News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

Studentship available in Superdiversity, community resilience and neighbourhood planning

Description
The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) is offering a fully sponsored studentship based in the School of Geography.
Date:
17/01/2013
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences, Students

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

Social work students in custody suites

Description
University of Birmingham Social Work students are gaining experience behind bars in a unique initiative that sees them help care for vulnerable detainees in police custody.
Date:
12/12/2012
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students

Social Work course at Birmingham ranked 1st in Russell Group of UK Universities 2012

Description
Social Work at Birmingham is ranked 1st out of the Russell Group of UK Universities for 2012.
Date:
05/12/2012
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students

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

Delegation meet with Baroness Warsi to discuss work on Anti-Muslim hatred

Description
IASS's Chris Allen was part of a delegation who met with Baroness Sayeeda Warsi at the Foreign & Commonwealth Offices in London. The meeting was arranged to discuss the future work programme of the Cross-Government Working Group on Anti-Muslim Hatred on which Chris Allen sits in an independent expert capacity.
Date:
02/11/2012
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences, Students

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
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