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Birmingham student wins 'Children's Social Worker of the Year'

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Congratulations to social work student who qualified three years ago, who has been awarded 'Children's Social Worker of the Year' award.
Date:
12 December 2013

College of Social Science Fifth Anniversary Awards

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Academics from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) fared well at the College of Social Science Fifth Anniversary awards.
Date:
11 December 2013

Government launch Extremism Task Force Report

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Chris Allen comments in Guardian article following launch of Government's Extremism Task Force Report.
Date:
04 December 2013

Birmingham Brief: Lifting the veil on anti-Muslim hate crimes against British women

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Chris Allen has been leading a team at the University of Birmingham that has been working with Muslim women to try and raise awareness and improve understanding about the high levels of anti-Muslim hate they experience in their everyday lives in today's Britain. The findings from the project are being launched this week at the Houses of Parliament in a new report 'Maybe we are Hated' The experience and impact of aniti-Muslim hate on British Muslim women.
Date:
21 November 2013

Event: The in/visibility of being Romani: Constructions of ethnic belonging among (migrant) Romani communities in Austria

Description
All are welcome to this event hosted by the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), which is being held on Monday 25 November 2013 from 13.00 - 14.00 in Room 417 of the Muirhead Tower. In this seminar Barbara Tiefenbacher, PhD Researcher at the University of Vienna and Visiting Fellow in IRiS at the University of Birmingham,will compare the formation of ethnic belonging(s) in two different Romani communities.
Date:
21 November 2013

New report: Understanding the impact of anti-Muslim hatred on Muslim women

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Maybe We Are Hated, a report on the impact of Islamophobic attacks, written by Dr Chris Allen, a social policy lecturer at the University of Birmingham, will be launched in the House of Commons today. It is intended to look beyond the statistics and, for the first time, give a voice to the female victims of Islamophobia.
Date:
20 November 2013
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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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