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View the latest news from departments within the Faculty of Social Sciences below.

Centre for Applied Linguistics

Awards for Applied Linguistics at Warwick 2017

Helen Spencer-Oatey won the individual prize for Global Contribution at the University of Warwick Staff Awards in May 2017.

Daniel Dauber and Helen Spencer-Oatey's poster on ‘Global Talent: Standing Out and Fitting In’ won joint first place in the British Council’s Going Global 2017 poster competition.

Tom Greenaway won “Best Student Paper at SIETAR Europa Congress 2017 in Dublin.

Fri 09 June 2017, 13:54

Centre for Education Studies

Graduation 2018

Please note that the Winter Ceremony dates have been confirmed. CES students will be graduating on Friday 19th January 2018 (this will particularly affect Masters students 2016/17 but also some Research and Undergraduate students). More details will be announced over the Autumn Term on the Graduation Website.

Summer 2018 Graduation will be between 17th-20th July and 23rd to 25th July - departmental ceremonies will be announced in 2018 but will be on one of these dates.

Mon 14 August 2017, 08:54 | Tags: Events, Current Postgraduates, Current Undergraduates


Gemma Gray

Gemma Gray has produced a video presentation on the findings of our recent study on the effectiveness of parent programmes when provided as part of regular service provision. The video can be viewed here:

Fri 26 May 2017, 14:27

Centre for Professional Education

Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies

Opportunities and Limits of Experimental Social Science

Professor David Stark (CIM) and Professor Nick Chater (WBS) Event

Mon 16 May 2016, 09:59 | Tags: interdisciplinary social science news-item-1 stark

Centre for Lifelong Learning

CLL to launch new Student Support Team

The Centre for Lifelong Learning has launched a new student support team ahead of the new academic year to ensure our students receive the targeted and tailored support they require


Welcome to Economics

We are delighted that you will be joining the Department of Economics this academic year.

Your first few weeks at the University and in our Department will be busy, and in order to help you settle in as quickly as possible, we have put together Induction pages of what will be happening and what you need to do during these weeks.

You will be receiving communications from us with your course joining instructions, but here are the quick links to the induction pages for specific cohorts of students.

We look forward to meeting you in person at one of our departmental welcome events.


Thu 14 September 2017, 09:15 | Tags: Promoted Homepage Postgraduate Undergraduate

ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

ESRC DTC-funded PhD student Katey Logan - chapter published in The International Business Archives Handbook

Katey Logan, a second year PhD student (CHM and Warwick Business School), whose research focuses on the Boots company archives, has had a chapter published in The International Business Archives Handbook (Routledge).

Wed 26 July 2017, 11:09 | Tags: Social Sciences, Students publications

Institute for Employment Research

IER delivers labour market analysis training for Nigerian Government agency


IER has been commissioned by the Nigerian Government’s Industrial Training Fund (ITF) to provide training to its staff to help them develop labour market analysis in Nigeria.

The Nigerian Government wants to broaden its economic base. Currently there are gaps in labour market information and capacity to develop that information. The ITF approached IER to provide training to enable them to establish better and more policy-orientated employment research. IER hosted 5 visitors from the ITF over June and July 2017 including the Director General of the ITF, Sir Joseph Ari.

IER staff delivered training modules on: labour market assessment and forecasting; vocational education and training, including apprenticeships; higher education and the graduate labour market; labour market classification and measurement; careers guidance and labour market information (LMI) for all. Returning to Nigeria, the participants will now cascade this knowledge base across the ITF.

Regarded as a success by Sir Joseph Ari, IER will now work with the ITF to expand the training programme over the rest of this year and into 2018.


Warwick lecturer awarded funding for new EU modules starting in October

Dr Ben Farrand has been awarded funding to run a Jean Monnet module in conjunction with the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

When asked how he felt about the award, Ben said “being awarded the funding is a testament to the quality of teaching provided at the University of Warwick - I was absolutely ecstatic to find out the application had been successful.”

The module will be offered to incoming postgraduate students from October this year, as an option on the Law School’s LLM programmes. It will be split into two parts taught across the autumn and spring terms.

Fri 08 September 2017, 11:54 | Tags: Award, postgraduate

Politics and International Studies

Warwick Question Time 2017

Warwick Question Time 2017

We are delighted to announce that the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) and the Department of Economics are hosting a Warwick Question Time on the hot topic of Globalisation and Anti-globalisation. It will take place on Monday 2nd October, 6.15-7.45pm, in Butterworth Hall. By joining together it means we can put on the biggest and best event possible and ensure PAIS students can take full advantage of the opportunity. Based on student feedback it is clear you would like more events of this kind and we are looking forwarding to starting off the 2017 academic year in such an exciting way.

The format is very similar to the popular BBC television show and it will allow an engagement with politicians, policy informers, academics and broadcasters. The event will have a real PAIS flavour, both in terms of the topic area and in the Chair of the Panel:

The panellists will be:

  • Professor Kate Williams – Historian and Broadcaster
  • Chris White – MP for Warwick and Leamington, 2010-2017
  • Katy Chakrabortty- Head of Advocacy, Oxfam GB
  • Samira Ahmed – Award Winning Journalist and Broadcaster
  • Dr Dennis Novy – Associate Professor of Economics
  • Dr Faiza Shaheen – Director of CLASS

The Panel will be Chaired by Trevor McCrisken, Associate Professor in PAIS

More details and a registration form can be found here. Please do register asap to ensure your place. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tue 12 September 2017, 14:15 | Tags: Front Staff PhD MA UG Faculty of Social Sciences Research Events


Professor David Smith

We are very sorry to report that our former colleague David Smith has passed away last month. The funeral will be on Tuesday 15 August at 10 am in St Mary's and All Saints church, Conwy. David was well known for his work on Husserl, the philosophy of perception, and the philosophy of religion.

Fri 11 August 2017, 12:34 | Tags: Home Page


Jim Beckford awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Association for the Sociology of Religion

Our colleague Jim Beckford has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Association for the Sociology of Religion. Jim received the Award during a ceremony at its annual meeting in Montréal in August.

Congratulations to Jim. It is good to see his work recognised in such a way

Tue 05 September 2017, 08:25 | Tags: Homepage social sciences Research Staff Publications