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Birkbeck and Bloomsbury Campus Events – 12-18 January 2015

14 January – 12:30-14:00 – Developing Your Research Career – Presenting Conference Papers

Venue: Room 204, 28 Russell Square


In this BISR Developing Your Research Career workshop, Dr Rosie Cox will discuss how to use conference attendance and presentation successfully. With a proliferation of academic and non-academic conferences organised it can be difficult to select which to attend and to know who your audience might be when you get there. Conferences can be time consuming and expensive to attend so it’s important that a conference presentation gives you more than just a line on your CV. This session will look at how conferences can be used to develop your ideas and build networks as well as to share your research. It will discuss the pros and cons of different presentation formats and what makes for a good presentation but will not be a hands-on guide to using presentation software.
All welcome.
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Rosie Cox is a Reader in Geography and Gender Studies. She joined Birkbeck in 2003 and before that was at Coventry University. She was a founding member of the Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality group (BiGS) and is an active member of the Birkbeck Institute of Social Research.
Chair: Sasha Roseneil
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Developing Your Research Career is a series of lunchtime seminars and workshops organised by the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research 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.
These seminars/workshops are free, but please register in advance, and if you’ve registered, please do attend. If you find out you can’t come later on, please let us know or cancel your place on Eventbrite, so that we can re-allocate your place, and ensure that we have space for everyone who wishes to take part.

Friday 16 January – 18:45-20:00 – Economics Careers Event

Venue: Birkbeck, Malet Street


Careers workshop and networking event with Prof. Andrew Ross, formerly Deputy Director of Government Economic Service and its Head Of Recruitment.

Andrew not only led the Government Economic and Social Research Team at HM Treasury but also had overall responsibility for the professional development of 3000 analysts. Join us to find out more about:

  • what employers expect from business and economics graduates
  • how to enhance your employability skills

This is a good opportunity for senior undergraduate and graduate students “to get in touch” with the GES.

17 January – 15:00-19:00 – Like an Open Sky (À Ciel Ouvert): A film by Mariana Otero

Venue: Room B20, Malet Street

Booking: £10

Birkbeck Institute for Social Research
in collaboration with
Psychoanalytical Notebooks, Journal of the London Society of the New Lacanian School and Department of Psychosocial Studies

This documentary depicts a time in the lives of several children at the Courtil, an institution for psychotic and autistic children in Belgium. Otero shows with great tact, finesse and curiosity how the staff and children work with each other in a community that respects the children’s individuality by engaging with each child in ways that are particular to that child alone. Psychoanalytic interventions are shown to be inventive and subtle, concerned as they are, with the already existing solutions a child has at its disposal.

Film Poster

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Alexandre Stevens (Director of the Courtil, Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, NLS, ECF, WAP), Viviane Green(Lecturer in Psychosocial Studies and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, APC, BCP), and Lisa Baraitser (Reader in Psychosocial Studies, Psychotherapist, BACP). Chaired by Natalie Wulfing (Psychoanalyst, NLS, WAP).

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