Department of Sociology

The blog of the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey

Student Carers in Higher Education

By Rachel Brooks I have been studying higher education students with caring responsibilities for over a decade now. Over this period of time, although the academic research has grown considerably, change in the policies and practices that affect this group of students has been notably slow. Indeed, extant research has documented the substantial obstacles often […]

Citizen Councils for Media Personalisation

By Philip Jackson and Ranjana Das What expectations do citizens have of new technologies for media personalisation? How do audiences and users of future technologies feel about the use of their personal data? Our exciting new project brings together academics from engineering and sociology to explore, in partnership with the BBC, how citizen voices can […]

Research Methods for Digital Work and Organisation

By Christine Hine Wednesday 1st December marks the launch event for the recently published edited collection Research Methods for Digital Work and Organization co-edited by Surrey Sociology’s Christine Hine in collaboration with Gillian Symon from Royal Holloway, University of London and Katrina Pritchard from Swansea University. This collection had its inception at a workshop funded […]

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