Sgoil Cheumnaichean Saidheans Sòisealta na h-Alba

Summer School

Every June, SGSSS hosts the popular Summer School. The Summer School is open to all PhD students in the Social Sciences at any of our member institutions.



11-13 June, John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh

Workshops include:

  • NVivo
  • Narrative Analysis
  • Health & Wellbeing during the PhD
  • Reflexivity
  • Publishing
  • Introduction to R
  • Visualising data
  • and many more!

Registration to open in April, please keep an eye on social media for updates!


The Summer School programme is a mix of courses on qualitative and quantitative methods and skills, with a strong focus on the social aspect of these. This is one of the best opportunities of the calendar year to meet other PhD students.

Content for Summer School has been contributed by academic colleagues from across Scotland each year, but we have also included external course providers in order to widen the programme and focus on career orientated learning.

On average, over 200 students attend this event and can choose from a range of up to 40 workshops over 3 days.