This event, which runs from 1 Nov to 8 Nov 2014 is part of the annual ESRC Festival of Social Science which offers a fascinating insight into some of the country’s leading social science research and how it influences our social, economic and political lives – both now and in the future.
The University’s Faculty of Business, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences and Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry are organising a broad range of activities which will appeal to a variety of stakeholders from the local community, including local businesses, the public, teachers, young people and schoolchildren.
The topics are of public interest and importance and demonstrate the social value and real world applications of social science research done at the University. They centre around issues related to real world social and economic issues: finance, credit, digital behaviours, conflict resolution, entrepreneurship and the environment.
Engagement will be via public lectures, interactive seminars, workshops, competitions and poster presentations with question and answer sessions.
Programme of events:
All week: Reporting on research in progress – poster presentations by PhD students (public exhibition)
3 November: Doing business for good – a guide to social enterprise (schools event – please note this event has been cancelled @ 27 October)
3 November: Bridging the Gap: do practitioners recognise academic accounts of international politics? (public lecture)
4 November: Risk culture in financial organisations (public lecture)
4 November: Digital lives and digital risk (schools event)
4 November: Young people and technology – pros, cons and the future (public lecture)
4 November: Prospects for the British General Election (public lecture)
4 November: ‘Profoundly social': social science conversations with health and social care – ‘Integrated understanding, integrated care’ (discussion)
5 November: ‘Profoundly social': social science conversations with health and social care – ‘The sociological imagination and evidence-based practice’ (research speed networking)
5 November: Understanding and managing workplace conflict – managers wanted (public lecture)
5 November: Beating the bullies – resolving conflict at work (schools event – please note this event has been cancelled @ 27 October)
5 November: Challenging community perceptions of law and criminal justice (public lecture)
6 November: Benefits of credit management for SMEs (public lecture)
6 November: Making connections – the sustainable supply chain (public lecture)
6 November: How can marketing become a force for sustainability? (public lecture)
7 November: Bankers – the bad guys? Why do we have so many banking scandals and what should we do about it? (schools event)
To book your place visit: https://www5.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/festival-of-social-science-better-business-better-lives