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Business Awareness Course

When Oct 30, 2018
from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Seminar Room B4, Institute for Criminology
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Tuesday 30th October, 9am to 4pm, including lunch

The Cambridge ESRC DTP-IAA offers a free one-day training course to PhD students and Postdocs on Business awareness. The course is aimed to assist students, postdoctoral researchers or those in a transitional phase (e.g. just submitted and before viva) understand how businesses operate and to develop skills valuable to future employees. Many businesses are looking for graduate employees with commercial awareness to enable them to work effectively in the workplace.

This fun, one day, interactive course includes 'The Frame Game' to give you a taste of the commercial world. Delivery is by the Institute of Manufacturing's experienced industry and academic staff. So, book a place to:-

* Experience how a business works

* Explore a range of key business issues including working with customers, different business models and working as a team

* Develop skills around developing and communicating your research and project

The course will take place on Tuesday 30 October 2018 (9am-4pm including

lunch) at the Institute for Criminology, Seminar room B4, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA.

Book your place by Monday 25 October at:

https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/esrcdtp/event/2741356

CANCELLED: ESRC DTP Student Focus Group

When Mar 19, 2018
from 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Where The Boardroom, Institute of Criminology
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CANCELLED - ESRC DTP Student Focus Group

This session will be rescheduled in due course.

ESRC DTP Worskhop: Cambridge Social Scientist

When Dec 14, 2017
from 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where Room B4, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Site
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We are pleased to announce the workshop will start with a talk about the Impact of social science projects in the Cabinet Office, by Christopher Webber from the Open Innovation Team at the Cabinet Office.

This workshop is mandatory for first year Ph.D students in particular, but anyone is welcome.  It is designed to tease out what we want emerging Cambridge social scientists to aim for during their time as students, so as to ensure that they produce good social science.  This workshop  will provide an opportunity for students to reflect on where they have got to so far and where they need to get to, as well as an opportunity to reflect on the kind of skills that they think they will need to develop during the course of their PhD.

We are pleased to announce the workshop will start with a talk by Christopher Webber from the Open Innovation Team at the Cabinet Office.

To book your place please visit: https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/esrcdtp/event/2233361

D'Tea'P End of term Social and Soapbox

When Dec 06, 2017
from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Room GR04, Faculty of English, Sidgwick Site
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The Director of the Cambridge ESRC DTP warmly invites all Cambridge ESRC DTP students to this session - it's a great opportunity to catch-up with fellow DTP students and to receive an update on current opportunities.  A senior academic will also 'get on their soapbox' and speak about a current interdisciplinary social sciences topic.

To book your place, please visit: https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/esrcdtp/event/2233364

ESRC DTC Re-induction session

When Oct 13, 2017
from 12:45 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Seminar Room B, First Floor, 17 Mill Lane
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We will be holding a ‘re-induction’ briefing for on-going students as we embark on our life as Doctoral Training Partnership. We will update you on plans for the forthcoming year (and beyond) and of course there will also be opportunities to network, and to ask questions or provide feedback to the DTP team. A light lunch will be provided at 12.45 for a 13.00 start.

This event is mandatory for those of you in the 2nd year of your PhDs and those in their third year are also very welcome. 

Please confirm your attendance by booking your place at: https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/esrcdtp/event/2233362

Cambridge PhD Clinic: Academic Speed Dating

When Oct 10, 2017
from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where B4, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Site
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The Cambridge PhD Clinic is kicking off the start of the new term with an exciting academic speed dating event. Come along and stretch your networking muscles, make friends, meet future colleagues and ask all the burning questions about Cambridge academia that have given you sleepless nights. Whether you have been in Cambridge for a while or just arrived this is an excellent opportunity to get to know other PhD students from different disciplines and get inspired.

We will be joined by Professor Ianthi Maria Tsimpli who will give a welcome address and there will be plenty of time to follow up the interesting conversations over some snacks and wine after the event.
Places are allocated on a first come first served basis, so register soon to avoid disappointment!

Best wishes,

Johanna Finnemann & Yvonne Frankfurth
, Cambridge PhD Clinic Organisers

The Cambridge PhD Clinic is a series of informal interdisciplinary workshops for graduate students in the language, natural and social sciences at the University of Cambridge to help them gain practical skills. We are funded by the ESRC DTC and by Cambridge Language Sciences. People come to us with their (small or big) research problems and can benefit from advice and experience of their fellow graduate colleagues. Visit our website http://cambridgephdclinic.com/ and join our facebook group https://www.facebook.com/Cambridge.Phd.Clinic/ to keep updated on our exciting events.

