Universities    
Welcome to the revamped "Universities On-line" section of the site; it's been "quite a while" (a euphemism for "I'd forgotten this part of the site still existed") since I ventured into the Wonderful World of Higher Education - although, in mitigation, the untold number of horror-shows that passed themselves off as "University web sites" in the Good Old Days (about 5 years ago) probably makes this understandable.

Be that as it may, in order to Keep Things Real I've decided to simplify things as best I can (not always that easy in the ever-changing world of HE sites - for goodness sake just choose a URL and stick to it, don't go changing it every couple of days!). It should be pretty self-explanatory so I won't bother explaining it...

However, my original words of warning still apply: Universities seem to change their departments /schools (and file systems) with a depressing regularity that often makes linking a hit-and-miss affair and while I do my best to keep things chugging along nicely with all the links up-to-date sometimes things "go missing" (which is probably just a pathetic way of saying don't blame me if you click a link and get you get an error message).


 
University Resources
Aberdeen
Home Page
Sociology
A small number of links to useful sites and a Good Writing Guide (Word format). Talking About: Article(s) relating sociology to wider social concerns...
Abertay [Dundee]
Home Page
Sociology

None that I could find...
Anglia Ruskin University
Home Page

Sociology

None.
Aston
Home Page
Sociology Page

Nothing of any interest...
Bangor
Home Page
Sociology

Some - but not all - research publications available online.

Bath

Home Page
Sociology
There used to be research material published here, but it now seems to have been removed (which is probably about par for the course).
Bath Spa
Home Page

Sociology
"Learning resources" looked promising, but it flattered to deceive when all it involved was some stuff about the library and materials hidden away on an intranet...
Birmingham
Home Page
Sociology
Hidden away on the site is the "Subject Network" - a little treasure trove of resources (Race and Ethnicity, for example, has video, powerpoint and images freely available). You can also buy copies of Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) publications - a perfect candidate for free web distribution if ever there was one. You’ll also find material relating to ethics if you look hard enough (or, alternatively, save yourself the effort by clicking the link...).
Birmingham City University
Home Page
Sociology

Sweet F.A.
Bradford
Home Page
Sociology
While there are resources here I know not what they are because they're hidden away on the University VLE...
Bristol
Home Page
Sociology
The Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship has a range of on-line research articles and publications.

News and Events has a few reviews, some details of research / publications and the like.
Brunel
Home Page
Sociology

Nothing of any note...
Cardiff
Home Page
Sociology

Research papers available for download.
Links: A small number of specialist links with a distinctly Welsh flavour.
Central Lancashire
Home Page
Sociology
Livesey House - and a very fine upstanding building it looks too.
Nothing at all (but it does have a "Livesey House" - pictured - which means I forgive them the omission. Although, having said that, the building looks as though it could do with a lick of paint - or maybe demolition?).
City University
Home Page
Sociology
Aside from a somewhat less-than-riveting newsletter the site offers a few crumbs - details of departmental research publications and current research, basically.
Coventry
Home Page
Sociology

The silence is deafening...
Derby
Home Page
Sociology

It's hard enough to find "sociology" let alone anything akin to a "resource".
Durham
Home Page
Sociology

Nothing of any great interest or utility...
Edinburgh
Home Page
Sociology

Research Overview links to a range of sites (on areas like national identity) containing online articles and research papers and the Working Papers in Sociology section contains abstracts and full versions of published research.
Essex
Home Page
Sociology
University home page
There's a section on the methodology underpinning the department's student satisfaction surveys that could be useful for illustrating research methods (questionnaires, sampling and so forth) but the most interesting area is the course materials section that contains a good selection of PowerPoints and pdf documents on a range of subjects (the Year 1 resources are probably going to be most useful for A-level teachers and there may be some Foundation level resources available at some point ). This area is worth searching because there are also links to staff home pages that contain further resources...
Exeter
Home Page
Sociology
Although not that easy to find (it's a bit hit-and-miss), some of the staff pages contain links to both personal web sites and research publications with extensive resources on a range of topics.
Glamorgan
Home Page
Sociology

One of the few Universities to use Blogs, this links into Glamorgan's general Blog Network (so you need to be selective about the entries). The Research sections do contain some links to useful current research, but aside from Criminology there doesn't seem to be much currently online.
Glasgow
Home Page
Sociology
The resources available are mainly found through research centre links to areas such as disability and racism / nationalism (each centre has a range of project reports than can be downloaded). There is also a reasonable range of links to external web sites on a number of topics.
Glasgow Caledonian
Home Page
Sociology
The Sociology research page has links to a small number of research centres that feature reports and online resources (the Poverty Information Unit, for example, has some brief online notes outlining key issues and debates in this area). The other main feature of the site is an "e-learning blog" that seems to focus on the concept and mechanics of e-learning - but if you search the blog there are resources (such as podcasts and wikis) that may turn up something useful...
Goldsmiths [London]
Home Page
Sociology
The department publishes a range of online working papers that feature articles relating to current research and the Methods Lab also contains a range of interesting articles and research papers that can be downloaded. The "Live Sociology" section is also worth exploring for its interesting mix of text, graphics and multimedia stuff.
Greenwich
Home Page
Sociology
While there's little or nothing for Sociology (or anything else for that matter) there is a very useful little (well, quite big, actually) Study Skills site tucked away under Foundation degrees that has materials appropriate for A-level students. There are also a study skills pack it might be worthwhile to download...
Huddersfield
Home Page
Sociology

