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Sheffield sociology courses ranked UK's number 2 in the Guardian University Guide 2019

The Department of Sociological Studies is celebrating the news that undergraduate sociology courses at the University of Sheffield have risen to number two nationally in the Guardian University Guide 2019.

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Helen Kennedy joins world leading digital experts at Facebook HQ for social research 'un-conference'

Professor Helen Kennedy was recently one of a small number of digital experts from around the world to be hand-picked to attend an exclusive social research event at Facebook’s headquarters in California, USA.

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From protecting children to empowering an ageing population, our work is driving global policy.

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Our collaborations are making a difference around the world. We're leading the UK's first multi-disciplinary ageing research programme, the New Dynamics of Ageing (NDA).

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