Sociology Society (SocSoc)

A photo of the SocSoc 2022/23 committee
A photo of the SocSoc 2022/23 committee

Welcome from the SocSoc President

Congratulations on being accepted into the Department of Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield and welcome to the Sociology Society (SocSoc)!

SocSoc is a group of social science students who volunteer in a variety of roles, such as charity, social, academic, and sports. We hold various events throughout the year for students to get involved with, such as our annual summer ball, Christmas meal, and regular charity and social events. Whilst we work closely with the Department, we run externally to the University and provide a student-run support network to all students. 

As a society, we aim to provide a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive environment for all students. We want to ensure that students are given a wide range of opportunities to ensure their university experience is a positive one. We encourage everyone to get involved with the society as it gives you the chance to meet some amazing people and take part in some great events.

The SocSoc team and I are always here to support students with anything they may need. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into the Sociology Society!

Natasha Da Cunha
SocSoc President 2022/23

What does SocSoc offer?

Academic support

To support you throughout your studies our Academic Officer organises extra-curricular support and help for first and second year students. Throughout the year the society will provide members with the chance to be part of essay writing and revision tip sessions, career events and a regular sociological film club.

Socials and events

SocSoc is a very social society and holds a variety activities & events throughout the year. We enjoy organising activities that cater for everybody such as themed nights out, bar crawls, pub quizzes, day trips, cocktail making sessions, movie nights & more, with many at discounted rates! We also hold annual events that are not to be missed such as the End of Year Ball and the society trip away - this year we're off to Budapest. Have a look at our Instagram to find out more!

Charity and volunteering

Do you want to get involved in something fulfilling whilst studying? Interested in charity work or volunteering to help boost your CV? Our volunteering duo is committed to organising fundraising events, including charity walks and bake sales, for worthwhile causes. This year, SocSoc have chosen to support two charities - one local, and one national. Sheffield Flourish work on a local level to support the community's metal health needs, while Breast Cancer Now fund 340 researchers across the UK working toward preventing breast cancer. 

A photo of members of SocSoc at a charity tile painting event.
Members of SocSoc at a charity tile painting event.

Sports & activities

SocSoc has been running very successful football and netball teams for years! Joining our football and/or netball teams is a great way to meet new friends and keep fit. Teams meet once a week for games and training, which you can do at your own pace! We also get involved in inter-departmental competitions throughout the year—perfect for the more competitive sociologist.

Meet the SocSoc Committee 2022

Members of the SocSoc Committee 2022 introduce themselves and share with you a little insight into their roles within the committee.

Sociological Society 2022/23 Committee Introduction

Contacts and membership

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All freshers will receive an intro pack within their first week, from the committee, holding additional information about SocSoc. There is also a notice board in the Elmfield building, near the reception desk, where you can find additional information.

Membership costs just £25 and is valid for your full three years at uni. This can be bought at the activities fair or on the SU's website.

Being a SocSoc member not only gets you involved in the society but enables you to take part in our activities at a cheaper price, gives you discounts at various popular bars and ensures discounts on our lovely SocSoc merchandise!

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.