Emma Stock has been appointed as the new Faculty Manager for the Faculty of Social Sciences

Essex is a growing and thriving university and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014. It continues to develop and push for success in all areas of its work. The University appears in the UK Top 30 in the Times Good University Guide. In 2014, it ranked 19th in the Research Excellence Framework; and the 2016 National Student Survey results placed Essex joint 8th out of all English mainstream universities and in the top 10 for the fourth year in a row. The mock Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), published in June 2016, placed Essex 13th in the UK.

The Faculty of Social Sciences is the largest of the University’s three faculties. It is led by Professor Sasha Roseneil, the Executive Dean, and is home to some of the most highly-rated social science departments and research centres in the country. The Faculty is training social scientists of the future through research-led teaching at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level. Students learn how substantive knowledge about the world is created from a hunch and developed into credible research with well-supported findings.

Society undertook a thorough search for candidates from across higher education, government, the health sector and commercial arenas. Following interviews of a competitive field, Emma Stock was appointed to the post and takes up the role shortly. She is currently Head of Operations and Business Services within Essex Business School.