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Summer School for PhD students

The University of Glasgow hosts the Guild PGR Summer School as an online event. The overarching theme for the week would be research communication, encompassing many important topics relevant not only to the PhD experience, but also to future career plans.

2021.03.17 | Mathilde Brøndum Reeh

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Date Mon 05 Jul Fri 09 Jul
Time 09:00    19:00
Location Online course
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Course description

The Guild Summer School will provide opportunity for discussion, reflection, and practical skills development. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on research communication in their own PhDs, and to develop/enhance their skills in this area via group work, workshops, and a variety of experiential activities. Putting the knowledge and skills gained throughout the week into practice, participants will work together to eventually produce an online publication on research communication, which would be available to all PhD students.

We will draw on the expertise of staff and students in the University of Glasgow Research Beacons, cross-disciplinary areas of research excellence, who will develop and deliver content based on their extensive experience in both working within cross-disciplinary teams and working with other institutions, funders, practitioners, policymakers and charities. The participants will also be presented with topics such as managing a social media profile and presentation techniques using a range of media (including face to face and through film, animation and blogging).

The participants will also be presented with relevant topics such as communicating research to diverse audiences, non-academic audiences, communication within a multidisciplinary team, communicating with external stakeholders and communicating with the media.

Date and venue

Date: 5th-9th of July

Venue: Online course

Participants

PhD students from the Guild universities. Aarhus University are allowed nominate two candidates for the Guild Summer School. The selected candidates will be notified on the 16th of April.

How to apply

If you are interested in participating, you can apply by attaching a short motivation and a short CV to your application.

In the motivation, it will be an advantage to address some of the blow topics:

  1. Considerations about how to communicate research to diverse or non-academic audiences.
  2. Reflect on and motivation for enhancing your communication skills.

You can apply via the following link: https://events.au.dk/guildsummerschool/signup.

Language

The summer school will be conducted in English. As such, candidates must have strong speaking, writing and listening skills in this language.

Trainers: Specialists from the University of Glasgow, Tartu, Bern, Radboud, Warwick-The Guild and external

Sessions type: Presentations, workshops, group activities, recreative events

Educational objective: To develop/enhance skills in Communications

Costs will be covered by your graduate school.

For further questions, please contact Mathilde Brøndum Reeh.

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