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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Welcome Lunch. Departments in HSS. Economics Education Health Politics, Languages & International Studies Psychology Social & Policy Sciences. Faculty of HSS. HSS has the largest student intake across the university - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Public Engagement for Postgraduate Researchers at the University of Bath

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Welcome Lunch

Departments in HSSEconomicsEducationHealthPolitics, Languages & International StudiesPsychologySocial & Policy Sciences

Faculty of HSSHSS has the largest student intake across the universityover 2,900 undergraduate students over 1,600 postgraduate taught students 391 research students

HSS Graduate School Graduate taught and research programmes Main administrative office is in 1West 3.12 Core graduate school staff Research Skills TrainingPublic Engagement activitiesFuture events planned details to followVibrant community of students

Bath is part of the South West Doctoral Training Centrein collaboration with University of Bristol & University of Exeter

Programme for todayWelcome and introduction Dr Ed Keogh on behalf of Professor Steve Gough, Associate Dean

Research and Development Training Dr Jill Porter Public Engagement Dr Joanna Coleman and Ed Stevens South West Doctoral Training Centre Placements Shan Bradley-Cong, SWDTC Placement Officer Student experience Ben Bowman, SWDTC Student representativePublic Engagement for Postgraduate Researchers at the University of Bath

Dr Joanna Coleman, Head of Public EngagementEd Stevens, Public Engagement Officer

who are the public Engagement Unit and what we do some opportunities for postgraduate research students.

6Whats meant by public engagement?Public engagement describes the myriad of ways in which the activity and benefits of higher education and research can be shared with the public.

Engagement is by definition a two-way process, involving interaction and listening, with the goal of generating mutual benefit.

Bath values public engagementThe University is committed to facilitating highly visible public engagement embedded across the whole research lifecycle, with researchers building mutually beneficial links between their research and the public.

Whys this important?

Because engagement can be a route to impact.

Impact across the research lifecycle

Thinking about potential publicsWho might be interested in / benefit from / contribute to your research?

A pilot HSS-related opportunityBringing together research students and early career researchers with external organisations or individuals who may be interested in their research, under 3 faculty-wide research themes:

Environment & sustainabilityHealth & wellbeingChildhood & youth

Events to be preceded by tailored training in public engagement with research (e.g. why / how to engage)Why bother?The events will provide research students with an opportunity to:Present their research (ideas) to non-technical audiences, developing associated transferable skillsInform the development of early research ideas / thinkingEngage with potential users of the researchOpen up organisational access / build useful networksMeet with potential future employers

And its not all about the researchers we hope that the external organisations will relish the opportunity to make their viewpoints heard, and perhaps even to influence future research and the development of ideas. Get involved in other ways!Come along to our inaugural Public Engagement Showcase (Wednesday 13th November, 14.15 16.45) and meet with other researchers from across HSS and beyond interested in engaged research register at: https://www.survey.bath.ac.uk/pe_showcase

Enter the Images of Research 2014 competition

Sign up to our Public Engagement Network make links with others interested in engaged research, receive a monthly newsletter and a heads-up on relevant on-campus seminars / events. Email [email protected]

Contact UsFeel free to contact us any time via:

[email protected]

Or drop in to see us over in the East Building, Room 2.2

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At a Glance - SWDTC Placement Schemewww.swdtc.ac.uk/placementsShan Bradley-CongSWDTC Placement Officer15

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The evidence that placements, internships and other work experience are extremely valuable to students, both in terms of their academic performance and their employability skills, is strong.

-- Sir Tim Wilson, A Review of BusinessUniversity Collaboration, 2012 Quote from Wilson Report 201216

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Purpose of this talk17

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Who are SWDTC Students?Area and Development StudiesEconomic and Social HistoryHuman Geography

EducationEconomicsManagement and Business StudiesPolitical Science and International Studies

PsychologySocial Policy

Social Work

Socio-legal Studies


Advanced Quantitative MethodsEnvironment, Energy and ResilienceGlobal Political EconomyHealth and Wellbeing

Security, Conflict and JusticeSWDTC students are not just ESRC funded students.Inclusive

18Avoid the Cloister

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20% PhD found jobs as an academic. Whats your career? How do you get there?19

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What is a placement? (or Internship?)1-6 months full time employmentMore than 160 hours part-time Non-academic organisationPersonal development or PhD related

Placement and internship are sometimes interchangeable. However, placement tend to indicate the universitys initiative and a year long one, while internship the organisations and short one. Here we use placement as the standard terminology.20

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A sample of placementsCreative England - Creative Industries Mapping Data ReviewBank of America - Global Markets Quantitative Analytics AssociatePwC Sustainability & Climate Change ConsultingHuman Dignity Trust HM Revenue and Customs - Behaviour Change TeamParliament Scrutiny Group, Cabinet OfficeNational TrustOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentWiltshire County Council21

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Support to studentsBrief the SWDTC Placement SchemeMatch your interests through existing networks to find a suitable placementPromote employability skills trainingAdvertise existing placementsProvide funding adviceNegotiation of the contractProcess extension on university registrationMonitor and evaluation during the placement including visitDebriefCustomer service22

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Other Placement SchemesESRC Internship Scheme Cabinet Office, Creative England, HM Revenue and Customs, Home Office, Ministry of Justice, The Scottish Government, UKBA, Welsh Government, etc.

AHRC International Placement Scheme Library of Congress Washington DC, USA

OECD Internship Scheme opportunities in various offices

Project Oracle Child and youth related sectors in Great LondonSchemes tend to be more structured with a established pattern. Some come with financial support as well.ESRC students in Cabinet Office, Welsh GovAHRC The Library of Congress Exeter studentOECD one early next year23

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FundingPlacement providers salary, allowance, etc.SWDTC Placement Grant (ESRC funded students only) - 1,000 per month, funded extension. ESRC Internship Scheme (ESRC funded students only) - Fully-funded extension with extra travel and accommodation allowanceUniversity of Bath Alumni Funds

ESRC scheme:Student will continue receive normal stipend during the placement period and their grant length will be extended according to the length of the placement.

SWDTC Placement Grant to be confirmed in the future.24

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How to find a placement?Placement Interest Registration form Useful Websites Supervisor and pathway leads The organisationsUpdate your CVSWDTC Placement Officer

What can students do now.

Get involved!25

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I feel that my PhD research and academic responsibilities within the university have benefited from my three months away (on placement). I have returned to my studies fresh and revitalised, with new ideas and a new enthusiasm for my work I would highly recommend this scheme to other students in terms of its academic, career and personal benefits.

-A former PhD studentCabinet Office.26

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[email protected]://www.swdtc.ac.uk/placements