ESRC Festival

It’s nearly here! ESRC Festival of Social Science – 22 October-13 November 2022

We are excited to be partnering once again with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University to host the ESRC Festival of Social Science from 22 October to 13 November 2022. The main theme for this year’s Festival is ‘My Local Area’ and will be a celebration

ESRC Festival of Social Science – 22 October–13 November 2022

The University of Salford is partnering again with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University to host the ESRC Festival of Social Science from 22 October to 13 November 2022. This is a national event and is now in its 20th year. The main theme for this

ESRC Festival of Social Science Round-up

The ESRC’s flagship celebration of economics and social science took place throughout the month of November, with events themed around social science, the environment and climate change in particular, to reflect the COP26 climate change conference which took place from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow. The Festival hosted more than 400 free public events

The ESRC Festival concludes with an event on Social Capital: Understanding its value in strengthening resilience

The final ESRC event in our month-long programme was hosted by our Architecture team within the School of Science, Engineering and Environment, with presentations from Professor Hisham Elkadi and colleagues Dr Nourhan Heysham and Dr Maria Yioutani Iacovides. The presenters encouraged interactive audience participation, with poll questions to participants to gauge their opinions on what we

ESRC Festival: Cognitive Restoration Event Now Live!!!

We are excited to announce that our online cognitive restoration exhibit on ‘The effects of the environment on thinking’ is now live and available to access! This exhibit forms part of our month-long ESRC Festival and is available until the Festival closes.   This exciting interactive online space has been set up by members of

ESRC FESTIVAL EVENT: Exercise, Sleep and Word-learning in Autistic Children

Our next University of Salford ESRC Festival of Social Science event was organised and hosted by Eve Bent, Amy Bidgood and David Tate, who are all members of psychology staff at the University of Salford. Together, they run the Salford Autism Exercise Project (@AutismExercise). The event took the form of short, online talks from Salford’s

ESRC FESTIVAL EVENT #2 – MOTHERLOAD: E-cargo Bikes for Low-Carbon Family Transport

Our second University of Salford ESRC Festival of Social Science event saw participants invited to join two ‘watch parties’ on the evening of either Monday 8th or Tuesday 9th November, enabling viewers to watch the Motherload film roughly at the same time online and to submit any thoughts, feelings or ideas on Twitter (#MotherloadMovie) in

COP26 UNDER REVIEW: WEEK 1: SALFORD’S ESRC FESTIVAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE KICKS OFF!

Last night saw the start of the University of Salford’s ESRC Festival of Social Science. Prof. Andy Miah chaired a panel discussion reviewing this week’s activities at the COP26 conference. The diverse panel included a variety of experts from across the Social Sciences including: Dr. Sharon Coen; Prof. Steve Fuller; Dr. Sara Biscaya; and Dr.