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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.


CAMHS for Deaf and Blind Children

This conference aims to bring together experts, clinicians and practitioners who support deaf children or deafblind children, to help build knowledge and skills, and to enhance practitioner confidence in supporting deaf and blind children and their families.


Energizing Critical Human Geography at York: Seminar

The Research Centre for the Social Sciences is very pleased to host a seminar introducing the Environment Department recently appointed Human Geographers, Joshua Kirshner and Karen Parkhill. Their presentations will be followed by a reception giving everyone an opportunity to network whilst enjoying a glass of wine/juice and some nibbles.


ReCSS Visiting Fellow Dr Marcia Johnson

Wednesday 2 September 2015

ReCSS is delighted to welcome Visiting Fellow Dr Marcia Johnson, who is visiting ReCSS until 11 September 2015.

ESRC IAA August 2015 Newsletter 7

Tuesday 25 August 2015

This newsletter covers important updates on: tickets for the PRAXIS Unico / RCUK Impact Award for KE professionals awards ceremony; the IM Create 2015 hackathon; and the ESRC IAA workshop.

ESRC IAA July 2015 Newsletter 6

Friday 31 July 2015

ESRC IAA July 2015 Newsletter 6 This newsletter covers important updates on: ESRC strategic engagement with Research Organisations; IAA funding and Researchfish; temporary ESRC staffing changes; getting advice on engaging with local government; and the ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2015.

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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.