Our research students are an integral and vital part of our research environment and we have an excellent track record in supporting our students in developing their academic careers.
Research students have access to computer and printing facilities as well as the our library and numerous associated electronic databases; they are invited to attend and speak at the School's research seminar series, and also at the seminar series run by the Centre for Competition Policy. A PhD students' workshop is organised annually by the students themselves under the auspices of the Director of Postgraduate Research. Research students from both within the School and elsewhere in the University present papers and receive feedback from their peers and members of academic staff.
The Social Sciences Faculty through its Graduate School runs a showcase of Postgraduate Research in the Forum in Norwich City Centre where students present their research to an interested lay audience from the general public, and also takes responsibility for the generic skills training in for example ethics, networking, writing, presentations and teaching. We run the module Research Methods in Law, which is compulsory for first year research students and which also forms part of our pathway of the Masters in Social Science Research Methods. The Faculty is also responsible for ensuring that research supervisors are trained, and attend regular refresher sessions and that a supervisor who has not supervised a research degree to completion will be partnered on the team by someone who has done so.
For more information on the topics and activities of our current research students please see our research pages.