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School of Social and Political Science: Undergraduate study


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.

If you have any questions, please come and visit us.

Upcoming events

3 Minute Thesis

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A competition for PhD students in which you explain your whole thesis with in 3 minutes using only one static slide, this international competition is an excellent way to challenge yourself and develop your presentation skills. 

The University of Edinburgh has run a 3MT competition every year since 2013. With two SSPS Students making it to the University Finals in 2017.

Find out more information here:

Join us in supporting the SSPS Students participating in the College 3 Minute Thesis Heat taking place on the 2nd of May 2018, 14:00 – 17:00: Reserve your place here

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