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22 October - 13 November
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You and Your neighbourhood - using sociology to understand local issues

My local area theme

What’s on offer?

An afternoon of talks and discussion on how Sociological issues and research link to real life problems and events in our local area.  Join members of our Sociology staff for a series of lighting talks on real world social issues.

What’s it about?

Have you ever wanted to think deeper about social issues in your local area?  Do you wonder how close people are to Homelessness?  What events could trigger a riot? How do Charities contribute to their local area?  How can local action help promote social justice and equality? Join experts in Sociology as they discuss how research can help you understand the issues in your area.

Come along and hear experts discuss some of the pressing social problems and issues affecting Sheffield, the local region and wider society.  Learn about what riots are and why they happen, or how the new sex education guidance has been implemented in schools, and how this has been received by pupils, staff and parents. You may be interested in understanding health practices around long-term illnesses and diseases, or how unemployment is affecting the Sheffield region - personally and publicly.  Homelessness is another key issue for Sheffield and wider society - find out how and why people become homeless. We will also be discussing research into alcohol use and the effects of this on people, public spaces and society general.  

1:00pm – 1:30pm . Exploring Teacher’s Readiness to Implement the LGBTQ+ Inclusive Relationships and Sex Education . Chloe Froggatt 

1:30pm – 2:00pm . Homelessness . Joy Drever  

2:00pm – 2:30pm . Eradicating Infectious Diseases Emily Johnston 

2:30pm – 3:00pm . Tea and Biscuits 

3:00pm – 3:30pm . Understanding the 2011 Riots . Bob Jeffery 

3:30pm – 4:00pm . Period Poverty . Kendal Stoneystreet 

4:00pm – 4:30pm . Young People’s Experiences of Inequality at School. Becca White

Who’s leading the event?

Dr Karl Baker Green, Head of Sociology, Sheffield Hallam University will chair the event with contributions from members of the Department. 

Open to

The event is open to all but of particular interest to GCSE/ Sixth Form students

Of particular interest to

The event is aimed at young people who are developing an interest in Sociology but will appeal to anyone who is interested in social issues in their area.