News in the School of Social Policy

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

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The poppy hijab is just Islamophobia with a floral motif

The poppy hijab is just Islamophobia with a floral motif
Description
For some time, my research has shown that Muslim women who wear the hijab or other types of Muslim attire are the most likely to become victims of street-level Islamophobia. The explanation is simple: those wearing the hijab are easily recognisable as being Muslim. For perpetrators, the hijab is also seen to symbolise Islam, or more appropriately, all that they perceive to be wrong or problematic about Islam.
Date:
05/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Maximising Older People's use of Personal Budgets

Description
TSRC publish new report on Maximising Older People's Personal budget Use (MOPPU) which aimed to 'improve social care outcomes for older people using personal budgets' through the development of an 'innovative volunteer-delivery model'.
Date:
03/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

NHS MTS Scheme wins another award

Description
HSMC's NHS Management Training Scheme (MTS) has come 5th in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers.
Date:
03/11/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

IRiS academic on Radio Five Live

Description
Dr Nando Sigona from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), was interviewed on Question Time Extra Time on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Date:
03/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New publication: Commonplace Diversity: Social relations in a superdiverse context

Description
Dr Susanne Wessendorf, Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), has a new book published entitled 'Commonplace Diversity: Social relations in a superdiverse context'.
Date:
29/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Opting out of Mediterranean rescue condemns desperate migrants to death

Opting out of Mediterranean rescue condemns desperate migrants to death
Description
The UK government is seeking to defend its decision not to support rescue missions for migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe via the central Mediterranean - Dr Nando Sigona writes in 'The Conversation'.
Date:
29/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Personalisation: Glass half full or half empty?

Personalisation: Glass half full or half empty?
Description
HSMC Director, Jon Glasby, writes the latest ViewPoint piece on personalisation.
Date:
29/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Hearing the voices of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

Description
Just published is a new book entitled 'Hearing the voices of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities: Inclusive Community Development', published by Policy Press and co-edited by TSRC Honorary Research Fellow, Andrew Ryder
Date:
28/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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