News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

UK universities embrace the free, open, online future of higher education

Description
Students from the UK and around the world will have free access to some of the country's top universities thanks to FutureLearn Ltd, an entirely new company being launched by The Open University (OU).
Date:
14/12/2012
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students, Teaching

International Exchange trip to Rotterdam Winter 2012

Description
Earlier this term, social work students and academics, together with a service user contributor, took part in an international exchange trip to Rotterdam University.
Date:
28/11/2012
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students, Teaching

Walked lecture

Description
Few would imagine what the Birmingham Foundation Academy's Social Policy students had planned for them earlier this week. Instead of their normal lecture, the students were taken on a 'walked lecture' around the city of Birmingham.
Date:
02/11/2012
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students, Teaching

QuestionTime@ IASS event

Description
Around 75 students gathered in the Business School on Thursday 27 September to take part in the 'QuestionTime@IASS' event. Based on the popular BBC1 television programme, the IASS event brought together an eight strong panel of politicians, policymakers and commentators.
Date:
03/10/2012
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences, Students, Teaching

New PG Certificate for CCG leads (in association with NHS Clinical Commissioners) being launched in January 2013

Description
Following the passage of the Health and Social Care Act, this new PG Certificate in Healthcare Commissioning is designed specifically for clinical commissioners, all those involved in new CCGs and emerging commissioning support organisations.
Date:
02/10/2012
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students, Teaching

From Left to Right

Description
IASS's Robert Page has recently participated at a conference bringing together academics, activists and policymakers to discuss the relationship between the British Labour movement and the post-1956 British New Left.
Date:
27/07/2012
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences, Teaching

Distinguished Speaker Series Guest Lecture: Professor Steven Vertovec

Description
Professor Steven Vertovec, Director of the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Gottingen and Honorary Joint Professor of Sociology and Ethnology, University of Gottingen, will deliver a guest lecture on 'Diversification and 'diversity': configurations, representations and encounters' and will explore his ideas around 'super-diversity'.
Date:
24/07/2012
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students, Teaching
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