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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.


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.