Please note:

The information on this page has ‘carried’ over from the previous use of this blog.  We’ll soon add more information for the other Schools in the Division.

#Hello from SSPSSR!

We hope you are looking forward to joining us here at the University of Kent, and are sure you can’t wait to get started.  Below are some great and completely optional resources to get you started!  You don’t need to buy any books just yet – we’ll give you information about which text books you might need to buy (or borrow from the library) during Welcome Week at SSPSSR in September 2020.




The University of Oxford has a huge collection of podcasts on hundreds of fascinating subjects, here’s a few to get you started:

  • Criminology – This series is host to episodes created by the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford which is part of the Faculty of Law, within the Social Sciences Division. The series reflects this department’s world-leading research and teaching by providing talks that encompass topics such as rights and justice, politics, penal culture, crime and mental health and immigration.
  • Foundation for Law, Justice and Society – Podcasts from the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society, an independent institution affiliated with Wolfson College and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford.
  • Department for Social Policy and Intervention – The department at the University of Oxford hosts a range of conferences, lectures, workshops and other events, some of which are featured on this page, including their graduate research students’ conference which provides students with an opportunity to present their research findings.