Podcast Your Research

Monday 18th Feb, 12:00-15:00, Graduate Centre 2.04

From inception to publication; this interactive session delivered by Emily Elias, journalist and producer of the Oxford Sparks Big Questions podcast series, is a whirlwind tour through the basics of how to share your research in an engaging manner through podcasting. The session will introduce approaches to podcasting, present inspiration from a range of different podcast styles, and discuss publication options.

This session will not go into the technicalities for recording podcasts but is a great introduction to what podcasts are all about and will help you think about framing your content for podcast audiences, along with some top tips for getting started.

To book a place please go to https://www.esdcourses.org.uk and search for course DC913


Provided with support from the Centre for Public Engagement


Parenting and Researching Well

Are you a PhD student and a parent, or parent-to-be? Would you like to meet and talk to others in the same situation? Or perhaps you are wondering what it might be like to do research alongside caring for children in a future career?


This GradFest event offers chance to get together over lunch and share experiences, tips and information to support with the challenges of juggling a PhD and parenthood.


Wednesday 20th 12-2pm

Graduate centre, room 1.01

Buffet lunch provided

Pre-walking babies welcome!


Book here:   https://www.esdcourses.org.uk/  and search for code DC912

Please book by Monday 18th February for catering numbers.

Skills points available for attendance.

LinkedIn secrets – generating job options

RC010 – LinkedIn secrets – generating job options

Tuesday 19th Feb – LG5, Queens Building, Mile End

A practical workshop for PhDs and ECRs who would like to enhance their job hunting and networking skills through LinkedIn.

You will learn how to use LinkedIn as a useful research tool to explore options and avenues outside of academia – whether you know what type of role you want or not. Plus we’ll cover how to network effectively on LinkedIn.

When you register for this event, please also register on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com), with a basic LinkedIn profile. This will help you get the most out of this workshop.

Tutor: Andrea Cox, Careers Consultant for Researchers


To book please go to: https://www.esdcourses.org.uk and search for Course Code: RC010

Skills Points Awarded for Attendance

Q Consult Researchers

RC911 – QConsult Researchers application workshop

Thursday 21st February, 15:00-16:00, Graduate Centre 2.04

This practical session which will teach you the elements of making a strong application and will focus particularly on applications to the QConsult Researchers work experience scheme in 2019.


QConsult Researchers is a work experience scheme for PhDs and ECRs which is designed to fit around your research. The programme places teams of 5 researchers onto mini consultancy projects for London-based businesses and charities.


The scheme will run in April – June 2019 and October – December 2019. Applications for the April cohort open in mid-February and close on 4 March.


More details about QConsult Researchers scheme: http://www.careers.qmul.ac.uk/researchers/qconsult-researchers/


Tutor: Andrea Cox, Careers Consultant for Researchers


To book please go to: https://www.esdcourses.org.uk and search for Course Code: RC911

Skills Points Awarded for Attendance

Cafe Scientifique – GradFest 2019

Cafe Scientifique evenings are regular events for PhD researchers and research staff. The idea of the event is to create an informal, relaxed atmosphere where researchers from all disciplines can meet and chat, and also present their work and ideas to a general, friendly audience. A typical evening would consist of short presentations from researchers, wine/soft drinks and pizza, and other activities such as a quiz, a debate or a creative challenge.

To book a place go to : https://www.esdcourses.org.uk/ Search for course code RD002

Skills Points Available:

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Postgraduate student union- expressing thoughts, wishes and concerns through Art, a drop in with your postgraduate researcher Rep.


If you don’t have concerns about your PhD course, then surely you must have some advice to share. How about you join us for lunch meet, your fellow researchers and PGR reps to the Students’ Union with lunch provided, communicate face-to-face your thoughts, wishes and concerns from across campuses.


At this drop-in session, there will be networking, suggestions and researchers feedback forum, with short, fun activity stations and freebies, and of course a range of lunch options to cater for different dietary requirements.


Looking forward to seeing you there.

This event is arranged by Alice Dowden and Ahmed Naji, QMSU PGR Reps

To Book a place please go to: https://www.esdcourses.org.uk/ and search for course code DC909