Guild Summer School

The 2021 Guild Summer School for Ph.D. candidates hosted by the University Of Glasgow will be held online due to the pandemic. The programme will be from July 5th to July 9th.


The Guild Summer School will focus on research communication for current Ph.D. candidates across academic disciplines.  In one intensive week, the program  will give participants the unique opportunity to explore the professional applications of their research training in different contexts through a combination of courses, workshops, site visits, and networking events. Particpants will spend an intensive week reflecting, discussing, and building new skills.

The University of Glasgow will be hosting the 2021 Summer School entirely online. All daytime and evening events to be delivered online with no face-to-face activities.


Curricular offerings will be based on the following central themes.

• Communicating research to diverse audiences/non-academic audiences
• Communication within a multidisciplinary team
• Communicating with external stakeholders
• Communicating with the media
• Communicating your expertise via your research profile

Identifying and acquiring doctoral competencies

The summer school will give you an opportunity to both think about how these topics relate to your PhD and future career plans .You will be able to discuss these topics with fellow researchers from institutions across Europe. While doing this, you will also be developing practical skills via group work, workshops, and a variety of experiential activities.

Putting the knowledge and skills you have gained throughout the week into practice, participants will work together in small teams to eventually produce a short video on an aspect of research communication, which will be available to all PhD students.

Participant requirements

The number of participants is limited to 42. PhD candidates from all areas of study are encouraged to apply.

The summer school will be conducted in English. As such, you must have strong listening, speaking, and writing skills in English.

Ph.D. candidates must be enrolled at a Guild Member institution

Guild of European-Research Intensive Universities

Aarhus University        University of Glasgow         King’s College London       Université Paris Cité      Uppsala University

University of Bern       University of Göttingen       University of Ljubljana       Radbound University  University of Vienna

University of Bologna  University of Groningen      University of Louvain       University of Tartu       University of Warwick

Ghent University          Jagiellonian University        University of Oslo            University of Tübingen







  • Closing : extended to April 28th, 2021


More information on the programme can be found on the website Guild Summer School.

The programme can be downloaded here.



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