Sociology Public Engagement Prize 2018

This year’s winners announced.

Dr Helen Holmes and Hayley James from the School of Social Sciences (SoSS) have been announced as the winners of the 2018 Sociology Public Engagement Prize.

Helen won the staff category for her Make do and mend expo, booklet and associated activities. She worked with cooperatives, credit unions, food banks, and other community organisations to share her research and their expertise on more sustainable ways of providing for our communities.

Hayley won the PhD student category for her roundtable event, and media and knowledge exchange work to share her research on ‘Threshold adults’ and their attitude to pension planning.

Along with the two winners, four people were highly commended: Drs Maddy Abbas and James Rhodes, both in the staff category, and Jaime Garcia Iglesias and Hannah Haycox in the PhD student category.

The prize was judged by Helen Beebee, Alice Bloch and Hazel Burke. Alice said “The whole judging panel was impressed by the range and quality of the public engagement work being carried out by staff and PhD students in Sociology. Congratulations to all those who took part. We are looking forward to more interesting work over the next 12 months.”

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