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 constituent universities. The information on this page provides guidance for staff on various aspects of the DTP, and their role within it.

Pathway Representatives and Leads

Each NWSSDTP Pathway has an academic Pathway Representative at each of the constituent universities. One of these institutional Pathway Representatives will also act as the overall Pathway Lead, who is responsible for overseeing the pathway and representing the pathway at Allocation Committees. For an up-to-date list of Pathway Representatives, please see here

Guidance for Pathway Representatives can be found in the NWSSDTP Pathway Representatives Handbook 2022-23

Studentship Competitions

Standard Studentship Application Guidance and Forms can be found on the ‘How to Apply‘ pages. Information about the CASE Competition can be found on the ‘CASE Studentships‘ 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.

NWSSDTP Newsletter

All NWSSDTP Students receive a monthly newsletter by email, containing information about events and opportunities, as well as profiles of current student activity. These newsletters will also be sent on to Pathway Representatives for information. To view copies of our previous newsletters, please visit the archive here.

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