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Social Work students in lecture theatreLatest news and events from the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.

Latest news

Hong Kong Social Work Accreditation Review

Description
Professor Barbara Fawcett has recently completed an accreditation review in a recent visit to Hong Kong, for the Hong Kong Social Work Registration Board
Date:
01 September 2015

'Step up' to study social work at Birmingham

Description
The School of Social Policy is pleased to announce that they have won the opportunity to provide the 'Step Up' social work qualification programme, for a consortium of West Midlands Local Authorities.
Date:
26 August 2015

Fitting in and getting along: Integration and identity for Birmingham's British Poles

Description
The Midlands Polish Community Association supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund is presenting an exhibition entitled 'Fitting in and Getting Along: Integration and Identity for Birmingham's British Poles' in Digbeth, Birmingham.
Date:
24 August 2015

Turning ideas into research: Theory, design and practice

Description
During a recent visit to Sydney in Australia, Professor Barbara Fawcett, from the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham, together with Dr Rosalie Pockett, celebrated the launch of their new book 'Turning Ideas Into Research: Theory, Design & Practice'.
Date:
24 August 2015

Ranked 2nd in UK for Social Work

Description
Success for the social work teaching programme at Birmingham, ranked 2nd in the UK for Social Work in the Complete University Guide 2016.
Date:
10 August 2015

Calais migrants are not invading: They are just a small part of a global refugee crisis

Description
Read the latest article by Dr Nando Sigona in 'The Conversation' on the refugee crisis in Calais.
Date:
05 August 2015
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SPSW Events

Distinguished lecture: Zygmunt Bauman

Date
19 October 2015 (17:00-19:00)
Location:
G15 - Muirhead Lecture Theatre
Description
The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) and College of Social Sciences (CoSS) at the University of Birmingham are delighted to announce the distinguished lecture by Professor Zygmunt Bauman on 'Online and offline traps of multiculturality on a diasporized planet'.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences

Key Concepts Roundtable Series: Race and superdiversity: What are the links?

Date
11 November 2015 (13:00-16:00)
Description
The third roundtable in IRiS Key Concepts Series will bring together leading thinkers in this field to start a conversation about the implications of, and inter-relationships between, superdiversity and race from a critical perspective.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops

The Power of Patient Experience: using the stories and experiences of patients to plan how to reduce avoidable emergency admissions to hospital for older people

Date
11 November 2015 (13:00-16:00)
Location:
Ikon Gallery 1 Oozells Square Brindley Place B1 2HS
Description
This ESRC Festival of Social Science Event examines research conducted with older people and their families, which explores their experience of emergency admission and uses their expertise to develop new approaches to this issue.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
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