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News Archive 2007/8

Archive news stories from the School of Social Sciences:

New multi-million pound project helps shape Wales of tomorrow

11 September 2008

Academic schools from across the University have joined together to establish an interdisciplinary social science research centre of excellence for Wales.

Drawing on the substantive and methodological expertise of staff from the Schools of Social Sciences, City and Regional Planning, European Studies, Business, and Law, the University is leading The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) - a £9M project which will help government, policy makers, and businesses better tackle major social problems in Wales. More

 

Thinking of doing a Professional Doctorate Course in January 2009?

3 September 2008

Are you interested in studying for a Professional Doctorate in Education, Social Work and Health Studies? Professional Doctorates are distinguished from the PhD in both form and rationale: they involve a significant proportion of teaching as well as a smaller research thesis and their aim is to integrate academic and professional knowledge. Our next cohort starts in January 2009, so register your interest now. There will be an Open Evening at the School on Tuesday 7th October 2008 at 6pm where you can find out more information about studying with us. More

 

Key-note lecture by Children's Commissioner for Wales, Keith Towler

8 August 2008

The School of Social Sciences were very pleased to welcome the new Children's Commissioner for Wales, Keith Towler to give a key-note lecture as part of a day seminar in the School on 26th June. Findings from five recent research projects with looked after children were represented at the seminar. Topics included advocacy services, successful foster care, education and assessing identities. Over 100 practitioners, carers, social work educators and researchers attended the event.

Copies of the presentations and a report are now available on this website. More

 

Graduation Photos for 2007/8

4 August 2008

Graduation Photos from Monday 14 July 2008. More

 

Graduation: The End and a Beginning

4 August 2008

Dr Pam Robinson reflects upon graduation day, and new beginnings. More

 

Thinking of doing a Taught Postgraduate Course in September 2008?

16 July 2008

Cardiff School of Social Sciences offers a range of modular degree programmes that allow students to pursue focused studies relevant for a range of vocations in the public and private sectors. These courses are studied on a part-time or full-time basis. More

 

Conference Attendance and Call for Papers - Space, Place and Deviance: Contemporary Issues in a Welsh Context

3 July 2008

The Cardiff Post Graduate Criminology Research Group in conjunction with the British Sociological Association is hosting a one day conference for Welsh institution based postgraduates on the 12 September 2008. The deadline for abstract submissions is 21st July 2008 More

 

PhD Studentship Opportunity

30 June 2008

Applications are being sought for a PhD studentship beginning in October 2008, for either a 4 year (1+3) or (+3) full-time PhD studentship, to be based in the Cardiff School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. More

 

Centre for Global Labour Research (CGLR) Colloquium - Equality Duties: Widening the Bargaining Agenda?

16 June 2008

The purpose of this colloquium was to review the new law and draw out its implications for trade unions – key mediating agents that have played a central role in giving effect to equality law and ensuring it generates real change in workplace practice. The event was jointly hosted by Cardiff University’s Centre for Global Labour Research (CGLR), Unions 21 and the Wales TUC. More

 

We CAN be serious: Cardiff University disputes Hawk-eye's Wimbledon line call

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12 June 2008

Ahead of Wimbledon fortnight (23 June to 6 July), researchers from Cardiff University are advising that sports decision aids such as the Hawk-Eye system should come with a ‘health’ warning attached. Led by Professor Harry Collins and Dr Robert Evans, the team argues that such devices could cause viewers to overestimate the ability of any technological devices to resolve disagreement among humans. More

 

Dr Sara Delamont is interviewed regarding her book, "Fieldwork in Educational Settings"

10 June 2008

Dr Sara Delamont from the Cardiff School of Social Sciences, was interviewed recently by Jenny Hughes, a consultant for ESCalate, regarding her book, "Fieldwork in Educational Settings". The interview can now be found on V-ResORT, a new website (Virtual Resources for Online Research Training) www.v-resort.ac.uk. More

 

ESRC CASE studentship in partnership with the NSPCC

5 June 2008

Safeguarding children and young people in local communities: a neighbourhood study. Applications are being sought for a PhD studentship beginning in October 2008, for either a 4 year (1+3) or (+3) full-time ESRC studentship, to be based in the Cardiff School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. More

 

Dr Joanna Latimer discusses her research on the Radio 4 programme, 'Thinking Allowed'

2 June 2008

Dr Joanna Latimer discusses her research into horses and culture on the BBC's Radio 4 programme, 'Thinking Allowed'. The programme discusses the latest social science research, and is aired on Wednesday 4th June 16:00-16:30. More

 

Cardiff Steel Research Programme

27 May 2008

The Cardiff Steel Research Programme brings together a range of research projects about the steel industry. This programme of research began in 2000 and is led by Professor Peter Fairbrother (SOCSI, Centre for Global Labour Research) and Dr Dean Stroud (SOCSI, Regenerations Institute). More

 

A Researcher from Cardiff University Gets Major Support for Research on Globalization and Work

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23 May 2008

Peter Fairbrother from Cardiff University is part of an international team led by the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT) that will conduct a vast study of work and employment in a global context. More

 

CISHE Activity Spring 2008

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20 May 2008

Read about the latest news and recent activities from the Cardiff Institute for Society, Health and Ethics (CISHE) Research Centre. More

 

PGCE Bursaries 2008-9

16 May 2008

The bursary for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) teacher training has been confirmed for this forthcoming academic year 2008-9 by the Wales Assembly Government. More

 

Mathematical studies post 16? How do popular culture representations of maths affect this choice?

