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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


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.




Doctoral writing and supervision: Exploring some key Issues

This presentation will describe case study findings from a qualitative research project into threshold concepts (TCs) in the New Zealand tertiary education context.


Research Assistant Placement with PaCCS & BBC Media Action

Wednesday 22 July 2015

The RCUK Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research & BBC Media Action Partnership is seeking a Research Assistant for a placement with BBC Media Action. The Research Assistant will spend up to three months working with BBC Media Action to carry out a review of the evidence of the effectiveness of strategic communication, independent media and media development in countering violent extremism and information warfare.

ESRC IAA Award Holder wins ESRC Impact Prize

Thursday 25 June 2015

A University of York sociologist, Professor Celia Kitzinger, has won joint first prize in the ESRCs Outstanding Impact in Society Award for 2015.

IAA June 2015 Newsletter

Friday 5 June 2015

Welcome to the IAA June 2015 Newsletter

Research Centre

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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 2015 start.  More information can be found here:


ReCSS PhD Weekly 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.