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Durham University

Department of Sociology

Sociology Department Staff

Miss Maddy Winnard, B.A, M.A

Contact Miss Maddy Winnard (email at

I am a second year PhD student in the Department of Sociology.

My doctoral research is funded by the ESRC, and looks to qualitatively explore the culture of a higher-tariff university in the UK and the experiences of non-traditional and first generation students in relation to this.

I have a BA (Hons) in Combined Honours in Sociology and History, and an MA in Social Research Methods (Social Policy), both also from Durham.

Research Interests

  • Educational inequalities in access to and experience at universities
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Sociology of Higher Education

Teaching Areas

  • Introduction to Research - Seminar Tutor 2017-18
  • Sociology of Education - Seminar Tutor 2018-19

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