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Branching Out in Research – PGR Sociological Conference

Date - Tuesday, 13th June 2017 (9:30 am - 4:00 pm)


Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, Elmfield Building, Northumberland Road, Sheffield, S10 2TU.

We would like to welcome you to the annual PGR conference at the Department of Sociological Studies,  at the University of Sheffield.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Branching out in Research” and the conference will hear from a range of postgraduate students whose research aims to explore how social  scientists can look beyond the usual realms of social  research, in terms of topic areas, social groups and methodology. Talks will be arranged into six streams across the day, including: Social Policy and Welfare States; Methods and New Data; Children and Families; Migration and Transculturalism; Later Life; and Hard to Reach groups.

We are pleased to announce that Professor Sarah Neal, Co-Editor of the British Sociological Association journal Sociology , will be our keynote speaker. There will also be a roundtable discussion with PhD students in their latter years on the process of conducting research in the field.

We welcome students from across all levels, disciplines and universities.

Registration is from 9:30-10.00 and we expect the day to be finished by 16:00. The conference is free to attend, and refreshments and lunch will be provided. Places are limited, so if you would like to attend, please sign up via  Eventbrite by May 26th: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ branching-out-in-research-registration-33520165718 or search “Branching out in research”