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Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Student Led Symposium

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Wolfson Medical School Building

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Hosted by University of Glasgow

2017 Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Student Led Symposium
Survival Strategies for the Modern PhD Student

Thursday 20th 12:30pm–6:30pm to Friday 21st April 9am–3pm
Hugh Fraser Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical School Building, University of Glasgow

Keynote Speaker: Professor Steve Yearly
University of Edinburgh

Can academic ‘engagement’ be enjoyable and can one prevent it becoming a new euphemism for marketing and self-promotion?
Description: Engagement, participation and stakeholder involvement have become mainstream over the last twenty years. They are now as likely to be an obligation as an aspiration. In this talk I want to reflect on my experiences with engagement – during and after the research process, with policy organisations, with community groups and with public audiences (at festivals, zoos and theatres). I hope to highlight the trends which are leading engagement to become routinised, and to suggest ways to avoid the routines and to promote rewarding forms of engagement.

Special Contribution: Professor Rowena Murray
University West of Scotland

This Writing Workshop will include writing to prompts, ‘snack’ writing, analysing academic writing, writing an abstract/summary, using prompts in series, outlining and writing groups, micro-groups and retreats. This will be a practical session, involving writing activities and discussions of how these activities can contribute to the writing of theses, journal articles and other texts. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops to this workshop – if you have one – although it’s not a requirement.


Contributors

Prof. Colin Clark, University West of Scotland
Dr Mo Hume University of Glasgow
Dr Kirsten Jenkins, University of Sussex
Dr. Philly Wiseman, University of Glasgow

Dr. Seumas Bates, University of Glasgow
Dr Jo Ferrie SGSSS & University of Glasgow
Sarah Burton, University of Glasgow
Harriet Waugh, Scottish Government


Topics

Activism & Academia
Unpacking the Academic Job Advert
Dealing with Supervision
Writing Strategies
Internships
Surviving the Viva

DINNER EVENT open to all delegates Thursday 20th April 6:30pm-9pm at Siempre Bicycle Café.

The event is free to PhD students studying at a Scottish university and it is organized by the SGSSS student representatives. Fifty places available on a first come, first served basis: Registration essential via Eventbrite. Lunch, coffee/teas, dinner (20th) & Breakfast, coffee/teas and lunch (21st) provided for delegates.

Accommodation grant available up to £60 for Thursday 20th April only. Travel expenses paid (public transport within Scotland only). For further information and to record access or dietary requirements please email: sgssocsci@gmail.com


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Wolfson Medical School Building

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Glasgow

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United Kingdom

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