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

Dissertation projects: Introduction to secondary analysis for qualitative and quantitative data

10:00 - 11:30 05 October 2023

Secondary analysis offers a great option for dissertation students who are looking to gain experience working with data but who have limited abilities to go out into the field or would like to study a hard-to-reach population. This free workshop will take you through the research process of a secondary analysis project, including an overview..

Conversations on Urban Ageing and Sustainable Cities

14:30 - 10 October 2023

In Conversation, MUARG and MUI present: In collaboration with the Manchester Urban Institute, Jenny Fisher and James Evans will be in conversation discussing Urban Ageing and Sustainable Cities. The conversation will be chaired by Tine Buffel of MUARG and will explore the connections between ageing in cities and urban sustainability. James wi..

Data in the spotlight: Large scale social surveys

10:00 - 11:30 10 October 2023

Did you know that data from major social surveys such as the British Social Attitudes survey, the Labour Force Survey and the Health Survey for England can be accessed for research and teaching? These UK surveys provide a rich source of data from representative samples on important social and economic topics including work, family life, healt..

Introduction to Quantitative Time Diary Analysis

10 - 17 October 2023

This free online short course aims to introduce participants to time diary data analysis, a multidisciplinary field which has made a sustained contribution to social science over the last 50 years. It is targeted at academics, doctoral students, post-doctoral as well as public and private sector researchers interested in studying how people s..

All you need to know about UKDS SecureLab import requests

10:00 - 11:00 12 October 2023

Do you plan to import data into your existing UKDS SecureLab project? Do you want to import syntax files or part of your paper into your existing UKDS SecureLab project? Do you want to understand the Import Request process just a little bit better? Come to our free webinar to learn how the import process works and what you should, and should..

Using multivariate census 2021 data to develop area profiles

10:00 - 11:30 16 October 2023

Census 2021 for England and Wales enables the production of local area profiles using multivariate data. In this workshop we will explore how to access and prepare this data to develop custom datasets to allow the development of small area information. We will cover the following areas: Sources of data: the advantages and disadvantages of No..

How to anonymise qualitative and quantitative data

11:00 - 12:30 19 October 2023

Data management is essential to make sure that well-organised, well-documented, high quality and shareable research data can be produced from our research projects. These introductory workshops on data management basics are intended for researchers and anyone who wants to learn about research data management. This workshop is part of a series..

Depositing your data with ReShare

11:00 - 12:30 26 October 2023

This is a workshop designed to give participants a virtual tour of ReShare, where you will learn everything you need to know in order to archive data using our self-deposit repository. This workshop will be useful if you are an ESRC grant holder whose grant has ended and is required to deposit your research data; if you are a researcher inte..

Plastics Question Time - One Bin to Rule Them All

10:00 - 16:00 27 October 2023

Have you ever wondered why plastic recycling in the UK is so confusing and chaotic? Join our interactive session to discuss and discover why this is the case and explore solutions. Explore the world of plastic recycling with our interdisciplinary research team involved in the innovative ‘One Bin to Rule Them All’ project. They will be on..

Conversation on Urban Ageing and the Cost of Living Crisis

12:00 - 01 November 2023

In partnership with the Manchester School of Architecture and the Centre for Ageing Better, Camilla Lewis and Sarah Wilkinson will be drawing on new research to discuss the impact of the cost of living crisis on urban ageing. Camilla has recently completed a pilot study in Greater Manchester exploring the impact of the cost-of-living crisis o..