As the great wave of digital technology breaks across the world, artificial intelligence creeps increasingly into the very fabric of our lives. From personal virtual assistants and chatbots to self-driving vehicles and tele-robotics, AI is now threaded into large tracts of everyday life. It is reshaping society and the economy. Klaus Schwab, founder of the… Continue reading The AI Revolution: Balancing Opportunities and Risks, by Prof Anthony Elliott
Here are the results of our poll: The other responses were: all of the above + 10 supervision problems impact on mental health problems with academic culture stressing over being good enough finding time to work on PhD when doing it part-time responding positively to challenging feedback From this poll, it looks like, for a… Continue reading Poll and results: What’s the most challenging part of doing a PhD?
I am really not the sort of person to say I am intelligent and I am happy to admit I know nowt really. I am not really the kind of person on Facebook or Twitter to get involved in deep debates like Brexit... uhhh god no, give me a good meme any day because I… Continue reading What I want you to know about Foodbank use and food insecurity in the UK, by Kate Haddow
The long way round (to get to where I, ultimately, have always wanted to be) My first sociology conference, and my first trip to Glasgow. Yes, of course, I was excited. I had flown over from Ireland, especially for this event. As I await the responses from institutions for my PhD applications, I am thrilled… Continue reading The long way round, by Dipak Panchal
During my undergraduate degree, my “working-class” credentials became a central part of my identity. I then embarked on a PhD exploring working-class transitions with conviction that my research would help others “like me”; shedding light on their stories and making sure their voices were heard. Two years on, and having heard these stories, my commitment… Continue reading Why I stopped calling myself working-class
Social mobility and intersectionality, the case of the Mapuche indigenous people in Chile Why is intersectionality so necessary in social mobility studies? There is extensive research focused on the experience of social mobility, but there are few articles focused on experiences of upward social mobility in indigenous people. For that reason, I would like to… Continue reading Social mobility and intersectionality, Dr Denisse Sepúlveda Sanchez
I organised and hosted a BSA Postgraduate Regional Event in March 2018 while a third year PhD student at the University of Sheffield. My research relates to the sociological study of sex, sexuality and pornography, and over the course of my PhD it has not always been easy to meet researchers in the same area.… Continue reading My top tips for organising a BSA PGForum Regional event, Ruth Beresford