Online training


Online training
BYO computer, your house, your address


10 Nov 2020 - 11 Nov 2020


All of the day

WRDTP Welcome Event 2020

Expert Panel The challenges and opportunities of conducting research during a pandemic

All new PhD Social Sciences doctoral researchers from the Universities of Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Manchester Metropolitan, Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam and York are warmly invited to attend the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership Welcome Event taking place on the 10th & 11th November.

This year’s Welcome Event will be delivered over 2 days, with an exciting programme of online content to introduce you to PhD life and the benefits of studying within one of the White Rose Doctoral Partnership institutions. A full programme will be released prior to the event. For an outline of each day’s events please see below.

This is a compulsory event for ESRC funded PhD students (i.e. PhD students who are starting their 1st year of study in the academic year 2020/21).

If you attended the WRDTP Welcome Event whilst completing your MA Social Science Research degree during academic year 2019/2020 please note you do not have to attend this event again but please inform the WRDTP office via that you will not be attending

Students beginning their Masters in Social Science Research in the academic year 2019/2020 are welcome to attend, studies permitting.

Supervisors are also invited to join us at this event.

Panel Members and additional Speakers on 10th November

Annual Welcome Event Poster Competition

As in previous years, we will be holding a research poster competition at this year’s Welcome event, however this year’s competition will be held online. This is primarily aimed at 2nd and 3rd year PhD students but is open to all PhD students at any stage of their research.

PLEASE NOTE: We have now closed applications for the poster competition

On Tuesday 10th November, students who have been chosen to exhibit their posters will be given 5-10 minutes to speak to attendees (between 2.15pm and 3.15pm, times to be allocated prior to the Welcome Event) and answer questions on their research. Posters will then be available to view online post event for attendees to vote for the competition winner.

If you would like to exhibit a poster at the Welcome Event please click on this link and complete the form, giving an abstract of approx 200 words as to the nature of your research.

The winning poster will be awarded a £50 book voucher prize. 2 runner up prizes of a £20 gift voucher will also be awarded.

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

Tuesday 10th November 2020

10.00am - 10.15am
Welcome & Introduction to Doctoral Training
Charlie Burns, WRDTP Director, University of Sheffield
10.15am - 11.20am
Expert Panel - The challenges and opportunities of conducting research during a pandemic
Ana Manzano, Liz Breen, Hannah Lumbie-Mumford
11.20am - 11.30am
Comfort Break
11.30am - 12.00pm
White Rose University Libraries – Sharing access, information and skills
Faculty Librarians from Universities of Sheffield, York and Leeds
12.00pm - 1.00pm
1.00pm - 1.20pm
Communication for Impact
Katie Pruszynski, Research Marketing and Communications, Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences, University of Sheffield
1.30pm - 2.00pm
My Experience as a Doctoral Researcher
Current PhD students share their experiences as Doctoral Researchers
2.00pm - 2.15pm
Comfort Break
2.15pm - 3.15pm
Poster Competition
Entrants to the Poster Competition will explain and take questions on their Poster

Wednesday 11th November 2020

Pathway Meetings
Your chance to meet the Pathway Directors and other doctoral researchers in your pathway and plan your networking/training activity for the coming year
9am - 11am
Education, Childhood and Youth
10.00am - 12.00pm
Data, Communication and New Technologies
10.00am - 12.00pm
Cities, Environment and Liveability
CEL - 1.00pm
Well-being, Health and Communities
1.00pm - 3.00pm
Security, Conflict and Justice
2.00pm - 4.00pm
Sustainable Growth, Management and Productivity
3.00pm - 5.00pm
Civil Society, Development and Democracy