The School of Social Science Postgraduate Conference is held annually, in November. 

Organised and run by Higher Degree Research (PhD and MPhil) students, the aim of the Conference is to showcase the work of our postgraduate students, provide a forum for the delivery of HDR milestone papers, and create opportunities for discussion, debate and exchange across the four cognate disciplines of our school: Archaeology, Anthropology, Sociology and Criminology. 

The Conference is also an important forum for Honours students considering further higher degree research to display their recent work in poster form and hear what postgraduate students are currently researching within the School.

There are two main components for displaying student work:

1. Papers – 10 minutes, with a 30 minute ‘mini-panel’ of all presenters in the session. Longer papers can be arranged for those giving milestone presentations 

2. Honours posters – displayed in the foyer of the PG Conference 

The Postgraduate Conference also displays entries to the School of Social Science Photography Competition with winners announced on the day, and a panel discussion on issues of interest to HDR students.

Prizes are also awarded to the best paper presented in each session and the best Honours poster.