‘Fellows’ or ‘Academicians’?

Council met during November and discussed the findings of the informal online consultation of the membership that took place recently. Council received a full written report containing all the views presented.

It was delighted to learn that nearly 50% of the membership took part. Of those, an overwhelming 85% expressed a preference to change from ‘Academician of the Social Sciences’ to ‘Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences‘. For post-nominal letters, ‘FAcSS’ was widely preferred for a variety of reasons.

As a result, Council has recommended that a formal vote be put to the membership as part of the AGM next July.

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