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Centre for Computational Social Science Student Resources

Stats Help Desk & P2P

If you are having any difficulties with the statistics and programming elements of your studies, then there are a number of ways in which we can support you.

In the first instance, students are advised to attend a Peer2Peer session. If you are still experiencing issues after that, then the C2S2 Stats Helpdesk is on hand to support you.



**Easter Holidays:

**Please note that Peer2Peer will take place at 16:30 - 18:30 on the following days after the end of Term 2:

Week CommencingDays Available
01st April Not running
08th April Mon, Tues
15th April Mon, Tues
22nd April Mon, Tues
29th April Mon, Tues
6th May Tues, Weds


- Student-led “drop-in clinic”

- Sessions take place: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs from 16.30 - 18.30, in the Clayden lab. 

No booking required.


Stats helpdesk:

**Easter Holidays:

**Please note that stats helpdesk is currently unavailable until May**


 - 20 minute appointment with a dedicated C2S2 TA

 - The helpdesk will be available on Tuesdays, 16:00-18:00, from 7th - 28th May inclusive, in the Clayden Meeting room.

 - Tutors expertise are in R and Python.

 - Please note slots will be allocated to HASS students as a priority, however we will accommodate students from other departments if availability allows.

Please use this form to book a slot with a tutor.

If you are unsure if the Stats Helpdesk is suitable for you/your query please get in touch at


ELE page

Our students have access to our C2S2 ELE page which has useful materials such as: Video registrations, slides, R/SPSS workbooks and more. ELE also includes more general resources to aid you in your studies.


Dissertation tools

Resources to support students in writing an original dissertation with elements of quantitative data analysis. Such a dissertation is a compulsory part of each of the C2S2 BSc degrees (in Politics & IR, in Sociology, in Criminology, in Social Data Science, or in Crime and Data Science). These resources can be accessed by visiting the C2S2 ELE Page.


National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) materials

National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) provides training activities that ensure wide geographic and subject expertise diversity. University of Exeter is undertaking the development and production of new online training content in order to contribute to NCRM’s target to expand its portfolio of Online Learning Resources.