Our academics aim to positively impact society, organisations and individuals through their world-class research. Sustainability and social responsibility are integral to the research we conduct. We have created a research environment that builds specialist capacity for groundbreaking research.
SUMS has an overarching mission to give priority to research that promotes socially responsible work practices. This research strategy derives its distinctive character by prioritising research that encourages positive societal transformation and sustainable policy outcomes. It embraces a strong commitment to addressing local, national, international, and global challenges, to fostering interdisciplinarity, and to maximising the benefits to society by working closely with policymakers and practitioners. To deliver our strategic priorities SUMS aims to promote a vibrant, enabling, and inclusive research environment that prizes ambitious and pluralistic intellectual enquiry.
Hobbies can help fuel people’s careers, research shows
Pursuing a hobby in an intense or serious way can boost people’s confidence at work – but only if it uses different skills to their job, according to new research.
Our community of PhD students is based in our Doctoral Research Centre, working within bright and modern office space, a dedicated library space and meeting rooms.