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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school



If you are nearing completion of your PhD, and considering a career in academia, there are a number of events and workshops in the University which will be of interest to you.

The SSPS Graduate School and the SSPS Research Office are co-organising three Roberts-funded Research Skills Workshops, specifically aimed at PhD students considering a career in academia and at Postdoctoral Fellows.


These are:


  • How to Plan your Research Career - Dr Graham Spinardi, Professor Robin Williams, Dr Laura Jeffery, SSPS– 15th October, 12.30 – 2.00
  • Publishing Strategies - Professor Charlie Jeffery, Professor Robin Williams, Professor Liz Stanley, and Dr Kate Orton-Johnson, SSPS– to be run in semester 2, date tbc
  • Making the Most of your Postdoctoral Fellowship – to be run in semester 2, date tbc.  Note that this session does not cover applying for a Fellowship, as that is covered in the ERI session below.


These workshops are part of a larger series organised by the SSPS Research Office; others in the series may also be of interest.


Further details, including how to book, are available at:



The University’s central Research support service, ERI, is running the following events:


ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships – Professor Jonathan Spencer (SSPS), 24th Sept, 12.30 – 2.00


An Introduction to Research Funding – Tuesday 3rd November 2009, 12:30-5:00pm (aimed at Arts & Humanities, but may still be of interest to Social Scientists)


Postdoctoral Opportunities – Dr Lawrence Dritsas (SSPS), Thurs 21st January 2010, 12:30-2:00pm


Further information about these events is available at:



Booking is available through MyEd <>

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