Train the trainer: a workshop to explore longitudinal data to inform your teaching in quantitative social science subjects

22 May 2019

CLS are pleased to be presenting at this CLOSER workshop aimed at lecturers. This free one-day event will give an overview of longitudinal data available to lecturers who teach and supervise students in quantitative social science subjects.

Event details

Date Wednesday 22 May
Time 10:30 - 15:00

Woburn House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9 HQ

Price Free

Register via the Understanding Society website.

About the workshop

The event will provide an overview of longitudinal data and the training resources available for students to examine the value of, and to use, longitudinal social science data. The day also gives an opportunity for instructors and supervisors to discuss their teaching needs with the data providers and colleagues at the workshop.

The day is organised collaboratively by Understanding Society and CLOSER, with the Centre for Longitudinal Studies and the UK Data Service.


10:30 Tea and Coffee on arrival

10:40 Introduction to the day from Alita Nandi (Understanding Society, University of Essex)

10:50 Introduction to Understanding Society (Gundi Knies, University of Essex)

11:15 Understanding Society training and user support resources available (Alita Nandi, University of Essex)

11:30 Introduction to the UK Data Service (Hersh Mann, UKDS)

11:50 Refreshment break

12:00  Introduction to UK’s Cohort Studies (Vanessa Moulton, Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL)

12:25 Overview of CLOSER: The home of longitudinal research (Meghan Rainsberry, CLOSER)

12:45 CLOSER’s online teaching resource: helping students understand and use longitudinal data (Dara O’Neill, CLOSER)

13:00 Lunch 

13:40 Introduction to the CeLSIUS Longitudinal Study (Ollie Duke-Williams, UCL)

14:05 Q-Step representative – Round table discussion on Lecturers’ teaching needs with opportunity to ask data providers questions.

15:00 Workshop ends


If you require any further information or have any questions, please contact the CLOSER Communications and Events Officer, Jennie Blows (

Contact our Communications Team

Event enquiries

Richard Steele
Events and Marketing Officer

Phone: 020 7911 5320

Contact us

Centre for Longitudinal Studies
UCL Social Research Institute

20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL


Follow us