SGSSS Ten Year Celebrations
During the 2021/22 academic year, the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science is celebrating our 10-year anniversary. Over the past decade we are proud to have supported almost 1000 students through their doctoral studies. Through our internship programme, we have invested over 35 years of research work into Scotland’s academy. We have quadrupled the training available to our students and strengthened delivery of methods training, career planning and well-being events, working closely with Student Representatives and colleagues at all 16 HEIs in Scotland with a social science base.
Over the coming academic year, we will be delivering 10 keynotes to celebrate 10 years of SGSSS. The keynotes will coincide with our major training events and are intended to provide a forum for reflecting back on the contribution Scottish social science has made over the last 10 years to academic debate and policy development, and to consider the critical role of social science in taking the opportunities and addressing challenges facing Scotland over the next decade.
SGSSS is celebrating the talent of our social science community by launching a blogging competition.
All blogs (subject to screening) will be available on our national online platform Social and the ten best blogs will receive an award of £100 and their blog will be featured on our website.
The competition is open to any social science post-graduate student studying at a Scottish University and we invite broad interpretations of our title: Realising our Potential: What lies ahead for Scottish Social Sciences?
The blogs can be inspired by your research and discipline, or could focus on doctoral research more broadly. The question is a starting point and we encourage students to submit work that captures their own work. In turn, the concept of Scottish and social sciences can be interpreted broadly: we welcome work with an interdisciplinary focus for example, or draws on research produced overseas.
- Blogs should be 1000 words long, and we will host as many as we can on Social. Ten winners will have their blog published and promoted on our 10-year Celebration website as well as Social and win £100 in vouchers.
- Blogs can be uploaded onto a dedicated celebration space in Social, anytime between the 21 February and the 01 April. The ten winners will be announced by 02 May 2022.
Keynote: Languages of Care: Beyond Expectations of Resilience
Keynote: Taking the Carbon out of Transport: How might data help us?
Launch of blog competition
…with much more to be announced over the coming weeks!