School of Sociology and Social Policy


Criminology arrives at Nottingham!

We are excited to welcome our first intake of criminology students in September 2014. To find out more about our undergraduate and postgraduate criminology degrees follow the links below:

A to Z Video Project

Staff and students have contributed to our new video project, "An A to Z of the School of Sociology and Social Policy". Learn more about the topics we are researching with these brief introductions. Visit the project page to view the latest videos.

2014 League Table Success

In 2014 Guardian University Guide  our sociology programme has jumped six places to 17 whilst social policy maintains its top 20 position at 16.  The latest  Times and Sunday Times University Guide places us at 13 for social policy, an improvement of 10 places, and we remain a top 20 choice for sociology in the Russell Group  The  Complete University Guide  recognises the strength of our social work degree, placing us 8 in the Russell Group.



MayFest 2014

Saturday saw the return of MayFest, the University of Nottingham's annual community open day, with a host of free, interactive activities for visitors of all ages.

New book examines current approaches to protecting children

A new book co-authored by an academic from The University of Nottingham, proposes a radical rethink of our approach to child protection.

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Forthcoming events

Talking Slavery, Talking Freedom

Nick Stevenson (Sociology, Nottingham), Julia O'Connell Davidson (Sociology, Nottingham) and Laura Brace (Politics, Leicester) are all engaged in research projects on slavery and freedom. On Wednesday 24 September 2014 from 2-4pm they will be meeting to have a conversation about their work. This will not be a structured set of papers, but an open dialogue about the themes they are exploring, the theoretical and other challenges they are facing. Others who are interested in freedom and slavery are welcome to come along and join in.

ENQUIRE Conference 2014

East Midlands Conference Centre & The Orchard Hotel

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Volunteering Opportunities

Are you interested in our Ethical Volunteering programme in Sri Lanka?

Find out more about Volunteering at the University of Nottingham



School of Sociology and Social Policy

Law and Social Sciences Building
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 8939
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5232
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