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:

Next courses and events

Data in the spotlight: International time series databanks

10:00 - 11:30 06 December 2022

This free 90-minute online workshop will introduce you to the international time series data held by the UK Data Service, we’ll look at the range of socio-economic topics covered, explore some key datasets like the World Development Indicators and the IEA Renewable Energy Statistics, and cover how to access and download the data.

SCI Annual Lecture 2022: In Conversation with Kate Raworth

15:00 - 18:00 06 December 2022

The Sustainable Consumption Institute is delighted to welcome Kate Raworth (author of Doughnut Economics) at the Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, for the Annual Lecture 2022. This event is held in collaboration with the Sustainable Futures platform and the Manchester Urban Institute. Further details and schedule..

Computational social science drop-in

13:00 - 14:00 13 December 2022

Join our free monthly UK Data Service data drop-in to get or give some help on computational social science projects. This event will take place on Zoom. There will be a data expert from the UK Data Service present to chair the session. Feel free to join for general advice on getting data, learning to code and much more. Stuck on a project?..

Data in the spotlight: Qualitative and mixed methods data

10:00 - 11:30 13 December 2022

The UK Data Service provides access to a range of qualitative and mixed-methods data, including ethnographic data and field notes, images, oral history transcripts, and essay responses. This workshop will help you get started searching for qualitative and mixed methods data with new search tools, like QualiBank, and help you quickly navigate t..

Teaching with census data

10:00 - 12:00 17 January 2023

Census 2021 will provide demographic, employment, housing and other characteristics about local populations at neighbourhood level. This free workshop is designed to enable those teaching undergraduate students to use this local material to explore substantive questions related to their discipline. The aims of the workshop are to enable partic..

Introduction to Longitudinal Data Analysis - Online

27 January - 24 February 2023

Longitudinal data is essential in a number of research fields as it enables analysts to concurrently understand aggregate and individual level change in time, the occurrence of events and improves our understanding of causality in the social sciences. In this course you will learn both how to clean longitudinal data as well as the main statis..

Labour Force and Annual Population Surveys User Conference 2023

09:30 - 16:30 02 February 2023

Are you interested in research using the UK Labour Force and Annual Population Surveys? Do you want to know the latest developments in the data? This annual conference, organised by the UK Data Service, is free to attend and will be held online. The user conference brings data producers and data users together to share updates on the developm..

Developing area profiles using Census 2021 data

10:00 - 12:00 28 February 2023

Census 2021 will provide demographic, employment, housing and other characteristics about local populations at neighbourhood level. This free online workshop is designed to help you to develop area profiles for your local populations. The presentations will explain the data and geographical scale of what is available and provide a practical se..

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