminar over several days (you must attend 21-25 June and one micro-teaching session, either on 28 or 29 June 2021). Instructor: Dr. Annika Zorn. More information here: https://www.hertie-school.org/en/docgov/phd-workshops/introduction-to-teaching-in-higher-education
Entry requirements: no or little teaching experience
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Online
21/06/21 - 29/06/21
Reg. deadline: 07/06/21
Credits: 6
N° of Sessions: 6

30 June 2021

Hertie School

International PhD workshop: European higher education in times of uncertainty

The Hertie School invites PhD researchers to participate in a workshop on European higher education in times of uncertainty. The virtual workshop is o...

The Hertie School invites PhD researchers to participate in a workshop on European higher education in times of uncertainty. The virtual workshop is organised in cooperation with the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences. From geopolitical tensions, including Brexit, to attacks on academic freedom, as well as an unprecedented disruption to university learning and research through COVID-19, European higher education is currently facing a plethora of challenges. How have European universities responded to this period of uncertainty? What policies have been developed at national and supranational levels of governance in light of political and social developments? This PhD workshop provides an interdisciplinary platform for emerging scholars to share and discuss their research with peers and senior academics. The aim of the workshop is for PhD researchers to present their work in an encouraging environment. We welcome submissions of different theoretical and methodological approaches across social science disciplines. Deadline for applications: 15 April 2021. Please apply by submitting an abstract (300-500 words) and a CV to edu.gov.team[at]hertie-school[dot]org. Applications via the CIVICA course catalogue are not recommended. For all further information, topics and so forth, please visit this website: https://www.hertie-school.org/en/events/15-04-2021-international-phd-workshop
Teachers:
  • Lukas Graf (Hertie School)
  • Anna Prisca Lohse (Hertie School)
  • Marcelo Marques (Hertie School)
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Registration for this course is no longer possible
Online
30/06/21 - 02/07/21
Reg. deadline: 15/04/21
Credits: 0