Social Sciences


University of Southampton academic to head polling inquiry

18 May 2015

Patrick Sturgis, Professor of Research Methodology in Social Statistics and Demography at Southampton, has been announced as Chair of an inquiry set up to examine errors in the pre-election opinion polls for the 2015 General Election campaign.

Active ageing on the up in EU, despite economic crisis and austerity

16 April 2015

A healthy and active old age is a reality for many Europeans and is a genuine possibility for many more, despite the 2008 economic crash and years of austerity measures, according to a new United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and European Commission (EC) report, produced at the University of Southampton.

Study reports on former prisoners’ experiences of sex in prison

23 March 2015

A University of Southampton study has concluded that an independent national survey of both serving and former prisoners is urgently required to better understand the scale of consensual and coercive sex in prison.

Dr Pathik Pathak

Dr Pathik Pathak selected to consult on social enterprises in Vietnamese universities initiative

24 February 2015

Dr Pathik Pathak, Faculty Director for Social Entrepreneurship, has been selected by the British Council Vietnam to consult on their new initiative looking at social enterprise in Vietnamese universities.

Alison and Fiona Simmance

Students to address global conference on inland fisheries

26 January 2015

Two PhD students will be presenting their research at the United Nations FAO Inland Fisheries conference in Rome this week.

Professor Jane Falkingham joins 1.5 million people for Breakfast

20 January 2015

Dean of Social and Human Sciences, Professor Jane Falkingham has appeared on BBC Breakfast as part of a live TV broadcast focusing on life expectancy and our ageing population.

Centre for Population Change on BBC Breakfast Friday 16 January

15 January 2015

Social Sciences staff from the University’s Centre for Population Change (CPC) will appear on BBC Breakfast on Friday morning (16 January) to discuss the issues around life expectancy and living longer.

Corporate philanthropy increases workers’ productivity

7 January 2015

Working to benefit a good cause increases productivity by up to 30 per cent, according to the findings of a new study from Economics at the University of Southampton.

REF 2014: Social Sciences soar in world-leading research to top 5

18 December 2014

Social Sciences has performed well in specific Units of Assessment in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) with our research environment we offer in Criminology, Demography, Gerontology and Sociology rated 100% world-leading. It is also ranked in the Top 5 in the country.*

Life Long Learning 'Expert Evidence under the Microscope' Study Day 29 November

24 November 2014

Criminology academics will take part in a study day this Saturday which aims to dissect expert evidence.