Dear Online Guests,

The South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) Final Year Conference 2024, where the currents of knowledge converge at the crossroads of innovation and academia, has already passed. However, we decided to keep this page online for a bit longer for impact purposes.



Themed “Tides of Change: Staying Afloat in an Unstable World,” this year’s conference symbolizes the dynamic nature of our research endeavours and their relevance in navigating the complexities of our contemporary world.

Date: 26 January 2024 (Friday)
Time: 10:00 am – 4:15 pm
Venue: National Oceanography Centre (Main Building, NOC), European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH

The SCDTP Final Year Conference is the culmination of the diligent efforts and intellectual prowess of our doctoral candidates. This day-long event is dedicated to the presentation and discussion of thought-provoking research within the SCDTP community. As we explore the “Tides of Change,” we delve into the transformative potential of social science research in the face of societal, economic, and environmental uncertainties.

Keynote Address: Immerse yourself in enlightening keynote addresses from distinguished experts, shedding light on the conference theme and inspiring future research trajectories.

Research Presentations: Engage with our brilliant doctoral candidates as they present their final year research projects, showcasing the depth and diversity of our community’s academic contributions.

Panel Discussions: Participate in thought-provoking panel discussions after every themed session, where we delve into the implications and real-world applications of social science research in our ever-evolving world.

Networking Luncheon: Enjoy a networking luncheon, fostering connections and collaboration among attendees.

Guest Photographer: We have invited a photographer to help us at the conference and are pleased to inform our students that there will be a pop-up session for students requiring their profile photos taken professionally.

Registration: The registration period has closed. We invite you to explore our conference program booklet, providing comprehensive insights into the conference agenda and the accomplished presenters.

For the conference schedule and additional information, please refer to this website or consult the conference program booklet available through the link provided above.

Participants are encouraged to share their photos or live tweets during the event using the hashtag #SCDTPCon2024. Join the conversation and contribute to the vibrant discussions! Don’t forget to follow our twitter account, @SouthCoastDTP as well.


For detailed information on transportation options to reach the conference venue, please consult our ‘Travelling to NOC’ guide page. The SCDTP FYC 2024 conference will be hosted on Level 4 of the Main Building at the NOC. Whether arriving from the bus station within the NOC or the entrance at Dock Gate 4, follow the designated signs leading to the Main Building entrance. Upon arrival, access Level 4 via either the stairs or elevator.

On the day of the conference, a ‘Venue Map‘ page is available to assist you in navigating Level 4 of the Main Building at NOC, ensuring you easily locate conference rooms and key facilities.

Should you have any inquiries or require further information, feel free to contact us at

We eagerly anticipate your presence at the SCDTP Final Year Conference 2024, where the tide of ideas converges into a sea of knowledge.

Best Regards,

SCDTP Final Year Conference 2024 Organising Committee