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Student Societies: SocSoc & CrimSoc

Bringing together like-minded people


The University Sociology Society – better known as SocSoc – has previously held events as colourful and diverse as sociology itself. Social drinks, cultural activities, creative workshops and seminars have all been on its calendar at one time or another, and notable guest speakers have included textbook legend Anthony Giddens and feminist academic Marsha Henry.

Following a short break during the pandemic, the Sociology department are currently looking to restart the society, please get in touch with if you are a student interested in volunteering to support this.



Crime and Criminal Justice Society meet every Thursday 17:30-19:00 in D/L/144 (Derwent college, first floor) with a new guest to hear from or a topic to discuss including (but not limited to!): Serial killers; the prison crisis; racism in the British criminal justice system; the police and true crime podcasters.

Once a month the society also arranges a social such as an escape room, true crime & wine night, or murder mystery evening (pictured left) or a bigger event such as Crime walk / Killer walk, or socials/collabs with other societies (maybe even from other universities).

Get in touch

The committee is made up of: Imogen Webbe (president), Rebecca Lister (secretary) and Anna Lyche (treasurer) and can be contacted by the committee's on email (, Instagram (@crimsoc_uoy) and Facebook (University Of York Crime and Criminal Justice Society). The society also has a whatsapp group for members to engage in, to build a community and make shared decisions.

You don't need to be studying anything to do with crime to become a member and every student at York is welcome. Join here.