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Exhibition aims to share social science in Coventry

Umar Taj - ESRC PosterDozens of topical issues from the war in Syria and domestic abuse, to breast cancer and cybercrime are set to be covered at an exhibition by students from Warwick and Coventry universities this weekend.

The showcase, at the city’s Herbert Art Gallery, is being held to promote the importance of social science research in helping to build a better society.

There will be 26 posters on display by students from across both universities, all as part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) week-long Festival of Science.

Other pieces will look at topics varying from how the social-networking site Flickr can offer an insight into protests, to different types of humour used by managers in the workplace.

One of the organisers, Deborah Brewis, a PhD student from Warwick Business School, said: “It’s a 'pop-in' event for people of all ages and I would encourage anyone to come along and take a look.

“The aim is to try and show how social science research impacts on all of our lives and there’s something on offer for everyone regardless of background.

“We’re also encouraging visitors to vote for their favourite piece, which will automatically enter them into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher.

“It’s an informal event with students around all day to talk about their work and we’d be delighted to welcome as many people as possible to take a look.”

‘Sharing Social Science around Coventry’ runs from 10am until 4pm at The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum on Saturday 1 November.

Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Lee Page, Communications Manager, l.page@warwick.ac.uk, 02476 574 255, 07920 531 221.

Image: One of the posters - 'Improving medication adherence - can games help you get better?' by Umar Taj.




Warwick Business School

ESRC Festival of Social Science

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

For more information please contact Lee Page, Communications Manager, l.page@warwick.ac.uk, 02476 574 255, 07920 531 221.