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New Cambridge ESRC DTP Student Reps

The Cambridge ESRC DTP student representatives for 2021 are:







Samantha Hulston, 1st year, Faculty of Education, PhD candidate

Caroline Breeden, 1st year, Faculty of Education, PhD candidate


A message from the reps:

"We wanted to take a moment to introduce ourselves as your student representatives for this year. We are both keenly aware that representing the cohort is especially pressing given the potential impact of the pandemic on our research projects and yet also especially challenging given the distances between us. Nevertheless, we are both keen to do our best to reflect your ideas and insights over the coming months. 

"If you have any particular ideas related to training you receive from the DTP it would be great to hear about these. Although, of course, feel free to share other thoughts, too."

Both reps can be contacted via Teams, email and Zoom - or via the DTP inbox (

The DTP invites up to three student reps each year.  It is an excellent opportunity to get involved in the DTP’s policy and decision making processes, to represent students’ issues and ideas, and to develop leadership and networking skills. Student reps have a seat on the Management Executive Group (the overall steering body for the DTP) and the Training and Development Group (in an advisory role). They are expected to attend each of these meetings on a termly basis.

Student reps also help organise social or networking events, promote students’ interests and suggestions, support the training manager with focus groups, and generally assist with the development of the DTP.