News and events

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

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What rought beast slouches towards Birmingham? That will be Pegida

Description
The far-right, anti-Islam protest movemement Pegida has so far been largely based in Germany and has had limited success in the UK. But around 300 people are expected to attend a march in Birmingham.
Date:
10 February 2016

The collapse of Kids Company - a settling of accounts

Description
Kids Company, the high profile charity founded in 1996 by Camila Batmanghelidjh to work with severely disadvantaged young people, became insolvent and closed its doors in August 2015. This came after an apparent stand-off with the UK government over funding, close media attention and finally the announcement of a police investigation over allegations of physical and sexual abuse at the charity.
Date:
10 February 2016

Making the nation 'safer' and the monolingual mindset: 'suspect communities' and multilingualism in intelligence and armed conflict

Description
All are welcome at this forthcoming event with Dr Kamran Khan, from the University of Leicester: Making the nation 'safer' and the monolingual mindset: 'suspect communities' and multilingualism in intelligence and armed conflict.
Date:
09 February 2016

'Hidden' - a compelling portrait exhibition telling the real story of England's young carers

Description
The Children's Society invite you to the Birmingham launch of 'Hidden'. 'Hidden' reminds us that while the official figure of young carers is 166,000, this is only the tip of the iceberg.
Date:
03 February 2016

Nando Sigona interviewed by SciDevNet on the impact of the Danish migration law

Description
SciDevNet, the world's leading source of reliable and authoritative news, views and analysis on information about science and technology for global development, interviews Dr Nando Sigona on the impact of the Danish Law on stripping asylum seekers of financial assets to contribute towards the cost of the asylum system.
Date:
03 February 2016

Denmark migration law: A sign of things to come?

Description
IRiS academic, Nando Sigona, was recently interviewed for Al Jazeera's 'Inside Story' to talk about Denmark's adoption of a law that enables seizure of asylum seeker assets.
Date:
03 February 2016
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SPSW Events

Integration and identity for Birmingham's British Poles

Date
29 November 2015 (00:00) - 31 March 2016 (00:00)
Location:
Birmingham, Museum and Art Gallery
Description
The Midlands Polish Community Association supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund is pleased to present the exhibition 'Fitting in and Getting Along: Integration and Identity for Birmingham's British Poles' att the BVSC: In the Community Gallery in the Museum & Art Gallery Birmingham from 29 November 2015 - 31 March 2016.
Categories:
Exhibitions, Social Sciences

CHASM Seminar: Improving students' conceptions of debt: variation and learner agency

Date
23 February 2016 (13:15-14:00)
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 415
Description
CHASM seminar, 'Improving students' conceptions of debt: variation and learner agency'. Speakers will be Peter Davies and John Kirkman from the School of Education, University of Birmingham.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences

DRDN Masterclass: How to get your research published

Date
23 February 2016 (14:00-15:30)
Location:
4th floor, Muirhead Tower, Room 427
Description
Victoria Pittman, Senior Commissioning Editor at Policy Press will be giving a talk on 23 February for PhD and early career researchers on how to better present their work to prospective publishers.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences

Hidden: A compelling portrait exhibition telling the real story of England's young carers

Date
24 February 2016 (10:30-15:30)
Location:
Nettlefold Room - Nicholson Building, University of Birmingham, Winterbourne House
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops
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