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News Archive 2011-12

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Archive news stories from the School of Social Sciences:

Career Opportunities with the Cardiff School of Social Sciences

15 August

There are currently many opportunities to work within the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University and its various research centres. More information about each of the available employment opportunities can be found here.

 

Honour for Studying the Scientists

31 July

Professor Harry Collins has been made a Fellow of the British Academy for his role in establishing the sociological study of science. More.

 

'Don't Tell Me Anecdotes, Show Me The Data'

31 July

Professor Alan Felstead gave a keynote address to a two-day conference of 650 training and education practitioners in Singapore in July. More.

 

Trouble at Work: Welsh Workers Suffer More Ill-treatment

26 July

Having a job in Wales puts you at higher risk of workplace ill-treatment than many other parts of Britain, a new book by researchers at the Cardiff School of Social Sciences and University of Plymouth shows. More.

 

School of Social Sciences Graduation 2012

23 July

Tuesday 17th July saw the Graduation Ceremony for over 200 undergraduates and approximately 100 postgraduates from SOCSI. More.

 

The Masters in Educational Practice (MEP) information website launched

20 July

A new information site for The Masters in Educational Practice (MEP) has been launched. This site features general information and news about the new programme. The Masters in Educational Practice is delivered regionally across Wales on behalf of the Welsh Government, by an alliance of Cardiff, Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities, and the Institute of Education, University of London. More

 

Dr Jewell Looks Back

17 July

Wales' Chief Medical Officer has reflected on a career dedicated to public health at a lecture at the Cardiff School of Social Sciences. More.

 

Wales Doctoral Training Centre Launched

11 July

University-led training centre to develop the social scientists of the future has been officially launched by the Minister for Education and Skills, Leighton Andrews AM. More.

 

Professor Teresa Rees Receives an Honorary Degree from Queen's University Belfast

04 July

Professor Teresa Rees of the Cardiff School of Social Sciences, formally Pro Vice Chancellor at Cardiff University, has been awarded an honorary degree from Queen's University Belfast. More.

 

'What's on Your Mantlepiece?': Rachel Hurdley's Work Featured on the Today Programme

03 July

Dr Rachel Hurdley's work on Mass Observation mantelpiece reports was featured on BBC Radio Four's Today Programme on 2nd July 2012. More.

DECIPHer Studentship (University of Bristol)

19 June

DECIPHer is pleased to announce the following PhD Studentship within the University of Bristol to start in October 2012. More

 

New Pathway to Study Social Science at Cardiff

15 June

Mature students now have a new route to an undergraduate degree in Social Science at Cardiff University. The new pathway has been specially designed to meet the needs of mature students. The first year of study takes place on a part-time basis in Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning before the students progress to study at the University’s School of Social Sciences. More

 

3-Year Interdisciplinary Studentship Opportunity

16 May

This 3-year interdisciplinary studentship is co-funded by the ESRC’s Wales Doctoral Training Centre (Wales-DTC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (‘Top and Tail’ Grand Challenge in Future Electricity Networks), with joint supervision of the student provided by Professor Nick Pidgeon (Cardiff School of Psychology) and Professor Karen Henwood (Cardiff School of Social Sciences). More

 

Have YOU considered a Career in Teaching?

10 May

YOU could receive a bursary of up to £3,000. We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated candidates that would like to work with a diverse group of people and make a difference to students returning to learning. Are you ready to encourage others interest in your subject area! More

 

SOCSI Staff Honoured

1 May

The School of Social Sciences are honoured to announce that our academic staff have recently received prestigious honours. Professor Ralph Fevre, Professor Mike Levi, Professor Teresa Rees and Professor Valerie Walkedine have each been elected to the Learned Society of Wales. More

 

New NESET website links social policy experts across European Union

1 May

Cardiff School of Social Science has officially launched the European Commission funded NESET website - NESETweb - a Europe-wide online resource aimed at supporting the development of better and fairer education across the European Union. More

 

Dr Amanda Robinson appointed to the Welsh Government's Group for Domestic Abuse (Wales) Bill

30 April

The group was appointed in March 2012 and will serve until September 2013. Amanda has been successful in obtaining a placement within WAG, funded by the Strategic Insight Programme, to support and extend her participation in the Task and Finish Group. More

 

The School of Social Sciences Student Survey (1st and 2nd Years)

