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WRDTC Induction Event 2013

October 9, 2013


Over 200 new PhD students from the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York attended the White Rose Induction Event, 2 October 2013, at the Ron Cooke Hub, University of York.

WRDTC Induction 2013This was the first of the large WRDTC events and conferences in 2013-14 for social scientists that forms one part of the wide range of training events and courses offered to the post graduate research community.

The day began with a welcome from the WRDTC Director, Martin Jones, to the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre and an introduction from academic representatives at Universities of Leeds and York.

Two of our training pathways and their students gave presentations (Mark Hardy, Social Policy & Social Work and Glyn Williams, International Development) and talked about the training and events they ran last year.

The directors of our two new Advanced Qualitative Methods and Advanced Quantitative Methods Network talked about their future plans.

The current student Academic Quality Committee (AQC) representatives explained their role on the AQC as a student member and encouraged new students to get involved.

A talk entitled ‘My first year as a PhD student’ was well received as Stephen McGlynn (Sheffield) and Lena Opfermann (York), who were new students last year, shared their experiences.

After lunch, with time set aside for networking and the poster exhibition, students joined other students from their Pathway areas and discussed their ideas for future events, training and how to build a dynamic research network in their disciplines.

We really enjoyed welcoming our new students to the DTC social sciences research community and look forward to our next major event in the Spring 2014.

The presentations and talks are available below:

WRDTC Induction Event 2013 photos