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Management School PGR students blossom at White Rose Doctoral Conference

Sheffield University Management School students are off to a very strong start in the first of three White Rose DTC Business and Management Doctoral Conferences, held on 2-3 July at Leeds University Business School.

Sam Farley receiving his prize

Sam Farley receiving his prize

It is the first time that a conference has been organised for all Post Graduate Research (PGR) students across the White Rose institutions of Sheffield, Leeds and York. The event proved to be an excellent opportunity to foster networking and academic discussion for our PGR students and their supervisors who attended, along with similar contingents from the business and management schools of Leeds and York.

Our PGR students in the fields of management and from the Institute of Work Psychology (IWP) produced excellent posters and paper presentations, contributed confidently to discussions and won three of four available prizes, presented at the end of the conference.

Congratulations go out to Richard Bruce who scooped the prize for best paper presentation, while Sam Farley and Loice Natukunda were joint runners up for best poster.

Head of the IWP, John Arnold, delivered a fascinating and well-attended key note session on the subject of researchers and career management.

The conference represented the first of its kind under the remit of the ESRC White Rose DTC for Social Sciences, with the objective of enhancing student training and fostering networks across the three prestigious Yorkshire institutions.

The annual conference will take place in York next year, and at Sheffield University Management School in 2015. We look forward to building on the success of the first event.


The White Rose Social Science Doctoral Training Centre, accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council in 2011, is a collaboration across the social science faculties at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.

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