News and Events
Leicester Sociologist Patrick White (collaborating with Neil Selwyn) has published research showing that internet access and use mirrors traditional inequalities in age, education and social class. The research was published in an article entitled "Moving Online? An Analysis of Patterns of Adult Internet Use in the UK, 2002 to 2010" in the Journal Information, Communication and Society. [Click on this link for online access via publisher] [Click on this link for more information via University press release]
Social work, social media and the Search for life on Mars: Free lunchtime lectures at Leicester Adult Education College
University of Leicester post graduate students to give free public talks
Leicester has climbed to 13th in the Guardian University Guide with four College of Social Science departments now ranked in the top-10 in their subject tables
Call for Social Science staff and students to fill out questionnaire and have a chance of winning £500 in Amazon vouchers.
All Social Sciences students and staff invited to take part in a short questionnaire exploring internet use, passwords and personality.
University of Leicester sociologist brings her research to the House of Commons for debate in Westminster
The University of Leicester leads the way in internet inequalities studies, showing how the worldwide web mirrors societal divides.
Don’t miss the opportunity to develop your Business and Enterprise skills and knowledge and hear from Business experts.
This week Leicester Sociology is hosting a Visiting Fellow from Istanbul, Deniz Genc, who is here as part of the Erasmus Staff Exchange programme from Bahcesehir University. Her area of study is the nature of borders and bordering and irregular migration, especially concerning Turkey and the European Union.
Leicester Sociologist Ipek Demir will lead a session on ‘Diasporas, Multiculturalism and European Identity’ at the European Science Foundation funded workshop on ‘The Crisis of European Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Austerity: Multiculturalism and Colonial Legacies’. The dates of the workshop are 9 to 11 December 2013. [Click on this link for more information]
Leicester Sociologist Ipek Demir will run a workshop on ‘Doing Interdisciplinary Research: A Type of Creolisation?’ at the Social Science Research Council International Summer School on ‘Postcolonial Identities and Decolonial Struggles: Creolisation and Coloured Cosmopolitanism’. The event is open to doctoral students based at universities within the US and first-year doctoral students based at universities within the United Kingdom. The dates of the summer school are 28 May to 2 June 2013.
An opportunity has arisen for students to develop their personal brand and explore their potential of social media in improving career prospects through the Online Networking and Employability Award (ONE).
Free public lecture from Penny Young, Chief Executive of NatCen Social Research, will explain how the group’s British Social Attitudes survey helps chart sensitive issues among the British public
We are pleased to offer two part-fee bursaries for September 2013 entry to our full-time campus based Masters degree programmes (MSc Social Research, MA Contemporary Sociology). The bursaries are open to new UK/EU applicants and are worth £1,000 payable as a reduction of the course fee. Applications received after 30 April 2013 will not be eligible for these bursaries but those who have already applied for 2013 will also be considered. [Click on this link for more information]
The BBC's 3rd Degree programme will be broadcast on Radio 4 on Monday 15th and Saturday 20th April
The College of Social Science has set aside a total of £100,000 in its budget to the Research Development Fund (RDF) for the academic year 2012/2013.
We are pleased to announce that the College is now able to provide funding for tea, coffee and biscuits to support initiatives such as reading/ discussion groups or groups where students present their work to each other, where these are organized on the students' initiative. This is in order that we support activities which are ongoing in some departments and Schools (Economics, Education and Management), and encourage other initiatives of this kind.
University of Leicester sociologist to highlight children’s own mixed reactions to controversial clothing styles in a seminar on Wednesday 20 March 2013
The CMRB (Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging) will host a book launch for "Refugee Women: Beyond Gender versus Culture" by Leicester Sociologist Leah Bassel on 18th March 2013 (1600-1800). The discussant will be Professor Maleiha Malik from King's College London and the event will take place in EB.G.05, Docklands Campus, University of East London, E16 2RD. [Nearest tube Cyprus DLR.]