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SGSSS Student Handbook

Below is the SGSSS Student Handbook for 2020/21. The Handbook is designed for ESRC-funded SGSSS students during the entirety of their studentship and will be updated each academic year. 

As such, if you are an ESRC-funded SGSSS student, this should be your first source of information relating to your studentship and all things SGSSS. Should you have any additional queries however, please contact the SGSSS team on

As per the information within the Handbook, HEI Admin Leads (SGSSS institutional administrative contacts) are best placed to answer queries about registration, tuition fees and studentship payments, as these are primarily handled at an institutional level. 

Below is a ‘quick view’ of the Handbook, however, should you wish to view the Handbook in a more traditional format (and to access hyperlinks etc.) please click the “View or Download” button above.  

We will occasionally make minor changes to the Handbook when required throughout the academic year as training dates become known and/or if guidance changes etc. As such, so that you know you are viewing the most up-to-date version of the Handbook, please see the “Last updated” date within the footer of the Handbook or the “Version History” above.  

Finally, we hope you find the Handbook a helpful source of information during your studentship and wish you well during the 2020/21 academic year. 

The SGSSS Team