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Launch of Positive Prospects: Careers for social science graduates and why number and data skills matter

8 June 2018 at 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

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Positive Prospects


33 Finsbury Square, London
Friday 8 June 2018
11am – 1pm
Followed by a networking lunch

Published and supported by SAGE Publishing


The Campaign for Social Science is delighted to invite you to the launch of a new report by the Campaign for Social Science, ‘Positive Prospects: Careers for social science graduates and why number and data skills matter,’ to be held at 33 Finsbury Square in London on 8 June at 11am.

Almost four in ten undergraduates are studying one of the social sciences. ‘Positive Prospects’ looks at where they go to work, how their employment and earnings compare to those who graduate from other disciplines, and what makes a difference to their employment chances.

One clear theme is that having number and data skills – either from secondary school or undergraduate study – is likely to give individuals of every discipline, including the social sciences, a wider range of choices about work and means they are likely to earn more.

Researched and written by the Campaign for Social Science (CfSS) with financial support from SAGE Publishing, ‘Positive Prospects’ has important implications for school students and undergraduates. Number and data skills are not the only things that matter, and not all social science students need the same level or types of these skills. Yet, this report shows that individuals can benefit from combining these skills with conceptual social science knowledge and skills.

The launch will also discuss implications for undergraduate teaching, and for education policy for secondary schools and universities.

Dr Ashley Lenihan, CfSS Senior Policy Advisor, will provide an overview of the report and its findings. Sharon Witherspoon, CfSS Head of Policy, will lead an expert panel to discuss the report’s significance, which will include Rachel Neaman, CEO of the Corsham Institute, among others to be announced shortly.

A light buffet lunch will be served at 1pm following the event.

Kindly RSVP here by Thursday 7th June. We very much hope we will be able to welcome you to the event and look forward to hearing from you.

If you have any questions, please contact Marta Kask on [email protected] or +44 (0) 20 7682 4667