News in the School of Social Policy

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


News

Academy Housewarming - Integration in an era of superdiversity

Academy Housewarming - Integration in an era of superdiversity
Description
Professor Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) and Professor of Migration and Superdiversity at the University of Birmingham, will give a talk at the inauguration of the Academy's new offices at 33 Finsbury Square on Wednesday, November 4.
Date:
20/10/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

World Mental Health Day 2015: Are we serious about dignity in mental health?

World Mental Health Day 2015: Are we serious about dignity in mental health?
Description
Karen Newbigging, reflects on this year's World Mental Health Day's focus on dignity
Date:
15/10/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

FRONTEX is facing criticism, after admitting that it has doubled-counted migrants entering the EU this year

Description
FRONTEX, the EU Border Agency, released data claiming 710,000 migrants had entered the bloc from January-September this year. But it was later forced to admit thanks to the intervention of IRiS Deputy Director Dr Nando Sigona that many migrants would have been double-counted, at the Greek border and then again as they travelled north into Hungary or Croatia.
Date:
15/10/2015

Looking back at 20 years of social services reform

Description
Adult and children's services have faced many shakeups since the mid-90s – have they been improved? This is the question asked in a recent article in the Guardian.
Date:
14/10/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

One in three could not find £200 in an emergency, research shows

Description
Twenty-two per cent admit they would have to borrow the money or sell a personal possession to fund such a one-off expense, with a further 12% saying they simply could not pay, according to data published in an annual financial-state-of-the-nation report by academics.
Date:
14/10/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Robert Page asks whether it is time for a second social policy 'revolution'?

Description
The re-issuing of Robert Page's book, Stigma by the Psychology Press some thirty years after it was first published in 1984 serves to remind us of the `revolution' in the study of social policy which occurred during the 1970s and 80s in response to what Peter Taylor-Gooby once described as the `boring crisis' of Social Administration.
Date:
14/10/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) seeks highly motivated researchers

Description
The University of Birmingham's Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) is seeking two highly motivated researcher fellows with expertise in superdiversity and/or migration to join its growing international team
Date:
13/10/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

School of Social Policy at the 'Davos of Ageing'

Description
Jon Glasby was invited to join an international panel of experts as part of the inaugural International Federation on Ageing/DaneAge Global Think Tank on Ageing (the 'Copenhagen' summit).
Date:
13/10/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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