News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

A visit to Beijing's third hospital

A visit to Beijing's third hospital
Description
China is a bit of a hot topic at the moment. This is no more so than the reform of its healthcare system with a variety of perspectives being put forward about the successes and missed opportunities associated with the progress made to date.
Date:
06/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Why I quit the Government's anti-Muslim hatred working group

Description
Social Policy's Dr Chris Allen writes in a recent article published in the Huffington Post, 'Why I quit the Government's anti-Muslim hatred working group'.
Date:
05/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

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
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