Launch of the Cambridge ESRC DTP

When Oct 04, 2017
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where The Old Library, Pembroke College
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We are pleased to announce an event to celebrate the official launch of the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership [DTP].

Please visit our Eventbrite page to confirm your attendance:

https://cambridgeesrcdtplaunch.eventbrite.co.uk

Welcome to the Cambridge ESRC DTP induction session

When Oct 04, 2017
from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where The Old Library, Pembroke College
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All new Cambridge ESRC DTP students are warmly invited to an induction session hosted by Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe, Cambridge ESRC DTP Director. You will hear from members of staff involved in the DTP and current students and the session will be directly followed by an event celebrating the launch of the Cambridge ESRC DTP where you will have the opportunity to meet students from previous cohorts, senior academics and external partners involved in the DTP.

Please confirm your attendance by booking your place at: https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/esrcdtp/event/2233344

 

ESRC DTC End of Year Social

When Jun 21, 2017
from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Seminar Room B, 1st Floor, 17 Mill Lane
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ESRC DTC End of Year Social

All ESRC DTC students are warmly invited to an end of term social, hosted by Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe. This is an opportunity for ESRC DTP students to catch-up with each other and also hear from a senior academic, who will 'get on their soapbox' and speak about a current interdisciplinary social sciences topic.

Please let us know if you can attend by booking your place at:https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/esrcdtp/event/2070096

An invitation to this event has also been extended to all supervisors of ESRC DTC students.  We hope you can join us!

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CSaP: Can we be collectively intelligent about collective intelligence?

When Jun 06, 2017
from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Jesus College Cambridge
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Can we be collectively intelligent about collective intelligence?

Dr Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive, Nesta

Part of the Dr S T Lee Public Policy Lecture Series

This lecture will look at how the world can make the most of new tools for intelligence. The emerging technological possibilities are increasingly well understood – rapid advances in powers to observe, analyse, predict and control – thanks to progress in AI and machine learning, sensors, and devices of all kinds.

Geoff Mulgan

Geoff Mulgan is Chief Executive of Nesta, and has been in post since 2011. He has had various roles in the UK government including director of the Government's Strategy Unit and head of policy in the Prime Minister's office under Tony Blair. Before that he was the founder and director of the think-tank Demos. He has also been Chief Adviser to Gordon Brown MP; a lecturer in telecommunications; an investment executive; and a reporter on BBC TV and radio. See Geoff's full biography here.

We do hope you will join us at the lecture on 6 June, 5:30pm – 7pm followed by drinks and networking

For more information and to register for the lecture, please click here.

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Translating Research into Visual Concepts Workshop

When Jun 02, 2017
from 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Seminar Room B, 1st Floor, 17 Mill Lane
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This workshop will be led by Dr Steven Wooding, Lead for Research and Analysis at  the Centre for Science and Policy. 

Pictures, diagrams and charts are a valuable way to communicate - but they're not easy. Steve will talk about how to use diagrams to illustrate concepts and ideas, as well as how to design effective graphs and charts. Along the way he will share his experience of producing visualisations for policy makers and researchers. There will also be an opportunity to have a go yourselves - so bring an idea that you'd like to illustrate or some data you'd like to visualise* along with a notebook and a pencil (or ideally, coloured pencils) to practice getting beyond words.

* if you're early in your research and don't have data or concepts to illustrate, bring your CV, and take a shot at making that graphical.

 

To book your place please visit: https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/esrcdtp/event/2161077 

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CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS: Real World Problems - Social Science Solutions Workshop

When May 24, 2017
from 10:30 AM to 03:30 PM
Where Room S1, The Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site
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Real World Problems - Social Science Solutions Workshop

This workshop will be led by Mark Liddle, the Managing Director of an independent consulting organisation which has worked for many years with a range of government and non-government organisations on research design and evaluations (both within and outside the UK). The workshop will involve a short talk about general principles of evaluation research from Mark Liddle, and then participants will be divided into small interdisciplinary groups to prepare research and evaluation designs - utilising issues drawn from the real world of social policy. In the afternoon, each group will present its design/evaluation proposal and receive feedback from Mark.

