LCSS specialises in providing the wide variety of training courses for the University Level Students and Postgraduates. LCSS will enable you to transfer your skills, knowledge and expertise to those who require it. The generic nature of LCSS training ensures that they are relevant to NGO's, Charities, social institutions or organisations.
Research plays a vital role in development of science, thereby deserving a considerable degree of attention. The Research Skills development Programme (RSDP) at LCSS is designed to offer a platform for developing, exchanging and promoting ideas on research skills. It includes a range of academic activities to promote intellectual discussion and exchange of ideas between students, current practitioners and prominent scientists.
Structure of RSDP- The RSDP is mainly based on four pillars:
1. Research Methods in Social Sciences: Social science focuses on the human aspects of the world. It observes and examines the social developments of the society through an in-depth exploration of human behaviour by utilising scientific methods, such as quantitative or qualitative research. This part of the RSDP is therefore devoted to undertake activities revolving around the philosophy of science, social research methodology and presentation of research findings.
2. Transferable Skills: Since science is a human endeavour, the skills that researchers possess will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the quality of the scientific activity being undertaken. Under this part of the RSDP, many seminars and presentations are organised where experts equipped with the following skills can pass their knowledge and experience to young researchers. These sessions covers a range of topics including academic writing, literature review, ethics, presentation skills, networking, funding applications etc.
3. Research Workshops: The RSDP sessions are first offered training-like activities under its “research in social science” and “transferable skills” sections, and then intended to create opportunities for early career researchers to present their own research before their peers to gain experience on presentation skills and practical feedback. The research workshops are held separately for social science and natural science students.
4. Research Career Talks: The aim of Research Career Talks is to bring together early career researchers stages with senior academics from various disciplines for informal discussions on developing and international research/academic career. These talks are expected to be beneficial particularly in terms of attaining practical research tips and implications of research, in the short and long –term.
Past Events under RSDP:
- RSDP: Social Research Workshop 2 - Esra Kaytaz
- RSDP: Social Research Workshop 1 - Egle Dagilyte
- RSDP: Research Career Talks 2 - Dr Gül Berna Özcan
- RSDP Workshop: Fast- Fatih Serbest
- RSDP: Research Ethics- Fabian Zhilla
- RSDP: Qualitative Methods in Social Sciences- Professor Selcuk Uygur
- RSDP: Career Workshop- Dr Aytac Yildiz
- RSDP: Research Career Talks - Prof Gulnur Muradoglu
- Professional Development Workshop 4: Academic Jobs and Career Management Workshop
- Professional Development Workshop 3: The Ultimate Publishing Workshop
- Professional Development Workshop 2: Academic Writing
- Professional Development Workshop 1: Doctoral Students Professional Development Workshop
Youth Platform School Visits:
- Northumberland Park Community School - 29.3.2012
- Alevi Cultural Centre and Cemevi - 06.4.2012
- West London Turkish School - 13.03.2012
- Dr Fazil Kucuk Turkish School - 03.03.2012
- Eltham Turkish School - 03.03.2012
- Wisdom School - 08.02.2011
Raising Expectations Project :
What we intend to achieve with this project is to tackle some of the challenges faced by Turkish speaking students including problems relating to low educational attainment, a lack of role models, truancy and exclusion; few are in employment with employers outside their own ethnicity and many are ambivalent about adopting a British identity. By presenting students and their families with role models and information on the various options available to them in UK educational system, we hope to enable them to look outside their immediate environment and make more informed choices. We also aim to equip and empower students about their rights and responsibilities as British citizens.
The ‘Raising Expectations’ project will commence with 30 interviews with figures that have been successful in their respective fields.
These role models will be:
i) Persons that pupils can relate with and potentially be inspired by,
ii) Have received academic or other professional training,
iii) Drawn from a wide range of fields and disciplines (including media, politics, law, art, science, technology, medicine, sports, etc),
iv) Representative of the Turkish speaking community,
v) Raised or lived in the UK for a considerable period.
We believe that promoting the profiles of some of the most prominent figures within the community and making them more visible may help eliminate the cultural and psychological barriers that prevent second/third generation Turkish speaking pupils from achieving their full academic potential. We also aim to raise the overall confidence and awareness in the community, not just amongst secondary school and college students but also their families.
The interviews will be published in the form of a booklet and will be disseminated throughout educational establishments in London. To make it more accessible to a wider audience, the original interviews will be supported with online multimedia material. The second part of the project will consist of a series of networking events in the summer of 2011.We would like to thank the Big Lottery Fund for supporting and sponsoring this project.
See Project Website
Embracing The Future Project:
Educational achievement levels of the Turkish pupils in the UK are very low. Many youngsters leave school without completing their GCSE's, and many display anti social behaviour, involve in gangs and use drugs.Our "Embracing the Future" seminar series provided an extensive medium for educational specialists, community leaders, and representatives of the several related organisatios to come together and discuss potential solutions as well as directly interacting with parents.
See Project Website for further details:
Embracing the Future Project Index
The objective of the British Citizenship Courses was to promote the social integration of ethnic minority groups in London, in particular the Turkish-speaking community, within the wider community with the impetus provided by the British Citizenship Test (BCT) requirement for full citizenship rights. It is to better equip and empower them about their rights and responsibilities as British citizens; how they can become active and constructive members of the British community and how they can access public and charitable services. LCSS also brought participants into contact with other local community organisations that can help them and their families with social, education and employment issues.
During the courses, participants were instructed about aspects of everyday life in Britain and their rights & duties as UK citizens. The syllabus consisted of chapters on the changing society of Britain (i.e. migration to britain, the changing role of women, children, family and young people), UK today (i.e. population, the nations and regions, religion, customs and traditions), how the UK is governed (i.e. the British constitution, the UK in Europe and the world), everyday needs(i.e. housing, services in and for the home, money and credit, health, education, leisure, travel and transport) and employment (i.e. looking for work, equal rights and discrimination at work, working for yourself, childcare and children at work). Lottery Funded
See Community Website for further details: