Students and staff on the vital work of admin staff for learning and research in the Department

Although we do not yet know what exactly is involved in SMT’s plans to ‘centralise professional services’ in College, students and staff have written testimonials to show why ‘ripping the heart out of the Department’ is such a bad idea for all of us.   Read the testimonials here.     Continue reading Students and staff on the vital work of admin staff for learning and research in the Department

Goldsmiths SMT urged to reconsider admin centralisation

Letter and powerful Testimonial sent to Goldsmiths Senior Management Team from former Sociology Department academics   Dear Frances Corner, Senior Management Team, Dinah Caine and members of Council, As academics who have benefitted from the work of the Administrative Staff in the Department of Sociology, as former teachers and researchers there, we are writing to … Continue reading Goldsmiths SMT urged to reconsider admin centralisation

Breaking News – Sociology UCU Department Motion

Sociology Department UCU members pass motion condemning the ‘deletion’ of professional service staff roles in their department   The Sociology Department met on 29 September to discuss Goldsmiths College plans to make three of the Department professional service staff redundant.  As stakeholders and those most directly affected by this change, we strongly oppose this move. Removing this dedicated … Continue reading Breaking News – Sociology UCU Department Motion

Exploring Social Justice

How we live with difference is the key issue of our time. Issues relating to race and ethnicity, whether immigration, Islamophobia, #blacklivesmatter, or media diversity, are at the forefront of public debate. Listen to Dr Brett St Louis explore social justice and find out more about our new MA in Race, Media & Social Justice. Continue reading Exploring Social Justice

Poetry in the classroom

Yasmin Gunaratnam, Ulla McKnight, Aisha Edeor-Lawal, Nicole Evangelou-Georgiou, Melitini-Penelo Havoutis Andrew Jemmott, Abigail Joseph, Rhianne Phillips, Kaila Stone Studying sociology can feel like learning another language. There are new strange words and different schools of thought with their own vocabularies. Somewhere along the line we also become writers of sociology. How this happens is often … Continue reading Poetry in the classroom