One-Off, Recurring, & Flagship Events

Workshops are interactive sessions led by Gates Scholars or professional facilitators selected by the Learning for Purpose team.

They are usually run as a 'half-day' session during a weekday evening or 'full-day' over a weekend day. Workshops may also be run as recurring sessions over several weeks.


In addition to programming throughout the term, LfP usually runs an annual flagship event: the Skill-a-Thon. This event changes each year, but generally represents a culmination of the academic year's events and takes place over one weekend.


Past Workshops

Some Recent Past Workshops Have Included:

  • BAME Speed Mentoring (Michaelmas Term 2019)

  • Impostor Syndrome (MT 2019)

  • Fieldwork Experiences Panel (MT 2019)

  • Co-Creation (MT 2019)

  • Public Speaking (MT 2019)

  • Writing a Literature Review (MT 2019)

  • Op-Ed Writing with the Financial Times (MT 2019)

  • Writing Workshop with Gary Younge (Lent Term 2020)

  • Digital Verification & Open Source Investigation with the BBC (LT 2020)

  • Public Engagement (LT 2020)

  • Science Communication (LT 2020)

  • Remote Events (Easter Term 2020)

  • Supervising Undergraduates Panel (ET 2020)

  • R (Programming Language) (Recurring) (MT 2019, LT 2020)

  • First Aid Certification (MT 2019, LT 2020)

  • RMarkdown & Github (Recurring) (ET 2020)

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