The College of Social Sciences & Law Graduate and Postdoctoral Researchers Summer School 18 - 19 May, 2022

The College of Social Sciences and Law is delighted to announce its annual Summer School for graduate research students and postdoctoral researchers, on Wednesday 18 May to Thursday 19 May, 2022. The Summer School will take place in-person and offer master classes, transferable skills sessions and research panels over the course of two days. This event brings together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and academic staff from a wide range of disciplines and showcases research activities throughout our College. Our goal is to encourage a sharing of ideas and interests across disciplines, and to enhance skills and emphasis supports in a friendly and relaxed environment. Please register for this event.

For catering purposes you are required to register for each day separately. Those that attend all sessions on 18th and 19th will receive a CoSSL Summer School Certificate of Completion.

The College will also host a one-day an online NVivo training session on Tuesday 17 May, from 9am to 4pm, which is open to research students, postdoctoral researchers and academic staff. Tickets for this workshop are available here. This is an online session only.

Wednesday, 18 May: UCD Sutherland School of Law

9:00 - 9:20: Coffee

Served in the Atrium, UCD Sutherland School of Law

9:20 - 9.30: CoSSL Summer School Opening

Professor Colin Scott, College Principal, College of Social Sciences & Law

9:20 - 11.10: Research Panel 1

Chaired by Dr. Joe Mooney (School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice)

11.10 - 11:30: Coffee

Served in the Atrium, UCD Sutherland School of Law

11.30 - 13.10: Research Panel 2

Chaired by Professor Frank Walsh (School of Economics)

13.10 - 13:40: Lunch

Served in the Atrium, UCD Sutherland School of Law

13.50 - 15.00: Workshop: Introduction to LateX

Marion Bartl and Giulia Osti (School of Information & Communication Studies)

The aim of this workshop is to make the LateX (/ˈlɑːtɛx/ LAH-tekh or /ˈleɪtɛx/) typesetting system accessible to a non-technical audience. LateX has many advantages over traditional word processing softwares like Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, or Google Docs. These include easy handling of complex documents, separation of content and its presentation, free availability, and many more. However, because LateX uses a kind of markup language that can look like computer code to the untrained eye, researchers from the social sciences are often reluctant to make the first step. The workshop offers its participants to take this first step together. We will be giving a broad overview of document templates, basic formatting, elements like images and tables, cross-referencing, and citation. We will also introduce the Overleaf Editor, a web-based LateX editor that enables effortless collaboration and integration of common citation managers. Participants must bring their laptops and should create an online Overleaf account in advance.

15.00 - 16.00: Workshop: Publishing in the Social Sciences

Professor Jim Campbell (School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice)

16.00 - 17.00: Workshop: Your Future Career

 Tara Hughes, Research Careers Manger and Ger Lardner, Graduate Researcher Career Consultant (UCD Careers)

Thursday, 19 May: UCD Sutherland School of Law

9:00 - 9:15: Coffee

Served in the Atrium, UCD Sutherland School of Law

9:15 - 9.20: CoSSL Summer School Day 2 Welcome

Dr Elaine Wilson, Associate Dean Graduate Social Sciences, College of Social Sciences & Law

9:20 - 11.00: Research Panel 1

Chaired by Dr Stephanie Dornschneider-Elkink (School of Politics and International Relations)

11.00 - 11:20: Coffee

Served in the Atrium, UCD Sutherland School of Law

11.20 - 13.00: Research Panel 2

Chaired by Professor Tim Mooney (School of Philosophy)

13.00 - 13:40: Lunch

Served in the Atrium, UCD Sutherland School of Law

13.45 - 14:45: Workshop: How to Survive your Viva

Dr Joyce Senior (School of Education)

14:45 - 15.45: Workshop: How To Write a Successful Funding Proposal

Suzanne D’Arcy (School of Law), Justin Synnott (UCD Research) and Dr Silvia Gagliardi (School of Law)

16:30 - 18:30:Table quiz 

UCD Clubhouse

Enter a team from your School/College to compete against other research students, post doc researchers and College of Social Sciences & Law faculty and staff.  Each team should have 4-5 people. Please record your team's name, members and a nominated team leader by 12 noon Friday 13th of May by completing this registration form. If anyone would like to take part, and be randomly allocated to an interdisciplinary team, you can also submit your details via the registration form.

 

Further information and support for all the above is available from lisa.madsen@ucd.ie

 


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