Discovery Days: Social Sciences

Discovery Days: Social Sciences

Explore human needs and misdeeds! In these interactive sessions, pupils will explore the following questions as an introduction to Sociology and Criminology:

  • What things do people need and what makes us happy?
  • What might lead to inequality?
  • What kinds of behaviours might be defined as ‘wrong’ and how should society respond?

Our outreach officers will run in school sessions, both before and after the Discovery Day, to introduce the concept of university and help children to think about their futures.

In partnership with The School of Sociology and Social Policy.


Is it for you?

    • Year group suitability: TBC
    • Taking place: TBC
    • Maximum capacity: TBC
    • Recommended ratio: at least 2 adults for up to 20 pupils. One extra adult for each additional 10 children
    • School staff must be present to supervise children throughout the day

Curriculum links


  • Consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to and building on the contributions of others
  • Distinguish between statements of fact and opinion
  • Provide reasoned justifications for their views


  • Talk and write about their opinions, and explain their views, on issues that affect themselves and society
  • Preparing to play an active role as citizens
  • Respecting the differences between people

Further information

We can help fund the cost of visiting the University. Find out more on our travel bursaries page.

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