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Social Work students in lecture theatreLatest news and events from the Institute of Applied Social Studies.

Latest news

Italian Navy rescue migrants abandoned at sea

Description
FRONTEX and the Italian Navy recently rescued two large cargo ships packed with hundreds of migrants and refugees abandoned in open sea by their crews
Date:
05 January 2015

Housing and Communities Research Network Seminar - 12 January 2015

Description
All are welcome at the next Housing and Communities Research Network Seminar, which will be held on Monday 12 January 2015 in Room 710, Muirhead Tower (4.15-5.45).
Date:
18 December 2014

Australia tweeted #illridewithyou - and showed great solidarity in moment of crisis

Description
Social Policy's Dr Chris Allen writes for The Conversation, following the hostage taking in Sydney, when thousands of ordinary Australians turned to social media to spread a message of unprecedented tolerance and solidarity.
Date:
16 December 2014

Roundtable discussion: All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Work

Description
The School of Social Policy's Dr Jerry Tew, Reader in Mental Health and Social Work and Head of Education, recently attended a roundtable discussion of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Work.
Date:
15 December 2014

IRiS Seminar: Politics of the irregular situation

Description
All are welcome at this seminar when Jacob Lind and colleagues from Malmö University will present their project on the human rights of undocumented children.
Date:
01 December 2014

Watch Jenny Phillimore's inaugural lecture

Description
Jenny Phillimore, Professor of Migration and Superdiversity and Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), gave her inaugural lecture in September, 'Integration for who? Getting on in an era of superdiversity'.
Date:
27 November 2014
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IASS Events

Examining community-led housing and the impact of the empty homes Community Grants Programme - London event

Date
19 February 2015 (14:00-17:00)
Description
Self-Help Housing and HACT are running this event in London, looking at what has been achieved during the course of the EHCGP which will showcase various types of organisations and different approaches to renovating street properties and local regeneration.
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Examining community-led housing and the impact of the Empty Homes Community Grants Programme - Hull event

Date
26 February 2015 (14:00-17:00)
Location:
HU3 2RA, Hull, The Octagon
Description
Self-Help Housing and HACT are running this event in Hull in February, looking at what has been achieved during the course of the EHCGP which will showcase various types of organisations and different approaches to renovating street properties and local regeneration.

Mind the (housing) gap: Patterns of family wealth, past, present, future

Date
17 March 2015 (12:30-13:15)
Location:
Room 111 Birmingham Business School
Description
CHASM seminar, 'Mind the (housing) gap: Patterns of family wealth, past, present, future.'
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences

Devolution and Social Policy after the 2015 General Election

Date
20 March 2015 (09:30-11:00)
Location:
Room 710 Muirhead Tower
Description
Seminar by Professor Mark Drakeford, on Devolution and Social Policy after the 2015 General Election.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
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