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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EU weighs up the cost of saving lives in the Mediterranean

Description
Over 1600 migrants have died since the end of Italy's search and rescue operation 'Mare Nostrum' in October 2014, and the EU struggles to find a common strategy to address boat migration in the Mediterranean.
Date:
22/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

What the EU must do now to halt this tragedy on its shores

What the EU must do now to halt this tragedy on its shores
Description
IRiS academic, Dr Nando Sigona, writes for 'The Conversation' on the unfolding tragedy in the Mediterranean.
Date:
22/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Paid leave to volunteer: A lesson in economic geography

Description
The Conservative Party has suggested that people who work in businesses with at least 250 employees should be entitled to 3 days paid leave each year in order to volunteer.
Date:
21/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

CHASM intern wins CISI award

Description
CHASM intern from the School of Social Policy is one of the 2015 winners of CISI Educational Trust Awards.
Date:
21/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Blog: Translating the multi-lingual City book review

Description
TLANG Blog from Professor Mike Baynham, University of Leeds.
Date:
21/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Devolution and Social Policy after the 2015 General Election

Description
On Friday 20th March Prof. Mark Drakeford, previously of Cardiff University but now the Assembly Member for Cardiff West, and Minister for Health and Social Services at the Welsh Government, was invited by the Welfare Futures research group to discuss devolution post-2015 election.
Date:
20/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Election Perspective 2015: Shaping the debate

Description
As the 2015 General Election approaches, academics at the University of Birmingham are contributing to the debates that will help the public decide where their vote should go in what promises to be one of the closest elections in decades.
Date:
16/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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