Some might ask: ‘What is social science, and what does it do for us?’
This event will open up and celebrate the diverse range of social sciences research being carried out at the University, and will showcase 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 will have the opportunity to explore a range of research taking place at the University. Our researchers will be on hand to discuss their work and answer questions.
Proceedings will be launched by Professor Jerry Roberts, our Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Research and Enterprise, providing an overview of social sciences at the University. Following this, representatives from Dartington-based charity, Landworks, will showcase 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 will outline how this work is supported through collaboration with the University.
You will then have the opportunity to enjoy canapés, good company and displays of past and present events.
This event is open to all. Please register your attendance via the above link.
How Do You Fix A Town Like Plymouth?
Following this event, at 18:30 a University of Plymouth original production film will be premiered in the Jill Craigie Cinema entitled “How Do You Fix A Town Like Plymouth?”. Please visit the event page for more information and to register your attendance.