Campaign announces social science pipeline project

1 August 2017

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The Campaign is once again teaming up with partners SAGE Publishing on its latest research project looking at pathways into different social science disciplines at university and employment prospects for social science graduates.

The social sciences have been instrumental in understanding and tackling many of society’s most pressing challenges, from climate change to global health crises and political transformations. Yet, as the UK undergoes a data revolution, the need for more social scientists with number and data skills, along with existing social science analytical expertise, has only grown, especially post-Brexit.

The report will examine the range of pathways into the social sciences, and will expand on the recently published Smith Review in looking at the importance of number and data proficiency in helping the social sciences respond to the evolving needs of society. Its aim is to help students, schools, and universities make informed decisions about discipline choices, while contributing to debates around how higher education institutions can play a more active part in identifying need and supplying necessary skills.

This latest project builds on the Campaign’s influential 2013 report What do Social Science Graduates do?, which looked at the range of skills acquired by social science graduates and how this translated into successful employment prospects in the public, private and third sectors.

The report, support and published by SAGE Publishing, is due to be launched in early 2018.