Social Sciences


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.

New 6.25M grant awarded for the National Centre for Research Methods

16 June 2014

The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) team at the University of Southampton is very pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 6.25M grant from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The new award will commence, for a period of 5 years, in October 2014. The coordinating Hub of NCRM has been based at the University of Southampton since the Centre was first established in 2004. The new Centre structure will be a collaborative partnership between the universities of Southampton, Edinburgh and Manchester.

New Web Science Institute to explore how the Web will shape our future

10 June 2014

The University of Southampton officially launches its new Web Science Institute on Thursday 12 June to investigate how the World Wide Web is changing the world and the world is changing the Web.