Some might ask: ‘What is social science, and what does it do for us?’
This event opened up and celebrated the diverse range of social sciences research being carried out at the University, and showcased some of the ways this research is changing the way things are done, whether in healthcare, in the workplace, through changes to public policy or through changing what we know about our city and local surroundings.
Through an interactive marketplace format, the public, businesses and organisations had the opportunity to explore a range of research taking place at the University. Our researchers were on hand to discuss their work and answer questions.
Proceedings were launched by Professor Jerry Roberts, our Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Research and Enterprise, who provided an overview of social sciences at the University. Following this, representatives from Dartington-based charity, Landworks, showcased their ground-breaking training project which provides a supported route back into employment for offenders, with phenomenal results. Along with Dr Julie Parsons, Associate Professor of Sociology, they outlined how this work is supported through collaboration with the University.
The audience then had the opportunity to enjoy canapés, good company and displays of past and present events.