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Working Collaboratively 2022

This event will now take place online.

This half-day online 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


The workshop will run from 10am to approximately 12:30pm.

  • 10:00 Registration and Welcome by Professor Jon Coaffee (Director, Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership)
  • 10:15 Academic speaker: Dr Sarah Plumb (Museum Studies) ‘Working Collaboratively with Cultural Partners’
  • 11:00 Student presentations by current ESRC DTP students (Jess Kebbell, Shavez Jeffers, Niamh McHugh)
  • 11:45 Student Q&As
  • 12:00 Closing Reflections: Dr Sally Horrocks (Midlands Graduate School Institutional Lead for Leicester)


Please email Louise Taylor on to book your place. The workshop will take place on Microsoft Teams and the link will be circulated to attendees prior to the session.

Date: Tuesday 26th April 2022
Time: 10am -12:30pm
This event will now take place online.
To book a place, please email Louise Taylor on