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School of Social and Political Science: About

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An overview of our structure and governance, including links to all of our member subjects, centres and groups.

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Our Structure

A history of our school and its links to pioneering feminist and pacifist, Chrystal Macmillan.

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Information on our policies relating to equality and diversity, privacy, sustainability and quality assurance.

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Browse our events calendar to find upcoming events within our school, subjects, centres and groups.

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Get in touch with us via email, telephone or social media. Visit us in person at the Chrystal Macmillan Building.

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Poll reveals voter price for Brexit outcomes

The majority of voters on both sides of the Brexit debate say violent protests and attacks on MPS are ‘prices worth paying’ to achieve their goals, research shows.

ESRC £2m award for domestic abuse research

A research team including University of Edinburgh staff has received an ESRC Innovations in Social Care grant to develop the evidence base for innovation in social care for children and families affected by domestic abuse.

Chancellor's Award for Teaching presented to Alan Convery

The University has honoured four staff members with Chancellor’s Awards for their teaching and research excellence and impact. Dr Alan Convery, Senior Lecturer in Politics in the School of Social and Political Science, received the Chancellor’s Award for Teaching

Prejudice against black and ethnic Scots ‘persistent’, study shows

More than one third of black and ethnic minority people in Scotland have experienced discrimination within the past two years, research reveals. Lead researcher Professor Nasar Meer, of the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science, said: “This survey builds on others in previous years and points to a persistent trend of racial discrimination black and ethnic minority Scots."