Sarah Brown to speak at Department of Social Sciences Student Conference

Sarah Brown will give the keynote talk this week at the Annual Student Conference in the Department of Social Sciences on 18th May.

Posted: 17 May 2017

This year’s conference is called ‘A World of Opportunity’ and will be opened by Sarah Brown, an advocate for global education and health issues. She is President of the children’s charity Theirworld, working to give a better start for vulnerable children in the UK and globally. The Executive Chair of the Global Business Coalition for Education, Sarah Brown has created the World At School, a global youth and NGO global movement to provide children with quality education. She is also author of the best-selling book Behind the Black Door, a memoir about life at 10 Downing Street.

Third year students will have the opportunity to showcase their independent research as well as celebrate their academic achievements. Students from one project will be presenting their findings and research for a charity called Upper Room. Other students will present their work in areas of crime and communities, criminal behaviour, the mental health of offenders and more. The conference will also provide invaluable networking opportunities for students in the department.

Dr Michele Lamb, Head of the Department of Social Sciences said: “I am pleased to welcome Sarah Brown and to give our students the opportunity to hear from a passionate and internationally renowned advocate for education. All our students are to be commended for their excellent work and achievements this year.”

The conference starts at 10am on the University of Roehampton campus in the Duchesne building.

The Department of Social Sciences is rated one of the best in the UK for the impact of our social sciences research and provides students with an ideal start for their future to pursue careers in social justice, the legal system, in the government and non-government agencies.

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