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PhD Clinic Workshop: Continuing research after your PhD - academia vs industry

When Dec 07, 2015
from 11:00 AM to 01:30 PM
Where Room B3, Institute of Criminology, Cambridge
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At the previous workshop we discussed what skills PhD students should acquire to be employable both in academia and in industry. This workshop builds on this and is targeted at students who are in the middle or in the later stages of their PhDs. How often do you ask yourself - what next? (A lot, we know). Most of us want to continue doing research but with the uncertainty of funding and positions in academia a lot of us are wondering: can I continue my research in industry? What are the differences? The answers are never straightforward but we have yet another great expert - Dr Andrea Kells - to help us.

Andrea did her PhD in insect behaviour at the University of Southampton but after decided that academia was not for her. She has since worked in university-industry liaison and run an international undergraduate summer school for biology students for a US pharmaceutical company. For the last 2 years she has been the research facilitator in the University’s Computer Laboratory, where one of her jobs is advising PhD students and postdocs on future career pathways, particularly where they are considering academic positions. She will talk about similarities and differences between research careers in and outside of academia and factors that  influence our decisions of which route to take.

As ever, please sign up for this workshop via our website http://cambridgephdclinic.comOr email Ana at ak798@cam.ac.uk

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Professional Development Policy Workshop - The role of evidence and expertise in effective policy making: Linking transport, health and well-being

When Dec 04, 2015
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where The Moller Centre, Cambridge
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The DTC has joined up with the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) in a new venture to give students increased opportunities to engage with Public Policy issues.  Activities will include an annual workshop, designed to foster a better understanding of the relationship between research and policy, with presentations from both academia and government. 

The first workshop will take place on 4 December and will provide an opportunity for DTC students to meet policy professionals and learn more about the policy process.

The workshop is FREE to attend.  To register your interest, please download and complete the application form and return to jackie.ouchikh@csap.cam.ac.uk by close of business on Friday 13 November 2015. You will be notified by Friday 20 November if you have been offered a place at the workshop.

Law and Ethics for Social Science and Humanities Research

When Dec 04, 2015
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DR
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Public Policy Lecture: Inside the Nudge Unit, how small changes can make a big difference - Dr David Halpern, Director, Behavioural Insights Team

When Dec 03, 2015
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where The Judge Business School, Cambridge
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In 2010, David Cameron set up the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) also known as the ‘Nudge Unit’ at Number 10 Downing Street, which uses behavioural economics to examine and influence human behaviour; to ‘nudge’ us to make better decisions. Dr David Halpern, a behavioural scientist, has headed up BIT , now a social purpose company, since 2010. The approach is to make small changes to policy to lead to improvements across tax, healthcare, pensions, employment, crime reduction, energy conservation and economic growth. In this lecture David will draw on his 2015 book, Inside the Nudge Unit, to reflect on the nudge approach and the application of behavioural economics to public policy.

This lecture is presented by the Public Policy Strategic Research Initiative (SRI), Masters in Public Policy (MPP), Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) and Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange (CUSPE).

Further details and registration at:

 http://www.publicpolicy.cam.ac.uk/events/inside-the-nudge-unit

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Research Grant Panel

When Dec 02, 2015
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where B3, The Institute of Criminology, Cambridge
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IMCreate Hackathon

The Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) will run the World’s first Intelligent Mobility Hackathon in November, as part of its on-going mission to accelerate innovation in transport and you can be part of it.
When Nov 14, 2015 09:00 AM to
Nov 15, 2015 05:00 PM
Where London
Contact Name The Transport Systems Catapult (TSC)
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If you're interested in taking part in this event, please email: IMCreate@ts.catapult.org.uk 

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ESRC Festival of Social Science - Bullying Experience and Effects: UK Evidence

As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) invites you to its forthcoming seminar, Bullying Experience and Effects: UK Evidence.
When Nov 09, 2015
from 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Where The Escalator, 69-89 Mile End Road, London, E1 4TT
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This event is free to attend. Please book your place via Eventbrite and remember to book early so you don’t miss out as spaces are limited.

