The SeNSS Summer Conference will take place from Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 July 2019, at the University of East Anglia. Click here to register your attendance. If you are a SeNSS ESRC-funded student, SeNSS will reimburse your travel costs in line with its travel policy.


SeNSS is offering  bursaries for non-ESRC funded students to attend the Conference. These bursaries will cover conference entry, as well as travel and accommodation costs. To award these bursaries, SeNSS is holding a competition: to enter this competition, please complete this application form, including telling us why you want to attend the conference. Please email your form to by 16.00 on 29th May 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by email by 31st May 2019, and will then need to register for the Conference by 5th June 2019.

Conference Programme

The theme of the 2019 conference is Social Science, Social Value and Social JusticeThe full draft Summer Conference programme is available here.

SeNSS Summer Conference Keynote Speaker: Professor Todd Landman

SeNSS Summer Conference Keynote Speaker: Professor Todd Landman

Some of the conference events on offer are:

  • ‘Using AI to end modern slavery’ a keynote address by Professor Todd Landman, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham

  • Pathway-specific sessions

  • SeNSS Student Forum elections

  • Three minute thesis and research poster competitions

  • A range of parallel student interactive information sessions

  • Plenty of time to socialise, and get to know each other, including a wine reception and buffet dinner on the first night, and a BBQ followed by a social event organised by the SeNSS Student Forum on the second night.

This event will bring together doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows and academics across the range of social sciences for talks, training and competitions. This event is primarily intended to showcase the excellence of our students (via our competitions), to hear talks on issues relevant across the disciplines, and to provide an opportunity for disciplinary and interdisciplinary networking.  

A copy of last year’s (2018) Summer Conference programme is available here with further details of the conference here.