“The ESRC Festival of Social Science represents a great opportunity to present our research findings to a general audience. I have been organising a session for the last 5 years and find it both a refreshing and enriching experience. The audience interaction is always fantastic, an engaged citizenry is an essential component in creating a push for sound policy making and I think the Festival provides an excellent platform to get people engaged and understand the value of good social science research.”
Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay
Director of Centre for Crime, Justice and Policing
“Being part of the ESRC Festival of science was a great privilege, being part of the Discovery Day was even more so. The experience of being in a room with the liveliest, creative and thoughtful group of school students who gave so much to the session was a revelation”
Professor Isabelle Szmigin
Professor of Marketing, College of Social Sciences
"I would like to say a huge thank-you to your team for Friday's taster day; I really enjoyed myself and found the topics so interesting, as well as having such inspirational and knowledgable speakers - it was definitely worth the long trip! I'm going to be sending my university applications in the coming weeks and am applying to Birmingham for two subjects, so hopefully I will see you again in the not too distant future! Again, thank you for all of your help and for providing such a brilliant day"
Students from the Discovery Day