Guidance for Staff

The North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP) relies on the support of over 100 members of academic and administrative staff across the constitute Universities. The information on this page provides guidance for staff on various aspects of the DTP, and their role within it.

Standard Studentship Competitions

The 2018/19 Standard Studentship Competition opened in August 2018. The deadline for applications is the 4th February 2019. The Application paperwork can be found on the ‘How to Apply‘ pages. Guidance for Staff involved in the process, including marking criteria, will be circulated shortly.

Information about the CASE Competition, which closed on the 9th November, can be found on the ‘Collaboration‘ page.

Recognition of New Programmes

The NWSSDTP lists the programmes eligible for funding on the Pathway pages. If a pathway wishes to add a new programme for recognition, the Institutional Pathway Representative should submit a request to the NWSSDTP Manager in line with the NWSSDTP Programme Recognition Guidelines.

Events Funding

Pathway Representatives and Leads can apply for funding from the NWSSDTP for the organisation of pathway events and training. The NWSSDTP encourages each pathway to hold at least one event a year for its students, either solo or jointly with other pathways.

Co-Supervision and Module Exchange

One of the key benefits of the consortium is the opportunity for students to access expertise and training from across the institutions in the NWSSDTP. Students can be supervised across two institutions in the DTP, and can also attend modules (accredited or auditing) offered by the partner institutions. The policy paperwork for these arrangements can be found below.

Paperwork Pending