None
Keele
Home Page
Sociology
There's quite a bit of useful stuff on this site - but some of it takes a bit of rooting out. Research Practice Briefings, for example, provide highly-accessible coverage of a range of research issues and various research group projects (such as the one on families) reveal interesting information. links and so forth if you're willing to drill down into them. Of the more immediately visible stuff on offer there's a select - but interesting - set of links and an impressive Sociology and Criminology Blog that highlights current issues, debates and interests in a way that translates fairly easily into the A-level classroom (which is probably a very welcome first for UK Universities).
Kent
Home Page
Sociology
The site has a range of online research papers on a range of topics (although social policy is most heavily featured) with a resource section containing links in a number of categories (although the sociology section is disappointingly small). Further subsections (called "Centres") lead to more-focused information on areas such as health where, if you're prepared to dig around, all kinds of research publications and papers can be found.
Kingston
Home Page
Sociology
A small number of research papers are buried away within the Institute of Social Science section.
Lancaster
Home Page
Sociology
Living up to their boast that "We create sociology" this top-rated research department posts a prodigious number or research publications online (it's a very professional publication set-up - someone's put a lot of thought and effort into disseminating departmental research). As if that wasn't enough, various Centres within the department (such as Science Studies) also publish their work extensively online and some personal websites (such as Silvia Walby's) also contain copies of individual research papers.
Leeds
Home Page
Sociology
The Research section has links to online papers via a variety of research centres. The staff personal pages are also worth checking since some contain links to online research papers. Although not directly attached to the sociology section Education-Online is a fabulous database of research papers on just about any aspect of education you care to think about...
Leeds Metropolitan
Home Page
Sociology
A single link to the ESRC, a solitary link to a Guardian article on new police powers and some assorted links to publisher sites is the sum-total of "resources" I could find...
Leicester
Home Page
Sociology
The home of Sociology Review has, as you might expect, a link through to the publisher's web site where you can pick up all manner of free goodies (otherwise known as sample pages) if you fancy rooting around for a bit (and let's face it, who doesn't like a good root around a web site? That'll just be me then). Anyway, talking of rooting, you'll find a few links to online research papers if you trawl through the staff pages and there's a link to a free online book (which is great, but nothing you're likely to want to read for A-level). Although not strictly part of the sociology department, the School of Education has a great range of free worksheets (for both sociology and psychology) that are well-worth clicking through...
Liverpool
Home Page
Sociology

Nothing at all...
Liverpool John Moores University
Home Page
Sociology
Not a great deal here, aside from a reasonable set of annotated links. If you dig around a bit there's a research report on family life and an e-book on ethnicity and social exclusion but not much more, more's the pity (feel free to add your own variations...).
London Metropolitan
Home Page
Sociology
If you're willing to search for it some of the research centres have online papers (but when I say "search" I really do mean search). There is, however, a useful section on research ethics.
London School of Economics
Home Page
Sociology
The site has a small selection of links and a research newsletter (a professional-looking online document) that includes accessible articles about various pieces of current research.
Loughborough
Home Page
Sociology
If you take the time to nose around, the research section offers up a range of resources (links and online papers in particular). Similarly, the staff pages turn up the occasional research link (mainly to online journals) if you can be bothered to trawl through them.
Manchester
Home Page
Sociology
Whatever materials there may be here will have to remain hidden within their intranet (although there are links to various research centres within the University and these throw-up some useful resources).
Manchester Metropolitan
Home Page
Sociology
The resources on this site are spread all over the place - but they're well-worth spending some time looking for. I stumbled across the Research Methods Resource which offers an interesting selection of methods-related information (from things like choice of topic to research methods) and if you want to trawl through it the online newsletter has links to various bits of research. More interestingly the "News Items" section contains something I haven't come across at any other University - online videocasts (including Robert Putnam on social capital)!
Middlesex
Home Page
Sociology
The Journal of Health, Social and Environmental Issues has articles relating to teaching and learning (copies can be downloaded) and there are various bits-and-bobs scattered around the site (such as reports on e-learning). The best feature of the site, however, is John Lea's personal web page where you'll find a load of useful materials on deviance.
Napier (Edinburgh)
Home Page
Sociology

