SWDTP Student Conferences

SWDTP Conference 2021 – Getting through it: Uncertainty in Research

We are very excited to invite all interested social science PGRs to this year’s student-led and organised SWDTP conference! After what has been a very challenging year and a half for all research disciplines where research students had to deal with unprecedented circumstances and find ways to show resilience in “getting through” with their research; this year’s conference theme is adaptation in the face of uncertainty.

This year’s conference is being held at We The Curious in Bristol on November 10 2021.

Register for your tickets here

This year we are also celebrating 10 years of the SWDTP/C so it’s sure to be a big one! We are also still looking for abstracts for a presentation of approximately 15-20 minutes. You are also welcome to submit poster abstracts to be displayed at the event. We also encourage creative submissions such as poems, short films, short pieces, and objects. Due to timing, we will not be able to accept all papers, but will endeavour to offer spaces for as many as possible, to take part in themed/chaired panels.

The deadline for submissions is 1 October 2021
If interested, please send your submission to


Click the links below for information on previous SWDTC/P Conferences:

SWDTP Conference 2019 – Effective and Innovative Research Communication

Wednesday 13th November, St Lukes Campus, Exeter

SWDTP Conference 2018 – Beyond Research: Society, Collaboration & Impact
Wednesday 14th November, SS Great Britain, Bristol

SWDTP Conference 2017- Research in a Changing World: Critical Encounters
Wednesday 8th November, University of Bath

SWDTC Conference 2016- Building Bridges in Research
Tuesday November 8th, University of Exeter

SWDTC Conference 2015- Inspiring Research
Thursday 3rd November, University of Bristol

SWDTC Conference 2014- Integrating Perspectives
Wednesday 5th November, University of Bath