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ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Social Sciences

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DTP Activities for Lent Term 2023

1st Years Cohort Day in the Nihon Room at Pembroke College, Tuesday 21st March 11am to 3pm

2nd Years Cohort Coffee and Catch up in the Nihon at Pembroke College, Wednesday 22nd March, 11am to 1pm Further information and booking

Centre for Science and Policy Professional Development Workshop on Tuesday 14th March, 10.30am to 1.30pm (includes networking lunch) Further information and booking

Grant Writing Workshop on Friday 17th March, Midday, Online Further information and registration

Training across the University

There is a wide range of training available to you as a doctoral student.  Below are links to help you search.

Don't forget to check out the resources available on our online programme Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice - an online training programme for all Postgraduate Social Science Students and look out for the live sessions programme, which run in Lent and Easter each year.

As a DTP student you are invited to our Cohort Days at which you will get to meet each other and develop your skills. 

Please drop me a line if you have any questions about training - and don't forget to follow us on Twitter!

Alison Harvey
Doctoral Training Manager


National Training

National Centre for Research Methods aims to drive forward methodological development and innovation through a programme of training and events, increasing the quality and range of approaches used by social scientists.

The UK Data Service: provides access to a collection of over 6,000 high quality socio-economic data sets.  It supports data users and works to improve data management.


The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) manages four British cohort studies: the 1958 National Child Development Study, the 1970 British Cohort Study, Next Steps, and the Millennium Cohort Study.



CLOSER supports the use of longitudinal research. Key resources include reading lists and summaries of findings, and a search portal to help find out what data has been collected across all nine studies in the CLOSER partnership.


Understanding Society is a major longitudinal survey of around 40,000 UK households. The site contains information on the survey, as well as research articles, reports and policy briefings based on this survey.


The Administrative Data Research Network enables accredited researchers to access securely held de-identified linked administrative data for research that has potential benefit to society.



Census and Administrative data LongitudinaL Studies Hub  enables researchers to access census based longitudinal data selected from census records over time as well as linked material  from other administrative datasets (such as health data).