Grand Union DTP Events

The Grand Union DTP, its students and the Scholars' Assocation host a variety of events across the partnership covering a wide range of topics and themes. Event details over the coming academic year are listed below.

“Not just surviving, thriving”: The 2019 ESRC Grand Union DTP Annual conference

When: 14th June 2019, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm


VENUE LOCATION CHANGE- we are now at Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ


Keynote Speaker: Professor Nayanika Mathur

BOOKINGS ARE NOW CLOSED. If you wish to change your booking please email 

Bookings will close 7th June.



The Annual Conference is the highlight of the academic year for the ESRC Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership.  This year’s conference programme, designed with the ESRC Scholars Association, focuses on the future of the academy, and on developing a research career as a social scientist.

The event again includes the opportunity for everyone to ‘pitch’ their thesis topic in three minutes and with one slide. The morning will include two Three Minute Thesis (3MT) workshops: they are ever popular and a great way to get feedback.   We will also hear from students who have done internships or placements.


The interactive afternoon workshops include a student-led workshop on surviving (and thriving) as a doctoral student, and another on the employment opportunities and careers for postdoctoral researchers and teachers within the contemporary university.

Professor Nayanika Mathur (Associate Professor in the Anthropology of South Asia) will give the final keynote: “Political economy, global inequity and the shaping of academic knowledge'

The day ends with cream teas and fizz at 4.30.


Registration via the above link by 7th June.  All ESRC students are expected to participate. Coffee and pastries available from 9.30: the day will start promptly at 10.

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