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Events, Workshops and Training

Workshops are open to all staff and students in the School of Social and Political Science only unless stated otherwise.

Throughout the academic year, the SDO offers a wide range of academic and professional skills workshops aimed at supporting you throughout your degree and helping to prepare you for the world beyond your studies. 
These interactive sessions are led by experienced tutors and guest speakers and are tailored for different levels of study, allowing students to select the level of expertise most appropriate to their interests and needs.

Welcome Events

The Student Development Office is hosting a small number of welcome pizza lunches for new undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in finding out more about what support we offer.  Students can reserve a space at one of the sessions below:

Undergraduate Students

  • Politics and International Relations Welcome Pizza Lunch:
            26 September 2017, 1-2pm, 1.12 Practice suite, CMB. Reserve a space here: book now

  • SPS Undergraduate Students Welcome Pizza Lunch:
            27 September 2017, 1-2pm, 1.12 Practice suite, CMB. Reserve a space here: book now

Postgraduate Students

Limited numbers so please reserve your space. Only one booking per student. Please also let us know about any dietary requirements when you book.

Professional Skills

The full list of  workshops can be found here: Professional Skills Series.
Workshops are open to all SSPS staff and students, with the suggested level of study noted beside each workshop. 

Academic Skills

A full list of academic skills workshops is now available. Workshops are open to all SSPS staff and students.  Workshops are tagged with the suggested level of study.


Other Workshops and Providers

In addition to the SSPS-specific workshops,  there are other training opportunities offered by different departments across the University.


The Institute for Academic Development runs many workshops throughout the year.  More information can be found via the links below:


Suggest a Workshop

If we do not currently offer a workshop on a skill or topic that you are interested in, please get in touch with your suggestion. Contact us here: Request a workshop

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