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September 2020

Safe Researcher Training

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

29 September 2020   Safe Researcher Training 29 September 2020 Online This Safe Researcher Training (SRT) course is intended for researchers who will be, or are in the process of, applying for access to controlled data in the UK Data Service Secure Lab. It is also suitable for researchers who will be accessing controlled data in other secure environments, such as the ONS Secure Research Service or HMRC Datalab, where the requirements of access mandate attendance on a Safe Researcher…

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The Tech Sector and Social Science: An introduction to collaboration

September 29 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

29 September 2020 11:30 – 13:00 BST Join us to learn about collaborative opportunities for social scientists and the technology sector in Northern Ireland About this Event What can social science offer to the technology sector? And what research opportunities are possible with tech companies? This informal panel discussion and Q&A will cover: An introduction to the technology industry in Northern Ireland Experiences and tips from social science academics who have previously collaborated with tech companies Experiences and tips from…

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Social Network Analysis: Techniques and Methods of Analysis

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

29 September 2020 Webinar: Social Network Analysis: Techniques and Methods of Analysis 29 September 2020 Online, 15.00 - 16.00 BST Vast swathes of our social interactions and personal behaviours are now conducted online and/or captured digitally. Thus, computational methods for collecting, cleaning and analysing data are an increasingly important component of a social scientist’s toolkit. Social Network Analysis (SNA) offers a rich and insightful methodological approach for uncovering and understanding social structures, relations and networks of association. This free webinar,…

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October 2020


October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Launching in October 2020 Delivered by Dr Sabina Strachan, founder of how2glu, this six-month development programme has been developed for social science researchers and will enable participants to grow business partnerships by developing skills, capabilities and confidence. This programme is ideal for those who want to collaborate with industry partners in their research and for those who are considering a career outside of academia. The how2glu approach is practical, responsive and action-oriented. Using accessible methods, glucard™ visual tools and resources,…

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Introduction to Collaborative Working

October 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm

21 October 2020 13:30 – 15:45 BST 'Introduction to Collaborative Working' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event 'Collaboration’ is a much-used term which can often be misunderstood. This participative workshop will describe the nuts and bolts of collaboration, explore what it means for you, and highlight key strategies for how you can collaborate effectively. We will cover ‘what is collaboration?’, ‘when should I use it?’ and ‘why collaborate?’ and compare ‘cooperation’ and ‘collaboration’ and understand when to…

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Building a Presentation, with Duncan Yellowlees

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

22 Oct, 2020 10:00 - 12:00 About the Event 70% of doing a presentation happens before you get anywhere near a stage, and if you get it wrong, you'll definitely regret it! Participants will: *Learn the 3 core concepts to good presenting *Be able to pitch to different audiences *Use a presentation design canvas to build a talk *Find the value in preparation and practice *Make use of a building blocks strategy to take the stress out of making presentations…

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Discovering Your Agency: How to Overcome Challenges

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

22 October 2020 14:00 – 16:15 BST 'Discovering Your Agency: How to Overcome Challenges' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event In this workshop we will identify a range of different challenges you may face during your PhD research experience and ways you can generate more positive outcomes. Working through graphic glucard™ tools individually and in small groups, we will look at how to harness or develop key skills such as self awareness, expectation management and learned optimism.…

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Key Data: Qualitative and Mixed Methods Data

October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

26 October 2020 Webinar: Key data: Qualitative and mixed methods data 26 October 2020 Online, 15.00 - 16.00 GMT This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to learn about the qualitative or mixed-methods data available from the UK Data Service. The UK Data Service provides access to a range of qualitative and mixed-methods data including Peter Townsend’s Last Refuge and Neighbourhood Boundaries, Social Disorganisation and Social Exclusion. These collections cover many topics and most of them can be…

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Consultancy Skills Workshop

October 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm

28 October 2020 12:30 - 14:45 GMT ABOUT This participative workshop will help you to identify and develop key consultancy skills, practical approaches to developing client relationships, and workshop common issues. First, we will look at drivers and prospective client / partner expectations and the characteristics of successful client-consultant / partner-advisor relationships. We will then focus on essential ‘soft’ skills for consultancy – communication, flexibility and collaboration. You will identify your strengths and areas for growth and explore strategies to…

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Effective Networking

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:15 pm

29 October 2020 10:00 – 12:15 GMT 'Effective Networking' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event This participative workshop will allow you to identify skills and share strategies for effective networking to build effective research and industry relationships. You will be introduced to practical tools to enhance your networking approach and we’ll cover online/virtual modes of networking too given the changing landscape. We’ll explore the purpose of networking and look at it in the context of building relationships.…

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