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Read about the latest events and activities in the School of Social Sciences.

Award for United Nations piece in international journal.
6 November 2017
A piece co-authored by Dr Jess Gifkins of the School of Social Sciences has won the European Journal of International Relations (EJIR) Best Article for 2017.

Replace GDP? New thinking honoured with economics prize.
27 October 2017
A University of Manchester social scientist has been awarded the prestigious Indigo Prize for her proposed new approach to measuring economic activity.

Prestigious teaching prize for Lecturer in Politics
20 October 2017
Dr Olga Onuch has been awarded the Political Studies Association (PSA) new entrant Bernard Crick teaching prize.

Philosopher is new President of the Aristotelian Society
20 October 2017
Helen Beebee, Samuel Hall Professor of Philosophy, is the third University of Manchester philosopher to take on the office.

Academy of Social Sciences Fellowships for four University academics
20 October 2017
Four University academics have been made Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Faculty of Humanities launches Manchester Migration Month
9 October 2017
Manchester Migration Month - a series of events, activities and features that explore migration's relationship with inequality, social justice, belonging and Brexit - runs from 9 October to 4 November.

'Our Migration Story' website wins award
6 October 2017
Website receives Community Integration award, which rewards best practice in community integration and cohesion across the UK.

THE ranks us 34th in the world for Social Sciences, up 17 places from last year's rankings.
5 October 2017
Humanities subjects perform well in THE (Times Higher Education) rankings.

School of Social Sciences collects two Distinguished Achievement Awards
19 July 2017
An undergraduate and a teacher in the School of Social Sciences have won awards in a ceremony held to celebrate outstanding performance across the University of Manchester.

First Sociology Prize for Public Engagement announced
19 July 2017
The winners of the first Manchester Sociology Prize for Public Engagement have been announced, with Dr Bethan Harries awarded the staff prize for her Everyday Race project.

Top UK sociology journal to come to Manchester for the next three years
7 July 2017
We are delighted to have been chosen as the new editorial team for Sociology, the flagship journal of the British Sociological Association (BSA).

George Osborne appointed as Honorary Professor of Economics
29 June 2017
Northern Powerhouse Partnership chairman and former Chancellor of the Exchequer to share unparalleled experience of economics.

SoSS's Jane Green commended in ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize
23 June 2017
Research by Professor Green on the shock result of the 2015 General Election led to more accurate polling methods that have been adopted by many leading pollsters.

Social Sciences recognised for gender equality
22 May 2017
The School of Social Sciences (SoSS) has been awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze Award in recognition of its work on promoting gender equality.

Manchester one of the top universities for social sciences
19 September 2016
The Shanghai Ranking 2016, an academic ranking of world universities, has revealed its top performers for social sciences.

Social Sciences scores National Student Survey success
16 August 2016
The School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester has achieved outstanding levels of student satisfaction in this year’s National Student Survey, the results of which were announced today.

Sustainable Consumption Institute staff handpicked for global climate change work
12 July 2016
Dale Southerton and Frank Geels have been selected to contribute to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special report.

Two awards for the School in University awards ceremony
13 June 2016
The Distinguished Achievement Awards Ceremony has been held to recognise achievements across the University.

Plaque unveiled in the School to recognise the role of refugees across the country
20 June 2016
Student Gulwali Passarlay is part of a high-profile campaign organised by The Joint Council For The Welfare Of Immigrants #IAmARefugee.

David Morgan is recognised for an extraordinary life as a sociologist
20 April 2016
We are delighted that Professor Emeritus David Morgan has been presented with a Distinguished Service Award by the British Sociological Association.

School shines in the Making a Difference Awards
19 April 2016
In a night of celebration of work across the University, two projects from the School were singled out for special recognition.