College of Social Sciences (CoSS)

The College of Social Sciences brings together over 360 academics (including 86 professors) and 264 professional staff across a range of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. Around 25% of our staff are international and combined with over 42,500 global alumni representing over 185 countries, our work impacts all areas of society grounded in the key disciplines of business, economics, education, government and society, and social policy.

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Posted 25 September 2017

Social Security and Family Life

A two year research project about the long-term experiences of families where one or more family members receives, has recently received or has applied for Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment.

Posted 25 September 2017

Migrant Business Organising

In partnership with Citizens UK, the Centre for Research into Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) has developed a project designed to draw attention to the vital role that local entrepreneurs play in creating social value.

Posted 25 September 2017

MAKERS: A research and innovation staff exchange project

MAKERS will bring together leaders from business, academia and policy to study issues related to the drivers and dynamics of sustaining the competitiveness of EU manufacturing sectors. The project's innovative research, training and mobility activities will address key concerns related to the historic opportunity for the EU to lead a manufacturing renaissance that not only upgrades existing manufacturing competences but, more importantly, develops new technological capabilities across EU regions to support regional industrial resilience for more distributed and sustainable socio-economic growth and prosperity. The MAKERS will create a multi-stakeholder platform to discuss the current understanding of issues related to the emergence of Industry 4.0 in Europe.

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