Social Science: Improving Care, Improving Lives


Posted on 06 November 2012

Social Science: Improving Care, Improving Lives'

Thursday 8th November, Keele Hall, Keele University. 9.30- 15.00.

Keele University is opening its doors to the public on Thursday 8 November, as part of the nationwide Festival of Social Science organised by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Students and staff will be holding an event in the beautiful surroundings of Keele Hall, looking to explain the kind of research that goes on in the University, explain how research actually takes place, demonstrate the ways in which our research is making a difference to people's health and the NHS across Stoke and Staffordshire. We do not expect attendees to have any prior knowledge of research, just an interest in the NHS, social science, or their local university.

The day will be a mixture of presentations, workshops, discussion, and lunch! Event is Free; places are limited so please book place at 01782 734 889 or t.porter@keele.ac.uk.

And here is some more info on the nationwide 'Festival of Social Science' (run by the ESRC) that the event is part of...

The Festival of Social Science is run by the Economic and Social Research Council and takes place from 3-10 November 2012. With events from some of the country's leading social scientists, the Festival celebrates the very best of British social science research and how it influences our social, economic and political lives - both now and in the future. This year’s Festival of Social Science has over 180 creative and exciting events across the UK to encourage businesses, charities, government agencies, schools and college students to discuss, discover and debate topical social science issues. Press releases detailing some of the varied events and a full list of the programme are available at the Festival website. You can now follow updates from the Festival on twitter using #esrcfestival.

    The Festival of Social Science is run by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
    The ESRC Festival of Social Science runs from 3-10 November 2012
    The ESRC Festival of Social Science has helped over 500 researchers to engage with a new audience, including individuals from business, charities, policy, teenagers, pensioners, parents and the general public
    This year’s ESRC Festival of Social Science has over 180 creative and exciting events aimed at encouraging businesses, charities, government agencies, and schools and  college students to discuss, discover and debate topical social science issues
    The Festival of Social Science celebrates some of the country’s leading social science research, giving an exciting opportunity to showcase the valuable work of the UK’s social scientists and demonstrate how their work has an impact on all our lives.