26 April

1st and 2nd Years - The purpose of this survey is to ensure that you are having the best experience possible during your time studying here. Your responses really matter to the School because if you don't tell us what you think is not going well then we can't try and fix it. It is also good to hear what you think we are already doing well so we can consolidate what works. Please remember that this is a programme wide evaluation, so you will be asked for your opinions of your general experiences and not of individual modules. Completing this survey will take no more than 15 minutes of your time. More

 

Success - Wales’ New Teaching Masters

25 April 

The School of Social Sciences has been successful in a bid accredit, deliver and award Wales’ new Masters in Education Practice (MEP), which will help raise standards of teaching across Wales.  Working in partnership with Bangor University, Aberystwyth University and the Institute of Education we will provide the three year part-time practice-based award for newly qualified teachers. More

 

Children, Sexuality & Sexualisation Conference Report

05 April 

A Cardiff University and Welsh Government initiative has aimed to find out exactly what young people think of the sexualised products, media and imagery that surround them and in the context of their views on sex and sexuality education more widely.

A one-day conference allowed young people to talk alongside policy-makers, academics and teachers about issues including sexualised media, sexual texting and school-based sexual harassment. More | Conference Video Channel

 

Professor Valerie Walkerdine appears on BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed

(Aired) 4 April

Professor Valerie Walkerdine discusses the impact of the closure of the steelworks in 'Steeltown'. More

 

Royal Guest Professor, Susan Baker returns from the “Faith in the Future” environmental symposium on Global sustainability at the Royal Palace of Stockholm

2 April

Professor Susan Baker, who has a Royal Appointment as King Carl XVI Gustaf Professor in Environmental Science, one of 14 Royal Guest Professors worldwide that have been appointed to the Swedish King, has just returned to the UK after attending the “Faith in the Future” environmental symposium on global sustainability at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on 22 March. More

 

National Award for Excellence in Teaching Sociology Prize

22 March

Head of The Cardiff School of Social Sciences Professor Malcolm Williams and Dr Geoff Payne of Newcastle University have been awarded this years BSA/C-SAP National Award for Excellence in Teaching Sociology. More

 

Professor Gareth Williams examines the debate around NHS reform in England

15 March

Professor Gareth Williams, School of Social Sciences, examines the debate around NHS reform in England, in an article for the British Medical Journal. More

 

ESRC Studentship in Public Health Research

7 March

In addition to the general announcement of ESRC Doctoral Studentships in Cardiff School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University commencing in 2012, applications are being sought for a three-year (‘+3’) full time PhD Studentship, funded jointly by the MRC Doctoral Training Grant and the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre for Wales (Wales DTC). More

 

Insight into ill-treatment in the workplace: patterns, causes and solutions

23 February

Updated links for this project: This report summarises the findings of a national study into ill-treatment in the workplace. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and supported by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), and the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the report provides an authoritative account of workplace ill-treatment in Britain. More

 

Muslims pass on faith to children at higher rates than Christians

14 February

Muslims in England and Wales are practising their faith and passing it on to their children at much higher rates than any other religion, including Christianity, a new Cardiff University study shows. More

 

Two ESRC Studentships in Education 2012

9 January

In addition to the general announcement of ESRC Doctoral Studentships in Cardiff School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University commencing in 2012, applications are being sought for a further two prestigious three-year (‘+3’) full time PhD Studentships.  These are fully-funded studentships in the field of Education supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre for Wales (Wales DTC). More

 

Welsh-medium Doctoral Scholarship 2012

9 January

The Cardiff University School of Social Sciences, supported by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, invites applications to a fully-funded PhD scholarship to begin in October 2012. More

 

Undergraduate Open Days 2012

9 January

...so you've applied, or thinking of applying...

We run a number of Undergraduate Open Days during the year. Some are more suitable for people who are thinking about applying to us (the annual University Open Day and University Visit Day) and others are designed specifically for people who have already applied to us and have received an offer of a place with us (School Open Days and Humanities Open Days). Each type of Open Day is organised differently, so you may want to consider coming to more than one. More

 

UPSI Research Features Prominently in HMIC's Report on the Summer Riots

21 December

The Universities' Police Science Institute's (UPSI) research is featured very prominently in Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary's report on the summer riots. More

 

ESRC Doctoral Studentships 2012

12 December

The Cardiff School of Social Sciences, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre for Wales (Wales DTC) invites applications to a number of fully-funded PhD studentships for the 2012/13 academic year. The School has an international reputation across a number of social science disciplines and fields and was ranked number one in the UK for social sciences ‘research power’ in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. We have 11 fully-funded PhD Studentships available for the 2012/13 academic year. More

 

