Menu 4.45 Welcome for 2014 Cohort and new supervisors 5.45 Joined by some members of previous cohorts 6.30 Joined by other doctoral researchers in the social sciences 6.35 Food
Pathway clusters, pathways, schools, departments and centres • Pathway: the arrangements for doctoral support and development that are available to doctoral researchers in your school, department and research centre. • ESRC: the resources and opportunities that are available only to ESRC funded students and which come directly from them via the DTC • University: what is made available for doctoral researchers centrally in terms of courses and resources mainly through the doctoral school
DTC tasks • Selects doctoral researchers for awards • Administers the grant: between ESRC and University • Performs quality assurance • Contributes to university doctoral governance • MSc in Social Research Methods • Is there for you!
Research Methods • 1+3 Courses – take/audit • MSc in Social Research Methods • MRes in Psychological Methods • MSc in Applied Social Psychology • MSc in Foundations of Clinical Psychology • MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience • MSc in Science and Technology Policy • MSc in Technology and Innovation Management • MSc in Economics • MSc in Development Economics • MSc in International Economics • Other master’s courses – take /audit • School / Department / Centre Seminars • Other doctoral provision in your school (or elsewhere)
Researcher Development Programme: Short Courses • http://www.sussex.ac.uk/doctoralschool/internal/researcherdev/events/all • http://www.sussex.ac.uk/doctoralschool/internal/researcherdev/e-learning Researcher Development Programme: Online Courses
Advanced Training • Sussex DTC - organized in the summer term • Other DTCs (bursary reduces cost to £30) • Other National Centre for Research Methods • Other relevant courses (With research training support grant)
Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) • Pooled fund based on £750 per year per researcher • Expenses associated with research project (including fieldwork, conferences, training etc) • Discuss with supervisor – complete form • request amounts from DTC based on realistic costing (quotation or estimate) • Collective application rather than individual items • Submit expense form with receipts - reimbursement
Overseas Fieldwork • Difficult Language Training • Extra costs that might not be incurred by those doing fieldwork in the UK • Return flights to the country of fieldwork • Visa costs • Vaccinations • Interpreter/Translation costs
Other activities • First year and third year conferences • ESRC Festival of Social Science • Watch this space!
All cohorts • Teacher Training • Placements • Media training • Overseas institutional visits • Mentoring Circles scheme
Teaching and Teacher training • The amount of time that researcher is expected spend each year on their research “equates to a 37.5-hour week for 48 weeks [1800 hours]. Please note that ESRC allows for eight weeks’ holiday per year and when this is taken into account, the figure of 1,800 hours is reduced to 1,650.” • Six hours per week maximum teaching or research assistantship time. • 3 introductory workshops • Email Janet Collettj.firstname.lastname@example.org to book. • Sussex certificate • 3 continuing workshops + 2000 words assignment • 15 credits towards PGCertHE • Associate membership of Higher Education Academy
Internship Scheme • Spend up to six months in a non-academic organisation within the public, voluntary or private sector where they can work as part of a team . • Calls (probably October) and then from time to time • Only one per person – three month rule • Time added on • Extra allowance up to £1000 for accommodation and travel • Other internships and placements • Consultancies
ESRC Media Training • To equip researchers with basic skills to disseminate their research to the public • To explain to researchers what makes a good press release and how the press works • To give researchers a survival guide for radio and television interviews • Early career researchers media training covers PhD students and postdoctoral researchers • Generally 30-50 attendees • Run at various times and locations across the country (five in 2013)
Making your research count • Publish in academic journals • Blogs: your own, others • Twitter • Press release – radio, TV. • Collaborate – watch for DTC opportunities • ESRC resources • ESRC events • http://www.ncrm.ac.uk/TandE/video/podcasts/
Overseas Institutional Visit • Aims • establish research networks • disseminate early research findings • participate in seminars and other academic activities that are directly relevant to their research • undertake specialist research training not available within the UK • Integral to PhD study with continued supervision • 4 – 13 weeks (extension) • After start and before finish of award – 3 months • One call per year – deadline Fri 21 Nov 2014 • Support from supervisor and host institution • Written report
Mentoring circles scheme • 2 experienced doctoral students lead circle • 5-6 new ESRC students • Meet 6-8 weeks (twice per term), 1.5 hrs • Discuss issues arising from life as doctoral researcher • Benefits – networking, peer support, different perspectives, variety of discussions • Circle leaders training
Practice • Ground rules - Respect, honest, non-judgemental, listening, …confidential? • Active listening, open questions • Groups, 2 leaders to facilitate • How I’m feeling about (starting) my PhD…?