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PhD Clinic workshop - Academia and Industry - can PhD prepare me for both?

When Nov 02, 2015
from 11:15 AM to 01:30 PM
Where Room B4, Insititute of Criminology, Cambridge
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During the workshop we will discuss what skills can/should students acquire during their PhD to be prepared for a career in academia and in industry. We will be joined by Madelaine Chapman, who works for the Cambridge University Career Service and provides advice and support to researchers from various disciplines. She will help us to answer all tricky questions related to our topic.

This workshop will be very beneficial to the new PhD students, however all PhD years are welcome! To make the most of this workshop, when registering, please submit a specific question that you would like us to address.

To register please go to: http://cambridgephdclinic.com or email Ana Klimovich-Smith at ak798@cam.ac.uk.

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

When Oct 26, 2015
from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Room B4, Department of Criminology, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge
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Starting a PhD is both an exciting and a daunting prospect for most. 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 by drawing on the experience of those in years above. 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 for to post-graduate students at any stage. This event is free for all post-graduates at Cambridge University. 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 23 October 2015.

Please register at: http://www.cambridgedockingstation.com/register 

Cambridge Festival of Ideas - The Power of Data

When Oct 24, 2015
from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Where LG19, Faculty of Law, Cambridge
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Cambridge Festival of Ideas

The Power of Data

Are you a data nut or a data sceptic? Join the panel to hear how data enthusiasts are using personal and public data for social purposes, how citizens can access and use data relevant to their area, and how governments and researchers are drawing on huge datasets to drive policy and behaviour change.

The panel includes:

  • Hendrik Grothuis from the Digital team at Cambridgeshire County Council on how data is being used to improve services in your local area
  • Mark Farid talking about Data shadow, his current project about data at the Festival of Ideas
  • Dr Lydia Drumright, University Lecturer in clinical informatics on how medical research is benefitting from improving health data
  • Michael Sanders from the Behavioural Insights Team, also known as the ‘nudge’ unit, which is using data in innovative ways to improve government policy and services as well as to save the government money

Booking is required. To book your place, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-power-of-data-tickets-18203478093

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ESRC DTC Induction and Get-together

Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe, ESRC DTC Director, invites ESRC students to an induction and get-together.
When Oct 20, 2015
from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Where The Old Library, Pembroke College, Cambridge
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Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe, ESRC DTC Director, invites ESRC DTC students to an induction and get-together. Members of the ESRC DTC Management Group will speak at the event and it will also be an excellent opportunity to meet other DTC students and share experiences.

New ESRC DTC 2015 students, please come along at 17.30.  

ESRC DTC students from previous cohorts are very welcome to join us for drinks and nibbles at 18.30.

DTC Annual Lecture 2015

When Apr 29, 2015
from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Where Faculty of Law, Room LG19, Sidgwick Site
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The DTC was pleased to host its 2015 annual lecture, in which Professor Vignoles spoke about "Social Mobility and Education"

 

A copy of Professor Vignoles' presentation, and a short abstract, are available:

http://sms.cam.ac.uk/media/1981257



Governments around the world aspire to create socially mobile societies in which each individual, regardless of social background, has an equal chance of realising their potential. Certainly this is a goal that successive UK governments have subscribed to. The question is how to achieve this? The role of education as a potential driver of social mobility has long been accepted and much policy effort has been focused on improving the educational outcomes of the most disadvantaged students. Yet in the UK, as indeed in most countries, educational achievement still varies dramatically by socio-economic background. In this lecture Professor Vignoles asks whether education really is an agent for social mobility and present evidence on the trajectories of primary school children from lower and higher socio-economic status families across their entire education career, right through to university. She considers the role of the education system in narrowing the socio-economic gap in education achievement and discuss how socio-economic background continues to influence economic outcomes when students, even graduates, leave the education system.

Wednesday 29 April 2015, 5.00 - 6.30pm

Faculty of Law, Room LG19, Sidgwick Site


 

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