School of Social Sciences and Humanities
We pride ourselves on being a transdisciplinary and collaborative academic community, working together to create new knowledge to transform understandings of society and the world around us.
Our ethos is all about connecting People, Place and Society, especially through strong partnerships with government, social charities and enterprises, and media, cultural and heritage organisations.
As a School, we offer exciting placement opportunities for learners to build their professional and personal confidence, harnessing their knowledge and skills to work with others in exciting and impactful ways. We deliver excellence and innovation in all areas of learning and teaching, research, and knowledge exchange. Subject areas include: Psychology, Law, Sociology and Criminology, Politics, History, English and Creative Writing, Childhood Studies, Education, Counselling and Social Work. The School puts a strong emphasis on graduate employability and equips students with the creative and critical skills they need for career success in the mid-21st century.
Amanda is an award-winning internationally published novelist, journalist and writer.
David is an Associate Professor in Sociology and Course Leader for Sociology with a keen interest in social change, social theory and the study of materiality.
Wendy is Associate Dean for Learning, Teaching and Student Experience and Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies.
Michael is Associate Professor of History and an historian of early modern Europe, with specialisations in intellectual history and the history of science.
Jo is Professor in Postgraduate Research and is known internationally for her work on practice learning, and also writes on PREVENT and social work.
Professor Sarah Corrie is Professor of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Counselling as well as being the joint Head of Counselling, Psychology and Social Work.
Darryn has successfully supported hundreds of early years practitioners in achieving their academic goals, with many going on to become early years teachers.
Rachael is Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Psychology.
Stephen Colman is the course leader for the law programme. He is a Senior Lecturer in Law and a non-practising solicitor with various areas of expertise.
Darragh is Course Leader, BA (Hons) English and writes novels, plays, and stories for children.
Harvey is Course Leader for History at the University of Suffolk and a historian of modern Britain.
Alina's teaching and research interests focus on race, ethnicity, migration, racism and xenophobia, conviviality and gender.