University of Sheffield Sociology Society
Welcome from the President
"Welcome to SocSoc, the University of Sheffield’s Sociology and Social policy society, one of Sheffield’s most sociable and friendly societies. Congratulations on being accepted into the sociology department at the University of Sheffield, the best three years of your life are about to begin.
Socsoc is run by an approachable student committee of second and third years, who aim to offer you a warm welcome to the department whilst providing support throughout your time in Sheffield. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive and informative service for all students, providing members with a range of opportunities to help them get involved beyond their normal contact hours.
The committee and I are so excited to meet all of you and I am confident that we will do everything we can to help you settle in and make the most of your time being part of the University of Sheffield family."
- Chloe Melvin, SocSoc President 2018/19
So what does SocSoc offer?
To support you throughout your studies our Academic Rep, Samantha Calderbank, organizes 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 & 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... keep up-to-date with our social media to find out the surprise destination.
Charity & 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. SocSoc is proud to continue working with Roundabout charity this year, which provides shelter, support and life skills to young people in Sheffield.
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!
Contacts and membershipGo to our Facebook page for further information, and you can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
Keep up-to-date via our Snapchat account: sheffieldsocsoc
If you have any questions or you would like to get involved with the committee you can also email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally you can direct email our President Chloe Melvin at: email@example.com
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!