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The Department of Social Sciences is an environment of critical enquiry and rigorous research. Our innovative and influential research has received international recognition; changing attitudes and informing policy across areas as diverse as the conservation of primates, gendered practices in family and work lives, and Eastern European politics.
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Oxford Brookes University has been ranked amongst the "world’s top universities" in 13 subjects in the latest QS World University Rankings - up from 12 in 2019.
Toxic masculinity, the sinister history of Valentine's Day cards, the loss of Arctic ice, and motherhood will all be explored at a festival hosted by Oxford Brookes University in February.
Dr Mary Jean Chan Oxford Brookes University Lecturer in Creative Writing, has been announced as the winner of the poetry category in the 2019 Costa Book Awards. She is one of 5 writers now shortlisted for the Costa Book of the Year, to be announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 28th January 2020.
With a general election only weeks away, a newly updated online voting advice tool called WhoGetsMyVoteUK will soon be available.
What is academic writing? In this symposium we undertake a transdisciplinary
stance to examining the tightly regulated practices of disciplinary writing. So
doing, we will shed light on some of the hidden dynamics and tensions within.
Our intention is to position academic writing as an object of inquiry from
different methodological and epistemological perspectives such that
alternative theoretical and pedagogical approaches to this central aspect of
both student and educator everyday life might be facilitated.