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PhD Social and Policy Sciences Induction Timetable

Find out what you need to attend and complete as a new PhD student as part of your induction to doctoral studies.


"I am Professor Ana Cecilia Dinerstein, a political sociology and critical theory professor in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences and I am your Director of Studies.

I look forward to meeting you and ensuring your PhD experience in SPS is as enjoyable and rewarding as possible! Your research is fundamental to the Department’s research agenda and academic performance. Our established Research Centres and the pop-up Centres are a great way to develop contacts and find synergies between your research and other PGR and academics in the Department and Faculty. Visit our website.

I am working to build a strong PGR community together, seeking ideas to be more interactive and connected. Please let me know if you have any suggestions on how we can enhance the PGR experience in the Department. My office door is open to you during working hours, and you are welcome to email me to organise a meeting outside those hours in person or online. My office is 3.30 (in the 3 East building), and my email is

I will see you on the 26th of September at 14:15 in 8W 2.15 on campus, for our Induction event.
Have a great start to your PhD studies!"

Ana Cecilia Dinerstein

Induction events and activities

Departmental Induction

Tuesday 26 September 2023

Activity Time Location
Department welcome and induction 14:15 - 16:05 8 West 2.15

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