News and events

Latest news and events from the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.

Latest news

IRiS Practitioner Research Programme (PRP)

Description
The Institute for Research into Superdiversity are holding an information event where you can hear more about this year's Practitioner Research Programme (PRP).
Date:
26 September 2016

IRiS delegation to visit the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Description
An IRiS delegation is to visit the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign hosted by Professor Jonathan Xavier Inda of the Department of Latina/o Studies.
Date:
21 September 2016

UN Summit to hear new research on Mediterranean boat migration

Description
Participants at the 'UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants' will this week hear the findings of a ground-breaking research project, which identifies why refugees and migrants left their home countries to make the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean
Date:
19 September 2016

New report and paper on recent migrants' experiences of health and health care through their journey of migration and settlement

Description
A qualitative research project funded by British Academy/Leverhulme Foundation focused on migrants' experiences of health and healthcare through their journey of migration and settlement
Date:
13 September 2016

Who will pick our strawberries now? The Brexit impact

Description
Following the momentous decision announced on the 24 of June 2016 that Britain intended to exit the EU, the issue of 'lost labour' for the farming sector quickly emerged. Soft fruit growers were one of the first to speak out. The sector is worth around £1.2billion a year in the UK, but the harvesting of strawberries, blueberries and raspberriesis heavily reliant on migrant labour.
Date:
12 September 2016

CHASM Financial Inclusion Annual Monitoring Report, 2016

Description
CHASM have published the latest annual monitoring report commissioned by the Friends Provident Foundation, to measure changing levels of financial inclusion in Britain from 2013-2017.
Date:
12 September 2016
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SPSW Events

Information event: Practitioner Research Programme (PRP)

Date
12 October 2016 (12:00-14:00)
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
All are welcome at this information event where you can hear more about this year's IRiS Practitioner Research Programme (PRP).
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences

CHASM Seminar : Peer Learning and Games in Financial Education - Evidence from lower secondary schools in Finland

Date
26 October 2016 (12:30-13:15)
Location:
TBC
Description
CHASM Seminar, 'Peer Learning and Games in Financial Education: Evidence from Lower Secondary Schools in Finland', Dr Panu Kalmi, Professor of Economics, University of Vaasa, Finland.
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Distinguished Lecture: Charles Gallagher, Fulbright Scholar

Date
01 November 2016 (17:00-19:00)
Location:
G15 - Muirhead Lecture Theatre
Description
Charles A Gallagher, a Fulbright Scholar from IRiS and Professor of Sociology and Chair, Department of Criminal Justice, La Salle University in the United States, will be delivering this Distinguished Lecture at the University of Birmingham in November.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
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