Graduate Community of Social and Health Sciences

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The Graduate Community provides a ‘home’ for social science research postgraduate students in the four ISSR-linked Schools: Social Sciences, Education & Social Work, Business and Health Sciences.

The Graduate Community co-ordinates social science-focused training opportunities for research postgraduate students at University of Dundee. Our aim is to support students to become fully-rounded social science researchers by the end of their study period. To do this we adopt the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Postgraduate Training and Development Guidelines 2015 as our benchmark.

Training is provided by Schools and the Doctoral Academy at the University, and by the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science. We will help you to identify and access the social science training you need, alongside other training opportunities.

The Graduate Community also seeks to develop networks amongst social science research postgraduates at University of Dundee, through face-to-face and online events. These networks will support your studies and overall experience whilst at University and once you have left Dundee.

The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science is the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership in Scotland. It funds studentships, training and networking opportunities for all social science students in Scotland. The Graduate Community facilitates your access to these opportunities, including internships, advanced training, Summer School, and achieving impact.

Opportunity for PhD representative

ISSR are seeking a PhD student to join its Executive Group, to represent the research postgraduate community across the four Schools of Business, Education & Social Work, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences. The role would involve attending meetings over the course of the academic year, asking fellow students about what activities and events they would like, and helping to promote ISSR events to the postgraduate community. If you are interested in taking on this role, please email Donna Hendry on

Contact us

Dr Ed Hall (Co-ordinator)

+44 (0)1382 388073