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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



Young People Research Network: Resilience Workshop

This workshop is an opportunity to explore definitions of resilience, as well as commonalities and differences across our respective disciplines.


December Newsletter

Wednesday 17 December 2014

ReCSS December Update

C2D2 Fellowships

Wednesday 26 November 2014

As part of C2D2's key strategic commitment to supporting talented early career researchers in the chronic diseases and disorders area we are introducing a new Research Fellowship scheme for which applications are now invited.

October/November Newsletter

Thursday 6 November 2014

Welcome to the October/November update from the ReCSS for activities across all the Social Sciences

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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 Open Monthly 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 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.