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School of Social Sciences

Responsible processes

Our policies and processes balance efficiency with social and environmental benefit.

Equality and diversity

I am delighted to be supporting the Athena SWAN Charter as one of its new patrons. The Charter has been hugely successful in encouraging academic institutions and departments across the UK to address the underrepresentation of women in the sciences.

Professor Helen Beebee / Samuel Hall Professor of Philosophy

We support the Athena Swan Charter which recognises advancement of gender equality.  The charter has been expanded to recognise the work undertaken in Humanities and Social Sciences as well as promoting careers in science and technological fields.

Professor Helen Beebee, Samuel Hall Professor of Philosophy, was invited to become one of four national patrons of the scheme in July 2015.

Nurturing new talent

Apprentices form a vital part of our workforce. The posts within the School of Social Sciences are aimed at 16+ students who prefer a practical education or career development.

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Dementia Friends

For the University, hiring apprentices is a proven way of attracting new talent and developing a motivated, skilled and diverse workforce.

Claire Blott / Deputy Director for the National Apprenticeship Service

Individuals across the School are invited to sign up to be a Dementia Friend. The University supports this Government-funded initiative, which is run by the Alzheimer’s Society.  

Find out more about the scheme and how you can get involved:

Race equality in Higher Education

Staff from the School have been involved with the work of The Runnymede Trust and their report into race equality in Higher Education.

Read the report from The Runnymede Trust: 

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