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2021-2022 Workshops

Workshops are open to all staff and students in the School of Social and Political Science only.

Please note that for 2021-2022 all workshops will be delivered online, live with a Q&A.

All SDO workshops are mapped onto the Graduate Attributes (UG, PGT) and Researcher Development (PGR, PhD) frameworks.

The suggested year of study is a guide only - sessions are open to all students in SSPS in any year of study.  Please be aware that the session content may be tailored to a particular audience. 

The full listing of workshops and events will be available as soon as possible. Check back regularly for updates.

 

Event Title

Date and Time

Suggested Year of Study

Framework Mapping*

Skills for Success: Your PhD Journey

27 September 2021, 1 - 2 pm

PhD

Professional Development, Personal Awareness & Research Development Edinburgh Award

Edinburgh Award Information Session (Repeated)

28 September 2021, 2-3pm

ALL

Professional Development, Personal Awareness & Edinburgh Award

Getting started at MSc

29 September 2021, 1-2.30 pm

PGT/PGR

Professional/situational awareness

Skills for Success: Making the Most of Your MSc Year (Repeat)

30 September 2021, 1-2pm

PGT

Professional Development, Personal Awareness & Edinburgh Award

Skills for Success: Edinburgh Award 1 October 2021, 11 am - 12 noon UG and PGT Edinburgh Award

Introduction to Publishing 

4 October 2021, 1.30 - 4.30 pm

PhD

B (1, 2, 3) C (1) D (1,2,3)

Going Beyond the Reading List

5 October 2021, 1-2 pm

ALL

Independent research

Skills for Success: Edinburgh Award 6 October 2021, 2 - 3pm UG and PGT Edinburgh Award

How to reference and avoid plagiarism

7 October 2021, 1-2 pm

ALL

Written communications

Networking in a Professional Setting

8 October 2021, 4-6 pm

PGT/PGR

Professional/situational awareness

Social media bootcamp: strategy, sharing & connecting  

12 October 2021, 2-4 pm

PGT/PGR

Social media

Advanced Skills: Developing a Research Strategy

12 October 2021, 1-2 pm

ALL

Planning, organising and time management

Managing yourself, your time and your goals

13 October 2021, 2-4 pm

ALL

Planning, organising and time management

Pitch Perfect: Public Speaking, Networking & Engaging

14 October 2021, 2.30-4.30 pm

PGT/PGR

Verbal communication and presentation

Career Planning

14 October 2021, 1.10-2 pm

UG

Self-awareness and reflection

Navigating Peer Review

19 October 2021, 09.30 am -12.30 pm

PhD

 B (1, 3) C (1)

Career planning

19 October 2021, 1.10-2 pm

PGT

Self-awareness and reflection

Tech & Tools: Choosing from Over 1000 Options

21 October 2021, 4-6 pm

PGT

Digital literacy

CVs and Cover Letters

26 October 2021, 1.10-2 pm

PGT

Written communications

PhD - RDA Input 2/S4S Pt 2

27 October 2021

RDA Year 2 PhDs only

 B(2) Self Management

Theory of Managing Effective Teams 

28 October 2021, 2-4 pm

ALL

Effective team working

CVs and Cover Letters

1 November 2021, 1.10-2 pm

ALL

Written communications

LinkedIn: Developing Your Profile

2 November 2021, 1.10-2 pm

ALL

Social media

Pitch Perfect

2 November 2021, 2.30–5 pm

PhD

 

D (2,3)

 

Professional Networking for Researchers

3 November 2021, 09.30 am – 12.30 pm

PhD

 D (1,2,3) B (3)

Influencing and Decision Making

3 November 2021, 2-4 pm

PGT/PGR

Influencing and negotiation skills

Presentation Skills

4 November 2021 2-4 pm

ALL

Verbal communication and presentation

Finding Internships and Work Experience

9 November 2021 1.10-2 pm

ALL

Independent learning and development

The Resilient Researcher

10 November 2021, 2-5 PM

PGT/PGR

Assertiveness and confidence

Design Thinking for Social and Political Science

17 November 2021, 2-5 pm

ALL

Creativity and inventive thinking

Building Self-Confidence and Resilience

18 November 2021, 2-4 pm

PhD

 B (1, 3)

Creative Problem Solving

19 November 2021, 2-4 pm

ALL

Creativity and inventive thinking

Leading Online Collaborations and Virtual Teams

22 November 2021, 2-4 pm

PGT/PGR

Effective team working

Performing Well at Interview

23 November 2021, 1.10-2 pm

ALL

Verbal communication and presentation

The Art of Strategic Questioning (Learning the Basics)

24 November 2021, 2-5 pm

ALL

Analytical thinking

Resilience

25 November 2021, 2-4 pm

PGT/PGR

Assertiveness and confidence

Academic Leadership

29 November 2021, 2-4 pm

PhD

 

Research Question Design Through Visual Thinking

1 December 2021, 2-5pm

PGT

Creativity and inventive thinking

CVs and Cover Letters

8 December 2021, 1.10-2 pm

PGT – Ideal for PDB Students

Written communications

 

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