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A place for research meetings

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A place for research seminars and workshops

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A place for doctoral and post doctoral researchers and visitors

Research Centre for the Social Sciences


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Welcome to the Research Centre for Social Sciences (ReCSS), the central home for the social sciences at the University of York.

On this website you will find details of our events and training, as well as links to our constituent departments and centres at the university.

ReCSS is the principal space for social research training and offers dedicated facilities for workshops, visiting scholars and conferences. We are also the home of the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre and provide high-quality accommodation for PhD students from across the campus in an interdisciplinary environment.

The social science community at York is widely recognised within the UK and internationally, and we welcome colleagues and students to visit the Centre, to participate in its many activities, and build on our ambition to provide a space in which our socially-relevant and exciting contributions can be broadcast to those outside the university.

Dr Rowland Atkinson

Director - Research Centre for Social Sciences



ReCSS August/September Update

Wednesday 3 September 2014

An update from ReCSS

ReCSS June Newsletter

Tuesday 8 July 2014

Welcome to the June update from the ReCSS for activities across all the Social Sciences.

PhD student wins PGWT & research trip award

Friday 20 June 2014

PhD student Laura Nicklin has been awarded a Postgraduate's Who Teach (PGWT) of the year award. This comes after recently winning a Santander International Connections Award to look at alternatives to incarceration for young offenders in the US.

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The White Rose Doctoral Training Centre awards a minimum of 48 PhD studentships a year for home and EU doctoral students. Applications are now open for an October 2014 start.  More information can be found here:


ReCSS Coffee Mornings

Open Coffee mornings are held in the Training Room at ReCSS on the last Friday of each month at 11.00am.  Members of all the Social Sciences are welcome to come along and bring colleagues or visitors from outside the University.


ReCSS PhD Coffee Mornings

Weekly Coffee mornings are held in the first floor student Social Space at ReCSS every Thursday at 11.00am.  All Social Sciences PhD students are welcome to come along for tea, coffee and biscuits.