Social Sciences


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.

Lack of A level maths leading to fewer female economists

30 October 2014

A study by the University of Southampton's Economics department has found there are far fewer women studying economics than men, with women accounting for just 27 per cent of economics students, despite them making up 57 per cent of the undergraduate population in UK universities.

Student yachting team crowned World Champions

27 October 2014

The University of Southampton’s student yachting team, which includes an Economics graduate, have been crowned World Champions by winning the 34th Student Yachting World Cup.