Advanced Training at Warwick
In addition to our Core Training modules, during 2018-19 the Warwick ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) will offer a number of credit bearing and non-creadit bearing short Advanced Training workshops or courses. These events are for social science PhD students both from Warwick and across the UK.
For the academic year 2018-19, the majority of Advanced Training sessions will be held in term 3 (Monday 22 April 2019 onwards) and the summer vacation period (after Saturday 29 June 2019). Information about these Advanced Training opportunities is available via the 2018-19 Advanced Training programme page which will be updated regularly during terms 2 and 3.
For an idea of the type of Advanced Training events that will be on offer, please see last year's timetable and that for 2016-17 for a flavour of the Advanced Training workshops that have run in the past.
Advanced Training offered across the Midlands Graduate School DTP
Information regarding Advanced Training opportunities offered to ESRC funded Warwick PhD students can be found on the Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership - Advanced Training opportunities webpage.
Academic Call for Advanced Training proposals - 2018-19
The Warwick ESRC Doctoral Training Centre is issuing a call for Warwick academics to bid for credit bearing and non-credit bearing Advanced Training proposals for the 2018-19 academic year, and onwards to be funded by ESRC DTP. Advanced Training events usually run in term 3 and require a minimum 10 week preparation and advertising lead time if possible.
1. Credit bearing Advanced Training proposals for the 2019-20 academic year
Warwick DTP, as part of the Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP, would like to hear from academics who wish to run credit bearing Advanced Training Masters modules (2-3 day courses carrying 10 CATs) during the 2019-20 academic year and onwards. These modules will form part of the Warwick DTP's credit bearing Advanced Training offering. For ideas of the types of Advanced Training modules offered around the consortium see the Midlands Graduate School Advanced Training webpage.
Advanced training modules will be hosted within your home Department and will therefore follow your standard Departmental module approval procedures. However, if you wish your module to form part of the Warwick ESRC DTP's Advanced Training module suite then please submit a draft MA1 form to us via Judith McAllister using the email esrcdtp at warwick dot ac dot uk, for comment before commencing your Departmental module approvals process. Ideally you should submit your proposals to us in term 1 in order to allow ample time to meet the MA1 approval timeline within your Department. Modules will be owned by your Department but promoted via the DTP and within the wider Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership.
If you have ideas for proposals and would like feedback before submitting, or have any queries regarding the module approval process, please send details to Judith via email ESRCdtp@warwick.ac.uk.
2. Non-credit bearing Advanced Training proposals for the 2018-19 academic year
Warwick academics are invited to submit proposals for short (half, 1 or 2 day), nationally leading, advanced training workshops for PhD students in the broader Social Sciences. The chosen Advanced Training workshops will be funded by the Warwick ESRC DTC and promoted via the NCRM portal to PhD students nationally, and as such, proposals should address areas where Warwick is thought leading or has recognised expertise.
Please use the Advanced Training proposal form to provide details of your proposed event and return it to the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre’s Training Coordinator, Judith McAllister, via ESRCdtc@warwick.ac.uk as soon as possible and by Friday 30 November 2018.
Advanced Training offered by the wider DTC network
ESRC Data and Methods Services supporting research and providing training
The ESRC funds a range of data and methods services to support research and study. It provides resources needed to access high quality socio-economic data and to develop research skills. These services are:
|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).|
|The National Centre for Research Methods supports researchers in developing their research skills. It hosts an extensive database of research methods training courses.|