The LSS Postgraduate Society is a part of the Aston Postgraduate Research Society (APRS) and aims to enhance the academic and social experience of research students in the School of Languages and Social Sciences. It is supported by the School and Aston Graduate School but is entirely run by the postgraduate research students for postgraduate research students. This gives us the ability to deliver the kind of activities that our members want and that will be most useful to you.
Benefits of the LSSRSS and how to join
The idea for the society stemmed from the fact that research students might spend their tenure at Aston only knowing the handful of people in their particular field of study: languages, translation studies, European studies, Politics, International Relations, Sociology or Pedagogical Research. In that vein the primary objective of the society has been to improve social cohesion by organising activities such as regular social evenings (the majority of these providing free food and drink for our members), academic events (eg research colloquiums) as well as excursions, such as visits to theme parks, etc.
The best part is that you don’t have to do anything! By being a postgraduate research student in LSS, you automatically become a member of the LSS Postgraduate Society and the APRS. The Society is Students' Union-affiliated and is also recognised as a legitimate body by the School's Research Committee. This means that you get the best of both worlds - great socials, and a mechanism for your voice to be heard by those who can really make a difference when it comes to important things like your research and other concerns.
The Society Exec and how to get involved!
The representatives of LSS in the APRS are currently:
Please feel free to get in touch with us regarding any matter that you find important for the LSS Postgraduate Society. We look forward to hearing from you!