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LSE PhD Academy
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10 Portugal Street
London WC2A 2HD

 

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PhD Academy
LSE, Houghton Street
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Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6607

 

Email: phdacademy@lse.ac.uk

 

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Events and courses

Need a Doctoral De-Stress?

Dr Serena Sharma of AcademEase will be running a Wellness Workshop for research students on coping with the pressures of PhD life on 31 May 2017.

Refreshments will be provided.

Please click here to book your place.

Events for the Summer Term are now listed below - just click on the relevant accordian title below for more information.

Funding Opportunity!

Do you have an idea for a multi-disciplinary workshop that could be hosted in the PhD Academy?  If so, funding may be available, please see the Multi-Disciplinary Funding Guidance and Application Form listed under 'M'  on our A to Z of guidance documents webpage for more information. 

Academic and Professional Development Courses

You will find details about our Lent Term courses and be able to book onto these courses on our PhD Academy Eventbrite. Eventbrite bookings close at midday on the day before an event.  Please see listings at the bottom of this section. 

 

Summer Term Listings: 

 

 

Please click on relevant red hyperlink to reserve a space at these events.

PhD Academy Events

Summer listings will be available soon.  Please check regularly for updates 

 

Please click on the red hyperlinks for further information and to book on and reserve your space. 

PhD Academy Surgeries

PhD Academy Surgeries are held every week during term time by different teams from across the LSE.  The surgeries are hosted by the PhD Academy in the meeting rooms, accessed via the PhD Academy Office (LRB4.03). Please see listings below for further information of the different surgeries available, when they are held and if advance booking is required.

 

PhD Careers

Catherine Reynolds from the LSE Careers Service holds one to one appointments in the PhD Academy.  Appointments are usually held on Wednesday and Friday afternoons and are 30 minutes long. Log in to LSE CareerHub to check availability and book your appointment online. 

 

Financial Support Office (FSO)

Rose Harris from the FSO holds drop-in advice sessions in the PhD Academy.  Sessions are one to one and last 15 minutes.  Sessions are held:

  • Tuesdays from 12pm to 1pm, drop in or by appointment
  • Thursdays from 1pm to 2pm, drop in or by appointment

Book your appointment via email phdacademy@lse.ac.uk or pop into the office and speak to a member of the team.

 

The International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT)

Bethan and Laura from ISVAT hold drop-in sessions in the PhD Academy.  Sessions are one to one and last 15 minutes.  Sessions are held: 

  • Mondays 11am to 12pm, drop in or by appointment
  • Thursdays 3pm to 4pm, drop in or by appointment

Book your appointment via phdacademy@lse.ac.uk or pop into the office and speak to a member of the team.

 

Language Centre 

Sarah Taylor from the Language centre holds advice sessions in the PhD Academy to provide help or advice on any aspect of your academic English writing/speaking/listening/reading.  If you would like to discuss a particular piece of your writing please email it to s.taylor5@lse.ac.uk two days in advance.  Session are held:

  • Tuesdays 3-4pm, by appointment
  • Thursdays 3-4pm, by appointment

Book your appointment via phdacademy@lse.ac.uk  or pop into the office and speak to a member of the team.

 

Methodology Department

The Methodology Department holds walk-in Methods Surgeries during term time in the PhD Academy Offices. Two surgeries are held at the same time, one by a member of staff with a background in quantitative methods and the other by a member of staff with a background in qualitative methods. Please note, the focus is on methods, not software, since there is a separate 'software surgery' offered by LTI.  Surgeries are held:

  • Thursdays 10am to 12pm, drop in

 

Careers

PhD careers one to one appointments are available every week and are for 30 minutes.  Just log in to CareerHub and book your appointment online.  The appointments are held in the PhD Academy meeting rooms, accessed via the office.

 

Careers courses and events can be booked through Career Hub.

 

Summer Term listings will be updated shortly as we are in the process of migrating our webpages.  Details of events are available on Career Hub

Methodology

Methodology Courses

 

MY521 Qualitative Research Methods

MY530 Workshops in Advanced Qualitative Research

MY560 Workshop in Advanced Quantitative Analysis

 

Methods Surgeries

 

Walk-in Methods Surgeries are held during term time on Thursdays from 10am to 12pm in the PhD Academy Offices.  There are two members of staff one with a background in quantitative methods and the other in qualitative methods. No appointment is necessary.  Please note, the focus is on methods, not software, since there is a separate 'software surgery' offered by LTI.

 

Please click on the course title to be directed to further information, information about Michaelmas Term  Seminar Series  events will be available from the beginning of term 

Events for ESRC funded students

Opportunities for ESRC students, such as conferences and external training are listed on the LSE ESRC Moodle pages.  Please remember to check regularly for updates. 

 

ESRC DTC Events 2016-7

 

12 October    Induction for new ERSC scholarships

08 Februrary Impact Seminar (1st year ESRC scholarships)

08 March       DTC Annual Meeting and Update (all)

24 May           DTC Social Event (all)

 

 

Rose Harris from the (FSO) holds drop-in advice sessions in the PhD Academy for all PhD students.  Sessions are one to one and last 15 minutes.  Sessions are held:

  • Tuesdays from 12pm to 1pm
  • Thursdays from 1pm to 2pm

Rose can provide information regarding fieldwork, language training, extension, suspensions, maternity, collaboration, financial difficulties, overseas visits, or anything else that you wish to discuss in confidence. 

 

If you would like to reserve an appointment in advance, please come to the PhD Academy Office (LRB4.03) or email phdacademy@lse.ac.uk specifying your name, student ID number, short summary of your query and preferred appointment date and time.  You are also welcome to drop in and Rose will endeavour to see you.

 

Please note, FSO has moved from the Student Services Centre (SSC), however Postgraduate Travel Fund forms should still be dropped in to the Student Services Centre.

Events for Arts and Humanities Students

The LSE has recently joined the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) as an associate member.  LAHP is a Partnership of University College London (UCL), King's College London (King's) and the School of Advanced Study (SAS).   Queen Mary College of London is also an associate member.  This new collaboration will give LSE Arts and Humanities PhD Students the opportunity to attend LAHP training events.

 

What is Interdisciplinarity?

30th May 10am-1pm room 243

With Dr Jeff Bowersox, Dr Sarah Salih, and Dr Pei-Sze Chow

Interdisciplinarity is generally regarded as a strength in the Arts and Humanities, generating innovative ideas and methodologies, and fostering connections across disciplines. But what does it mean in practice to work in an interdisciplinary way? How can researchers from different fields communicate effectively? How can different disciplines be made to inform each other productively? How can we balance expertise in one field with adequate knowledge of others? What is the distinction between interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary work? How can interdisciplinarity be embedded into undergraduate teaching? What are the implications of interdisciplinary doctoral research for academic careers? These and other questions will be tackled in this workshop, led by three scholars with extensive experience of embedding interdisciplinarity into their research and teaching.

 

Please note that this workshop is for PhD Yrs 1 and 2 students.

As places are limited, please book your place using the online form by 24th May.

 

Students Union Events

Wellness Wednesdays

 

Lent Term, Wellness Wednesdays, 12-1pm, PhD Academy

Activities to be held every Wednesday lunchtime in the PhD Academy - free fruit at every session!

 

 


Do you have an idea for an event or course?

We are pleased to announce a new scheme to provide financial support to PhD students who would like to host a multi or intra-disciplinary event in the PhD Academy.  Students wanting to discover more can find the Multi - Disciplinary Funding Guidance and Application Form on our A to Z of guidance documents webpage.  All applications will be peer reviewed and successful students will be asked to write a report on the conference for the Academy Team. 

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