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December 2020

Working with Policy Makers

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

7 December 2020 14:00 – 16:15 GMT 'Working with Policy Makers' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event This workshop will help you understand policy drivers for engaging with research and explore techniques for framing your engagement in order to influence. A focus will be on approaches to communication and dissemination – specifically ‘messaging’, developing briefing, and options for communication channels – mindful of the present context and policymakers’ priorities. Working individually and in small groups you’ll use a graphic glucard™…

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Breaking Down ‘Imposter Syndrome’

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

10 December 2020 10:00 – 12:30 GMT 'Breaking Down "Imposter Syndrome"' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event If you often attribute your success to luck and discount the significance of your successes then these beliefs could be described as the ‘Imposter Phenomenon’. This workshop will provide some context / a brief overview of the phenomenon, common beliefs and behaviours that can characterise it, and discuss reasons why we might feel this way in different circumstances, particularly in the context of undertaking…

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Writing for Public Audiences with Dan Soule

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

15 December, 2020 10:00 - 13:00 GMT About the Event This workshop deals with issues around communicating your research for popular audiences such as businesses and consumers. In particular, the differences between research articles and press releases and online media are dealt with. The workshop involves practical writing tasks focused the different style and structures needed to communicate with non-academic audiences. Participants will see how the audience and structure of story or message can affect how research comes across.  …

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January 2021

Collaborative Studentships: Cultivating Effective Partnerships

19th January 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

19 January 2021 14:00 – 16:30 GMT 'Collaborative Studentships: Cultivating Effective Partnerships' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event Are you undertaking a collaborative studentship, working closely with non-academic partners, or considering future collaborative research such as a post-doc? Then this participative workshop is for you! It will help you cultivate effective partnerships and work with others collaboratively. We will focus on the principles of a collaborative approach, how to identify and work towards shared outcomes, and how to achieve mutual…

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Telling the World: Publicising Your Research through the Media with Media Players International

21st January 2021 @ 9:15 am - 22nd January 2021 @ 1:00 pm

21 & 22 January, 2021 9:15 - 13:00 GMT About This two half-day online Media Workshop, led Media Players International, is for research students and early career researchers who want to publicise their work in the non-specialised media. Making the case for your research to the general public through the media has never been more important, and this course will give you invaluable lessons from two very experienced ex-BBC journalists, Tim Grout-Smith and Lily Poberezhska. The course, which we have…

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Time Management Mindset

25th January 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

25 January 2021 10:00 – 12:30 GMT 'Time Management Mindset' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event This participative workshop helps you rethink your ‘to do’ list by starting with how you define or redefine the scope of your research project and talking through your expectations and others’ expectations. A key concept we’ll cover is ‘time:cost:scope:quality’ including how these different aspects are interdependent, how this understanding is key to effective project management, and how to consider ‘quality’ in relation to different…

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Employability Skills

27th January 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

27 January 2021 14:00 – 16:30 GMT 'Employability Skills' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event This graphically facilitated workshop will help you understand the relationship between ‘soft’ skills, attitudes, behaviours and ‘hard skills’, what skills and behaviours are sought after by employers, clients or funders and how to build these into your PhD experience and evidence them. We will also look at skills relevant to academic and non-academic career paths and understand commonalities and differences. You’ll work through glucard™ activities,…

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February 2021

Yes, no, maybe? Assertiveness and the Art of Negotiation

1st February 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

1 & 2 Feb 2021 19:30 – 20:45 GMT 'Yes, no, maybe? Assertiveness and the Art of Negotiation' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event Assertiveness is a learned skill and way of communicating that is self-assured and confident without being aggressive or forceful. It enables you to express yourself and your points of view effectively, maintain respect for other people’s rights and beliefs, and helps boost your self-esteem and earn the respect of others. We’ll look at specific skills related…

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Working in Interdisciplinary Ways

9th February 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

9 February 2021 10:00 – 12:30 GMT 'Working in Interdisciplinary Ways' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event In this participative, graphically-facilitated workshop, we will explore different approaches to interdiscipinary research and focus on relationship-building, core principles and overcoming issues. You will first frame your own research in terms of outcomes, opportunities and audiences. We’ll then consider how different kinds of interdisciplinary or ‘cross-disciplinary’ methods and practice – interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary – relate to collaborative skills and approaches and capture a…

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CV Builder

10th February 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

10 & 11 Feb 2021 19:30 – 20:45 GMT 'CV Builder' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event This workshop will help you understand how to develop relevant experience and demonstrate competencies by working through individual and group activities to identify approaches for different careers paths, explore different kinds of CV and how to find helpful resources. (Note: this session is a good follow on from the ‘employability skills’ workshop). We’ll look at examples of chronological, skills-based, academic, project-based and portfolio CVs…

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