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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Excellence in research and teaching, in the creative arts, humanities and social sciences.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has a global reputation as a centre for research, education and engagement across the creative arts, humanities, and social sciences.

We are home to an exceptionally broad range of disciplines. These sit across our 10 academic schools, research institutes and centres. Through our thinking, making, research and education practice, we seek to address social and global challenges.

As a values-based community of colleagues and students, we promote a supportive and inclusive culture. This is based on shared values of trust, integrity, diversity, academic freedom and social and environmental justice.

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Comment: Uyghur people are too terrorised to join in Covid protests

Writing for The Conversation, Jo Smith Finley discusses how the Uyghur people have suffered most from draconian zero-COVID policies but Uyghur-dominant cities remain silent.

Comment: Christine McVie – the anchoring force of Fleetwood Mac

Writing for The Conversation, Dr Adam Behr discusses the musical legacy of Christine McVie.

The bees that are getting young dads buzzing about art

A beekeeping project with a difference is helping young men in the North East become more familiar with the worlds of art and conservation.