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Social Sciences: Ageing/GerontologyPart of Social Sciences

In Britain alone, more than 1,500 people reach their 65th birthday every day. But what are the opportunities and challenges for an older person today, and how do they differ between countries?

Academics in Ageing/Gerontology are interested in a wide range of issues related to ageing over the life course. What does it mean to be ageing in different parts of the world, and how is ageing manifested? How do family relations change across the life course? What are the implications for support in later life? And what can policymakers do to improve the wellbeing of older people?

17 September 2015

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9 September 2015

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University of Southampton addressing issues on ageing.

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“I find studying long distance really exciting, I can stay home, I can be in my bedroom or I can be at the beach when I do my reading. I can look up in the middle of the night and study then, it is up to me.”

Diana Nabbumba - MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning)


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