This is the Draft Programme for the 2022 online Intellectual Party.
The sessions will be held in the afternoon of the UK time zone (UTC+00:00).
Day 1. 11th July 2022
1.00-1.20 Introduction and explanation of the format
1.20-2.50 The object of my PhD. In this session, small groups of participants will present the ‘object’ of their PhD – they will share the picture of their chosen object and explain how it relates to their current ideas.
2.50-3.00 Stretch your legs
3.00-4.00 Tricycle chats. In these sessions, groups of three participants will briefly ‘interview’ each other using a prepared set of questions.
4.00-4.10 Stretch your legs
4.10-5.45 Your PhD on a plate. If your PhD was a plate of food, what would it be? There will be five groups. In each you get a chance to present and describe your PhD on a plate. You can share a picture if you like. At the end of the session, the group will choose one plate to go forward to the finale in which there will be a prize for the best plate. The judges will focus on presentation, intellectual ingredients and original contribution to scholarship and the culinary arts. Each group will need to produce a powerpoint slide for entry to the final competition.
Day 2. 12th July 2022
1.00-1.10 Welcome back
1.10-2.40 Poster sessions. In these sessions small groups of participants will answer questions about the poster they have prepared. Posters should represent some aspect of your work, not the whole project.
2.40-2.50 Stretch your legs
2.50-3.50 Craft skills: a choice of sessions, ‘Acquiring an Academic Identity’ (Katy Mason); ‘Writing a PhD’ (Joanne Wood); ‘How can knowledge exchange benefit my research and me?’ (Charlotte Stuart) and ‘ Research Funding (Allie Clifton).
3.50-4.50 Tricycle chats. In these sessions, groups of three participants will briefly ‘interview’ each other using a prepared set of questions.
4.50-5.00 Another stretch of the legs
5.00-6.00 Three-minute thesis competition. In which contestants present their thesis or some aspect of it in a pre-prepared 3 minute video. There will be prizes for those who most are most convincing, interesting and effective.
Day 3. 13th July 2022
1.00-1.10 Welcome back
1.10-2.10 The positioning exercise: placing projects in different dimensions
2.10- 3.00 Desert island texts: come prepared to introduce and explain your desert island text. Groups of four people to briefly present and describe the relevance and impact of one text – book, article etc. on their research. Groups will be organised by theme.
3.00-3.10 Stretch your legs
3.10-4.10 Craft skills: a choice of sessions, ‘Writing a PhD’ (Joanne Wood); ‘How can knowledge exchange benefit my research and me?’ (Charlotte Stuart); ‘A career in third sector research’ (Sharon Wagg) and ‘Writing a research proposal’ (Allie Clifton).
4.10-5.00 Grand Finale – including prize giving for the 3MT and the ‘PhD on a plate’.
Feedback, goodbye and see you again.