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Housing and communities: Australian speaking engagements

Description
Social Policy's David Mullins will be speaking at two events in Australia during May.
Date:
14 April 2014

Registration for the IRiS Conference now open

Description
Register now for the 2014 IRiS Conference 23-25 June.
Date:
10 April 2014

Whose interests do we protect by refusing children asylum? Not ours, nor the children

Description
Dr Nando Sigona of the Institute for Researchinto Superdiversity (IRiS), writes in 'The Conversation' in a recent article entitled 'Whose interests do we protect by refusing children asylum? Not ours, nor the children'.
Date:
10 April 2014

Research shows growth in empty homes activity in the Midlands

Description
The Housing and Communities Research Group at the University of Birmingham has today launched a case studies report following a programme of research, funded by the Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) and the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC), to evaluate the impact of the Empty Homes Community Grants Programme (EHCGP) in the Midlands.
Date:
08 April 2014

'Cinderella law' proposals are unhelpful and draconian

Description
Sue White, Professor of Social Work (Children and Families) in the School of Social Policy, contributes to an article in 'The Conversation', commenting on the proposed 'Cinderella law'.
Date:
02 April 2014

Seeking sanctuary in the UK and the Netherlands

Description
Linda Bakker from the University of Rotterdam is the main presenter at this IRiS hosted event on 9 April 2014 in Room 427 of the Muirhead Tower.
Date:
01 April 2014
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IASS Events

Housing and Communities Research Network Eighth Seminar

Date
29 April 2014 (16:15-17:30)
Location:
Room 710 Muirhead Tower
Description
This 8th Housing and Communities Research Network seminar is part of a collaboration between the Housing and Communities Research Group and Birmingham City Council to understand the impact of the growth of private renting in the City and support strategic responses to this major trend.
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Strengthening Professional Judgement in Practice

Date
10 June 2014 (16:00-18:15)
Location:
Courtyard Room, Park House
Description
Hosted by the Public Service Academy and led by leading academics with extensive experience in policy and practice, the seminars are targeted at leaders and managers in all areas of the social work profession. Seminars will also be of interest to academics, postgraduate students and professionals in related health and social care disciplines. This seminar will be led by Professor Sue White and Professor Barbara Fawcett.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
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