Online training


Online training
BYO computer, your house, your address


24 Feb 2021


10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Working Beyond Disciplines: MA Social Research Students

The Working Beyond Disciplines training day introduces students to the ‘grand challenges’ within the thematic fields of their Interdisciplinary Training Pathway, and highlights the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to research. It prepares students for the cutting edge debates they will encounter at doctoral level.

It is compulsory for all ESRC funded MA students registered in September/October 2020, to attend this training day. It is also compulsory for non-ESRC funded MA students registered on the common framework WRDTP MA Social Research programme. You will be informed if you are required to attend.

Training format/ Schedule

Panel Discussion

In the morning students will be able to watch and interact with an expert panel, speaking on ‘Post-Pandemic Futures.’ The panel will aim to discuss this theme in relation to Social Science research.

Afternoon Interactive Pathway sessions

When you register your attendance at this event you will be asked to choose an interdisciplinary Pathway which most closely relates to your research. Once you have chosen your Pathway you will be sent a link to the relevant Blackboard collaborate session which you can use to access the afternoon’s interactive Pathway sessions. Each Pathway will be offering a slightly different programme for the afternoon and you may be asked to do some preparatory reading. Pathway schedules will be added below closer to the date of the training and any documents or articles will be forwarded to you in time to prepare for the session.

Please note that this training forms part of a compulsory Working Beyond Disciplines module within the MA Social Sciences Research degree. If you are required to attend this module in order to complete your degree, but are unable to do so due to COVID-19 related circumstances or separate issues please contact your institution’s MA module lead.

This training session will be delivered via Blackboard Collaborate. 

PLEASE NOTE: Our online training sessions will be recorded and will be available on the VIRE in an edited format for those students who cannot attend. If you wish to join this session but do not wish for your contributions to be included in the edited VIRE resource, please ensure that you select NO when prompted in the online booking form regarding recording.

Hourly Schedule

Pathway session timings

1.00pm - 3.00pm
Education, Childhood and Youth Pathway
2.00pm - 3.00pm
Data, Communication and New Technology Pathway
1.00pm - 3.00pm
Well-being, Health and Communities Pathway
1.00pm - 2.30pm
Security, Conflict and Justice Pathway
Joint session with Civil Society, Development and Democracy Pathway
12.30pm - 2.30pm
Sustainable Growth, Management and Economic Productivity Pathway
1.00pm - 3.00pm
Cities, Environment and Liveability Pathway