Social Sciences


How do we live to 100 and enjoy it?

13 October 2014

What does it take for us to get to 100 years old? What are our chances of living beyond a century? How do our early years, lifestyle, work and where we live affect our lifespan? These are just some of the questions raised in a new exhibition being taken around the UK by population experts at the University of Southampton.

Third of countries struggling to meet the needs of ageing population

1 October 2014

Index highlights disparity in wellbeing of over 60’s around the world.

Self-made billionaires more likely to give than inheritors

29 September 2014

A study by economists at the University of Southampton suggests that billionaires who have built their own fortunes are
more likely to pledge to donate a large portion of their wealth to charities, than those who are heirs to family fortunes.

Social enterprise summer school gives Southampton students experience of a lifetime

12 September 2014

Students from across the University of Southampton have had the experience of a lifetime this summer when they got the opportunity to take part in the University’s first social enterprise summer camp in India.

The big ageing population debate - Guardian opinion piece

10 September 2014

We know the population is ageing – now we must embrace the challenge. With numbers of people aged 75 and over expected to double by 2040, society needs to adapt quickly.

Women and health professionals spark new cycle of improving maternal and newborn health

8 September 2014

Demand for better care by women linked with the expansion of basic services, rather than political pressure, has helped to improve midwifery services in low to middle-income countries, according to international research involving the University of Southampton.

Taking the pulse of the markets. Students use latest Bloomberg terminals to understand finance

30 July 2014

Economics students and academic staff can now use 24 sophisticated real-time computer terminals installed at the University of Southampton linked to comprehensive Bloomberg financial data.

Mystery message found in First World War kilt

29 July 2014

A University of Southampton academic is hoping to trace the descendants of a seamstress or garment packer who left a note hidden in the folds of a kilt destined for a soldier heading to the Front in the First World War.

Developing your research project; free online course to support you

4 July 2014

A free, pioneering online initiative to help people develop basic research skills launches today at the University of Southampton.

University students

Creating global connections - post-doctoral students head to Johannesburg

27 June 2014

As part of a ten day residential visit to Johannesburg, post-doctoral students funded by the University of Southampton’s Economic and Social Research Council, Doctoral Training Centre, will collaborate with leading students at the University of Witwatersrand as well as practitioners from leading health and environmental consultancies in the city.