Next Generation Social Science Research at the University of Birmingham

Innovation Hub, The Library of Birmingham Centenary Square
Exhibitions, Research, Social Sciences, Students
Monday 4th (14:00) - Saturday 9th November 2013 (17:30)
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Fiona Carmichael
Tel: 0121 4146699/4158251

This ESRC Festival of Social Science event, showcases the research of the upcoming generation of social scientists at the University of Birmingham. The exhibition presents the cutting edge social science research undertaken by UoB doctoral researchers using a range of media including posters and photography. The University of Birmingham doctoral researchers will be on hand to talk about the exhibits, explain their significance and answer your questions. There will also be afternoon debates and lunchtime talks on live topics in social science.

Here are some of the highlights:

Monday 4 November: Exhibition opens

From 14.00-17.30

Posters, images of research and public launch of College of Social Sciences Doctoral Researcher Yearbook

Tuesday 5 November: Does Social Science matter?

Live debate from 14.00-15.30

Open question time session on the topicality and relevance of social science research for anyone and everyone: individuals, families, business, governments and the economy.

Wednesday 6 November: Making Social Policy and Government work for us: a realistic ambition?

From 12.30 - 13.30

Presentations, debate and posters on live issues in local and national government policy making and social policy with a focus the impact of the economic downturn and austerity measures. Q&A to follow

Monica Pinilla Roncancio, Pobsook Chamchong, Ourathi Yosinta, Polina Manolova, Lindsay Murch, Liam Stanley, Frances Amery, Cherry Miller, Eleanor Gore 

Wednesday 6 November: Forward thinking in Education: where are we going?  

From 14.00-15.00

Presentations, live debate and posters showcasing new innovations and investigations in education with a focus on current and new ideas for improving the experience of all learners. Q&A to follow

Judith Buckley, Ricky Wang, Tom Perry, Marilena Mademtzi, Frederick Ebot-Ashu, Sarah Clemerson 

Thursday 7 November: Business, Economics and Society: working well together or tearing each other apart? 

From 13.00-14.00

Presentations, debate and posters on live issues in the global world of business, finance and economics. Q&A to follow.

Sam Thewlis, Chris Darko, Xiaocong Yang, Gabriella Rozenfeld, Enrico Vanino, Kai Zho, Saham Al Ismail, Myada Tawfik

Friday 8 November: Sport & Exercise Science: Not just about Olympic medallists.

From 15.00-16.00

Presentations, live debate and posters on topics linked to participation, motivation and health effects of Sport and Exercise. Q&A to follow.

Maria-Christina Kosteli, Adam Bibbey, Nathan Smith, Laura Healy

Saturday 9 November: What makes people tick? Exploring the mind with Psychology 

From 13.00-14.00 

Presentations, live debate and posters on topics including: Why do we eat what we eat? Crime and police investigations; Speech production; Theory of the mind; Objects in social interaction. Q&A to follow.

Jason Thomas, Carmel Bennett, Dinesh Ramoo, Beinan Zhou, Sophie Milward, Chelsea Slater, Bradley Mattan, King Lau, Kari Davies