This is a great opportunity for you to get advice, evaluate and discuss how research can impact real world issues.

Lunch will be provided.

Places are limited so please book as soon as possible!

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Cambridge ESRC DTC Annual Lecture 2017

When May 16, 2017
from 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Where LG18, Faculty of Law
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Cambridge ESRC DTC Annual Lecture 2017

We are delighted that Professor James Wilsdon, Professor of Research Policy and Director of Impact and Engagement in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield, will be delivering the 2017 Cambridge ESRC DTC Annual Lecture. 

After Brexit, UKRI if you want to: a social scientist's field guide to the new research landscape

We’re about to embark on the biggest shake-up in the organisation of UK research for a generation. Implementation of the Higher Education and Research Bill in April 2018 will see the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and the research arm of HEFCE drawn into the warm embrace of Sir Mark Walport's UKRI (UK Research and Innovation). New multi-billion pound strategic funds - for global challenges and industrial strategy - are the main source of extra investment in the funding system, forcing universities to think creatively about the projects and cross-disciplinary teams they can assemble. The Research Excellence Framework is in the throes of a post-Stern Review revamp. And all of these reforms are taking place against the backdrop of the compound uncertainties of Brexit. 

The external drivers are pressing, the funding system is changing, but the need for robust social science, novel methodologies and interdisciplinary analysis of social problems has never been greater. How can the social sciences prepare for the road that lies ahead? And what opportunities - as well as bumps - may lie around the corner? Drawing on his experience at the heart of UK research policy, James Wilsdon will offer a field guide to the shifting contours of the UK research landscape.

To book your free place to attend this event, please visit https://esrc-dtc-annual-lecture-2017.eventbrite.co.uk 

 

Posters, Photos and (moving) Pictures Exhibition

When May 08, 2017
Where Seminar Room B, 1st Floor, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge
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Cambridge PhD Clinic Workshop - Fake News

When Apr 26, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Room B4, Institute of Criminology
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PhD Clinic Workshop - Fake News

"…nothing has to be true for ever.  Just for long enough, to tell you the
truth." (Terry Pratchett, The Truth)

Until recently 'fake news' was something restricted to April Fools Day in the public perception, however the lead-up to the EU referendum in the UK and the presidential campaign of Donald Trump have popularised a new connotation of the term. Various dictionaries picked 'post-truth', 'post-factual' and 'fake news' as their phrases of the year 2016 reflecting a rise in the concern over the intentional spreading of misinformation in highly-charged political or social matters. Furthermore the growing distrust of objective facts has been linked to anti-intellectualism and anti-science sentiments. So where do we as academics stand in this brave new world of alternative facts, truthful hyperboles, hoaxes and circular reporting? Were the events of last year a watershed moment in the history of journalism and science or a manifestation of a long-term trend? And what are we to play in the discourse about objective versus subjective reality?

We will be joined in our discussion by Professor John Naughton and Dr Ella McPherson.

 

 

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Poster training for 'Posters, Podcasts and Pictures' Exhibition

When Mar 20, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Mill Lane Lecture Room 5
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D"Tea"C Social Event

When Mar 15, 2017
from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Boardroom, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Site
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We are holding our regular end of term social event for Cambridge ESRC DTC students but with a twist! Please come and join us for D “Tea” C where
we will be serving tea, coffee and cakes in the Boardroom, Institute of
Criminology, Sidgwick Site from 3.30 – 5pm.
The DTC Director Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe will be there and will lead a Q and A session, so this is a great
opportunity to talk about the DTC and to socialise with others on the DTC
pathway.

ESRC DTC Student Focus Group

When Mar 08, 2017
from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Room B4, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Site
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ESRC DTC Student Focus Group

We are holding a focus group to hear your views on all aspects of the ESRC DTC events programme and the additional opportunities available to you (such as internships), plus any other feedback you’d like to provide!

In advance of the Focus Group it would be very helpful if you could answer a few short questions, available here

Thank you for your time - your feedback is essential in helping us provide an interesting and valuable ESRC DTC programme.

