What’s different about learning at Northumbria?  

Associate-Professor Ruth Lewis explores what happened at Sociology’s Embodied Learning Writing Retreat in Snowy Northumberland Final year BSc Sociology and joint Honours Criminology and Sociology students met for a dissertation writing retreat in February. We chose to go to rural Northumberland to get away from the internet and mobile phones so we could focus on writingContinue reading “What’s different about learning at Northumbria?  “

Reflections on a career in Sociology

I retired in 2010 as Head of Social Sciences after working for over 30 years as a lecturer in Sociology. My interest in sociology as a subject stems from my sociology degree started as a supposedly mature student in 1971 in what was then called North London Poly. I needed just 2 A-Levels (acquired byContinue reading “Reflections on a career in Sociology”

50 Years of Sociology at Northumbria!

The 2014-2015 academic year marks 50 years of Sociology at Northumbria. Despite the different names and configurations as a college, collection of colleges, polytechnic and now university Sociology has been delivered on the city campus for 50 years! Throughout the year there will be blog posts, discussions and events as the department marks this specialContinue reading “50 Years of Sociology at Northumbria!”

Welcome to our blog!

Welcome to the Sociology at Northumbria blog! This is where you can find out about the programme, the staff,  events happening within the department and what we think about important social issues.