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

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:
Social Sciences, Teaching

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:
Social Sciences, Teaching

Certificate in Scrutiny Methods and Investigations (3 day course)

Date
Wednesday 19th - Friday 21st November 2014
Description
This programme is designed for those involved or interested in scrutiny in local government. Learn more about applied research techniques, policy analysis along with practical information gathering techniques. Participants who opt to complete an assignment will be awarded for 10 higher education credits at postgraduate level upon successful completion.
Categories:
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.