#esrcphd ESRC First-year Conference 2013 live blog

Notes to take away so far:

Impact is reeeally important.

You need a hook to make people interested in your work.

For this, you can get help from university press-teams.

Take opportunities at face value, they might not come along again.

Take on as many collaborators as feasible.

11:55 Ken Benoit stongly suggests taking quantitative research methods courses even if you consider yourself more “qualitative.”

11:57 Sarabajaya Kumar implies that your PhD is like an internship, where you are meant to evaluate your role in the “company” and beyond. Make use of the research development framework from vitae.

12:00 Sean Moley: ESRC expectations of DTCs: core research skills training, core subject-specific training, and advanced training.

More updates as we go along!

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