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ESRC Festival of Social Science – November 2020

2020 has been a challenging year for Manchester, with many famous festivals and productions unable to proceed during these unprecedented times. However, the annual Festival of Social Science, which takes place from November 7th-15th will go ahead as planned in a new virtual format. The local version of this national festival is now in its sixth year – academics from The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Salford will be partnering up to present the very latest in social science research. read more


ESRC Festival of Social Science – November 2018

The University of Salford, alongside partner institutions Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester, are running over 30 events across Manchester and Salford as part of this year’s ESRC Festival of Social Science, 3-10 November 2018.

The Festival showcases Manchester social science research to a broad non-academic audience. This brings together an eclectic blend of activities designed to celebrate the social sciences, including discussions and debates, exhibitions, film screenings, walkabouts, family fun days, schools visits, workshops, and lots more.

Aims of the Festival

Through its Festival of Social Science, the ESRC aims to:

  • Encourage, support and create the opportunity for social science researchers to engage with non-academic audiences
  • Promote and increase awareness of the social sciences and ESRC’s research
  • Promote and increase awareness of the contributions the social sciences make to the wellbeing and the economy of the UK society
  • Enable the public to engage with social science research
  • Engage with teachers and young people and to raise their awareness of the social sciences.
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    Applied criminological research: Social media and political extremism

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    This workshop will provide an opportunity for School/College learners to attend an interactive workshop providing them with an overview of funded research recently undertaken in Manchester. The convenors worked with the Council and some local schools and colleges to explore whether there were any links between social media use and political extremism. The workshop will use the project as an example of how to plan research, gather data and analyse it.

    This is an invitation only event. For further details, please contact Muzammil Quraishi (m.quraishi@salford.ac.uk)

    Date/Time
    09 November 2016
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Location
    Mary Seacole Building, University of Salford
    Frederick Road Campus
    Salford
    M6 6PU


    Exploring the impact of and responses to child sexual exploitation

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    This interactive event recognises the collaborative engagement of young people (11 upwards) and practitioners across Greater Manchester in responding to the threat of child sexual exploitation.

    Ann Coffey MP will open the event, as her research in engaging young people’s ‘Real Voices’ has been foundational in cultivating a range of interventions and developmental projects across our region. We want to celebrate the work that has been produced and in particular the contribution made by young people.

    We begin with a film produced by GW Theatre which explores the complexity of child sexual exploitation. This will be followed by a festival of activity where young people and practitioners will be able to share and learn from the multiple projects. These include the development of a psycho-social engagement model for NHS England and the Greater Manchester Police led CTZN app.

    Refreshments will be provided.

    Date/Time
    07 November 2016
    4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

    Location
    Robert Powell Theatre, University of Salford
    Frederick Road
    Salford
    M6 6PU

    Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/esrc-social-science-festival-exploring-impact-of-and-responses-to-child-sexual-exploitation-tickets-28420744211