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iDocQ 2013 | Information Science Doctoral Colloquium

Scottish Graduate School of Social Science

iDocQ 2013 | Information Science Doctoral Colloquium

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Scotland-based Postgraduate Research Student
For postgraduate students in Scotland registered in a social science discipline at the following Scottish institutions: Aberdeen, Abertay, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian, Heriot-Watt, Highlands and Islands, Napier, Queen Margaret, Robert Gordon, Scottish Agricultural College, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde, West of Scotland
Outside Scotland Postgraduate Research Student
For postgraduate students enrolled in a social science-based research programme outside Scotland (i.e. England, Wales, Northern Ireland).

Event Details

The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGS) welcomes postgraduate research students to the following advanced training event:


iDocQ 2013 | Information Science Doctoral Colloquium

Monday 24 June 2013

Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

This colloquium will be held the day before the i3 conference (which takes place from Tuesday 25th until 28th June 2013 at the same venue). It is suitable for doctoral students at all stages of their studies. 

The event will include: (1) a keynote presentation from a guest speaker; (2) an opportunity for students to present their work to one another in 20x20 format, with a prize for best top 1st, 2nd and 3rd year presentations; (3) a choice of 4 breakout sessions; (4) feedback and discussion on all work presented facilitated by Information Science pathway academics from SGS partner institutions.

Outline programme

10:00-10:30 Registration and coffee/tea

10:30-10:45 Welcome

10:45-11:00 Speed networking line-up

11:00-11:30 Guest presentation by Dr Annemaree Lloyd, Charles Sturt University, Australia 

11:30-12:30 20x20 presentations by students

12:30-13:15 Lunch

13:15-15:15 20x20 presentations by students

15:15-15:30 Tea/coffee

15:30-16:30 Breakout sessions: students attend one session from a choice of (1) Writing (and rewriting) the literature review; (2) Defining and refining research questions; (3) Preparing for fieldwork; (4) Defending your thesis.

16:30-17:00 Plenary and prize-giving

The main target audience is Information Science students, but students from other related disciplines are also welcome.

iDocQ programme committee

The iDocQ programme committee comprises four students who represent the four Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Information Science pathway institutions:

Scotland-based students - travel bursaries

A number of travel bursaries will be made available to students from members of the Scottish Graduate School for Social Science member institutions (only) to support their participation at iDocQ. Details of these will be e-mailed to those who qualify after they have registered their places. (Any students who require accommodation need to book this at their own expense.)

Students from the rest of the UK

There is a limited number of free places for students from the rest of the UK (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). After these places are sold out we will keep a waiting list of participants. To ensure that your name is added to the waiting list, please e-mail  Professor Hazel Hall -

Students from outside the UK

Non-UK students are welcome to attend iDocQ for a small fee. If you are a non-UK student and would like further information on how to register, please e-mail the convenor of the Information Science pathway  Professor Hazel Hall -


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Event hash tag: #idocq2013

Do you have questions about iDocQ 2013 | Information Science Doctoral Colloquium? Contact Scottish Graduate School of Social Science


Robert Gordon University
Aberdeen Business School
Garthdee Road
AB10 7QE Aberdeen
United Kingdom


Scottish Graduate School of Social Science

The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science is the UK's largest facilitator of funding, training and support for doctoral students in social science. By combining the expertise of sixteen universities across Scotland, the school facilitates world-class PhD research. The school is funded jointly by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Scottish Funding Council.

SGSSS is a highly attractive environment for doctoral research. Not only do our partner universities offer an excellent research environment, we also offer comprehensive and world-class research training in a number of discipline-specific and interdisciplinary pathways. In addition, the school manages a programme of advanced training courses and an annual summer school which together offers our students further opportunities to develop their research, knowledge exchange and transferable professional skills.

At the heart of the SGSSS is the Doctoral Training Partnership (formerly the Doctoral Training Centre) in Scotland. The SGSSS was established in 2011 and is the biggest of 14 Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) accredited DTPs in the United Kingdom. The bid for renewed funding has been successful and from 1 October 2017 the SGSSS will be one of the ESRC's 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP)

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