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Doctoral students: engagement influence and impact

On this page you will find information on upcoming courses* for doctoral students to further your engagement, influence and impact.

*Please note: course dates and booking links will be gradually added on a termly basis. Please check back again to stay tuned. 

1. Research engagement via enterprises

Creating partnerships and developing your entrepreneur skills.  

Date:Course Title:
05 April 2022SPERO 1 – Develop your entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and mindset
20 April 2022SPERO 1 – Develop your entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and mindset
26 April 2022SPERO 1 – Develop your entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and mindset
28 April 2022SPERO 2 – Learn how to turn an idea into an enterprise
04 May 2022SPERO 1 – Develop your entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and mindset
06 May 2022SPERO 4 - Introduction to commercialisation
12 May 2022SPERO 1 – Develop your entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and mindset
20 May 2022SPERO 1 – Develop your entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and mindset
26 May 2022SPERO 2 – Learn how to turn an idea into an enterprise
27 May 2022

Raise your profile without social media/Overcome doubt to collaborate/Confident to collaborate

31 May 2022SPERO 1 – Develop your entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and mindset
08 June 2022SPERO 1 – Develop your entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and mindset
13 June 2022Networking Naturally
14 June 2022SPERO 1 – Develop your entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and mindset
16 June 2022SPERO 2 – Learn how to turn an idea into an enterprise
30 June 2022SPERO 3 – Build your enterprise; management and negotiation skills
2. Research engagement via PPI

What is Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) and how to do PPI. 

Date:Course Title:
06 April 2022Intro to PPI: what can PPI do for you?
06 April 2022How to fill in the PPI section of grant form and write a lay summary
13 April 2022Facilitation: how to get the most out of your PPI activities
13 April 2022How to find patient partners, and keep them involved​
21 April 2022How to do PPI: focus groups and more
11 May 2022Intro to PPI: what can PPI do for you?
11 May 2022How to fill in the PPI section of grant form and write a lay summary
19 May 2022Facilitation: how to get the most out of your PPI activities
19 May 2022How to find patient partners, and keep them involved​
25 May 2022How to do PPI: focus groups and more
08 June 2022Intro to PPI: what can PPI do for you?
08 June 2022How to fill in the PPI section of grant form and write a lay summary
16 June 2022Facilitation: how to get the most out of your PPI activities
16 June 2022How to find patient partners, and keep them involved​
23 June 2022How to do PPI: focus groups and more
3. Research communication via public engagement and impact

What is public and media engagement and how to generate research impact. 

Date:Course Title:
26 April 2022Evaluating Public Engagement Challenge Session
24 April 2022Storytelling skills for Engagement
05 May 2022An introduction to working with UCL Media Relations and the media
10 May 2022Co-creating with Creatives
24 May 2022Storytelling skills for Engagement
27 May 2022Summary to Public Engagement: Skills and Practice 21/22
08 June 2022Introduction to Research Impact
22 June 2022Planning for Research Impact
4. Research communication via writing and presentation

Strengthen writing, pronunciation and presentation skills to better communicate your research. 

Date:Course Title:
05 April 2022The Writing Series: Writing PhD thesis impact statement
25 April 2022The Writing Series: Self-Editing
26 April 2022The Writing Series: Writing Style and Process
26 April 2022Academic Presentations and Pronunciation for Non-native speakers 
26 April 2022Introduction to Writing your PhD Thesis
27 April 2022The Writing Series: Writing PhD thesis impact statement – 1:1 clinic
27 April 2022Pronunciation and Academic Discussions for Non-native speakers
28 April 2022Preparing For Your Viva
01 May 2022The Writing Lab: 1-1 sessions with writer-in-residence
01 May 2022The Writing Lab: Academic writing and mental health
03 May 2022The Writing Series: Format your thesis (Windows)
04 May 2022PowerPoint for Researchers (Mac)
05 May 2022PowerPoint for Researchers (Windows)
06 May 2022The Writing Series: Format your thesis (Mac)
06 May 2022The Writing Series: Academic Writing Logic
09 May 2022Potential Energy: Effective Presentations
12 May 2022The Writing Series: Literature Review
12 May 2022The Writing Series: Abstracts
12 May 2022The Writing Series: Structure, Title and Abstract
16 May 2022Introduction to Public Speaking
17 May 2022The Writing Series: Writing PhD thesis impact statement
23 May 2022Preparing for your Viva for Non-Native Speakers 
25 May 2022The Writing Series: Choosing a Journal
01 June 2022The Writing Series: Writing PhD thesis impact statement – 1:1 clinic
07 June 2022Preparing for your Viva for Non-Native Speakers 
13 June 2022The Writing Series: Literature Review
13 June 2022The Writing Series: Self-Editing
14 June 2022The Writing Series: Peer Review
16 June 2022From research questions to publication: a strategic approach
23 June 2022Specific Heat Capacity: Voice Training
01 July 2022The Writing Lab: Hackathon/Crowdsourcing decolonising Writing Day
06 July 2022The Writing Series: Healthy writing habits
18 July 2022The Writing Series: Self-Editing
5. Research leadership via teaching and supervision

Essential skills to teach, supervise, assess and support students' learning inside or outside academia. 

Date:Course Title:
20 April 2022Arena One: Gateway
05 May 2022The Brilliant Club: Information Session
10 May 2022Arena One: Gateway
17 May 2022Women in Research: Masterclass 5 : Shaping research culture:  our role and influence
06 June 2022Arena One Teaching Associate Programme