Where next? Applying for research grants

When Feb 21, 2017
from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
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Cambridge ESRC DTC workshop: Cambridge Composite Social Scientist

When Dec 14, 2016
from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where S1, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge
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Cambridge ESRC DTC workshop: Cambridge Composite Social Scientist

What makes a good social scientist?
This short workshop is designed to tease out what we want emerging Cambridge social scientists to aim for during their time as students so as to ensure that
they produce good social science.   This workshop will provide an
opportunity for you to reflect on where you have got to so far and where you
need to get to, as well as an opportunity to reflect on the kind of skills that
you think that you will need to develop during the course of your Ph.D.

Further details will be posted shortly.

Cambridge ESRC DTC Student Conference: New Forms of Data: innovation in the social sciences

When Dec 02, 2016
Where B4, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge
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Cambridge ESRC DTC Student Conference: New Forms of Data: innovation in the social sciences

We are pleased to announce that this year's ESRC-DTC student conference will be taking place on Friday 2nd December 2016.

All students at any stage of their research and studies are invited to attend the ESRC-DTC student conference: 'New forms of data: Innovation in the social sciences'.

The conference will include presentations from students working in all ESRC-funded fields and disciplines and will provide a forum to discuss the challenges of data collection, interpretation and analysis, as well as the communication of research in public and academic domains. There will also be a panel session from DTC students nearing the completion of their degrees, who will be discussing how students can engage with these innovations during their studies in order to build more informed and impactful research.

Confirmed speakers include: Professor Peter Fussey (Department of Sociology, University of Essex), Zhi Soon (Principle Advisor - The Behavioural Insights Team), and Dr David Stillwell (The Psychometrics Centre, University of Cambridge). We look forward to you joining us for a stimulating day - booking information to follow soon. 

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Save the date: 3rd annual Philomathia Symposium - Friday 18 November 2016

When Nov 18, 2016
Where Magdalene College, Cambridge
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3rd Annual Philomathia Symposium

Body politics: the dilemmas of regulating new technologies

Keynote speaker: Professor Sheila Jasanoff

Harvard Kennedy School of Government

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Cambridge DOCking station: ‘5 things I wish I’d known last year’: A Mentoring and Networking Event

When Nov 01, 2016
from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Where B4, Institute of Criminology, Cambridge
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Cambridge DOCking station: ‘5 things I wish I’d known last year’: A Mentoring and Networking Event

Starting a PhD can be both an exciting and a daunting prospect.

Progressing to a research degree from a taught degree is challenging, but it also offers great opportunities for creativity and individuality.

In this networking and mentoring event, we want to give new PhD students a chance to gain a clearer understanding of the PhD process with help from those further along in their research journey. Come along and find out what those who have gone before you have to say about attending conferences, publishing papers, collecting data and actually finishing your research! This is an excellent opportunity to network with others both within and outside your field. Although this event is aimed at first year PhD students, it will be helpful to post-graduate students at any stage.

This event is free for all post-graduates at Cambridge University. To register please go to: www.cambridgedockingstation.com/register .

Please register early to avoid disappointment as previous events have been oversubscribed. If the event is oversubscribed we will operate a waiting list. Registration will close on Friday the 28th of October.

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The Educated Brain: Late Childhood and Adolescence

When Oct 27, 2016
Where Murray Edwards College
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The Educated Brain: Late Childhood and Adolescence

 

On 18 April a series of ESRC-funded research seminars on The Educated Brain were launched.  The series is unique in that it is supported and coordinated by three University of Cambridge Strategic Research Initiatives (Cambridge NeuroscienceCambridge Public Policy and Cambridge Language Sciences

The first seminar covered Infancy and Early Childhood. We now invite you to register for the second seminar in the series on 27 October, led by Dr Michelle Ellefson (Faculty of Education), which will focus on Late Childhood and Adolescence.

To register please visit:

http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/events/event.php?permalink=90241c04cd

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Towards Impact and Contributions to Knowledge: PhD and First Academic Position - RSA Student and Early Career Conference 2016

When Oct 27, 2016 12:00 AM to
Oct 28, 2016 12:00 AM
Where Newcastle Business School
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The Regional Studies Association welcomes submissions of abstracts to their annual Student and Early Career conference, to be held in Newcastle in October 2016. This conference will give PhD students and early career researchers the opportunity to network, collaborate and socialise with others working in regional studies and related fields.

