LOCAL NEWS: Bournemouth University offer free workshops on social science


Bournemouth University to hold a range of free events from 2 – 9 November as part of a national Festival of Social Science

Bournemouth University (BU) are offering an insight into social science research, with a range of free public events as part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Science.

Social science research conducted by the university will be showcased across Bournemouth and Poole. They are covering online gambling, to well being and self-care, and preparing Generation Z for the workplace. Events will also explore perceptions of pregnancy and childbirth, discuss stress in the workplace, and the role of social media influencers. 

Adam Morris, Engagement Officer for BU, said: “We’re excited to showcase some of the social science research taking place at BU and explore a number of different issues through talks, interactive workshops, discussions and exhibitions.” 

Events are set to take place across several days in locations including the Lighthouse, the Shelley Theatre and Poole Hospital. 

Dr Ann Luce is hosting an event on Saturday 9 November discussing the role of the media in suicide prevention along with people with experience of suicide, members of the Mental Health Forum, the Well being and Recovery Partnership and the NHS.

She said: “The event is an opportunity for people to have a proper conversation about suicide in our community. We are going to be looking at it through the media lens, but it’s also going to be an opportunity to talk openly and ask the questions that you’ve always wanted to ask about suicide.”

For more information, and to book free tickets click here.


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