Monday 26th March, 13:30-14:30, Room C, Cardiff City Hall

Positive Prospects:  Careers for Politics and other Social Science Graduates –  and Why Number and Data Skills Matter

Speaker: Sharon Witherspoon, Head of Policy at the Campaign for Social Science 

At this lunchtime presentation, Sharon Witherspoon, Head of Policy at the Campaign for Social Science, will preview a report to be launched towards the end of April by the Campaign for Social Science.  The report, Positive Prospects: Careers for Social Science Graduates – and why Number and Data Skills Matter, will be published by SAGE Publishing, and uses recent data to show that employment prospects for social science undergraduates are excellent in general.  It shows the sectors where undergraduates work after graduation, and includes information showing that many of those in leadership positions have undergraduate social science degrees.  As the report goes on to show that having number and data skills matter to graduate earnings and opportunities, it is anticipated that there will be some discussion of the implications for politics undergraduate teaching.

While the report focuses on providing an overview of prospects for social science students generally, deeper analyses about politics undergraduates will be presented at the conference.  The main report, and the analyses presented at the conference, will be available at the end of April, after the report is launched. Special summaries for school students and undergraduates will also be launched when the report is published. 

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

A light lunch and refreshments will be provided for attendees.