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Working Beyond Disciplines – MA Social Research – All Pathways Training

Date - Wednesday, 28th February 2018 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)


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Date and time: Wednesday 28 February, 10am – 4pm

Venue: INOX Dine, Level 5, Student’s Union Building, University of Sheffield, Durham Road, Sheffield S10 2TG

MA Social Research ESRC funded students are required to attend the Working Beyond Disciplines training day as part of their training framework.

This introduces students to the ‘grand challenges’ within the thematic fields of their Interdisciplinary Training Pathway, and highlights the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to research.  It prepares students for the cutting edge debates they will encounter at doctoral level.

The day shall consist of one morning session for all students, followed by two afternoon pathway specific sessions.

The morning session shall consist of a panel of three speakers – Pauline Deutz (Hull), Barry Gibson (Sheffield), and TBC – who shall speak to generic issues of undertaking interdisciplinary research (the value of interdisciplinarity, the challenges involved in such work, etc.) as well as the importance of interdisciplinary work in the changing funding environment. Students will then have the opportunity to ask questions to the panel.

The afternoon sessions will continue these discussions specifically  in relation to the ‘grand challenges’ of their thematic pathways, encouraging students to think about the connection between their own research and these themes, as well as with the work of other students within the pathway.