The ESRC Festival of Social Science offers a fascinating insight into some of the country's leading social science research and how it influences our social, economic and political lives – both now and in the future. The University has participated in the ESRC’s annual festival since 2014.
The festival is an opportunity for our researchers to engage with non-academic audiences, increasing awareness of the impact of social science on society and the economy. In turn, events allow the audience to meet the researchers, engage in research activities and potentially influence research.
A key theme for the 2022 festival which ran from 22 October – 13 November was ‘my local area’ so events explored how social science research impacts on our community.