Conferences and Events

The Sheffield Methods Institute works with other departments across the university and with our external parters to host conferences and events for researchers, students and the wider academic and professional community, both across the UK and internationally.

Post-Doc Early Career Workshop: Methodological Issues and Emotional Labour in Co-Produced Research

Date: 4 and 5 December 2018
Location: University of Sheffield

This workshop, taking place over one and a half days, is for post-doctoral early career researchers in universities who engage in co-produced research with varying external partners and pursue different topics. The focus is upon learning from practice through discussion. There will be a maximum of twenty-five attendees to allow for participation and you are asked to prepare short presentations in smaller groups on the first day (please see below the questions for orientation).
The workshop is jointly organised by the Sheffield Methods and the Urban Institute and the Jam and Justice Project (ESRC), with partners in Birmingham and Manchester Universities, as well as Mistra Urban Futures. For those who cannot obtain funding from their institutions or grant awarding bodies, it is possible to apply for a maximum £50 bursary towards travel and accommodation. Aside from lunch on the first day and refreshments, the workshop will also provide a dinner on the 4 December for all participants to attend.
When applying for the workshop please include the following: your name; full contact details; date of obtaining your PhD; institutional affiliation; the topic of your research; the partners with whom you work; your sources of funding and if you wish to apply for a £50 bursary.
Please send your application to: Amy Clare, Sheffield Methods Institute (

For further details click here.

Previous Events

DataFest 2018

10th-14th September 2018

Designed for undergraduate students from the social sciences DataFest 2018 brings together the leading experts in data analysis in the social sciences in a five-day free summer school. After spending 5 days in Sheffield, students will graduate from DataFest 2018 with a range of practical, technical and critical thinking skills that will help enhance quantitative skills and employability.

Hosted by The University of Sheffield, the summer school aims to improve quantitative skills in social sciences graduates as part of the Q-Step programme.