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Gemma Cherry PhD student

Q-Step Centre presence at Royal Statistical Society conference

10/11/2017

Dr Emma Calvert
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work doctoral student Gemma Cherry represented our Q-Step Centre at the Royal Statistical Society conference in Glasgow this semester. Gemma was invited to participate as part of a panel focusing on the experiences of undergraduates who had participated in Q-Step placement schemes in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

‘I really enjoyed being able to talk about my undergraduate Q-Step placement experience and how it contributed to my success in gaining a PhD studentship from the Department for the Economy.  It was great having the opportunity to meet a range of experts in the field of quantitative social research’.

Gemma, a graduate of our BA (Hons) Sociology programme, went on to complete our MRes course and is now a funded PhD student with us.  Her research focusses on the area of education attainment (supported by the Administrative Data Research Centre NI).

Read more about activities and opportunities with our Q-Step Centre at http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/QStep/

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