Authoring a PhD and Developing as a Researcher: The Middle Years
This information is for the 2012/13 session.
Dr Sarabajaya Kumar, with Professor Patrick Dunleavy and other colleagues.
This course is intended for second- and third-year students registered for the PhD and embarking on the main body of their research. The thematic workshops are suitable for students in all disciplines across the School.
Booking is essential for each individual workshop that you wish to attend, and should be done online via lse.ac.uk/lse/training
Content and teaching
The workshops offered are:
Using online resources for literature reviews - expert advice from LSE Library and academic staff.
Purposeful networking - guidance on effective relationship building as you move into the research-intensive phase of your work.
Enhancing your CV for academia and beyond - explores how to assess your CV from a recruiter's point of view and helps you identify what additional skills and experience you may need for various careers.
Using lateral thinking to work creatively - tips for freeing up your thinking and writing.
Writing compelling abstracts, pitching for conferences and journals - expert advice for how to generate interest in your research among the wider academic community.
Blogging, press, web presence and social media - guidance and advice on communicating your research beyond academia.
Communicating about your research: a practical introduction to the ways in which social science research can be communicated within and beyond the academic community.
Developing as an academic writer - aimed at students in the process of writing up their research and designed to help you develop your own writing style.
Managing your work-life balance - an introduction to life-coaching and time-management tools that you can use to meet the important milestones in both your doctorate and your life.
Patrick Dunleavy, Authoring a PhD: How to plan, draft, write and finish your doctoral thesis or dissertation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), chapters 5-6, 9. To get maximum value from the workshops, participants should read relevant chapters before attending the session. There are multiple copies in the Library's Course Collection.
This course is non-examinable.