Workshop 9: Interview with Confidence

Dates & Time: Friday 27 February 2015 @ 10.00 am - 12.00 pm and Thursday 5 March 2015 @ 10.00 am - 12.00pm. Participants must attend both sessions.

Key Themes:

The focus of this intense master class is to teach participants how to interact with confidence. Participants of ‘Interview with Confidence’ will learn how to:

  • enhance your delivery of presentation
  • cope with nerves
  • use your voice, tone, energy and enthusiasm
  • grow in confidence
  • think on your feet
  • to make your message memorable
  • understand how best to tell your story

Speaker: Patrick Sutton, Director, Gaiety School of Acting

Workshop 8: An Introduction to Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methods for Humanities Researchers

Date & Time: Friday 27 June 2014 @ 9.30 am-1.30 pm

Keywords: qualitative research; quantitative research; survey/ questionnaire & content analysis; interviews; focus groups; observation/ ethnography

Workshop leader: Dr Miriam Galvin (School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University & Unit of Neurology, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin)

Workshop 7: Applying for Academic Positions and Research Funding: Perspectives from Europe, the USA & Canada

Date & Time: Tuesday 10 June 2014 @ 9.15 am-1 pm/ Individual career clinics @ 2.30 pm-4 pm

Keywords: Building an international research profile; sourcing advertisements for academic positions; preparing an academic CV & cover letter; preparing for academic interviews; identifying research funding opportunities; preparing a research funding proposal

Speakers: Prof Margot Backus (Department of English, University of Houston, Texas, USA), Dr Marie-Louise Coolahan (Department of English, National University of Ireland, Galway), Prof Michael Kenneally (Department of English, Concordia University, Canada), Prof Sarah McKibben (Department of Irish Language & Literature), Prof Maria Pramaggiore (Department of Media Studies, National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

Chaired by Dr Noreen Giffney (UCD Humanities Institute) & Dr Anne Mulhall (UCD Centre for Gender, Culture & Identities/ UCD School of English, Drama & Film). Organised in collaboration with the UCD Centre for Gender, Culture & Identities & the ACIS-CAIS Conference 2014

Workshop 6: Communicating your Research via Digital Media

Date & Time: Friday 7 March 2014 @ 9.45 am-12.15 pm (part 1) and 12.30 pm-2.30 pm (part 2)

Keywords: Communicating the value of your research in academic & non-academic contexts; using digital media; an introduction to podcasting; what makes communication ‘good’?

Workshop leader: Deborah Dignam (Communications Manager, UCD Research)

Workshop 5: The Sex/Gender Dimension Question on IRC Funding Application Forms

Date & Time: Friday 17 January 2014 @ 10.00 am-12.30 pm

Keywords: The sex-gender dimension question on IRC funding application forms

Speakers: Dr Noreen Giffney (UCD Humanities Institute), Dr Iseult Honohan (UCD School of Politics & International Relations), Prof Gerardine Meaney (UCD Humanities Institute), Dr Anne Mulhall (UCD Centre for Gender, Culture & Identities/ School of English, Drama & Film), Dr Aideen Quilty (Women’s Studies, UCD School of Social Justice), Justin Synnott (Research Support & Programme Manager, UCD Research)

Workshop 4: Applying for Research Funding

Date & Time: Friday 15 November 2013 @ 10.30 am-1.00 pm and 2.00 pm-4.00 pm

Keywords: Research funding available in Ireland & internationally; preparing a research proposal; assessing research proposals

Speakers: Dr Jennifer Brennan (Irish Marie Curie Office), Dr Marc Caball (UCD School of History & Archives), Dr Catherine Cox (UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland/ UCD School of History & Archives), Dr Mark Empey (Department of History, National University of Ireland, Maynooth), Dr Nicole Grimes (UCD School of Music / UCD Humanities Institute), Prof Gerardine Meaney (UCD Humanities Institute)

Chaired by Dr Noreen Giffney (UCD Humanities Institute)

Workshop 3: Completing & Submitting a PhD Thesis & Taking a Viva Voce Examination

Date & Time: Tuesday 2 July 2013 @ 10.00 am-1.00 pm

Keywords: Completing & submitting a PhD thesis; things to keep in mind for the viva; the experience of the viva from perspective of the examiner & the candidate

Speakers: Dr Giulia Bruna (UCD Humanities Institute), Michael Kennedy (Senior Policy Officer, UCD), Dr Emily Mark-Fitzgerald (UCD School of Art History & Cultural Policy), Dr Anne Mulhall (UCD School of English, Drama & Film), Dr Graham Price (UCD School of English, Drama & Film)

Chaired by Dr Noreen Giffney (UCD Humanities Institute)

Workshop 2: Publishing Research

Date & Time: Monday 17 June 2013 @ 9.30 am-1.00 pm

Keywords: Approaching a publisher; preparing a book proposal; monographs; publishing in journals & collections of essays; peer-reviewed & non-peer-reviewed publishing; publishing in print & online

Speakers: Dr John Brannigan (UCD School of English, Drama & Film), Dr Noreen Giffney (UCD Humanities Institute), Dr Bettina Migge (UCD School of Languages & Literatures), Noelle Moran (Executive Editor, UCD Press), Dr Harvey O’Brien (UCD School of English, Drama & Film), Michael O’Rourke (Series Editor, Ashgate)

Workshop 1: PhD Research Project Management & Academic Event Organisation

Date & Time: Tuesday 30 April 2013 @ 9.00 am-1.30 pm

Keywords: PhD project management; psychological experience of the PhD; challenges of integrating PhD life with other aspects of life and identity; presenting at conferences; organising academic events

Speakers: Dr Cathal Coleman (Project Management Specialist), Treasa de Loughry (UCD EGS), Scott Hamilton (UCD EGS), Benjamin Miller (UCD EGS), Karoline Nicholson (UCD Student Counselling Service), Dr Emma Radley (UCD School of English, Drama & Film), Feargal Whelan (UCD EGS)

Chaired by Dr Noreen Giffney (UCD Humanities Institute)

Organised in collaboration with the UCD English Graduate Society (EGS)