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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

Mitchell Centre Seminar Series

16:00 - 25 October 2017

Philip Leifeld, University of Glasgow Polarisation in the social sciences? A statistical analysis..

Webinar: Key issues in reusing data

15:00 - 16:00 26 October 2017

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

CMI Afternoon Seminar Series: Model-Based Pre-Election Polling for National and Sub-National Outcomes in the US and UK

15:00 - 16:30 31 October 2017

Dr Ben Lauderdale, London School of Economics. Abstract: We describe a strategy for applying multil..

Methods Fair 2017

01 November 2017

Let’s get creative! methods@manchester is delighted to announce that this year’s Methods Fair w..

Webinar: Data management basics

15:00 - 16:00 02 November 2017

This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to learn about data management. Data mana..

Social sciences and the 'omics revolution

06 November 2017

13:00 Lunch 13:45-14:30 Interdisciplinary research and omics data: what can social scientists contr..

Workshop: Working with data on political behaviour

09:30 - 16:30 06 November 2017

A one-day workshop organised by CESSDA ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium), together..

CMI Afternoon Seminar Series

15:00 - 16:30 07 November 2017

Dr Vanessa Gash, City, University of London Abstract: Tea/coffee and cakes from 2.45. All welcome..

Doing research with letters: lessons from the field

13:00 - 14:00 08 November 2017

Doing [reporting on prisons] is like looking through a keyhole: it is very difficult to get reliable..

Mitchell Centre Seminar Series

16:00 - 08 November 2017

Daniel Tischer, University of Manchester Friendship relationship formation in Year 1 students The..