ESRC / WISERD PhD Studentship 2012

12 December

Applications are being sought for a prestigious (1+3 or +3) full time PhD Studentship, to be based in the Cardiff School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, to begin in October 2012. The Foundation Phase (FP) is one of the Welsh Assembly Government’s most exciting policies, marking a radical departure from the more assessment-driven competency-based approaches to early childhood education that have been adopted elsewhere. More

 

SOCSI TV: The Glamorgan Lecture Series - Madeleine Bunting

06 December

The Glamorgan Lecture Series - A Conversation with Madeleine Bunting (The Guardian) and Phil George (Green Bay and NTW) now on-line. More

 

Undergraduate Open Days 2012

24 November

...so you've applied, or thinking of applying...

We run a number of Undergraduate Open Days during the year. Some are more suitable for people who are thinking about applying to us (the annual University Open Day and University Visit Day) and others are designed specifically for people who have already applied to us and have received an offer of a place with us (School Open Days and Humanities Open Days). Each type of Open Day is organised differently, so you may want to consider coming to more than one. More

 

New SKOPE Research Papers

22 November

New SKOPE Research Papers now on-line. Papers 103-105. More

 

Academicians in the School of Social Sciences

21 November

Cardiff University's distinguished record in Social Sciences is recognised by the number of Academicians of the Academy of Social Sciences based here at the Cardiff School of Social Sciences: a number exceeding most of the Russell Group. More

 

New SIRC Website on-line

18 November

Please visit the new Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC) website. More

 

School of Social Sciences Professors honoured with the highest accolade in social science

27 October

Professors Amanda Coffey and Andrew Pithouse, School of Social Sciences, have all been appointed as Academicians of the Academy of Social Sciences. Nominated by their peers, academicians are distinguished scholars and practitioners who have demonstrated a significant contribution to the field of social sciences. More

 

ESRC PhD Studentship 2012

27 October

Applications are being sought for a prestigious (1+3 or +3) full time PhD Studentship, to be based in the Cardiff School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, to begin in October 2012. More

 

Hate crime research project invited to give evidence to Welsh Government Committee

27 October

The All Wales Hate Crime (AWHCR) Project has been invited to provide evidence to the Welsh Assembly Government's Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee.  Dr Jasmin Tregidga, Research Associate for the project gave evidence at the Senedd on 21 September as part of the Committee's Inquiry into Disability-related Harassment.  The AWHCR, which is based in the Centre for Crime, Law and Justice, examines the nature and impact of hate crime and hate-related incidents in Wales by undertaking groundbreaking quantitative and qualitative research which will generate the most comprehensive dataset of its kind anywhere in the UK. More

 

New Cardiff School of Social Sciences Working Papers

20 October

New Working Papers from academic staff at Cardiff School of Social Sciences: 141-146. More

 

Insight into ill-treatment in the workplace: patterns, causes and solutions

20 October

This report summarises the findings of a national study into ill-treatment in the workplace. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and supported by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), and the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the report provides an authoritative account of workplace ill-treatment in Britain. More

 

Understanding mid-life suicide

19 October

A new book launched this week tells the stories of suicides across all ages, particularly highlighting the pressures on those in mid life. More

 

Joint WISERD/SKOPE working paper on Welsh graduate mobility published

6 October

Stay, Leave or Return? Understanding Welsh Graduate Mobility by Gillian Bristow (SKOPE), Madeleine Pill (SKOPE) and Rhys Davies (WISERD) at Cardiff University
and Stephen Drinkwater (WISERD) at Swansea University is now available. More

 

Research Brief: Making the most of teachers' knowledge and skills: Vocational teachers in the UK, Norway and France

6 October

Caroline Lloyd and Jonathan Payne, SKOPE Cardiff University and Françoise Larré, Toulouse Université le Mirail have produced a Research Brief which summarises some of the findings from an international research project on vocational teachers. More

 

Commissioners in charge of education in Blaenau Gwent will have a recovery plan in place by the end of October, assembly members have been told

27 September

Alan Evans of the School of Social Sciences is one of four appointed commissioners in charge of education in Blaenau Gwent (BBC On-Line). More

 

WISERD wins £1M to evaluate “one of the most important educational policies since devolution in Wales"

23 September

Researchers based at Cardiff University have secured a £1M bid - commissioned by the Welsh Government - to evaluate the Foundation Phase early years education policy. More

 

GPs divided on targets system

15 September

A School of Social Sciences study has found that some GPs were concerned that the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QoF) got in the way during consultations, while others felt it was a helpful innovation. More