Sociology Division hosts celebration event

On Thursday 30 April, almost 200 students studying on the BA (Hons) Sociology, BA (Hons) Criminology and MA Public Sociology courses took part in a celebration event.

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The event gave students and staff the opportunity to celebrate the hard work that has gone on within the division this year

On Thursday 30 April, almost 200 students studying on the BA (Hons) Sociology, BA (Hons) Criminology and MA Public Sociology courses took part in a celebration event. The event gave students and staff the opportunity to celebrate the hard work that had gone on within the Division this year.

As part of the event, students had the chance to display research posters and explain their work to staff and fellow students. The research posters were based on students' Service Learning projects that they had been working on in the second term of this academic year.

Service Learning involves students working in partnership with not-for-profit organisations in the local community on projects that meet authentic community needs. The aim of this is to deepen students' engagement with their discipline, as well as encourage civic engagement. This year the students worked with 18 external organisations on a range of different projects.

The event was held in the Newton building and was attended by a range of academics from within the School of Social Sciences, as well as external visitors from local organisations. Some of the organisations who attended the event included: Equation (a domestic violence charity), Mixed Foundations (a charity working with dual heritage young people), members of the Community Cohesion Team from Nottingham City Council, Catch 22, the manager of Nottingham Women's Centre and Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA.

Andrea Lyons-Lewis, lecturer in the Division of Sociology said: "My colleagues and I were delighted by the excellent quality of work displayed by the students at the celebratory poster event as well as their keenness to engage with community organisations who had come in to view and discuss the work.

"We were honoured that so many external and internal guests were able to attend and show an interest in this important work - including Matthew Taylor of the RSA. Service Learning is an excellent way for students and staff to engage with important issues being faced in our local communities."

Find out more about the Division of Sociology at NTU.

Sociology Division hosts celebration event

Published on 18 May 2015
  • Category: Press office; School of Social Sciences

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