News in the School of Social Policy

This is the latest news from the School of Social Policy, its Departments and Research Centres.

News

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:
10/08/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

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

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:
05/08/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Beyond Boundaries – the health service needs excellent clinical and managerial leaders to deliver the vision for the future

Description
What kind of leadership will be required to deliver NHS England's vision for the future of the NHS – the Five Year Forward View, and how is the University of Birmingham supporting this endeavour?
Date:
04/08/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Why more sniffer dogs is not the answer

Description
IRiS Acting Director Dr Nando Sigona spoke to BBC 5 Live 'Up all night' about the migrant crisis in Calais.
Date:
03/08/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Calais is a humanitarian emergency not a security one

Description
IRiS Dr Arshad Isakjee, together with colleagues Thom Davies and Surindar Dhesi, have been conducting unprecendented public health research in the new Calais refugee camp.
Date:
03/08/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Patients as 'active agents of change' - a societal challenge

Patients as 'active agents of change' - a societal challenge
Description
There's been a lot of hand-wringing and soul searching about the state of the NHS and how it can best respond to the challenges ahead; and the contribution of the service user, or citizen, in meeting those challenges is gaining more attention.
Date:
28/07/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The School welcomes managers from the Korea Foundation for the Differently Abled

Description
School welcomes managers from the Korea Foundation for the Differently Abled.
Date:
27/07/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Almost half all city children live in poorest areas

Description
Families are being urged to join the fight against child poverty in Birmingham as a report today revealed that nearly half of all under-18s in the city live in the country's poorest areas.
Date:
23/07/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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