Events

The PSA will host a range of events and activities, which will seek to facilitate exchanges amongst and between academic colleagues and public service colleagues.

Forthcoming events

Leading Social Work Practice Seminar Series

Led by leading academics with a wide experience in policy and practice, these free seminars are targeted at leaders and managers in all areas of the social work profession. Seminars will also be of interest to academics, health and social care professionals and postgraduate students. 

Other events

Scrutiny of Contracts and Arms-length Arrangements

Scrutiny of Contracts and Arms-length Arrangements

Date
Tuesday 11th November 2014
Location:
Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham
Description
This seminar is designed for both councillors and officers to identify the salient issues and learn of good practice from other authorities.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences, Teaching
Chairing Scrutiny: A Training Workshop for Scrutiny Chairs

Chairing Scrutiny: A Training Workshop for Scrutiny Chairs

Date
Friday 14th November 2014
Location:
Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham
Description
Chairing Scrutiny is different from chairing traditional service committees - putting even experienced service chairs at a disadvantage. The seminar will explore the skills required to support good scrutiny and the special demands it makes on those who take the chair.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences, Teaching
Scrutiny at a Crossroads

Scrutiny at a Crossroads

Date
Tuesday 18th November 2014
Location:
Edgbaston Campus, Muirhead Tower
Description
One day seminar - Primarily because of the harsh financial regime local government is working within many councils are questioning the role and purpose of scrutiny. This seminar is designed to address these issues head on by recognising the threats and opportunities faced by scrutiny and developing best practice.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences, Teaching

Previous events and events reports

If you are interested in learning more about these events please contact us at psacademy@bham.ac.uk.