Sheffield Hallam University is proud to be part of the University Alliance Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA), the largest multi-partner and only nationwide doctoral training initiative of its kind, designed in response to industry needs.

We have doctoral students and supervisors in DTA programmes in Applied Biosciences for Health (launched in 2015), Energy (launched in 2016) and Social Policy (be be launched in 2017). More information on the DTA programmes is here:

A new kind of doctoral programme for the 21st Century

As part of the programme, DTA students attend a 2-day Autumn school in their first year and a 3-day Summer school in each of their 3 years to develop key advance qualities (values, community & networking, specialist skills, applied research & enterprise, communication & translation). They can also choose from a range of elective sessions that are offered throughout the year. The DTA electives are offered by experts from participating institutions and are open to all researchers at the host institution (as well as all DTA students and supervisors).

Sheffield Hallam University is hosting 3 electives in this semester which are open to all SHU researchers (students and staff). See below for details:

Energy and Society – 6 March 2018

Photovoltaic Technology – 7 March 2018

Research Integrity in Bioscience – 11 April 2018

To find out more about our involvement in the DTA, please contact Elizabeth Scanlon via

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