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Sociology Public Engagement Prize 2018
20 December 2018
This year’s winners announced.

Olympic athlete Tommie Smith speaks, 50 years after his ‘fist of defiance’ protest
16 October 2018
At the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, Tommie Smith stood on the medal podium alongside fellow athlete John Carlos, with their fists raised in an act of defiance which reverberated around the world.

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships - call for Expressions of Interest by noon, Monday 19 November 2018
16 October 2018
The School of Social Sciences will submit two applications to the next round of the Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship scheme which opens on 1st January 2019.

SoSS PhD student has report published by the Pensions Policy Institute
10 August 2018
Hayley James’ report asks what limits workplace pension participation among young adults.

Two School of Social Sciences colleagues become Fellows of the British Academy
20 July 2018
The School receives two of The University of Manchester's three Fellowships.

British Academy call for Global Professorships 2018
11 July 2018
The School of Social Sciences would like to invite applications to the British Academy call for Global Professorships 2018

Cross-council scheme launched by UKRI
27 June 2018
UK Research and Innovation have recently launched the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship Scheme.

Inaugural Mick Moran Doctoral Scholarship awarded
27 June 2018
Our inaugural Mick Moran Doctoral Studentship has been awarded to PhD Politics student Marion Greziller.

The Making a Difference Awards
3 May 2018
School of Social Sciences award winners.

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship (FLF) Scheme.
23 April 2018
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have launched a significant new cross-council scheme, the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship (FLF) Scheme.

Social scientists co-found nuclear research network
20 April 2018
The Beam promotes integration of nuclear science with the social sciences.

Economics graduate appointed high commissioner to Mozambique
10 April 2018
NneNne Iwuji-Eme has held a number of positions in the Foreign Office.

Film project hopes to alter attitudes to deaf children in South Africa
10 April 2018
Visual anthropologists will explore how to best represent the children’s lives.

Boost for the commercialisation of social sciences research
10 April 2018
The University is a partner on a £5 million ‘ASPECT’ initiative.

Manchester social scientists made Academy fellows
26 March 2018
Three academics in the School of Social Sciences have been made Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Manchester sociologist tackles “million dollar” question of radicalisation
26 March 2018
Dr Ajmal Hussain was interviewed in The Journal about his work with young people.

Two more prizes for ‘most inspiring lecturer’
26 March 2018
A School of Social Sciences lecturer has won prizes for his articles on climate policy.

Politics students witness parliamentary evidence session
23 March 2018
Select Committee inquiry on Brexit hosted on University campus.

The role of space, place and context in social research
22 February 2018
A free conference will explore processes of localisation.

Listen to vulnerable voices for a fairer economy
19 February 2018
Manchester academic calls for “robust safety net” in a “predatory market”.

Your internet date is probably the same class as you
14 February 2018
Modern apps mean users date within close distance and class boundaries.

Shirley Baker exhibition wins City Life award, with a little help from sociologists
9 February 2018
Shirley Baker photographed Manchester and Salford street scenes during the 'slum clearances'.

Busting the ‘youthquake’ myth
5 February 2018
Research shows that Labour’s popularity increased among all ages in 2017.

Researcher in labour economics made Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
5 February 2018
Ken Clark praises RSA’s practical approach to social problems.

Prestigious national prize for ‘Our Migration Story’ website
30 January 2018
A project led by a University of Manchester sociologist has brought home a Royal Historical Society prize.

Involving older people in the design of cities
19 January 2018
New book from Manchester academics is a manifesto for the age-friendly movement.

Sociological stories part of award-nominated Shirley Baker exhibition
17 January 2018
Manchester sociologist collected interviews with generation photographed as children by Shirley Baker.

Economics professor made CBE in New Year’s Honours
5 January 2018
Professor Diane Coyle of the School of Social Sciences has been recognised for her services to economics.

Politics academics recognised for General Election exit poll contribution
8 December 2017
Academics from the School of Social Sciences have been recognised at the Political Studies Association Annual Awards 2017.

University of Manchester to host European economics conference
8 December 2017
2,000 international delegates will come to Manchester in 2019.

Social scientist is Trustee of National Centre for Social Research
1 December 2017
Professor joins centre that aims to make life better through research.

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.