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Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research

An event in University Place Manchester


The Cathie Marsh Institute organises various events throughout the year. From seminars and conferences to workshops and short courses our events reflect our research themes.

Short courses

We run introductory, intermediate to advanced courses on all aspects of the research process, including research design, data collection and data analysis. 

Courses from our centres

As well as those events listed here, we also run seminars, courses and workshops at:

Postgraduate conference July 2016

The Institute is pleased to be hosting the PopFest 2016: The 24th Annual Population Postgraduate Conference. 

Migration and Families in Europe: National and Local Perspectives Conference

The Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity is pleased to announce its two-day international conference which will bring together researchers, practitioners in government and voluntary sectors and postgraduate students to discuss migration and families in Europe. 

Next courses and events

Ageing + social eating: developing age-friendly communities through eating with others

14:00 - 16:00 28 April 2017

Social eating or commensality has been associated with range of health and social benefits for older..

'Unlocking the Archive of Anvil Press'

12:00 - 13:00 02 May 2017

Anvil Press was founded in 1968 by Peter Jay, who remained its director until his retirement from pu..

Academic Writing - for PhD Students

14:00 - 15:30 04 May 2017

This session is suitable for PhD students. A separate session for MA/MSC students is being held on..

Webinar: Finding and accessing data in the UK Data Service

15:00 - 16:00 04 May 2017

This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to hear about finding data from the UK Da..

Brexit: Politics and British Constitutional Law - The JMCE Annual Lecture 2017

15:00 - 16:30 09 May 2017

Prof. Brazier is one of the country’s most respected constitutional lawyers. He was the Specialist..

Workshop: Collecting and storing data from Internet based sources

10:00 - 13:00 09 May 2017

Many websites allow researchers and developers to download data from them using their Application Pr..

Excel for Data Analysis (intermediate)

15 - 16 May 2017

This course is designed to provide a range of skills and techniques in the use of Excel for social a..

Webinar: Key issues in reusing data

15:00 - 16 May 2017

Participants will hear about the key issues in secondary analysis as a method. The introductory sess..

Webinar: How to Find Data in Europe

13:00 - 14:00 17 May 2017

A wealth of data is available within Europe to help address social research questions and policy cha..

Working with the Conservatives in the European Union: an insider’s view

14:00 - 17 May 2017

Working with the Conservatives in the European Union: an insider’s view