Focus on Social Sciences outreach

Students at a Model UN Social Sciences outreach eventHere in the Faculty of Social Sciences we believe that the social sciences are of interest and relevance to all, and we look forward to being able to present what we do to people coming into the University.

We host exciting events throughout the year, and there are many opportunities for pupils and teachers alike to engage with the thirteen departments that make up our Faculty ‘family’.  Many of these departments specialise in subjects that will be familiar – economics, law, politics, to name but a few.  At the same time, our departments also focus on subjects students may be less familiar with such as architecture, urban studies and planning and landscape design.

Recent highlights include the incredibly popular Model UN day led by Dr Ross Bellaby from the Department of Politics and a fantastic full-on taster day where students joined staff from both the Management School and the Sheffield Methods Institute.  We have also welcomed the third cohort of pupils onto our Discover Social Sciences sustained outreach programme for sixth form school and college students.

As well as events targeted at a school audience, the Faculty also hosts many events aimed at a general audience on an open-to-all basis, such as the Department of Economics’ Knoop Lecture by the Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable and the Department of Journalism Studies’ highly topical ‘journalism in danger’ debate which brought leading journalists and commentators together to explore the issues of press freedom and journalist safety with the audience.

We do hope that you will be able to join us at an event or taster day at some point in the future, and look forward to showing you all that our Faculty offers.

For information about upcoming taster days please visit the Faculty of Social Science Outreach website