Social Sciences Week 2021

6 September - 12 September 2021

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What is Social Sciences Week?

Now in its fourth year, Social Sciences Week is a series of events held across Australia during the second week of September. Offering insights into the impact of the Social Sciences on our lives, this initiative was established to introduce Social Sciences to the wider public and discuss social and political change and the potential such change promises for our daily lives. UNSW will be participating again this year, this time digitally.

The theme we have chosen this year is: ‘Who Fits? Exploring Inclusion and Marginalisation in our Modern World’

Social Science is integral to helping us understand relationships between individuals, organisations and society in the broader global context. “Who Fits? Exploring Inclusion and Marginalisation in our Modern World” explores marginalisation and inclusion, challenging you to consider who maintains an ‘insider’ role, who remains on the periphery and what are the implications moving towards a just and equitable society?


Ask a Social Scientist – Podcast series 

If you have a difficult problem to solve, ask a social scientist!

Officially launching during Social Sciences Week from 6 – 12 September, this series is hosted by Associate Professor Siobhan O’Sullivan and features 10 academics from across ADA.

Episode 1 is an early release with our very own Dean, Professor Claire Annesley.

Listen to the full series on SoundCloud.



ADA Resume and Interview Skills Workshop

In this session, you will learn how to present yourself professionally and effectively articulate your strengths in your resume, cover letter and interview. You will also gain knowledge on how UNSW Careers can support you in your career journey. 

It is highly recommended that you upload your resume to the UNSW Resume Checker and review these short online modules (Enrolment Key: ResourceAccess) in preparation for this session.  

Open to all ADA current students.

Book recommendations

To read more about some of the amazing work our academics and researchers do, head to our webpage where we recommend some of their recently published books. 

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Photo and Essay Competitions

  • It's your turn to get involved! 

    To celebrate Social Sciences Week 2021, we will be running two competitions: one for photo submissions and one for essay submissions.

    We are calling on all ADA students, undergraduate or postgraduate, to participate in this exciting competition! You must be currently enrolled in an ADA undergraduate or postgraduate program to be eligible for entry.

    The judging panels will consist of ADA Heads of School. Winners will be published in Politik and receive a $150 Westfield gift voucher! 


    The competition opens on 13 July 2021 and closes 11:59pm 13 August 2021. 

    Entry process:

    Photo Competition

    1. Take an original photograph to capture the theme “Who Fits? Exploring Inclusion and Marginalisation in our Modern World"
    2. Upload your photo(s) here by the deadline. Include a title and descriptive caption, explaining the photograph and how it relates to the competition’s theme. 

    A maximum of three photos can be submitted. 

    Essay Competition 

    1. Write an original essay related to the theme "Who Fits? Exploring Inclusion and Marginalisation in our Modern World"
    2. Upload your essay here by the deadline. 

    Essay must be at least 900 words and no more than 1,000 words in length.
    Entries should be submitted in a Word document. Hyperlinks to references should be embedded in the text. There is no specific format for font, paragraphs or borders. 
    A maximum of one essay can be submitted. 

    How and when will I find out about results?
    Winners will be announced during Social Sciences Week, and notified personally by 24 August 2021. 

    Terms and Conditions

    Social Sciences Week Photo Competition 2021 T&Cs

    Social Sciences Week Essay Competition 2021 T&Cs