School of Social and Cultural Studies

School of Social and Cultural Studies

The School of Social and Cultural Studies brings together the respective teaching, research and scholarship strengths of Criminology, Cultural Anthropology, Social Policy and Sociology.

Part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington,  you can expect to learn from us current analyses of how societies and cultures are formed, how they are governed, how they break down and how we might envisage new and viable future social and cultural systems.

Events

Feb10SeminarsImproving the police response to sexual and partner violence: Women have their say
Date: 10 February 2016
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: MY301 Murphy building, Kelburn Parade
Professor Holly Johnson, University of Ottawa Read more
Feb18SeminarsDiversionary Pathways for Indigenous Youth with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Western Australia: Decolonising and ‘On Country’ Alternatives
Date: 18 February 2016
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: OK406 (FL Wood Seminar Room), Kirk building, Kelburn Parade
Professor Harry Blagg, University of Western Australia Read more
Mar16SeminarsDrug user or drug educator? Young people and networked digital technologies
Date: 16 March 2016
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: MY305 Murphy building, Kelburn Parade
Dr Claire Meehan, The University of Auckland Read more

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News

15 December 2015 Success as a Probation Officer for Criminology Student
"Studying Criminology helps to broaden your perspective of the causes of crime and possible solutions", says Tim Worthington, Criminology graduate. Read more
10 December 2015 World first for Victoria student
New Zealand will be represented in the first Youth Regional Forum for World Heritage in Asia by a student from Victoria University of Wellington. Read more
4 November 2015 Call for Tutors for 2016 Courses
Expressions of interest are invited from university graduates to work part-time as tutors in undergraduate Cultural Anthropology, Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy courses in Trimester 1 2016. Read more

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Sam Hollingum front webpage

Success for Cultural Anthropology Student

BA Honours degree student in Cultural Anthropology gets  job in London in a digital marketing agency. Read more

Brigitte Bonisch-Brednich

Welcome From Head of School, Prof Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich

"We contribute to a strong and vibrant social science presence here at Victoria University". Read more from Brigitte.

Start Your Career

We can help you get a foot in the door. Read more about careers.

Sanna Fourt-Wells Web

Employment at 'Superu' for Sociology Honours Student

"Studing in the School of Social and Cultural Studies has given me general and specific skills that I utilise in my everyday work”, says Sanna. Read more.
Haezreena Abdul Hamit front page

Criminology PhD Student Hopes to Make a Difference

Criminology student Haezreena (Reena) Abdul Hamid, an Advocate & Solicitor in Malaysia, has come to New Zealand to research the life narratives of migrant women who have been arrested and detained in various detention centres in Malaysia. Read more about Reena.

Many Career Options for Sociology Graduates

British newspaper ‘The Guardian’ shares top 10 tips for Sociology Graduates around the globe. Read more 

Are You Interested in Tutoring in Trimester 1 2016?

Expressions of interest are invited from university graduates to work part-time as tutors in undergraduate Cultural Anthropology, Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy courses in Trimester 1 2016. Read more

Anthropologists in the Field

Facts About Cultural Anthropology

A Cultural Anthropology degree prepares students for excellent jobs and opens doors to many different career paths.  It provides skills that are crucial for leadership roles and for understanding and addressing social problems. Read more

Companies Desperate To Hire Anthropologists

Why are giant corporations now seeking cultural expertise? Read more

Chris Nimmo web front page

Success for Social Policy Graduate

Chris Nimmo, a recent Social Policy graduate, has taken up a Graduate Policy Analyst Position at Ministry of Social Development. Read more

Postgraduate Morning Teas

Student Life

Morning teas encourage community and collegiality amongst the School of Social and Cultural Studies' postgraduate students. Read more about our postgraduate students