people at conference


Representatives from the following organisations had stalls at the conference:

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

The Economic and Social Research Council stalls highlighted the range of additional opportunities available to ESRC-funded students.

National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM)

In 2004 the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) set up the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) at the University of Southampton. NCRM was tasked to increase the quality and range of methodological approaches used by UK social scientists through a programme of training and capacity building, and with driving forward methodological development and innovation through its own research programme.


Vitae is the global leader in supporting the professional development of researchers, experienced in working with institutions as they strive for research excellence, innovation and impact.

Methods North West

Methods North West highlights the depth and breadth of methodological expertise in the social sciences within the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster. It promotes and facilitates methodological excellence, innovation and interdisciplinarity – within and beyond the social sciences.

British Library

The British Library is the national library of the UK and their mission is to make intellectual heritage accessible to everyone for research, inspiration and enjoyment. Their vast digital, visual, audio and textual collections capture international and national policy-making over the centuries, right up to present day.

European Social Survey

The European Social Survey (ESS) is an academically-driven cross-nationally comparative social survey designed to chart and explain the interaction between Europe’s changing institutions and the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of its diverse populations.

UK Data Service

The UK Data Service is a comprehensive resource funded by the ESRC to support researchers, teachers and policymakers who depend on high-quality social and economic data.


Longitudinal studies track the same people throughout their lives, helping us understand how life in the UK is changing. CLOSER is enabling researchers worldwide to get the most out of these valuable studies.

Sheffield Journal for the Sociology of the Everyday

The Sheffield Journal for the Sociology of the Everyday is an online journal run by PGR students. Our aim is to encourage and enable students from all levels to publish research and to experience the peer review process. We accept submissions from students from all disciplines.