The Campaign for Social Science, which sprang from the Academy of Social Sciences in 2011, released a pre-election report earlier this year making the case that research, data collection and education and training in social science must be sustained. The Business of People showcases the economic and social dimensions of UK social science today and provides recommendations for the new government to consider.
Following the outcome of the general election, and ahead of the spending review, the Campaign has a robust case to make to the Treasury, ministers, MPs and policymakers to ensure adequate investment in this field. We will need to call on the skills and imagination of well-trained social scientists to deal with the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
This event sees the end of the Campaign for Social Science’s tour of the UK to discuss what lies ahead for social scientists in the coming years. The Campaign looks forward to concluding this national debate at Lincoln on 7th July.
“Informative and interactive” //“A chance to hear about process and negotiating strategies” //“Made me think about the issues and how they apply to my own work”
Stephen Anderson, Director of the Campaign for Social Science;
Professor Steve McKay, Distinguished Professor in Social Research;
Roses Leech-Wilkinson, CfSS Research and Policy Officer;
Dr Jacqui Briggs, Head of School and member of the Campaign Board.
Details Tuesday 7th July/Senior Common Room, University of Lincoln/12.30-2pm
Lunch served from 12.30pm
1pm Panel present the Business of People, the Campaign, and open the discussion on how social scientists can help shape upcoming debates in higher education and beyond.
2pm informal networking and discussion with Campaign representatives
Please note places are limited. All social scientists welcome.
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Campaign for Social Science
The Campaign for Social Science was set up in 2011 to raise the profile of social science with the government, the media and the wider public.
In Spring 2015 we are visiting universities around the UK to promote the recommendations of our pre-election report The Business of People - #bizofpeople. We want to engage as many social scientists as possible in our mission to forge a unified and amplified voice for social science that will increase its impact and influence.