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                                         July 2020 

Please scroll down for upcoming training events, funding opportunities and NWSSDTP student blogs!
  Photograph: Marta Ferri 

                      NWSSDTP Student Photo of the Month

Training Opportunities
         Keele University: Researcher Summer School 2020

The 2020 Researcher Summer School will provide an opportunity for postgraduate researchers, postdocs, research-active staff, and staff involved with research to further their professional and career development through a week of workshops. All sessions will be hosted via MS Team

For full details of each session here
To book tickets                         

        Call for Papers: Housing and Power in the Modern World 

We invite researchers (postgraduate level and above) and practitioners working in the housing sector (e.g. housing managers, policy-makers and NGOs) to submit proposals for papers on mass affordable housing (broadly conceived), housing policy and housing development, from the nineteenth century to the present day.
Abstracts to be sent by Friday 31 July 2020.
Date of online meeting 11th November 2020
 For further details

           Call For Papers: Democracy Under Pressure 

Democracy and Elections / Comparative Politics, University of Manchester, 4th Annual Conference
Date: Online, Wednesday 30th September 2020

The University of Manchester Department of Politics invites scholars to share work on these challenges, their political effects, and potential policy solutions. We are particularly keen to welcome submissions from Early Career Researchers and current PhD students in Politics, using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods.
For further details 
        Beyond Academia: the LSE-sponsored podcast for research students and career academics 
This podcast series, presented by Peter Harrington and published by the London School of Economics, examines how students can commercialise their research, find funding, seek out support partners, create a new venture, and much more.
For further details 
          Will Medd: Autumn PhD Write Club

Whatever stage you are at in your PhD, WriteClub will help you create a balanced, productive and satisfying approach to writing. Our next PhD WriteClub Starts Monday 14th September 2020 with a one-day online live coaching writing retreat followed by a programme of group coaching, peer and 1-1 support for 3 months.
For further details
             Free Webinar: Understanding the REF: A primer for PGRs

Webinar - Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The REF is an endless topic of discussion but it can be very unclear exactly what it is, how it works, why it seems to come up so often, and what (if anything) it might mean for you.
This webinar aims to solve those minor mysteries.
For further details 


Students in Focus

Hannah Sawyer, Psychology, University of Liverpool, (2018 Cohort)

My PhD Life in Lockdown 

Due to COVID-19, we have all been working from home since March. This unprecedented situation is something that I, like many others, was not expecting or prepared for when I started my PhD only five months ago. Read about Hannah's PhD life in lockdown here  
Additional Funding Competitions 

The next deadline for all NWSSDTP Additional Funding Competitions is 6th November 2020.

Methods North West

Methods North West will be running a series of short online Methods Sessions between July – December 2020, delivered by experts in their fields. Details and booking links can be found here: New sessions are still being added, so do keep checking back! The first five sessions are:
  • Doing Twitter Recruitment and Research – Jaime Garcia, University of Manchester
  • Open Access Resources: The Internet Archive/Archives on the Internet – Rebecca Bowler, Keele University
  • Learning for wellbeing – Clare Holdsworth, Keele University
  • Conceptual Analysis – Sorin Baiasu, Keele University
  • Researching Film Online – Katherine Whitehurst, University of Liverpool  
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