Absolutely nothing...
Northumbria
Home Page
Sociology

None.
Nottingham
Home Page
Sociology
 A couple of the staff pages have examples of past research to download and that's about your lot, really.
Open University
Home Page
Sociology
One day all University sites will be like this. OpenLearn is basically the Open University's intranet that's now open to anyone who cares to use the plentiful resources it contains - from course materials through knowledge mapping to study skills. Free registration gives you access to a range of further goodies but there's too much to adequately describe here - the best way to understand it is to experience it...
Oxford Brookes
Home Page
Sociology
There are resources to be found (in the form of research papers) through various research centres, but it's a question of searching to see if anything useful turns up. There's a lot of talk about "e-learning" and disseminating information to a wider audience but not, as yet, any evidence of this happening...
Oxford University
Home Page
Sociology
The Research section contains a range of resources - from departmental seminar discussion papers to recently completed work. Of most interest to teachers and students, however, is likely to be the Centre for Research into Elections and Social Trends (CREST) with its huge reservoir of downloadable research. The Sociology Working Papers section is also worth browsing as are the ISER working papers pages. As if all of this wasn't enough, the personal staff pages are stuffed full of PowerPoint lecture notes.
Plymouth
Home Page
Sociology
The Undergraduate Information pages don't have any resources, as such, but they do have some wonderfully-cheesy "staff videos" (with the text alongside - a nice touch for those hard-of-hearing students). The most-useful (only?) resource here is the Careers in Sociology section (and even that isn't very informative).
Queens University [Belfast]
Home Page
Sociology
The Institute of Child Research (ICCR) section (publications) has a range of reports to download and some of the staff pages contain articles to download (although finding them is a bit pot-luck).
Roehampton [London]
Home Page
Sociology

Nil point.
Salford
Home Page
Sociology
While there's a lot going on here, none of it is actually published on the website (all I could find was a single research paper...).
Sheffield
Home Page
Sociology
The main feature here is ShOP (Sheffield Online Papers), which contains research papers to download (it should really be called "SOP" but I guess that wasn't the image they were trying to project...). If you're prepared to search for them there are various research reports dotted around in the research clusters section.
Sheffield Hallam
Home Page
Sociology
Research outputs has large number of reports on various topics that can be downloaded and...err...that's about it.
South Bank [London]
Home Page
Sociology
The two main areas for downloadable resources are Families and Social Capital (which has a load of research papers) and Your Space! (Sisters, Brothers and Friends’ project) which, when all's said and done, is quite an interesting piece of research...
Southampton
Home Page
Sociology
There are resources to be found under research groupings (but you're going to have to search for them) and there is a page of links to a small number of sociology sites.
Stirling [Scotland]
Home Page
Sociology
Some of the staff pages have links to published research (but finding them can be a bit of trial and error) and there's a very useful (and well produced) ethics guide, some of which could prove useful for A-level.
Sunderland
Home Page
Sociology

Not a sausage. Not even a sniff of a sausage. The site is officially sausageless.
Surrey
Home Page
Sociology
A Big Plus for the department is that it hosts the Question Bank, in addition to a variety of research centres that contain a range of downloadable research reports. Some of the staff pages also have links to research issues and topics.
Sussex
Home Page
Sociology
Unfortunately the interesting stuff (as with so many University sites) is hidden away behind a password-protected VLE. Having said that, some of the staff pages have research that can be downloaded and there are a few personal websites that are worth a visit.
Swansea
Home Page
Sociology

Absolutely nothing. Say it again. But this time with feeling.
Teeside
Home Page
Sociology
Both the research centres and research projects sections have reports that can be downloaded. There are also a couple of short videos (on Crime, Forensics and Policing and Studying criminology) to view online - but don't get your hopes up, Spielberg it ain't.
Thames Valley University
Home Page
6th Form Academy
A difficult one to categorise because although sociology is offered (with criminology) there's not a separate department for the subject (or if there is, I couldn't find it...). However, reflecting TVU's interesting mix of Higher / Further education the Academy offers A-level's and GCSE's in Sociology (you can download a Social Science subject package). There's some basic information about the difference between AS and A2 and limited access to Learning and Research Support (there are links to A-level sites but not much else).
Warwick
Home Page
Sociology

The Research Centres and Networks feature both web links and an extensive range of online research. Staff pages generally contain links to personal web pages where you'll find a range of published papers. An interesting feature is the Annual Debate section where you can view video clips of previous debates (only two at the moment). It's "talking heads" stuff (with some dodgy camerawork) but at least it's something a bit different. Also a bit different is the fact that Undergraduate Modules allows you to download lecture notes (Word and PowerPoint formats) for various modules (first year modules are similar to A2 level).
Westminster
Home Page
Sociology
The Research Community contains a long list of research papers to download and the Self Study pages contain some very useful study skills advice / materials. The rest of the stuff that's probably available is hidden behind the University's VLE (the site displays an unhealthy obsession with requiring you to log in to different areas).
West of England
Home Page
Sociology

I had no great expectations for this site (and, I'm happy to say, these expectations were confirmed). 
Wolverhampton
Home Page
Sociology

I was able to find precisely nothing...
Worcester
Home Page
Sociology

If it was possible to have less than nothing...
York
Home Page
Sociology
Some parts of the research groups section leads to a plentiful supply of research papers and links to relevant web sites (whereas others don't - it's a bit hit-and-miss I'm afraid). Unfortunately resources likely to prove more useful to A-level students in the Sociology Interactive section are, once again, hidden safely away from prying eyes on the University VLE (although you can always visit them on Facebook...).