LISS DTP Monthly Newsletters

February 2024



LISS DTP Newsletter      

February 2024      


  1. LISS DTP Summer Symposium Date 
  1. Update Student Profile on the website 
  1. LINAS PGR Conference at Queen’s University Belfast  
  1. Turing Internships 
  1. Phenomenology events at the University of Greenwich 
  1. Summer School in Social Research Methods 
  1. Other Training events 


1.  LISS DTP Summer Research Symposium 

Please place a hold on your diaries! All LISS DTP Students are encouraged to attend! 

The LISS DTP Summer Symposium will take place at 9:30 -18:00 on Thursday the 6th of June at the KCL Strand Campus , all third year students will be expected to present their research! 

More information coming soon! 


2.  Update student profile on the LISS DTP Website 


If you wish to update your profile on the LISS DTP website, please submit a response below and I will update the website in April. 

Update form 


3. LINAS PGR Conference at Queen’s University Belfast 

The Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Algorithmic Solutions’ conference ’The Automation Generation’ is taking place at Queen’s University Belfast on 22nd April, 2024. 

This student-led conference is primarily aimed at PhD students and early career researchers. We welcome abstract submissions that do not exceed 250 words. Please send your abstract to the following email address: 

Please include in the subject line of the email ‘Abstract Submission – LINAS Conference 2024.’The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday 16th February 2024. More information can be found here: LINAS (


4. Turing Internships 

Now recruiting for the eighth time since launching in 2020, The Turing Internship Network offers doctoral students currently enrolled in a PhD at a university in the UK or Ireland the opportunity to undertake exciting and unique three to twelve-month placements at one of the Turing’s partners, with an indicative start date of May 2024.    
In this new recruitment round, there are 7 paid internship opportunities in areas of research spanning from digital twins for clinical trials, data science applied to the education sector, and large language models for justice reports. We are offering opportunities at Accenture, Ministry of Justice and the educational technology start-up Everybody Counts.  
Find out more about the internships, the eligibility and how to apply, or contact The deadline for applications is 11:00 on Tuesday 20 February.  


5. Call for abstracts for two phenomenology events at the University of Greenwich 

Thinking about Thinking – The Phenomenological Researcher: A Summer School 

24th-27th June 2024, University of Greenwich 

Summer School call for abstracts 

The call for abstracts will be open until 18th February 2024 at 12 noon. 

The focus of the Summer School is on learning how to apply phenomenological principals to your qualitative research.  The abstracts for presentations do not need to be completed projects – though they can be. We welcome abstracts about initial project ideas, projects in development and projects where you are struggling to apply phenomenology. The abstract must set a clear research question and a proposed methodological approach. It can then, rather than offer results and findings, instead set philosophical, methodological, or practical questions about how the work will develop. 

To view more details about the Summer School please click here: Thinking about Thinking – The Phenomenological Researcher: A Summer School | Events | University of Greenwich 

Authentic Care in Health and Social Care, and Education: A Conference 

28th June 2024, University of Greenwich 

Conference call for abstracts 

The call for abstracts will be open until 18th February  2024 at 12 noon. 

This conference is for those working in, aspiring to work in or curious about hermeneutic phenomenology. The focus of the conference is highlighting how research can translate into authentic care in education, health and social care policy and practice. This bespoke event is an excellent opportunity to hear from renowned phenomenologists. 

Abstracts need to focus on one of three areas: 

  1. How research can be used in policy and practice development 
  1. Offer ideas for promoting research to those working on the ground, 
  1. Propose novel or innovative ways of reaching policy makers and practitioners and  impacting on how they work 

To view more details about the Conference please click here: Authentic Care in Health and Social Care, and Education: A Conference | Events | University of Greenwich 

The call for abstracts will be open until 18th February 2024 at 12noon. 

Submit your abstract to: 

Book places at both events here: 

Authentic Care in Health and Social Care, and Education | University of Greenwich Online Store 


6. Third Summer School in Social Research Methods (3SRM) 

Hosted by Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 17 – 28 June (in-person) + 10 – 14 June (online), this is the most pluralistic methods training event worldwide. It is a unique venue, which comprises 46 main courses; each main course fee also provides access to a full weekly package. All information is on the host institution website. Registrations are first come, first served, with lower fees for students and PhD researchers, and 10% or 15% discounts. Find out How to apply. Additional benefit: by registering to at least 1 course (in-person or online), you will receive free MethodsNET membership until 31 December 2024 (details coming soon). 

7.Other training events 

The Konstanz Methods Excellence Workshops (Komex) event, organized by the University of Konstanz (Germany) in collaboration with MethodsNET, 22 February – 1 March (online and in-person) is still open for registration. Browse the komex courses: and register here:  

Registrations are now open for another top pedagogy training event endorsed by MethodsNET: the 28th Summer School in Social Science Methods, which will take place in Lugano (Switzerland) and online from 8 to 23 August. Participants can choose from four preliminary workshops and 21 one-week intensive courses covering a wide range of qualitative, quantitative, and hybrid methods in social sciences. Experienced faculty from USI and other prestigious institutions will guide participants through the latest methodological developments and provide hands-on practice in applying these techniques to real-world research questions. If you have a question, please contact the Summer School Manager, Agata Lambrechts at



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