The primary aim of the Doctoral Research Seminar in Ideology and Discourse Analysis is to provide participants with a forum in which to discuss current debates in post-structuralist and post-Marxist political theory; to engage with related issues of research strategy and methodology; and to present and discuss their ongoing research. It also aims to foster and develop presentational, critical reading, and other professional-academic skills. Such activities supplement and enhance the PhD student experience for Ideology and Discourse Analysis and Political Theory PhD students, particularly in relation to the Professional Development Seminar, PhD panels, supervision meetings, as well as the seminars, workshops and other activities of the Centre for Ideology and Discourse Analysis.
At Essex we pride ourselves on being a welcoming and inclusive student community. We offer a wide range of support to individuals and groups of student members who may have specific requirements, interests or responsibilities.
The University makes every effort to ensure that this information on its programme specification is accurate and up-to-date. Exceptionally it can be necessary to make changes, for example to courses, facilities or fees. Examples of such reasons might include, but are not limited to: strikes, other industrial action, staff illness, severe weather, fire, civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack (whether declared or not), natural disaster, restrictions imposed by government or public authorities, epidemic or pandemic disease, failure of public utilities or transport systems or the withdrawal/reduction of funding. Changes to courses may for example consist of variations to the content and method of delivery of programmes, courses and other services, to discontinue programmes, courses and other services and to merge or combine programmes or courses. The University will endeavour to keep such changes to a minimum, and will also keep students informed appropriately by updating our programme specifications. The University would inform and engage with you if your course was to be discontinued, and would provide you with options, where appropriate, in line with our Compensation and Refund Policy.
The full Procedures, Rules and Regulations of the University governing how it operates are set out in the Charter, Statutes and
Ordinances and in the University Regulations, Policy and Procedures.