Information Systems PhD Seminar Series and Workshops

This information is for the 2021/22 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Carsten Sorensen NAB 3.11

Contributions from Chrisanthi Avgerou, Antonio Cordella, Shirin Madon, Susan Scott, and Edgar Whitley


This course is compulsory on the MPhil/PhD in Management - Information Systems and Innovation. This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

This seminar series provides a forum for research students in management to present work in progress. Outside speakers may be invited from time to time.


This course is delivered through seminars totalling a minimum of 40 hours across the Michaelmas Term and Lent Term. Note that teaching may take different formats of online or in person seminars in 2021/22.

This course includes a reading week in Week 6 of both Michaelmas and Lent Terms.


There is no formal assessment, but all students are expected to attend the workshops and must email the course teacher to explain any absences. Attendance at the weekly seminars is more flexible but students should make an effort to attend as many as possible and to be involved in the organisation of at least one per year.

Course selection videos

Some departments have produced short videos to introduce their courses. Please refer to the course selection videos index page for further information.

Important information in response to COVID-19

Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2020/21: 2

Average class size 2020/21: 2

Value: Non-credit bearing

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Team working
  • Communication