Faculty of Social Sciences Vision and Strategy 2023

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Our vision is to change the world for the better and for the good of all.

Uniting people across our four schools – School of Education; School of Law; School of Politics and International Studies; School of Sociology and Social Policy – we work together with the aim of addressing major societal challenges and making a positive difference to people’s lives.

Through our research and innovation, our student education, and our engagement with communities, we foreground the importance of understanding society as a foundation for tackling inequalities, addressing injustices, and creating a better future for everyone.

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Students outside the Social Sciences building, University of Leeds campus

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Students in the Liberty Building on Western Campus

Together, and in collaboration with our colleagues across the University, we are committed to ensuring that the social sciences are central to and a catalyst for education and research that produce tangible and positive societal transformations. 

Our people are at the heart of what we do and, together, we support each other to achieve excellence. We strive for a collaborative and inclusive environment in which everyone, staff and students, can thrive and achieve their full potential.

Our commitment to financial sustainability underpins our ability to deliver our vision. By combining robust financial management with a tactical and responsive approach to new opportunities, we strive to maximise our performance, thereby ensuring our long-term academic and financial sustainability.  

In all that we do we are guided by our University Values of collaboration, compassion, inclusivity, and integrity.

You can find out more about student education, research and our dedicated team of academics and professional staff by visiting the school websites:

You can download the Faculty of Social Sciences strategy here. 

If you have any issues accessing the document, or you want to understand more about the strategy and how you can work with us, then please email our Faculty Team (FSS.Ops@leeds.ac.uk).