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Developing Your Research Career

'Developing Your Research Career' (DYRC) is a series of seminars and workshops organised by the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research and supported by the Birkbeck Graduate Research School, which aim to enhance the research skills and contribute to the career development of social researchers at Birkbeck and beyond. We particularly welcome PhD students and early career researchers, both post-doctoral research fellows and lecturers. However, academics at all career stages who are interested are also encouraged to attend, both to learn themselves and to share their experiences and knowledge with colleagues and postgraduate students.

Upcoming Training Sessions

Learn to Enjoy Public Speaking and Presenting - 24 November 2017 & 9 February 2017, 10.00-17.00

  • A one-day interactive workshop that will cover key aspects of presenting
  • Applications closed

How to Make Your Academic Conference a Success

  • Session one: The Call for Papers, 5 December 2017, 14.00-15.30. Full details & book your place
  • Session two: this session will focus on running the actual conference and its aftermath, including: chairing, introducing the conference, planning a special issue and thinking about its legacy. Full details will be released in due course.
  • The How to Make Your Academic Conference a Success event series is part of the Birkbeck Graduate Conference  - organised by BISR in collaboration with the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality. The conference will be held on the 8 - 9 June 2018 and is organised by the Birkbeck Institute interns along with a Working Party of Birkbeck Graduate Students. If you are interested in joining the Working Party, please contact .

 Good Prose Writing for PhD Students - 7 December 2017, 14.30-16.30

Past Events

Listen to a selection of podcasts of previous workshops