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.
Friday 20 March 2015
Sutton Trust Chief Executive Dr Lee Elliot Major explored how low social mobility and lack of educational opportunity affect talented children from poorer backgrounds, in a public lecture hosted by the Department and RCSS.
Wednesday 17 December 2014
ReCSS December Update
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.
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: http://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/postgraduate/esrc/
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.