Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Postgraduate Research seminar series

Our research postgraduate students are part of an active and supportive community, with frequent opportunities to peer-review  their work, share resources and ideas. Seminars take place on Fridays in 10West 2.01 from 1.15pm. For further information please contact Thomais Massala - email:

Upcoming presentations


Date Title Speaker(s)
07.10.16 Graduate Teaching Assistant Training (Part 1). Kate Woodthorpe
14.10.16 How prison telephones limit family contact during maternal imprisonment.  Natalie Booth
21.10.16 First-Year 'surgery' Jason Hart
28.10.16 Approaching Bolivian state transformation through struggle for autonomy.  Britta Matthes
04.11.16 Graduate Teaching ‘Surgery’. T. Papadopoulos & J. Hart
11.11.16 Funding mobilisation strategies in a lower-middle income country: The case of national NGOs in Ghana.  Emmanuel Kumi
Publishing from your thesis. 
G. Room & L. Enria
Graduate Teaching Assistant Training (Part 2).
Kate Woodthorpe
02.12.16 The research - policy interface. Jane Millar
09.12.16 Middle-class and social protection in the Latin American welfare regimes. Pamela Baksai

Postgraduate symposium

Every year the Social & Policy Sciences PhDs host a symposium showcasing work accomplished during the year.

2016: 4th PGR Symposium (details available soon)

2015: Methodological Approaches and Challenges for Social Research

2013: Opportunities for Deepening Understanding: Avenues of Social Science Research

2012: Social Science in a changing world: State, Society and Policy in perspective