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Working Collaboratively 2019

This one day workshop aims to explore the opportunities and challenges presented by working collaboratively on your PhD and what it means for your research. Collaborative research provides unique opportunities for doctoral researchers – and unique challenges.

Welcoming PhD students from all disciplines across the Social Sciences working in collaboration with non-academic institutions or those considering a collaborative element to their research, the workshop will provide the opportunity to:

  • Consider key challenges around collaborative research and strategies to navigate them
  • Learn the skills of engagement with non academic collaborative partners
  • Share research and network with other collaborative students


  • 10.00 - Refreshments and Registration
  • 10.30 - Welcome: Professor Jon Coaffee (Politics and International Relations)
  • 10.45 - Dr James Harrison (Reader, The Law School) with an academic perspective on collaborative research
  • 11.15 - Anthony Ruck (ESRC DTC PhD Student) presentation on undertaking a collaborative studentship
  • 11.35 - Tommer Spence (ESRC DTC PhD Student) presentations on internships
  • 11.55 - Wendy Eades (former ESRC DTC PhD Student) presentation on undertaking a collaborative studentship
  • 12.15 - Networking Lunch
  • 13.15 - 'Talking to Muggles' - An interactive workshop lead by Warwick Ventures
  • 14.00 - Break for refreshments
  • 14.15 - 'Talking to Muggles' workshop continuation
  • 14.45 - Event Close: Professor Nick Gane (Midlands Graduate School Director)


Please use the booking form to book you place.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided (dietary requirements can be catered for).

Getting here

Please use the University of Warwick's 'Visiting Us' webpage for travel information and the interactive map to find your way to the Library Building where you will find the Wolfson Research Exchange on the 3rd floor across the bridge into the Library Extension. Warwick students will need to use their student cards to access the Library building, non-Warwick students should ask for access at Library reception.

Please note that parking on campus is often extremely difficult with car parks full before 8am. We would encourage you to use public transport if at all possible. If you need to bring a car on to campus please arrive early and allow plenty of time to find a place to park. This may mean parking in one of the peripheral car parks and walking on to main campus. Most car parks are pay and display and require cash/coins. More information about parking can be found here.

Date: Monday 29th April 2019
Time: 10am (for refreshments and registration) to 3pm with refreshments and a networking lunch provided
Venue: Wolfson Research Exchange, Library, University of Warwick
Booking form