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WRDTC Welcome Event 2015

November 13, 2015

2015 welcome banner

On 23 October 2015 over 300 new doctoral researchers from the University of Leeds, York and Sheffield came together at the White Rose DTC Welcome Event at Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane, Sheffield for a lively day of networking.

This was the first of the WRDTC events and conferences in 2015/16 for social scientists doctoral researchers and forms part of a wide range of training events and courses offered to our post graduate research community.

The day began with a warm welcome from the WRDTC Director, Professor Martin Jones, and a talk from Dr Richard Rowe, showcasing the work of the Psychology Pathway.

Then Maria Mawson, Social Sciences Faculty Librarian at the University of Sheffield, talked about Sharing Access, Information and Skills across the White Rose universities.

After the coffee break, one of your current WRDTC Academic Quality Committee student representatives Marianne Hvistendahl Allday opened the next session by highlighting the work of the student reps in the governance of the WRDTC and encouraged new researchers to consider applying.

This was followed by a range of short talks from some of our doctoral researchers:

  • Emma Blakey – Overseas Institutional Visit to Canada (Psychology Pathway, University of Sheffield)
  • Nicholas Roxburgh – Overseas Fieldwork in Nepal (Environment & Sustainability Pathway, University of Leeds)
  • Amy Hunter – running a WRDTC Student Seminar Series (Health & Well being Pathway, University of Leeds)
  • Suhaili Ramli – having impact in the media (Management & Business Pathway, University of York)
  • Joanne Elvy – experiencing research (Planning Pathway, University of Leeds)

 Audrey Dugué-Nevers was awarded the prize for the best poster on the day.During the lunch break time was set aside for networking and viewing the s
tudent Poster Exhibition entries.  Over 20 students displayed a poster and Audrey Dugué-Nevers was awarded the prize for the best poster on the day.

WRC129After the Pathway meetings, where new students discussed their ideas for future events, training and how to build a dynamic research network in their disciplines.

The day rounded off with an afternoon tea and the presentation of the award for Winner of the WRDTC Doctoral Researcher Best Paper 2015Lena Kruckenberg, University of Leeds.

We really enjoyed welcoming you to the DTC social sciences research community and are already looking forward to our next major event in the Spring 2015.

Watch the Conference Videos

Presentations and Talks

Welcome & Introduction to the White Rose DTC, Martin Jones – WRDTC Director, University of Sheffield.

Pathway Showcase: The Psychology Pathway leader and doctoral researchers talk about the events and training they ran last year, Richard Rowe, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield.

White Rose University Libraries, Sharing access, information and skills, Maria Mawson, Social Sciences Faculty Librarian, University of Sheffield.

Introduction to Doctoral Training, Glyn Williams, Director of Doctoral Programmes, University of Sheffield.

My experiences as a Doctoral Researcher:

  • Marianne Hvistendahl Allday, AQC Student Representative (Health & Wellbeing, Leeds)
  • Emma Blakey – institutional visit to Canada (Psychology Pathway, Sheffield)
  • Nicholas Roxburgh – fieldwork in Nepal (Environment & Sustainability Pathway, Leeds)
  • Amy Hunter – running a WRDTC Student Seminar Series (Health & Wellbeing Pathway, Leeds)
  • Suhaili Ramli – having impact in the media (Management & Business Pathway, York)
  • Joanne Elvy – experiencing research (Planning Pathway, Leeds)
  • Siobhan Callaghan & Darren Baxter – The Social Policy Review (York)

WRDTC Welcome Event 2015 Gallery

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