UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) POST Fellowship 2022
Closing date: 22nd May 2022
POST and the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) are offering a 13-week fellowship to UKRI funded PhD students (not in their first year) whose research is in an energy related field. There is one funded fellowship available.
The fellowship is an opportunity for students to gain real-world experience of the translation and communication of research findings to help inform decision making. The fellow will contribute to the activities of Parliament, by working with POST on an area of energy and climate change policy but outside their immediate area of expertise. For full details see here.
'China in the Social Sciences: Emerging Research from the North of England' (ChiNESS)
Date: 21st June 2022
The conference is meant as an opportunity for junior social scientists studying China in the North of England to network and create peer-to-peer contacts. The event will showcase new research by PGR students and early career scholars at the intersection between China Studies and the Social Sciences. The objective is to draw a picture of what the interdisciplinary field of China studies in our institutions will look like in the future. For further details see here.
Annual PGR Conference on the theme 'Social Movements in a Changing World- disharmony, affinity and solidarity at the intersections'
Date: 1st June 2022: 9.30-16.00
Registration has opened for the Annual PGR Conference on the theme 'Social Movements in a Changing World- disharmony, affinity and solidarity at the intersections' : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/annual-pgr-conference-tickets-309450443607.
Planning and Environment Pathway Away Day
Date: 20th May 2022 ; 11.00 - 16-00
The Planning and Environmental (P&E) Pathway in NWSSDTP is pleased to announce a forthcoming Planning PGRs Away Day on 20th May 2022 in the picturesque Ness Botanic Garden located in the Wirral Peninsula. The event is the first ever Post-COVID joint PGR event for staff and students in the P&E pathway at University of Liverpool and University of Manchester to gather, know each other better, exchange ideas and experiences around key themes interesting PGRs. We are pleased to have Professor Dave Shaw from University of Liverpool who will deliver an interactive talk in the event. All staff and PGRs from the P&E Pathway are welcome to join.
UK Data Service
In the UK Data Service's latest podcast, Vanessa Higgins explains how her training team helps researchers make the most of data that can influence government policies on big issues relating to our health, social care strategies and the economy.
See NCRM's latest newsletter here.
Methods North West
Methods North West Conference 2022
Date: 10th June 2022; 8.00 - 17.00
This the conference brings together PhDs, early career researchers, and established academics and practitioners to discuss emerging trends
and innovations in research methods.
Theme: Inequalities in research and methods
As the world emerges from the Covid 19 Pandemic, one issue of relevance to recovery is inequality. Inequality is both a topic of research and something which affects research methods and methodologies themselves. The Methods North West Conference 2022 invites participants to submit conference papers to be presented in talks of up to 20 minutes that engage broadly with the theme of inequalities and research methods.
Please submit Abstracts (no longer than 250 words) by 18/05/2022 using this form here
See further details here
See website here
methods@manchester: Summer School: Registrations are now open
Dates: Online between 20th June and 8th July 2022:
The selection of courses cover a range of topics that are particularly relevant to postgraduate and ECR research in humanities and social sciences including software training, qualitative and quantitative analysis, data visualisation, research design and much more! The course content is based on approaches from across the various schools within The University of Manchester. For full details see here.
New animation: responding to the COVID-19 pandemic
Data and evidence from CLOSER’s longitudinal population studies have provided valuable insights throughout the pandemic. Earlier this month, CLOSER unveiled a new animation showcasing the response of the longitudinal research community to COVID-19 to coincide with the launch of our newly refreshed COVID-19 Longitudinal Research Hub. Watch the new COVID-19 animation
See weekly highlights here.
NIHR ARC Ageing & Frailty National Priority Programme
As part of the NIHR national priorities programme in Healthy Ageing, Dementia and Frailty, PenARC are hosting a shared learning event around ‘The value of seldom heard voices in Ageing research’. This online event is on Wednesday 15th June, 10am-12.30pm. Sign up link here:
UKRI Media Relations Toolkit
This guidance deals with all aspects of media relations from handling a press enquiry and placing features to organising media focused events.
It covers both reactive and proactive media relations and includes practical tips on building relationships with journalists, including the national, regional and specialist press and the broadcast media. See here for full details.