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ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Social Sciences


Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) Professional Development Workshop for the Cambridge ESRC DTP

Date: Wednesday 27th March 2019 (10am-2:30pm)

Venue: Judge Business School


The Centre for Science and Policy is organising a professional development workshop for PhD students in the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership at Cambridge University. The workshop, which takes place on 27 March, will provide an introduction and overview of the role of academic research in policy making and will offer advice on careers in government.

This session will include a series of short talks interspersed with questions, discussion and pitches from participants. Further information on how to prepare for this session will be sent to confirmed attendees.

Provisional Agenda

10:00     Welcome & introduction

10:10     How is policy written?

11:00     Policy pitches: students give short pitches on their research (to a panel)

Feedback from panel

12:00     Lunch & networking

12:45     How to engage with the policy officials

14:00     Advice on careers and internships

14:30     Close

Contributors include

  • Nicola Buckley, Associate Director, Centre for Science and Policy
  • Ivan Collister, Research Associate, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge and former senior civil servant in 10 Downing Street
  • Rob Doubleday, Executive Director, Centre for Science and Policy
  • Former DTP student working in a government department