Online training


Online training
BYO computer, your house, your address


20 Oct 2021


9:30 am - 3:00 pm

WRDTP Welcome Event 2021

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 20th October 2021.

This year’s Welcome Event will be delivered online AND face-to-face, 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, and an institutional face-to-face networking opportunity in the afternoon.

A schedule of online events can be found below.

Details of the face-to-face networking meetings can be found below. We will also be running an online networking session on the 21st for those who are unable to travel to a face-to-face event.

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 2021/22). It is also open to all non-ESRC funded PhD students within the White Rose Universities.

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

If you attended the WRDTP Welcome Event whilst completing your MA Social Science Research degree during academic year 2020/2021 please note you do not have to attend this event again but please inform the WRDTP office via that you will not be attending

Supervisors are also invited to join us at this event.

Face-to-face networking locations

Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm

University of Leeds Business School

Newlyn Building

Room GR.01

Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Manchester Metropolitan University

Brooks Building

Room 1.66

Time: 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Please register for York if you wish to attend

University of York

Research Centre for Social Sciences

Ground Floor Training suite

Time: 2.00pm – 3.00pm

University of Bradford

Richmond Building

Room D5 (Sanderson Room)

Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm

University of Sheffield




Time: 2.15pm – 3.30pm

University of Hull

Map Room

Cohen Building

Cottingham Road Campus

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

Online schedule

10.00am - 10.15am
Welcome to the WRDTP
Professor Charlie Burns, WRDTP Director
10.15am - 10.40am
Communication for Impact
Katie Pruszynski, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Sheffield
10.40am - 10.50am
Ask us anything session
10.50am - 11.00am
Comfort Break
11.00am - 11.40am
White Rose University Libraries
Maria Mawson (University of Sheffield), Tony Wilson (University of York), Sally Dalton (University of Leeds)
11.40am - 12.00pm
12.00pm - 1.00pm
1.00pm - 1.40pm
Student experience talks
Richard Remelie (ECY), Ella Hubbard (CEL), Shweta Sharma (SMP), Gill Francis (Post-Doc)
1.40pm - 2.00pm
Closing statements
Location details for face-to-face institutional meetings will be displayed at this time