14 May 2008

Mathematical Images and Identities:education, entertainment, social justice was an ESRC funded study carried out from April 2006 until July 2007 by Professor Debbie Epstein (Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University), Dr Heather Mendick (who was the Principal Investigator) and Marie-Pierre Moreau (both at the Institute for Policy Studies in Education at London Metropolitan University), the findings of which are generating much media interest (see links at end). The project looked at the representations of mathematics and mathematicians in popular culture and the ways that they influence learners’ relationships with the subject. More

 

Deputy Director of SKOPE is appointed as advisor to the House of Commons Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee

12 May 2008

Professor Ewart Keep, Deputy Director, ESRC Centre on Skills, Knowledge & Organisational Performance, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, has been appointed as an advisor to the House of Commons Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee for their inquiry 'After Leitch: Implementing skills and training policies'.  He previously acted as an advisor to the Education and skills Select Committee's inquiry into Post-16 Skill in 2007. More

 

Centre for Global Labour Research (CGLR) in association with the Wales TUC - "Working with Government" Conference

6 May 2008

In association with the Wales TUC, the Centre for Global Labour Research (CGLR) held an important conference on 7 April on the theme of ‘Working with Government’. The background to the conference was the signing last year of a groundbreaking Social Partnership Agreement between the Wales TUC and the Welsh Assembly Government, NHS Wales, Welsh Local Government Association and others in the wider devolved public services. More

 

First ever cohort of Teachers funded by the General Teaching Council for Wales “Chartered Teaching Programme”

28 April 2008

The School of Social Sciences welcomed the first ever cohort of Teachers funded by the General Teaching Council for Wales “Chartered Teaching Programme”.

Fifteen teachers from across South Wales enrolled on the Advanced Teacher Development module which is part of the GTC’s programme pilot. Chartered Teacher status will be a new professional milestone which enhances the work of highly skilled classroom teachers. More

 

Centre for Global Labour Research (CGLR) Colloquium - ‘Unions and Organising’

17 April 2008

The Centre for Global Labour Research (CGLR) held a successful colloquium addressing the theme ‘Unions and Organising’. Over 40 people reviewed the experience and progress that unions have had with organising strategies, considered the importance of the Organising Academy and discussed experiences that trade unions have had with organising. More

 

SAGE Prize for Innovation and/or Excellence 2008

16 April 2008

Professor Ralph Fevre Wins the SAGE Prize for Innovation and/or Excellence 2008 for Work, Employment and Society, presented at the BSA Conference at the University of Warwick. More

 

Shine 2008 International Student Award Winner

8 April 2008

Mr Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III, in his third year of a PhD at SOCSI as a Nippon Foundation Fellow under the Seafarers International Research Centre, has recently won an award in the Shine 2008 International Student Awards. To enter the awards, International student have to write a letter home, in English, to a close friend or relative informing them of all the ways they are benefiting from their time in the UK. Don’s entry was highly commended making it one of the top entries in the uk. More

 

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Safer Communities Fund 2006-2009

1 April 2008

The Welsh Assembly Government has awarded Professor Gordon Hughes from the Cardiff School of Social Sciences and the Crime and Justice Research Group a grant of £115, 838 to undertake an evaluation of its Safer Communities Fund which is targeted at local youth engagement and social crime prevention programmes and projects. More

 

The Centre for Global Labour Research and the School of Social Sciences: Visit of Ruth Milkman, Professor and Director, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UCLA - Report

11-20 March 2008

Professor Ruth Milkman visited the Centre for Global Labour Research and the School of Social Sciences from Tuesday 11 March until 20 March 2008. She is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at University of California, Los Angeles. Her research focus is on work and unionism in the U.S. in the past and present, and especially its relationship to gender and immigration.

 

The Centre for Global Labour Research and the Wales TUC: 'Union organising around major sports events'

16 February 2008

Together with the Wales TUC, the Centre for Global Labour Research held a seminar in the Glamorgan Building on 14 February 2008, titled ‘Union campaigning and organising around major sports events’, featuring Stewart Acuff, AFL-CIO Organising Director and Doug Miller, Multinationals Project Coordinator, International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers Federation (ITGLWF). Report

 

Funded Research Degree Opportunities

11 February 2008

Cardiff School of Social Sciences has 11 PhD studentships, funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, to award for 2008. We welcome strong applications across all our research themes. We especially welcome applications in the field of Education, including the following areas;

  • Childhood and transitions to adulthood
  • Widening participation, higher education and graduate employment
  • Lifelong learning and skills in the knowledge economy
  • Education and social exclusion
  • Education, cultures and identities
  • Education policy, localities and devolution

 

New Research Centre of Excellence

1 February 2008

A bid led by Laurence Moore of the Cardiff Institute of Society, Health and Ethics to the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) for a Public Health Research Centre of Excellence has been successful. The £5 million bid was for a strategic partnership between the Universities of Cardiff, Bristol and Swansea More

 

ESRC Studentships

29 January 2008

SOCSI is the place for doctoral study. It has 11 ESRC Quota Awards to allocate. They are in the following areas:

  • Education - 4
  • Sociology - 2
  • Social policy - 1
  • Social work - 2
  • Socio legal studies - 2

Total - 11

The School also has 10 Quota Awards for 2009 and 11 for 2010. Apply Now.

 

The Centre for Global Labour Research: ‘Banana Fair Trade: Just Trade’

9 January 2008

The Centre for Global Labour Research held a colloquium titled ‘Banana Fair Trade: Just Trade’ during the afternoon of the 9th January 2008 in the Glamorgan Building.

 

North Cornelly School Visit to SOCSI: a Mutual Learning Experience

14 December 2007

30 year 6 children, their teacher and a classroom assistant from Afon-y-Felin Primary School in North Cornelly descended on the Glamorgan Building on Friday 30th November 2007 as part of outreach work organised by the Regeneration Institute and widening access scheme initiated by the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University.