All submissions with a regional focus are welcomed and especially those in the following areas:

  • Urban and regional policy
  • New challenges in urban planning
  • New economic geography
  • Big data and regions
  • Climate change and sustainability
  • Politics and territory
  • Mega-regions and City regions
  • Regional mapping and visualisation
  • Clusters and smart specialisation
  • Employment, Welfare and Labour Markets
  • Migration Debates in the European Union and beyond
  • Social and community cohesion
  • Innovation, Knowledge and Local Economic Development
  • Entrepreneurship, manufacturing and new business models

The deadline for abstract submission is 4 September 2016. For more information about the conference please click here or to register and submit your abstract click here.

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Cambridge ESRC DTC: Induction and get-together - Welcome (back) to Cambridge

When Oct 25, 2016
from 04:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Where Nihon Room, Pembroke College
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Cambridge ESRC DTC: Induction and get-together - Welcome (back) to Cambridge

This session will be hosted by Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe, Cambridge ESRC DTC Director.  New ESRC DTC students will hear about the opportunities available to them and have the chance to meet the current ESRC DTC student representatives.  ESRC DTC students from previous cohorts will join at 17.45.

This event will be a good opportunity for ESRC DTC students across all cohorts to meet and share experiences. Hope you can join us! 

Re-Induction Event

When Oct 21, 2016
from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Room B3, Institute of Criminology
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Contact Phone 01223 766238
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This event is aimed at second and third years in particular but is open to all DTC students who are not in their first year.  There will be some important information about changes to the ESRC DTC training programme and other opportunities discussed. Please note that this is a required attendance event. Please RSVP to esrcdtc@admin.cam.ac.uk as soon as possible. A light lunch will be served.

DigiHealth UK Conference: Transforming Healthcare Delivery

When Oct 20, 2016
from 08:30 AM to 04:20 PM
Where Manchester
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DigiHealth UK: Transforming Healthcare Delivery will focus on how health services can bridge the gap between the current pressures on the system and the plans for the NHS to become a world leader in the development and use of technology in health and social care.

  • Have you considered how health services can bridge the gap between the current pressures on the system and the plans for the NHS?
  • What can you learn from key digital innovations that could finally transform the future of health and care in England?
  • Could this conference help progress the research you are currently working on?

Full details are available at: http://www.digihealthuk.co.uk/?utm_source=S2+DIGIHEALTH+UK+ING+AB+1+PERS+01.08&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DigiHealth+UK#register

 

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EARLI SIGs 18 & 23 Joint conference: Closing the Gaps? Differential Accountability and Effectiveness as a Road to School Improvement

When Sep 26, 2016 12:00 AM to
Sep 30, 2016 12:00 AM
Where Oslo, Norway
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Pre-conference workshops:

  • Mini-seminar on PhD skills
  • Roundtable session on participants' own research projects
  • Workshop A: Introduction to IRT: Scaling and DIF (by Leslie Rutkowski & Johan Braeken)
  • Workshop B: Using multilevel modelling techniques in educational research and evaluation (by Leonidas Kyriakides & Charalambos Y. Charalambous)

Date: 26-27 September 2016

Registration fees: 150 NOK for EARLI JURE members, 340 NOK for others

Main conference:

The conference is aimed at gathering state-of-the-art research on differential accountability and effectiveness, and how this can inform and enhance school improvement in order to promote not only quality but also equity in education.

Date: 28-30 September 2016

Full details are available at: http://www.uv.uio.no/cemo/english/conferences/earli-sigs-18-23/

Registration closes on: 8 August 2016

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2016 PublicHealth@Cambridge Showcase event: Political Economy of Public Health

When Sep 06, 2016
from 10:00 AM to 06:30 PM
Where Murray Edwards College, Cambridge
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The 2016 PublicHealth@Cambridge Showcase event, Political Economy of Public Health will now take place on 6th September 2016 at Murray Edwards College.

Political economy of public health refers to research aimed at understanding the economic, political, social and historical forces which shape contemporary public health issues and our responses to them. We have a great line up of guest speakers for the event including Anna Gilmore (Bath), Sarah Hawkes (UCL), David Stuckler (Oxford), Larry King (Cambridge) and Martin McKee (LSHTM).

For more information and to register, please visit:

http://www.publichealth.cam.ac.uk/political-economy-public-health-2016-network-showcase-event-6th-september/

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